April 2019 TBR!

It’s nearly April, so it’s time to list the books I plan to read but probably won’t. Let’s get into it!

First off, the OWLs Magical ReadAThon is happening in April and you can find my full TBR for that HERE!

The YA Book Nerds

The April BOTM for The YA Book Nerds is Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte.

Four Dead Queens by Astrid Scholte

ARCs/eARCs

I have a few ARCs that I really need to get to. So I am putting them on this TBR as possibles to read if I have time around the Magical ReadAThon.

The Flower Girls by Alice Clark-Platts
Vivatera by Candace J. Thomas
The Princess and the Fangirl by Ashley Poston
Light Years by Kass Morgan
Blood Heir by Amelie Wen Zhao
Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan
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What book are you most excited to read in April??

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OWLs Magical ReadAThon TBR 2019

The Magical ReadAThon is back and it’s time to sit our OWLs Exams! This time we have the added adventure of getting to choose a Career we wish to strive for! Each Career has designated subjects that you must complete.

All the links!

OWLs Magical ReadAThon 2019 Announcement

Full Explanation of Magical ReadAThon

Wizarding Careers

OWLs prompts

Magical ReadAThon YouTube Video Playlist

Magical ReadAThon Twitter

Magical ReadAThon FAQ

My Career Goals!

So I have chosen to strive to be a Magizoologist for this years Magical ReadAThon.

Magizoologist Fact Sheet – Created by Book Roast on YouTube

So as you can see the OWLs that are required for Magizoologist are: Care of Magical Creatures, Charms, Herbology & Potions.

My TBR!

So I will be concentrating on the 4 subjects required for Magizoologist but I have chosen a book for each of the 12 subjects. If I have time I will pick up as many as I can but my priority will definitely be the 4 subjects for Magizoologist!

Care of Magical Creatures – Land animal on the cover

Wolf by Wolf by Ryan Graudin (aerial view of a someone riding a motorbike with a wolf shadow coming from the bike)

This one is fairly self explanatory. There is a wolf on the cover, which is a land animal.

Charms – Age Line: Read an adult work

The Bedlam Stacks by Natasha Pulley

This is an Adult Historical Fiction. I absolutely love this cover and I picked it up on a whim when I was out shopping with a mate. I haven’t read what it’s about but I hope I love it!

Herbology – Plant on the cover

The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon (Orange Flower in top middle of book)

I have been meaning to read this for AGES! I read The Bone Season & The Mime Order maybe 2 years ago, maybe longer and I picked a copy of this one up straight away but never actually read it. I think i will definitely need to read an overview of Book 1 & 2 before starting this one.

Potions – Next Ingredient: Sequel

This Cruel Design by Emily Suvada

This is book 2 to This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada. I absolutely loved This Mortal Coil so I can’t wait to read this book!

Ancient Runes – Retelling

This Monstrous Thing by Mackenzi Lee

This is a Frankenstein retelling. So fits the challenge perfectly. I have been wanting to read another book by Mackenzi Lee as I absolutely love the Montague Siblings series.

Arithmancy – Work written by more than one author

The Wicked + The Divine: Vol 7: Kieron Gillen, Jamie McKelvie, Matt Wilson & Clayton Cowles

This has 4 contributors so it’s perfect for this challenge. I have been making my way through this series and I am really enjoying it. The artwork is absolutely gorgeous!

Astronomy – “Star” in the title

Ruin of Stars by Linsey Miller

This is pretty self explanatory. Ruin of STARs is the second book to Mask of Shadows which I read and enjoyed last year.

Defence of Magical Creatures – Land animal on the cover

A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir

I’m cheating slightly as the first letter is A, but I don’t have anything else that fits. So I’m using it!

Divination – Set in the future

Dry by Neal Shusterman & Jarrod Shusterman

This was recommended to me when I asked in a Facebook Group for books set in the future. I can’t find anywhere in the description if this is set in the future so I hope that is correct.

History of Magic – Published at least 10 years ago

Murder in the Mesopotamia by Agatha Christie

This was published in 1936, so definitely more than 10 years old! I have been making my way through the Hercule Poirot series and this is the next book I’m up to.

Muggle Studies – Contemporary

Dear Martin by Nic Stone

This has been on my TBR for ages, so I’m glad to be finally getting to it hopefully.

Transfiguration – Sprayed Edges OR red cover

Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa (Black Background, Silver Fox like mask with a red swirl and red silhouette of asian landscape behind mask)

Another self explanatory one, the cover has red on it. I’ve been meaning to read more by this author as I read The Iron King a while ago and really enjoyed it.

Let’s Chat!

What career have you chosen to strive for this year?

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Ditching the TBR Posts

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Some of you may know that my life has been busy as hell lately! Not only am I running my own Beauty Therapy Salon, working as a Lifeguard, managing my photography business, running The YA Book Nerds on Facebook, Organising a Secret Santa round of The Book Nerds Book Exchange on Facebook, helping with the local Hospital Auxiliary, making candles & book sleeves for my Etsy shop and trying to find time to sleep, I also have to find time to read and blog in there somewhere.

I am well and truly behind on ARCs and I have to keep on top of the books that I have to read for my Facebook Group The YA Book Nerds as I need to write discussion questions each month. So because of all that I have decided to ditch monthly TBR posts to take the pressure off for a few months. Basically, I will only be reading ARC/Review Copies & BOTMs for The YA Book Nerds for the next couple of months. So instead of posting a monthly TBR, in this post I will share all the ARCs I currently have that I need to get to and also the November & December BOTMs for The YA Book Nerds (I don’t know what we will be reading in January as we won’t vote on that until mid-December).

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The Knife of Never Letting Go Discussion is on the 24th of Nov.
Dates for Broken Things & And I Darken discussions are not yet released.

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Let’s just not mention the fact that some of these released last month, oh and the month before that…

So yes, this is basically my TBR for the next, I don’t know how long! As for audiobooks, I will just read whatever I feel like at the time. I am going to try and get the audiobook of The Knife of Never Letting Go for this months discussion, that way I know I will get it done in time for the discussion!

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HAVE YOU READ ANY OF THESE BOOKS? DID YOU LOVE THEM? HATE THEM? LET ME KNOW!!

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Banned Books ReadAThon TBR

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It’s, time for the Banned Book ReadAThon TBR! I will not be making a video for my TBR as I am sick and lost my voice for 2 days and my voice is still really hoarse and my throat is still sore! On top of that, I think I am getting conjunctivitis. So all is great!

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My goal for Banned Books ReadAThon is to read as many Harry Potter books as I can! I will be starting from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and working my way through the series. I haven’t reread via the physical books in a while now and I think it’s time! Also, these books have been banned and challenge multiple times all over the world so they are a perfect fit!

I was also planning on reading Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood by Marjane Satrapi but I don’t think it will get here in time. We will have to see!

Also just on the side, I will be reading Huntin Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco. I’m trying to get this finished by the end of the month, so it will be in the background during Banned Books ReadAThon too!

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I’m in the process of rereading LOTR and also reading the other books set in the LOTR world! So this is a perfect excuse to continue with this!

And these are just two other banned or challenged books that I have on audiobook.

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Have you read any of these books? Let me know what you thought of them in the comments! No spoilers.

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September 2018 TBR

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First off I will be doing 2 ReadAThons in September. The first will not have a TBR as it is the TBR Jar ReadAThon and I don’t know what I’ll be reading until it starts and I pull the names out of the jar. The other, Banned Books ReadAThon, will have its own TBR.

Unearthed by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner

This is one of the BOTMs for The YA Book Nerds, the Facebook Group I run. So I need to read this to create the discussion questions. I am also trying to get a couple people together to do a buddy read for this one between the 1st and 7th (TBR Jar RAT starts on the 8th).

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnston

Truly Devious will be a reread. This is also the other BOTM for The YA Book Nerds. I listened to Truly Devious on audiobook a while back and LOVED it! So I want to reread via the physical book & annotate it. Still waiting for it to come in the mail though!

Stalking Jack the Ripper & Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

Both of these are Rereads. I’ve read SJTR twice now & HPD once. All those reads were via audiobook and I want to reread the physical book and annotate before Escaping From Houdini comes out! I’ve already started SJTR.

The Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee 

This is another reread! We are reading The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats & Piracy in October as a Group Read on The YA Book Nerds. So I want to reread Gentlemen’s Guide!

A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

It’s the second month in ADarkerShadeOfReadALongs and we are reading A Gathering of Shadows!

We Three Heroes by Lynette Noni

This is a Novella that goes with my second favourite series of all time. This released on the 29th and I’m anxiously waiting for it to ship!!

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Have you read any of these books? Let me know what you thought of them in the comments! No spoilers, please!
What are you planning to read in September!?

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I’m doing a 24 Hour ReadAThon & TBR

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So this is simply a ReadAThon I am doing for myself to get through a couple books. But I thought I would share it so that if anyone else wanted to join me they could! So if you are joining let me know in the comment and if you post about it on social media (or want to follow my posts) then use the hashtag #DAR24H so I don’t miss it!

This ReadAThon will go from 6pm on Monday to 5:59pm on Tuesday (Australian Eastern Standard Time). Just for reference that is 4am EST & 9am BST

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My first plan is to finish 2 books I have already started.

This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada

This book I started before BookTubeAThon but had to put it down so I could start my BookTubeAThon reads and then after BookTubeAThon I jumped straight into Magical ReadAThon, so I haven’t had a chance to get back to it! I was really enjoying it before I had to put it down.

A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab

This is one of the books from the Magical ReadAThon #NEWTsReadAThon2018 so this was one I recently picked up. I’m also reading this for the A Darker Shade of ReadALongs #ADSOR which is hosted by CommonSpence on YouTube. You can find the Twitter page HERE. For the next three months, I will be reading 1 book from the Shades of Magic Trilogy each month.

Now onto the book that I want to start and finish during the ReadAThon.

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I have an ARC of this one, however, it is already out and I haven’t read it yet as between BookTubeAThon & Magical ReadAThon I haven’t had a chance. So it is on this TBR!

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Let me know if you are joining me and what’s on your TBR? If not then let me know if you have read any of these and what you thought of them. Please, no spoilers.

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August 2018 TBR

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Okay, so this won’t be a full TBR. Due to BookTubeAThon which is the first 5 days of August, Also Magical ReadAThon is the entirety of August. So that will be most of the books I will be reading in August. However, I do have a couple others I need to get to. So that are the ones I will feature here.

BookTubeAThon TBR

Magical ReadAThon TBR

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Scythe is the BOTM for The YA Book Nerds, the Facebook Group I run. If you want to join our discussion at the end of August then just go HERE!

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Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them? Or are they on your TBR?

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