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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 Litha Witch-A-Thon TBR

Hi, lovelies! I’m here today to share with you my TBR for the wonderful Witch-A-Thon hosted by  Rihannon over at Crescent Moon Reads. They were kind enough to start this readathon and continue it through the seasons. This will be my first time participating and I’m excited to get reading! For all the information on the readathon check out this twitter thread. This runs from the 14th to the 21st and I can’t wait to start.

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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

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

Though Light is at full mast, every day after the solstice brings us closer to the dark, pick a book that deals with the dynamics of good vs evil.

Broken Throne by Victoria Aveyard

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

I will be at the pool often this summer but I don’t know that ill get to read much with a toddler to chase around.

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

What are you planning to read for the Witch-A-Thon? Let me know below!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s Fierce Female Reads TBR List

Hi, lovelies! I’m here today to share my second TBR list for this month. I’m participating/hosting in Fierce Female Reads February and with that, there is the Fierce Female Readathon. We have come up with a few fun challenges to create TBR’s filled with fierce females.

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Read the group book

Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu

Read a book with girl/female/woman in the title

The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis

Read a book written by a woman of color

Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan

Read a fierce female recommendation from the book community

A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer

Read a nonfiction book written by or featuring a fierce female
OR
read a book based off a woman in history

The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict

Read a book with a fierce female leading a resistance 

The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon

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These are the books I’m going to be reading for the Fierce Female Readathon. What books are you going to read?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Don’t forget to use the hashtags #FierceFemaleReadathon #FierceFemaleReadsFebruary and #FierceFemaleFridays and tag Ashley and me in your posts! You can find me on Twitter, Instagram and/or GoodReads to keep up to date with any announcements and see what I’m reading!

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Amanda’s Contemporary-A-Thon TBR List

Hi, lovelies! I’m sure you’re thinking,  “Amanda, how can you have any contemporary books left to read after Contemporary January?” And yet, I still have plenty of books to participate in this fabulous readathon hosted by Chelsea Dolling ReadsNatasha @ My Reading is OddJulie @ Pens and Pages, and Melanie @ Mel to the Any. This readathon will be happening starting Monday, February 11th through Sunday, February 17th.

There are seven challenges for contemporaryathon. I have picked a book for each challenge because I’m always overly ambitious. The challenges and the books I have chosen are as follows.

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Read the most recent contemporary book you purchased/acquired

Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

Read a book with blurple (blue or purple lol) on the cover

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

Read a diverse contemporary (keeping in mind that it is Black History Month!)

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Read a dark/emotional/hard-hitting contemporary

A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti

Read a contemporary that you meant to read in 2018 but didn’t

Bridge of Clay by Markus Zusak

Read a contemporary in a non-traditional format 

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Read a contemporary with some sort of picture on the spine

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

These are the books on my TBR list for Contemporary-A-Thon! I’m going to do my best to read all of them, but who knows what will happen. Are you going to participate in this readathon? What will you be reading?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s Top Ten Tuesday – New to my TBR

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each week we talk about our top ten with a different topic provided by Jana. This week’s topic is top ten – Most recent additions to my TBR list.

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Okay so what I did here was I went to GoodReads and set my to-read list to most recently added and these are the ten books I added most recently.

1. Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo

2. We Are Okay by Nina LaCour

3. Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

4. How to Make Friends with the Dark by Kathleen Glasgow

5. Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson

6. Black Klansman by Ron Stallworth

7. Suicide Club by Rachel Heng

8. Ashes in the Snow by Ruta Sepetys

9. Last of her Name by Jessica Khoury

10. The Girls at 17 Swann Street by Yara Zgheib

Most of these are actually books that will be released in 2019 that I’ve heard about recently. What books have you added to your TBR list most recently?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.