Quarterly Reading Recommendation

I can’t believe it’s already been another three months since my last recommendation post! This is going to be my third instalment for 2020 where I will be listing my top 10 favourite books I read during those months and then at the end of the year I will be compiling my list and picking out my top ten overall of 2020! If you want to check out my second quarterly reading recommendations click HERE!

My recommendations for July – August – September are:

Take a Hint Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

The Shadows Between Us by Tricia Levenseller

The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum

The One by John Marrs

Growing Up Aboriginal in Australia edited by Anita Heiss

Well Met by Jen DeLuca

Amal Unbound by Aisha Saeed

Kingsbane by Claire Legrand

The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty

Blood Heir by Amelie Wen Zhao

5 more favs over 500 pages

Around this time last year I posted 5 of my favourite books over 500 pages so I figured I would do an update with 5 more books I read and absolutely loved from the last year that have over 500 pages!

The Black Prism by Brent Weeks – 739 pages

This was the perfect amount of world building and introduction of all the characters and their backstories without being overwhelming. Granted at the start as I am with most epic/high fantasy I read I am a little lost, but I established myself pretty quickly into this world and was invested almost instantaneously with the characters. The magic system was unique and interesting and had just enough information to keep me engaged yet eager to know more. 

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas – 803 pages

From that first twist at the start I wasn’t able to predict anything that was going to happen next. The forced partnership between Bryce and Hunt, the investigation, the revelations, everything came together perfectly for me and even though it was over 800 pages I flew through this book!

Morning Star by Pierce Brown – 544 pages

It was honestly one of the best series I have ever read and I am itching to reread the whole thing again just to experience this epic rollercoaster of a tale again!

Foundryside by Robert Jackson Bennett – 512 pages

I really loved the setting of this book, the atmosphere and the conditions of the city really added a layer of depth to the storyline and set the tone for the book. The dark, grittiness of the commons was heavily described and the almost hopelessness Sancia felt whilst living there really captured my attention.

The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty – 521 pages

I loved the overall concept and the premise of the story. The world building was wonderful and highly atmospheric. I could do with a little more information about the magic system and the extent of the powers of the different clans. I can’t wait to find out this world and how each of the characters develops as the story continues!

✨ 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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Tome Topple Round 12 Wrap Up

I love this readathon, simply because it gives me a reason to pick up the longer books on my TBR I have been neglecting! I was able to read 3 tomes over the course of the two weeks, plus a couple other shorter reads but I’ll leave those for my monthly wrap up. I didn’t quite end up with a bingo for this round but I am still stoked with what I was able to accomplish!

Picture1Aurora Burning by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

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Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty

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The Missing of Clairedelune by Christelle Dabos

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