Friday, 10 May 2019

ABC Book Challenge - B.

Hi booklovers

I saw this challenge on Thrice Read blog, you can check it out here

For this challenge you take a look at the most memorable books you've read that start with a certain letter of the alphabet and the books with that letter that are still on your TBR.

Last time we took a look at A, so now we move on to B. 

My most memorable reads - B:

- Blood Promise by Richelle Mead.

Books still on my TBR - B: 

- The Blade Itself by Joe Abercrombie.
- Bloodlines by Richelle Mead.
- Brisingr by Christopher Paolini
- The Book of Dust by Philip Pullman
- The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
- The Black Prism by Brent Weeks
- Bones of the dragon by Margaret Weis & Tracy Hickman

Out of the ones still on my TBR I'm most looking forward to The Blade Itself, The Black Prism and Bloodlines. I've been meaning to start this VA spin-off for ages.

Have you read any of these?

Bye for now


ABC Book Challenge - A

Friday, 3 May 2019

O.W.L.s readathon / April - wrap-up.

Hi booklovers

April 30th was the last day of the O.W.L.s readathon, so it's time for my wrap-up.

I didn't think it would go as well as it did, so I'm very pleasantly surprised.

I wanted to take my O.W.L.s for the career of Librarian and so I needed to read books for the following subjects: Ancient Runes, Arithmancy, Defence Against the Dark Arts, History of Magic and Transfiguration.
I'm happy to say that I succeeded in taking all of these exams and then some :-)

Ancient Runes: a retelling.
I only had one option for this which was The Great Hunt by Wendy Higgins. Although, at the end of the month I realised that Wintersong - which I have on my TBR - is also a retelling.
Work written by more than one author.

I decided to read Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan.

Defence Against the Dark Arts:
Reducto: Title starts with an 'r'.
For this I chose Restore Me by Tahereh Mafi.
History of Magic:
A book published at least 10 years ago
I listened to The Great Hunt by Robert Jordan. This was originally published in 1991. I highly recommend the audiobooks for these as well, Michael Kramer and Kate Reading do an amazing job narrating these stories.
A book with sprayed edges or a red cover.
I read Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castell.
3.75 stars to be precise.
Since I was apparently on a roll I decided to go for a few more subjects.

Age-line: read an adult work.
For this I actually steered away from my TBR. This was the last exam I wanted to take and there were only a few days of the readathon left so I needed a shorter book. That's why I went for The Alloy of Law by Brandon Sanderson.
A book with a plant on the cover.
Even though I was planning to use this book for another subject, I decided to read Brieven van Marie by Lize Feryn for this subject.
Muggle Studies:
A contemporary book.
Since I was on Easter break, I decided to pick up a New Adult contemporary, which was The Destiny of Violet and Luke by Jessica Sorensen.
Next ingredient: a sequel.
For this I also didn't stick to my TBR, but I went for Shadow Me by Tahereh Mafi. After finishing Restore Me, I really wanted to read this novella from Kenji's POV.
Those were the 9 books I read for the O.W.L.s. I even managed to squeeze in one more book that didn't count towards any of the subjects.
The Probability of Violet & Luke by Jessica Sorensen.
I've never read 10 books in a month so I'm calling this readathon (+ 1 extra read) a big success.

Have you read any of these? If so, what did you think of them?
Did you take part in the readathon? How did it go?

Bye for now