✨ NEWTS Magical Readathon Wrap Up ✨

Even though I am no longer supporting the author of the series this readathon is based on I (being the pedantic completionist I am) felt the need to finish off and complete the NEWTS this month! I decided to stick with my original career as a Spell Maker and I managed to complete and pass all of my NEWT exams which I am actually super stoked about! I needed an O in Ancient Runes, E in Arithmancy, E in Astronomy, E in Charms, O in History of Magic and an A in Transfiguration which is a total of 13 books.

A: Bathsheda Babbling – Author Name that stars with B (first or last)

Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

E: Read a Classic

Anna K by Jenny Lee -best I could do lol

O: Love Rune – read a Romance

The Honey-Don’t List by Christina Lauren

A: Precision is key – read a non fiction

Growing up Aboriginal in Australia edited by Anita Heiss

E: Book that ends on an uneven number

Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

A: Star Chart – star on the cover/in title

The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum

E: Read a Sci-Fi

Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

A: Cheering Charm – read a humorous book

Girl Gone Viral by Alisha Rai

E: Glacius Freezing Charm – read a book set in winter

The Missing of Clairedelune by Christelle Dabos

A: Read a historical fiction

Burn by Patrick Ness

E: Book with a mainly black cover

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor

O: Book recommended by someone older than you

The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty

A: Lapifors Spell – animal on cover/title

Queen of the Conquered by Kacen Callender

August Wrap Up

Overall I had a pretty solid reading month, I ended up completing 14 books! I pretty much loved all of the books I read, there were a couple that were just ok but I’m really happy with what I ended up picking up!

The Honey-Don’t List by Christina Lauren⭐️4/5 stars

Girl Gone Viral by Alisha Rai⭐️4/5 stars

Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia edited by Anita Heiss⭐️5/5 stars

Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff⭐️5/5 stars

Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff⭐️4/5 stars

The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty⭐️4/5 stars

The Missing of Clairedelune by Christelle Dabos⭐️4/5 stars

Binti by Nnedi Okorafor⭐️4/5 stars

The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum⭐️5/5 stars

Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron⭐️2/5 stars

Queen of the Conquered by K. Ancrum – ⭐️3/5 stars

Anna K by Jenny Lee⭐️3/5 stars

Home by Nnedi Okorafor ⭐️3/5 stars

Burn by Patrick Ness⭐️3/5 stars

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Books that Should be Adapted into Netflix Shows/Movie

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is books that I think should be adapted into a Netflix show/movie. I went through my recent reads and picked out a few I thought would be perfect!

The Honey-Don’t List by Christina Lauren

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Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan

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The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller

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The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker

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The Right Swipe and Girl Gone Viral by Alisha Rai

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The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynne Herman

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Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw

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A Winter’s Promise by Christelle Dabos

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I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo

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Girl Gone Viral Review

44148565Girl Gone Viral follows Katrina King, who was minding her own business in a cafe when a man walked up to her, asked to sit down and flirted with her. The encounter was captured and put on twitter which went viral. Due to her past Katrina is a very private person, so on the risk of being doxed she runs away to her long-time bodyguard Rav’s family home until everything blows over.

I liked Katrina, I found at times she could be just a tad too nice to people who don’t really deserve it. I wish we would have got more of a broader scope of what happened to her, especially with her father and when she got kidnapped. It was mostly alluded to and we got a bit of information but I wanted more. I also would of liked to find out more about her various business ventures and start-ups. How she grew her portfolio and made all of her money.

I really enjoyed Rav. I thought he contrasted Katrina very well and his love for her really grew over the years as opposed to being insta-lovey. It made sense that they would develop feelings for each other and the level of devotion he shows for her was very adorable. We definitely see him grow and evolve over the course of the story line, being able to communicate with his family how he feels and why he had to run away and work for Hardeep all those years ago.

One thing I appreciate about Alisha Rai’s books is that they are very diverse and have a plethora of representation included into the plot. Seeking out therapy or being honest with how you feel is portrayed in a very positive light in this book and being open and honest about your mental health and checking in on yourself was heavily featured.

I found myself highly entertained throughout the course of the book. The long drawn out aspect of the romance kept me highly engaged and anticipating every chapter. The familial aspects of the plot gave the book more depth and made me more attached to the characters. I honestly could of done with a little more romance and the ending was a little rushed, however, this was highly enjoyable and very cute!

⭐️4/5 stars A super cute, fast, easy read!

August TBR

This month I decided I would go back to doing an actual TBR instead of my usual mood reading. I have quite a few library books loaned out that I haven’t had a chance to get to yet, so I though for August I could prioritise them! As somewhat of a completionist I do kind of want to attempt to complete the NEWTS this month quietly as well. And then if I have time after I finish all of those I will definitely be picking books out of my physical TBR which I will also list below.

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The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty

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The Honey-Don’t List by Christina Lauren

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Girl Gone Viral by Christina Lauren

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Grave Peril by Jim Butcher

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The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin

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The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum

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Anna K by Jenny Lee

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Blood of Elves by Andrzej Sapkowski

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Loveless by Alice Oseman

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The Guest List by Lucy Foley

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