N.E.W.T.S Magical Readathon TBR!

N.E.W.T.S Magical Readathon TBR!

BOOK REVIEW - 2019-08-11T223740.259
In April I participated in the O.W.L.S Magical Readathon and had so much fun, it really pushed me to read some extra books and that is definitely what I need this month. I started a little late because I was moving house, but I’m so excited to dive into my TBR. If you want to know more, G at BookRoast has all the details!

I completed 10 O.W.L.S in April but there are three prompts for each exam this time around so I’m not sure how many I will make it through but I’ve created a TBR to give me a shot at getting Outstanding in each.

Astronomy

book cover (2)
A: Moon on the cover or anywhere in the title:
Empress of A Thousand Skies Rhoda Belleza
E: Word ‘night’ in the title or series names: Nevernight- Jay Kristoff
O: Read a sci-fi book (or stars on the cover): The Stars Now Unclaimed – Drew Williams 

Arithmancy

Copy of book cover (42)
A: Book that ends on an even number: A Chain Across the Dawn – Drew Williams
E: A standalone: Hunted – Megan Spooner
O: Book that’s longer than 350 pages: Tidelands – Philippa Gregory

Charms

Copy of book cover (41)A: Read a book you think has a gorgeous cover: A Dress for the Wicked – Autumn Krause
E: Read a comic/graphic novel/manga: Batgirl of Burnside – Cameron Stewart 
O: Spongify (softening charm) read a paperback book: The Dead House – Dawn Kurtagich

Defence Against the Dark Arts

Copy of book cover (15)A: book that’s black under the dust jacket: Blood and Exile – Brian Naslund
E: Gilderoy’s Memory Charm! First book you remember from your TBR: Perfectly Preventable Deaths – Deirdre Sullivan
O: Cornish Pixie! Swat it away with a book written by an English author or set in England: D.O.G.S – M.A. Bennett

Divination

book cover - 2019-04-28T204859.244
A: Read a white book: Suicide Club – Rachel Heng
E: Read a short story or collection of short stories: Wastelands: The New Apocoloypse – John Joseph Adams
O: Read the last book you bought/ got from the library: Shrouded Loyalties – Reese Hogan

Herbology

Copy of book cover (43)A: Mandrake! Headphones on, listen to an audiobook: These Rebel Waves – Sarah Raasch
E: Read a book between 350 and 390 pages: The Sword of Silence – Shaun Curry
O: Read a book with a flower on the cover: All the Bad Apples – Moira Fowley – Doyle

History of Magic

Copy of book cover (44)
A: Read a fantasy: Into the Crooked Place – Alexandra Christo
E: Read a book that includes a map: We Are the Dead – Mike Shackle
O: Tom Riddle’s diary, reread an old favourite (or read a classic): A Midsummer Night’s Dream – William Shakespeare

Muggle Studies

Copy of book cover (40)
A: Cover that includes an actual photo element: Last Time I Lied – Riley Sager
E: Book set in our real world: Sanctuary – V. V. James
O: Book written by a person of colour: We Hunt the Flame – Hafsah Faizal

Potions

Copy of book cover (45)
A: Pollyjuice potion, read your friends favourite book! Feed – Mira Grant
E: Book with the colour of your Hogwarts House: Dragonslayer – Duncan M. Hamilton
O: Book that starts with a prologue: Magic For Liars – Sarah Gailey


Transfiguration

book cover (41)
A: Read a book with LGBTQA+ representation: Girls of Paper and Fire – Natasha Ngan
E: Read a book that’s not the first in a series: Dark Ink – Gary Kemble
O: Read a book over 500 pages: The Poppy War – R. F. Kuang


So those are all the books on my N.E.W.T.S TBR! I know I won’t get to them all but I’m hoping to at least read all the A’s and maybe get to a few O’s! What are you reading for the magical readathon?

Magical Readathon: Christmas at Hogwarts TBR!

Magical Readathon: Christmas at Hogwarts TBR!

BOOK REVIEW (60).png
Christmas is almost here which means it’s time for another readathon. This time I’m participating in the Magical Readathon again, this time the theme is Christmas at Hogwarts. This readathon is run by BookRoast, and if you want anymore information on the readathon you can check out her channel here! The readathon starts tomorrow and runs until the 26th of December. Each prompt is designed as an activity at Hogwarts and you pick the ones which you would most like to do!

Christmas at Hogwarts readathon white.jpg

So here are the challenges I’m hoping to complete:

book cover (3)Finish your coursework: Finish the book you are currently reading
I’m currently in the middle of Lifelik3 by Jay Kristoff but I don’t have very long left in it so it’s possible I might finish it before the readathon starts. If that happens I’m planning to pick up To Kill A Kingdom by Alexandra Christo.
Untitled design (71)
Have a snowball fight with the Weasleys: Read a book you think will be humourous

I still haven’t gotten around to reading The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee (my bad), so I’m going to read it for this prompt. I’ve heard people say it’s plenty funny so I’m hoping it will be a fun read.

book cover (32)Visit the 3 broomsticks for mulled pixie wine: Read a book you can finish in a day or an evening
I recently got a copy of Wild Magic by Tamora Pierce in my Illumicrate and it seems like quite a short read so I think I could probably read that in a single day. I’ve always wanted to read books by Tamora Pierce so this is going to be the perfect opportunity.

book cover (33)Sneak into the kitchen to gift dobby odd socks: read that has an item of clothing on the cover
For this I am picking up Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco because I think I’m one of the last people to actually read this series and I’m already three books behind. It seems quite short and a fun adventure so I’m hoping I can power through it quickly!

book cover (34)Use your Invisibility Cloak to get to the Restricted Section of the Hogwarts Library: read a banned book
I did some googling and found that The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chobsky is banned in some places. I read it a long time ago and I’ve really been meaning to reread it so this is definitely my chance.

Attend the Christmas Feast – watch a Harry Potter movie
Hopefully around Christmas I’m going to marathon a few of the films because it has been so long since I’ve watched them. I love The Goblet of Fire movie so I might even start there and just watch the later ones.

So that’s my TBR for the Christmas at Hogwarts readathon. Are you participating? If you are what are you reading?