Book Haul

It’s been a while since I posted a haul and I just recently went thrifting and managed to snag a bunch of books for very cheap! I think for all ten of these books I paid under $15 which I think is definitely a steal! I honestly love perusing through thrift stores and op shops and seeing what people have been reading and donating and seeing a title or author that I recognise and jump out at me is just so fulfilling!

Books I’ve Read but Won’t be Purchasing

Today I decided to redo a TTT prompt I did around this time last year which was books I’ve read but won’t be purchasing. I’m still somewhat on a book buying ban and have restricted myself to only purchasing books that I’ve rated ⭐️4/5 stars or higher so these are 10 books that I rated lower than that, which I probably won’t be purchasing for my personal collection.

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The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White

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The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker

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The Night Country by Melissa Albert

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Cinderella is Dead by Kalynn Bayron

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Queen of the Conquered by Kacen Callender

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Burn by Patrick Ness

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The Guest List by Lucy Foley

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He Started It by Samantha Downing

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Watch Over Me by Nina LaCour

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The Raven and the Dove by Kaitlyn Davis

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Animals from Books

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is animals from books. I have decided to just go back through all the books I’ve read from the last year and list the first 10 books that have an animal that is featured/mentioned in the plot that I can remember!

The Girl and the Stars by Mark Lawrence

When the Tiger Came Down the Mountain by Nghi Vo

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig

Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire

Flamecaster by Cinda Williams Chima

Lightbringer by Claire Legrand

The Deep by Rivers Solomon

Hollowpox by Jessica Townsend

Night Film by Marisha Pessl

Burn by Patrick Ness

Book Titles that Sound like Song Titles

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is book titles that sound like they’re song titles. So I went through all the books I read recently and these books definitely gave me song title vibes!

No Exit by Taylor Adams

Watch Over Me by Nina Lacour

He Started It by Samantha Downing

The One by John Marrs

Burn by Patrick Ness

Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski

The Dreamers by Karen Thompson Walker

A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara

I Believe in a Thing Called Love by Maurene Goo

✨ 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