N.E.W.T.s Magical Readathon | TBR

Let the NEWTs commence!

I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump recently, but there’s nothing better than a readathon and challenges to kick me into gear. Enter Book Roast’s NEWTS readathon.

So, my soft goal is to go for Hogwarts Professor, with will mean reading 7 books. That’s super manageable if I’m in a normal mood, but on par for my reading recently. I’ll focus on Transfiguration exams, but also include Potions and Charms exams. (For the full list of challenges and other details, check out Book Roast’s list here.

But if I get my ~groove~ back soon, I’ll shoot for the stars 🌌 and attempt earning enough NEWTs to be an Alchemist (aka reading 19 books).

But for this TBR’s purposes, I’m going with the Hogwarts Professor path:

Into the TBR!

Transfiguration

Book with Queer Rep: Dreadnought by April Daniels

Book in a Series: The Dragon Republic by RF Kuang

Book over 500 pages: The Casual Vacancy by JK Rowling

Potions

Book that’s a friend’s favorite: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by JK Rowling

Defense Against the Dark Arts

Book that’s black under the dust jacket: Packing For Mars by Mary Roach

Book that First Comes to Mind: TBD

Charms

Book with a Beautiful Cover: Rosewater by Tade Thompson


So, let the reading begin! Are you participating in the NEWTs readathon? What career are you working toward?

Library Haul & Trash/Treasure My TBR| Dec. 7

Happy Friday, bookworms!

So, I have a problem. AKA the problem I have every day of the year. I have a dozen audiobooks out from the library just waiting. Now normally what I do in this situation is prioritize listening to the books that are due soonest and by culling the list whenever I realize I’m not in the mood for a book/don’t foresee being in the mood before time runs out. With the end of the year coming up, I wanted to be more intentional about what I’m reading. I don’t want to waste the end of the year reading mediocre books!

So here’s what I have checked out. I want to know what you think about any of these books, and either trash it or treasure it. I want to know which books to prioritize and which I should ditch. 

I have moderate to high interest in most of these. Others I only checked out because they were on my physical TBR and I wanted to prioritize those books. 

  • All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire, by Jonathan Abrams
  • Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck, by Adam Cohen
  • Well-Read Black Girl : Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves, by Glory Edim
  • Marley & Me, by John Grogan
  • Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi
  • How Long Til Black Future Month?, by NK Jemison
  • There There by Tommy Orange
  • Purple Hibiscus, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Exit West, by Mohsin Hamid
  • Red Clocks, by Leni Zumas
  • Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman
  • Severance, by Ling Ma

Trash it or treasure it! Let’s chat in the comments!

Nonfiction November TBR | Readathon

Happy Tuesday, book worms! Today I’m bringing you my Nonfiction November TBR. This is a readathon that’s hosted by Olive (A Book Olive) and Gemma (Non Fic Books). I really enjoy reading nonfiction, but I also revamped my love of SFF books this year so I haven’t read nearly as many as I wanted to so far in 2018.  I won’t be reading only nonfiction (I’ll be throwing in some fiction as my buddy reads), but I do want to read a majority nonfiction.

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My shelves hate me | October Book Haul

Hello, bookworms. Time for my monthly book haul. I wasn’t planning on this many books coming into my life and onto my shelves this month, but things happen (all the fall library sales) and you deal with it (I have no self-control when the books are $1).

So, without further ado, let’s jump into the books!

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WWW Wednesday | Weekly Wrap Up

I saw this type of post of From Cover to Cover and thought, what a great way to do a weekly wrap up. After doing my massive August wrap up I knew I needed a more frequent wrap up schedule, and this is just perfect. It’s WWW Wednesday, a tag hosted on Taking on a World of Words It’s easy to do, just answer the three questions below!

This first post I’ll be wrapping up the first two weeks of September, and then I’ll be weekly going forward. Into the wrap up!

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