My Year in Reading: Cassie-la’s June 2017 Bookstagram Wrap Up

Welcome to Bookstagram, a hashtag-based corner of of Instagram — also referred to as Instabook — where book lovers share their current reads, book hauls and photos of anything literary.

Check it out for yourself by perusing the #bookstagram or #instabook hashtags on Instagram.

Keep scrolling to see my June contributions to the Bookstagram community below!

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Top Ten Tuesday: 10 Most Anticipated Releases in the First Half of 2017


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly original feature created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish that combines the fun of making lists with our love of books.

This week’s prompt was Top Ten Most Anticipated Releases For The First Half of 2017.

You can check out the 2017 January to June releases that we cannot wait to get our hands on (complete with official synopses) below!

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‘Geek Love’ Author Katherine Dunn Passes Away

Geek Love Author Katherine Dunn

The world was saddened today to learn of the death of Katherine Dunn, who is best known for her spectacular 1989 cult classic Geek Love. She was 70-years-old.

According to her son, Dunn passed away on May 11 due to complications with lung cancer.

In addition to her seminal novel about a family of carnival oddities, Dunn was also an avid boxing fan who took up the sport and wrote about it on the web for the Cyber Boxing Zone and in a column for the Willamette Week.

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