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Amanda’s July Wrap Up

Hi, lovelies! I’m here with a very belated wrap up for the month of July. I’ve been a bit lazy with setting up my blog posts which is why this wrap up is so late. But! I’m here and I’m sharing all of the wonderful (or not so wonderful) things that I read in the month of July. Without any further delay (because I’ve delayed enough with my laziness) here are the things I read.

Physical Books
Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare & Wesley Chu
The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
Under Currents by Nora Roberts
The Library Book by Susan Orlean

eBooks
The Fated Sky by Mary Robinette Kowal
Her Royal Highness by Rachel Hawkins
Darkwood by Gabby Hutchinson Crouch
All Our Broken Pieces L.D. Crichton
The Art of Losing by Lizzy Mason
Broken Things by Lauren Oliver
Sal and Gabi Break the Universe by Carlos Hernandez
Moon Cakes by Suzanne Walker & Wendy Xu
Witchy by Ariel Slamet Ries
To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
Ghosts of the Shadow Market by Cassandra Clare
Everneath by Brodi Ashton

Audiobooks
Alex & Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz
The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
Two Can Keep a Secret by Karen M. McManus
Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson

I managed to read twenty books in July. Not my best month, but still one that I’m very happy with. Tell me what you read last month!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s Mythathon TBR

Hi, lovelies! Yes, I am here with another TBR post today. There are just so many good readathons happening this month! So this particular readathon is called Myth-A-Thon and it’s hosted by the always wonderful Jesse from Bowties & Books. This is a month-long readathon with four different teams. Each captain has been cast as a mythic God and associated with the four elements. I’ve chosen to be on Team Hades – Fire because I am a Leo and it is Leo season and also I love Hades a lot. So this was the perfect team for me. There are a few challenges for this months reading so let’s get to it!

Hades is the God of flame: Read a hotly anticipated book

How to Make Friends with the Dark by Kathleen Glasgow

Hades famously possesses an invisible cap: Read a book about a protagonist who is invisible to society

The Storm Runner by J.C. Cervantes

Hades also owns a chair of forgetfulness: Read a book you’ve been shelving for far too long 

The Thousandth Floor by Katharine McGee

Hades collects subjects for his kingdom and won’t let them leave: Read a book where the main characters must escape an immoral rule

These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch

Read the group book

A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
I’ve already read this so I’m going to read another BATB retelling:
Beastly by Alex Flinn

This is what I’ve come up with for Myth-A-Thon! I’ve tried to mix a few books here and there from my two other TBR lists so that I can manage to share books for all the different challenges I’m going to attempt to complete this month. Let me know what you’ll be reading this August below!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s Disney Read-A-Thon TBR

Hi, lovelies! I’m back again with another TBR post. I’m participating in the Disney Read-A-Thon and I’ve chosen to be on Team Lion King! This is another month-long readathon. You can find all of the information for it on this twitter thread here! There are a few prompts for each team and a map to follow as well! I will be trying to complete my teams prompts first; then I will see how many of the other team’s challenges I can get to!

Simba: Read a book featuring a male protagonist

Looking for Alaska by John Green

Mufasa: Read a book featuring war and politics

These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch

Nala: Read an adult romance

The Wedding Date by Jasmine Guillory

Scar: Read a book – in one day – that will push your emotions over the edge

Heroine by Mindy McGinnis

Timon: Read the group book

Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz

Special Ability: Pumbaa will take all your worries away! You don’t have to have a fixed TBR and can choose to change books at any time.

These are the books I will be trying to read in August! What will you be reading this month?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s Magical Readathon N.E.W.T.s TBR

Hi, lovelies! Happy August! It’s my favorite month of the year (because it’s my birthday month) so I’m super excited that I will be participating in the N.E.W.T.s Readathon this year! I’ve finally chosen a career after skipping that part of this fabulous readathon (hosted by G over at Book Roast!) during the  O.W.L. Exams in April. You can see my wrap up for that here. I have decided that the Librarian career is the one that fits me best. So, I  will be focusing on the challenges that fulfill the requirements for that, but I will still be attempting to complete all the prompts.

N.E.W.T.s Needed for Librarian Career:

O in Ancient Runes
E in Defense Against the Dark Arts
E in History of Magic

Ancient Runes

A: Ehwaz (partnership) – Read recommended by a friend

Autoboyography by Christina Lauren

E: Book written in the past tense

Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly

O: Book that has been on your TBR for ages

Heretics Anonymous by Emily Henry

Defense Against the Dark Arts

A: Book that’s black under the dust jacket

Heroine by Mindy McGinnis

E: Gilderoy’s memory charm (grab a pen!) – First book that you remembered just now from your TBR!

Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman

O: Cornish pixie! – Swat it away with a book written by an English author or set in England

The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr

History of Magic

A: Read a fantasy

Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

E: Read a book that includes a map

These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch

O: Tom Riddle’s diary – fond memory – reread a favorite or read a classic

Looking for Alaska by John Green

These are the prompts that I will be focusing on so that I am qualified for my new career as a Librarian! But I will still be aiming to complete all thirty-six challenges because I  like to be an overachiever. For the rest of the prompts I won’t have a set TBR and will just be picking up books that work for the prompts as I see fit.

Will you be participating in this round of the Magical Readathon? Let me know what you’ll be reading this month below!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda

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Amanda’s BiblioGames Wrap Up

Hi lovelies. June has come to an end and we are officially in the second half of 2019! Where has the year gone? Today I’m sharing with you the things I planned to (and successfully) read in the month of June. Check out my TBR post here to get all the details on the BiblioGames. I read a total of 13,096 pages in the month of June (which includes the 50 bous pages I got for each TBR challenge I completed). Without further delay, here is what I read for this readathon in June.

Main Classes

Homeroom – Group Book

Vicious and Vengeful by V.E. Schwab

Gym – A Book in Format You don’t Typically Read

Bloom by Kevin Panetta & Savanna Ganucheau

Lunch – A Book with a Satisfying Ending

The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

Super Villain Classes

Mad Science – Science Fiction Book

Record of a Space Born Few by Becky Chambers

Archery 101 – A Book with Badass Main Character

Vortex Visions by Elise Kova

Wold Domination – Buddy Read with a Team Member

Roar by Cora Carmack

What did you read in June? Did you participate in the BiblioGames?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s June Wrap Up

Hi lovelies! Can you believe it’s already July? I had an excellent month for June. I did pretty well in my college classes. I read a ton of books. I got to spend some fun days by the pool with my cousins. All in all, June was good to me. I read a total of twenty-seven books. Some great, some not  so great. But, most of them were on my physical TBR of books I already own which I’m happy to be making progress on.

Physical
Roar by Cora Carmack
City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab
Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers
Ozma of Oz by Eric Shanower & Skottie Young
Bloom by Kevin Panetta & Savanah Ganucheau
Girls of July by Alex Flinn
The Devil’s Thief by Lisa Maxwell
Vicious by V.E. Schwab
The Wicked King by Holly Black
Vengeful by V.E. Schwab
The Unhoneymooners by Christina Lauren

eBooks
Vortex Visions by Elise Kova
Prince Charming by Rachel Hawkins
Wundersmith: The Calling of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
Dark Shores by Danielle L. Jensen
Storm and Fury by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds
Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno
Muse of Nightmares by Laini Taylor
Holy Sister by Mark Lawrence
Broken Throne by Victoria Aveyard
The Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
The Last Olympian by Rick Riordan

Audiobooks
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan

How many books did you read in June? Did you find any new favorites? Did we read any of the same books?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s Litha Witch-A-Thon Wrap Up

Hi, lovelies! The Litha Witchathon has ended and now we’re here to talk about the books that were completed over the last week. See my TBR post for all the details about Witch-A-Thon if you missed that!

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These are the challenges  I completed for this round of the readathon!

Trees are green and full again, pick a book that has a lot to do with trees (setting, cover, theme.)

Girls of July by Alex Flinn

The sun is full and bright, pick a book with yellow on the cover.

The Devil’s Thief  by Lisa Maxwell

It’s summer break for school-goers, choose a book that takes place during summer vacation.

The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan

Read our group book.

Summer of Salt by Katrina Leno

These are the challenges that  I did not manage to finish during the readathon. 

Litha is the peak of Life and Warmth in the wheel, pick a book that promises to be a feel-good read!

The Red Scrolls of Magic  by  Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu

(I managed to read just over 50% of this book, but sadly didn’t complete it.)

It’s hot! Take a picture or video of you reading by the pool.

It rained all week, so there was no chance for me to go to the pool. But I’m headed there today with my book and the kiddo to get some swimming and some sunshine!

Let me know how you did with this round of the  Witch-A-Thon!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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