I love Witchy Books and since this week’s Top 10 Tuesdayprompt is a Halloween Freebie I figured this was the perfect time to list 5 books I’ve read and loved as well as 5 books I am dying to pick up that have some form of witches in the narrative!!
I have been feeling kind of slumpy lately and just not in the mood to read, so I am glad that I managed to complete what I did. Twelve books in a month whilst in the middle of a slump and still participating in two readathons I think is definitely a win for me!
Binti – I really enjoyed this first book of the series. We are established in the world pretty quickly and we are learning about space and the other lifeforms as Binti is. I thought she was a little naïve at first but as the story progressed we see her undergo a pretty big emotional upheaval, especially after the massacre she witnesses on the Big Fish. A lot of the mathematical equations and treeing went right over my head but I was still able to comprehend what was happening and enjoy the story as a whole. ⭐️4/5 stars
Binti: Home – This installment of the series was a little chaotic. I could definitely relate to Binti and her feelings of homesickness and the need to go back home and reestablish her sense of self. I like that we see more of the relationship between her and Okwu and the introduction of Mwinyi definitely added more depth and complexity to the story line. Binti just seemed a little frantic and not in control of herself a lot in this book. I think all of the events that have happened have definitely caught up to her and she breaks down a lot in this book. ⭐️3/5 stars
Binti: The Night Masquerade – This installment was a again kind of too chaotic for me. We see a lot of the repercussions from the previous books come into play here and we are given a lot of answers to questions that have been put forth throughout the story line. There is a pretty steady buildup of tension throughout the course of the story line but the ending was a tad anticlimactic. I had no doubts that Binti would be okay and then travelling to Saturn after interpreting the messages her edan was sending her only for a recommendation for the Oozma Uni. I guess I can appreciate how it has come full circle but I was expecting something different. ⭐️3/5 stars
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
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!