O.W.L.s Magical Readathon 2019 TBR

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This year marks the second year of O.W.L.s readathon which is hosted on BookTube by G from Book Roast. It’s a month long Harry Potter themed readathon where each for each book you read, you pass one of your O.W.L exams. To pass the readathon, you will have to get your OWL in 2 subjects. This will get you at the Acceptable level. Six books will get you an Exceeded Expectations, where 9 will get you an Outstanding.

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Books I’d Like to Get to Before 2018 is Over

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Today I thought I share with you some of the books I would love to get to before the end of this month—side note: I cannot believe 2018 is pretty much done and dusted! Where does the time go!

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Nonfiction November TBR

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This year marks the fourth year of Nonfiction November, which is a month long quest to read as more nonfiction books than you usually do.

This challenge is hosted by Olive of A Book Olive and Gemma of Non Fic Books over on booktube.

There are four categories that you can use if you’re looking for an extra challenge.

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Autumn Readathon TBR

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The Autumn Readathon is a one-week readathon that’s hosted by one of my favourite booktubers, Mercedes from MercysBookishMusings. This is the readathon’s second year and has prompts based around autumnal themes.

There are four prompts and two bonus prompts. I will say I don’t think I’ll be able to through all of the prompts but it’s still fun to pick a book for each one.

The #Autumnreadathon runs from Saturday 20th to Friday 26th October.

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The Readathon To Rule Them All TBR

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The Readathon To Rule Them All is an awesome two week, all fantasy reading challenge. The challenge runs from Sunday 29 April to Saturday 12 May. There are 8 challenges all up but the main aim of the readthon is to read as much SFF as you can cram into 14 days.

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5 Star Book Predictions

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How are you? Tell me all the things you’re reading!

Today I thought I do something a little different and share with you 5 books I have yet to read but think will be 5 star reads. I’ve been wanting to do this since I saw Mercedes from Mercy’s Bookish Musings video. I think it’s a really interesting exercise in seeing just how well you know your own reading tastes.

So the way this works is that I will share with you 5 books I think will be new favourites and why I think so. Then, once I’ve read them all, I will come back and share my thoughts and rating and see if I was right.

Onto the books!

 

The Wild Girl by Kate Forsyth

The Wild Girl

I recently went to the Historical Novel Society of Australasia’s conference and got to hear Kate Forsyth talk — spoiler she was amazing! This book tells the story of Dortchen Wild the wife of Wilhelm Grimm and how she share fairytales with her husband. This sounds like it is going to be a perfect mix of fairytale and history and I can’t wait.

 

The Diviners by Libba Bray

Diviners

I’ve had this book to me recommended so many times by people who I trust so I think I should just get to it. It was everything I love in a book, awesome historical setting, magic, young adult protagonist, with a bit of crime.

 

The Reckoning by Sharon Penman

Reckoning

For me, this might be a safe bet seeing how I have yet to give any Sharon Penman book less than 5 stars. But I thought I’d include it because it is the last in the series and that always worries me a little. This is the third in her Welsh Prince’s trilogy and follows Llewlyn, Prince of Wales who finds himself on a collision course with the feudal realm of Edward I.

 

The Princess Bride by William Goldman

The Princess Bride

The Princess Bride is hands down one of my favourite movies, Westley was my first movie crush. I am hoping the book will also become a favourite. I have high hopes because William Goldman also wrote the screenplay. This story has everything; humour, fencing, fighting, true love, giants, revenge and pirates. What else do you need?

 

The Last Days of Leda Grey by Essie Fox

Leda Grey

This is a book I brought because of the cover and I kept hearing about it. It’s not a period of history that I normally read but was one I saw drawn to after seeing it Historia Magazine. I haven’t hear anything else about this books but I’m excited. It follows silent actress, Leda Grey and her volatile love affair that left her recluse for over half a century.

 

That’s it for me. Comment down below and let me know what books you think will be 5 star reads.
Until next time, happy reading!
Dearna

#TheReadingQuest TBR

Hi there,

I did post my TBR on Instagram before the challenge started but I thought I’d post it here too.

#TheReadingQuest is an awesome four week reading challenge based on video games. The challenge runs from Sunday 13 August to Sunday 10 August. The challenge runs like a bingo board with each title representing a stage (reading prompt) you must complete. The difference is that you’re starting point on the grid depends on the character class you chose.

For more info about the challenge head to Read at Midnight’s blog.

There are four character classes – each represent a character type for a video game:

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For this challenge I’ve chosen the The MAGE!

The books I’ve chosen to read are:

  • Book with a one word title: Arcadia by Iain Pear
  • Book that contains magic: Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
  • Book based on Mythology: The Firebrand by Marion Zimmerman Bradley
  • Book set in a different world: Windwitch by Susan Dennard
  • First book in a series: Loki’s Wolves by K.L. Armstrong & M.A. Marr

All the artwork has been created by the wonderful CW of Read, Think, Ponder.

That’s all for me. Comment down below and let me know if you’re taken part in the challenge and let me know what you’re planning on reading.

Until next time, happy reading!

Dearna

 

April 2016 TBR

Hi all! And welcome to a new month and another TBR post. I’m sorry for my lack of posts – still trying to find a balance now I’m back at uni. Because of my mounting assessments, I ‘ve decided to keep my TBR low since I don’t need any added pressure.

Most of these books are for my Around the World in 52 Books Reading Challenge.

Now onto the books!

 

 

That’s all for me for today. Comment down below and let me know what books you’re planning to read this month.

Until next time, happy reading!

Dearna

March 2016 TBR

Hi all! And welcome to a new month and another TBR post. Again I have decided to keep my TBR low so I don’t feel pressured. Also this month Uni has decided to give me all the assignments and I can guarantee that I will have a ton of required reading.

Most of these books are for my Around the World in 52 Books Reading Challenge.

Now onto the books!

 

 

 

 

That’s all for me for today. Comment down below and let me know what books you’re planning to read this month.

Until next time, happy reading!

Dearna

 

 

February 2016 TBR

Hi all! And welcome to a new month which means a TBR post. Again I have decided to keep my TBR low so I don’t feel pressured. Also I start back up at Uni this month and I can guarantee that I will have a ton of required reading.

Most of these books are for my Around the World in 52 Books Reading Challenge.

Now onto the books!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

That’s all for me for today. Comment down below and let me know what books you’re planning to read this month.

Until next time, happy reading!

Dearna