✨N.E.W.T.S Magical Readathon TBR✨

The N.E.W.T.S Magical Readathon is hosted by Book Roast on YouTube & I’ll link her video with all the information regarding the readathon HERE.

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The career I have chosen is to be a Hogwarts Professor and teach Charms, honestly because I would love to live at Hogwarts full time and I think Charms is such a fun, crucial subject in a young witch/wizards magical education! So to pass my NEWTS I need an O in Charms and E in Defense Against the Dark Arts and at least 2 A’s in secondary subjects of my choice which equals to 7 books in all that I need to complete for the NEWTS. If I have time throughout the month I am still going to try and complete as many of the other prompts that I can!

So the prompts and my TBR for the NEWTs are:

charms copyA: Read a book that has a gorgeous cover

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E: Read a comic / manga / graphic novel (or book under 150 pages)

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O: Spongify (softening charm) – read a paperback book

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DADA copyA: Book that’s black under the dust jacket

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E: Gilderoy’s Memory Charm – first book that I remembered just now from my TBR!

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history of magic copyA: Read a Fantasy

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transfiguration copyA: Read a book with LGBTQA+ Representation

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July Wrap Up

This month I was in the mood for a little steamy romance/smutty goodness, so I delved a little into that world and enjoyed what I encountered. I think because I was sick for the first few weeks of the month and I got into that weird little reading funk I didn’t want to have to focus too much on what I was reading and just picked something up that was easy and entertaining! Then in the last week of July the Reading Rush readathon was on and I managed to finish 7 books in that week. So overall July started off a little slumpy then as the month progressed I got my groove back and managed to have my best reading month so far this year… 21 books!

Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren – ⭐️5/5 stars

Romancing a Duke by Tessa Dare⭐️4/5 stars

A Night to Surrender by Tessa Dare⭐️4/5 stars

How to Catch a Wild Viscount by Tessa Dare⭐️3/5 stars

Hate Notes by Vi Keeland⭐️4/5 stars

From Lukov With Love by Mariana Zapata⭐️5/5 stars

A Nordic King by Karina Halle⭐️4/5 stars

Forbidden Miles by Claire Kingsley⭐️4/5 Stars

Broken Miles by Claire Kingsley⭐️4/5 stars

Reckless Miles by Claire Kingsley – ⭐️4/5 stars

Hidden Miles by Claire Kingsley – ⭐️4/5 stars

Birthday by Meredith Russo – ⭐️5/5 stars

Pestilence by Laura Thalassa – ⭐️4/5 stars

War by Laura Thalassa – ⭐️4/5 stars

Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan – ⭐️5/5 stars

The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers – ⭐️3/5 stars

Geekerella by Ashley Poston – ⭐️3/5 stars

The Help by Kathryn Stockett – ⭐️5/5 stars

Assassin’s Apprentice by Robin Hobb⭐️4/5 stars

My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Jodi Meadows & Brodi Ashton – ⭐️4/5 stars

A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas – ⭐️4/5 stars

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❄️ Books on my Winter TBR ❄️

This week’s Top 10 Tuesday prompt is Books on my Summer 2019 TBR list. Well over here in Australia it’s winter at the moment so this is really the time of year I get stuck into more epic fantasy and series with some mystery/sci-fi thrown in. All of these books have been on my TBR for ages now and I really want to knock them all out this winter!

The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb

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The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

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The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

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Finale by Stephanie Garber

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The 7 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

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Vengeful by V.E. Schwab

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Aurora Rising by Amie Kaufman &  Jay Kristoff

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The Astonishing Colour of After by Emily X.R. Pan

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5 Fantasy Series I Want to Start Update

I did a post back in January about 5 Fantasy Series that I wanted to start in 2019 and since we are already in May I thought I would do an update of what I’ve started/finished/not even touched yet!

The five series were:

The Seven Realms Series by Cinda Williams Chima – I completed this series this month actually! I absolutely LOVED these books, I think Cinda Williams Chima is a fantastic fantasy author and I will definitely be continuing on with the Shattered Realms series very soon!The-Seven-Realms-Series copy

The Falling Kingdoms Series by Morgan Rhodes – I only currently own Falling Kingdoms and Gathering Darkness. I don’t like to start a series unless I have access to all of the books, so I haven’t had a chance to pick these books up yet.tumblr_o4hpav2jRC1tgcknno1_1280 copy

The Witchlands Series by Susan Dennard – I have completed all of the books that are currently out at the moment. I have been loving this series so far! Iseult and Safi are amazing characters and the plot is getting progressively better with each book!Picture1 copy

The Lightbringer Series by Brent Weeks – I own all of these books but I feel I haven’t prioritized this series because I think I’m not as excited to read it as much as the other series in this list. I will probably get started later on in the year!Screen-Shot-2018-08-02-at-9_16_40-AM copy

The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb – I also currently own all of the books in this trilogy I just haven’t picked up them up yet! *Spoiler* Assassin’s Apprentice will be on my TBR next month so no doubt I will be completing this trilogy very soon!asssason copy

So far in the last 5 months I have completed 2 out of the 5 series I wanted to read this year. That is a total of 8 out of the 20 books that make up these series. I think I am on track to hopefully finish all of these series by the end of the year; I originally only wanted to get started on these books so I am quietly confident I will have least read at least 1-2 of the books from the other three series before the end of 2019! 

5 Fantasy Series I Want to Start in 2019

These are 5 series that I have had on my TBR for the longest time now and I definitely want to try to get to them this year. I love epic/high fantasy series that span multiple books and I think these books are everything that I love to read so I’m hoping I’m potentially finding some new all-time favourites!

The Seven Realms Series by Cinda Williams Chima

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The Falling Kingdom Series by Morgan Rhodes

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The Witchlands Series by Susan Dennard

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The Lightbringer Series by Brent Weeks

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The Farseer Trilogy by Robin Hobb

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