• Readathons,  The TBR

    N.E.W.T.s 2019 Magical Readathon

    *I am BEYOND EXCITED to participate in N.E.W.T.s Magical Readathon in August! I have been looking forward to it since, well, since April this year when I did the O.W.L.s readathon. I cannot wait to share my tbr with you for NEWTs. If you’re new to all this and I’m speaking a foreign language, don’t worry! I’ll make sure I link you up to all the info you need to participate in the post. Ok! Let’s get to it!

    It's time for NEWTs 2019 readathon! Here's my tbr for the NEWTs readathon hosted by Book_Roast.

    The low down.

    If you are completely new to the NEWTs readathon I need you to check out this video first! G or @book_roast is the original creator of this readathon. She is a genius and she blesses us with all of her extraness. We love her to pieces so please go check out her Youtube channel!

    If you are not new to NEWTs or the Magical Readathon, welcome back! I’m so so excited for this readathon! I don’t know what it is about August but Fall is calling me and nothing sounds better than a month-long readathon. Of course, it’s Harry Potter themed so that makes it even more amazing!

    Magical career: Librarian

    As per the readathon rules, I will be continuing with my Librarian career for the readathon. I have three exams I need to pass, Ancient Runes with a required grade of Outstanding, Defense Against the Dark Arts with a passing grade of Exceeds Expectations, and History of Magic with a passing grade of Exceeds Expectations. This means I have seven books to read this month to become a Librarian.

    Ok, let’s get into my actual TBR. I’ll also give you the prompts for each exam I need to pass.

    Ancient Runes

    Required Grade: Outstanding
    Acceptable: Ehwaz (partnership) A book recommended by a friend
    Exceeds Expectations: Book written in the past tense
    Outstanding: Book that has been on your tbr for ages
    My book choices:
    A: Rebel Spring by Morgan Rhodes
    E: The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkein
    O: The Wicked Deep by Shea Ernshaw

    Defense Against the Dark Arts

    Required Grade: Exceeds Expectations
    Acceptable: Book that is black under the dust jacket
    Exceeds Expectations: Gilderoy’s memory charm- first book you remembered just now from your tbr
    My book choices:
    A: Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
    E: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi

    History of Magic

    Required Grade: Exceeds Expectations
    Acceptable: Read a fantasy
    Exceeds Expectations: Read a book that includes a map
    My book choices:
    A: Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo
    E: Empire of Storms, Sarah J. Maas

    NEWTs Reading Plan

    Hopefully some of that made sense. If not really take a look at G’s videos on her Youtube channel! They are super helpful and you’ll really get the idea of what’s all involved with this readathon.

    I plan to start the readathon with Days of Blood and Starlight. Hopefully, I’ll be able to complete all of my exams and be able to become a Librarian! I’m so excited for this readathon but I think I’ve mentioned this already. πŸ˜…

    Well, that’s all I have for my NEWTs readathon tbr. I can’t wait for it to start! Only a few more hours and then it’s NEWTs time!

    Happy reading,

    Alicen

  • The TBR

    July 2019 TBR: Summer Reading!

    *Hello again loves! I know I just posted my June Wrap Up but it’s July 2nd so I need to get my July 2019 tbr out there!

    July is upon us and I have a great tbr this month! I'm doing my first ever buddy read with a great group on #bookstagram! Come check out my July 2019 tbr!

    My tentative July 2019 tbr:

    Lifel1k3, by Jay Kristoff (I maybe already read this….)
    Falling Kingdoms, by Morgan Rhodes
    Queen of Shadows, by Sarah J. Maas
    Days of Blood and Starlight, by Laini Taylor
    Skyward, by Brandon Sanderson
    City of Bones, by Cassandra Clare
    Kiss of Deception, by Mary E. Pearson
    We Hunt the Flame, by Hafsah Fazil
    Nocturna, by Maya Motayne
    If You Find Me, by Emily Murdoch
    Wonderwoman: Warbringer, by Leigh Bardugo

    My first buddy read!

    This month I’m so excited to do my first buddy read! I am reading the book Falling Kingdoms with a great group of people on #bookstagram! I’m very hyped for this book because everyone who’s read it says it’s amazing.

    Top priority books.

    I want to read all of these but the books I want to get to first this month are:
    Falling Kingdoms
    Queen of Shadows
    Days of Blood and Starlight
    Skyward
    City of Bones

    Books I want to buy in July:

    As always there are books I want to buy. If I can I’d like to pick up all of these this month!

    The Merciful Crow, by Margaret Owen
    Sword and Pen, by Rachel Caine
    Spin the Dawn, by Elizabeth Lim
    The Storm Crow, by Kayln Josephson
    Dev1at3, by Jay Kristoff
    Soul of the Sword, by Julie Kagawa
    Burning Chambers, by Kate Mosse
    Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (UK Hardcover Edition)

    I’m so ready for lazy summer days!

    In the middle of all this reading, I hope to have some great summer experiences! With Independence Day on the 4th kicking it off. I have a road trip planned and it’s also my birthday month! I’m really going to try to control myself and not buy too many books. We shall see if I succeed or not!

    What are you looking forward to buying and reading in July?

    Happy Reading,

    Alicen