Nonfiction November TBR

Hello!

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

January 2016 TBR

Hi all and happy 2016! I hope you’ve had a wonderful start to the year. I’m here today with my YA heavy TBR for January. I have decided to keep my TBR low as this way I will still have room to pick up books that I’m in the mood to read.

Now onto the books!

 

 

 

The Moorehawke Trilogy by Celine Kiernan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

Until next time, happy reading!

Dearna

December TRB

Hi all! I’m back again with my December TRB. I haven’t picked too many books this month as I hoping to ease back into my writing and being the holiday season I might not have that much reading time. Also I might be getting books for Christmas or at the Boxing Day sales and will want to read them right away.

I haven chosen 5 books this month and I might drag over 2 from my November TRB – The Lies of Locke Lamora and Skin – as I really want to read them before the year is out

Now onto the books!

 

#1 His Dark Materials Trilogy ~ Philip Pullman

HDM COVERS

This month I’m taking part in the His Dark Materials Read-along hosted by Jen Campbell and Holly from Library at the Edge of the World. I am exciting because I haven’t read this series – I have only read half of the first book around the time the horrid movie adaptation came out. I love the concept of this world and I can’t wait to dive into it!

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#2 Room ~ Emma Donoghue

ROOMI found this one on BookTube, I can’t remember who recommended it, but I just loved the concept of this one. It’s told from the perspective of a five-year-old named Jack. Jack and his Ma live in a locked room. Room is home to Jack, but for his Ma it’s the prison she’s been held in for 7 years. It sounds dark and creepy and the fact it’s told from a child’s point of view makes it more interesting. And I think it was short listed for the Man Booker so I’m exciting to get to this.

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#3 Epitaph for Three Women ~ Jean Plaidy

THREE WOMENI picked this one up from the library as a) historical fiction and b) about Joan of Arc. I’m fascinated by Joan of Arc and want to read more about her life. I haven’t heard about the other women mentioned in this story – Katherine de Valois and Eleanor of Gloucester. But it’s set just before the Wars of the Roses with the death of Henry V which is a favourite time period of mine. I think i should enjoy this one.

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That’s all for my tiny TRB, comment down below and let me know what you’re planning to read this month.

Until next time, happy reading

Dearna