Amanda’s O.W.L.s Readathon Wrap Up

Hello, lovelies! I’m here today to share how I did on the OWLs this year! The magical readathon is one of my favorite readathon’s every year. G, our hostess, puts so much thought and effort into this event and I’m so grateful to her for giving the world this fun and fabulous reading event. So, this year I was aiming for the career of “Trader of Magical Tomes” which required the completion of four specific OWLs. I managed to complete those and more. See my TBR post to get the full details about what I needed to complete. Let’s talk about which OWLs I managed to pass this month!

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Ancient Runes – Heart Rune: heart on the cover or in the title

I See London, I See France by Sarah Mlynowski

Arithmancy – Magical qualities of number 2: balance/opposites – read something outside your favorite genre

The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton

Astronomy – Night Classes: read the majority of this book when it’s dark outside

The Guy on the Right by Kate Stewart

Care of Magical Creatures – Hippogriffs: a creature with a beak on the cover

Kaijumax Season Three: King of the Monstas by Zander Cannon

Charms – Lumos Maxima: white cover

Are You Listening? by Tillie Walden

Defense Against the Dark Arts – Grindylows: a book set at the sea or coast

Kaijumax Season Two: The Seamy Underbelly by Zander Cannon

Divination – Third Eye: assign numbers to your TBR and use a random number generator to pick your read

The Martian by Andy Weir

Herbology – Mimbulus Mimbletonia: title starts with M

I Hate Fairyland, Vol. 1: Madly Ever After by Skottie Young, Jean-François Beaulieu, & Dean Rankine

(I’m counting this because the title of the volume is ‘madly ever after’ and I don’t have anything else to use for this prompt.)

History of Magic – Witch Hunts: a book featuring witches or wizards

House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas

Muggle Studies – Book from the perspective of a muggle (contemporary) 

If I Never Met You by Mhairi McFarlane

Potions – Shrinking Solution: a book under 150 pages

I Hate Fairyland, Vol. 2: Fluff My Life by Skottie Young & Jean-François Beaulieu

Transfiguration – Animagus Lecture: book or series that includes shapeshifting

Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Did you participate in the OWLs this month? Did we read any books in common? What did you read this month?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s End of Yearathon Wrap Up

Helllo, lovelies! I had so much fun hosting this readathon with Vicky again this year. I managed to find a new favorite series and continued two series I already knew I loved. I’m happy with what I read!

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Prompts:

Read a 2019 release

Twisted Twenty-Six by Janet Evanovich

Read a book with a red cover

This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada

Read a book from a series you haven’t finished

The Immortal Who Loved Me by Lynsay Sands

Read a book under 300 pages

Life is Strange: Dust by Emma Vieceli, Claudia Leonardi, & Andrea Izzo

Read a book released before 2019

This Cruel Design by Emily Suvada

Read a diverse book

The Wicked + The Divine: Commercial Suicide by Kieron Gillen & Jamie McKelvie

I managed to read three of the six books on my original TBR which is better than most of the lists I make, hah! What books did you read in the final days of the year?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Blogtober Day Thirty-One (Part Two): Amanda’s Bookeyman-A-Thon Wrap Up

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Hi, lovelies! For my second to last blogtober post I’ll be sharing the books I completed for the Bookeyman-A-Thon. This readathon was hosted by two of my favorites, Alana @ The Bookish Chick & Books in the Skye. I had a ton of fun and read pretty much everything that wasn’t on my TBR list for this one. Here are the challenges I completed and what books I read to fulfill them.

Read the Group Book:

Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

Read a book you’ve been dying to sink your teeth into – Read a backlist book:

A Madness so Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

You need to feed and all you see is blood – Read a book with a red cover:

Talon by Julie Kagawa

Make your immortality count and become well known – Read a book with over 15,000 ratings on GoodReads:

The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead

Sunrise Challenge: You need to avoid the sunlight – Read a book only at night:

The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro

How did you do for this readathon? Did you help defeat the Bookeyman? Let me know some things you read in the comments!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Blogtober Day Sixteen: Amanda’s Gilmore Girls Readathon Wrap Up

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Hiii, lovelies! Today I’m here for a quick wrap up post for the Gilmore Girls Readathon! I mostly read everything that was not on my TBR list for this one. But, that’s alright. I still managed to complete all the challenges other than reading the group book (because I’ve already read it.) So, what did I read you ask? Let’s find out!

A book with a school setting in honor of Yale & Chilton

A Case for Jamie by Brittany Cavallaro

A mother/daughter relationship in honor of our favorite mother/daughter duo ever

We Speak in Storms by Natalie Lund

Any book set in fall or winter in honor of beautiful Stars Hollow & Lorelei smelling snow

The Last of August by Brittany Cavallaro

A book with complicated love interests in honor of Rory, Dean, & Jess

The Grace Year by Kim Liggett

A book by an Asian author or has Asian representation in honor of our favorite best friend, Lane

Laura Dean Keeps Breaking Up With Me by Mariko Tamaki & Rosemary Valero-O’Connell

The next book in a series you haven’t finished yet in honor of A Year in the Life

Road to Oz by Eric Shanower & Skottie Young

A book with food on the cover or is a crucial part of the storyline in honor of Luke’s Cafe

Check, Please! Book One: #Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu

What books have you read so far this month? Did you read anything for the Gilmore Girls Readathon? Leave a comment and let me know!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s ContemporaryAThon Wrap Up

Hi, lovelies! I loosely participated in this round of Contemporaryathon. I say loosely because I was (and still am) on vacation, visiting with some friends and family. So, I didn’t really plan to read every book on my TBR list, but I did want to have options. Let’s get into what I managed to read this week and what challenges I completed.

Read a 2019 release

The Liars of Mariposa Island by Jennifer Mathieu

Read a contemporary with yellow on the cover

Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren

Read a diverse contemporary (aim for something outside of your own experience)

Moonstruck Vol. 2: Some Enchanted Evening by Grace Ellis & Shae Beagle

Read a contemporary that is beloved by a member of the book community (and shout out the creator!)

A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro

Shout Out: Rocky @ Blonde With a Book

I read about three and a half of the challenges this round (I’m not quite done with The Liars of Mariposa Island. Though I didn’t manage to read a ton, I had fun with the prompts this round. Have you managed to read books from your physical TBR like I did for this one? Let me know below!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s Zodiacathon Wrap Up

Hi, lovelies! Let’s talk about how I did for the Zodiacathon! I have all the information for this readathon on my TBR post, so if you want to know more, feel free to check that out. Today I’m just going to go over what the challenges were and what I managed to read for each of them. Let’s get into it!

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Moon Sign: Capricorn

Buddy read a book with someone (there’s ten of us!) who shares your moon sign.

House of Salt and Sorrows by Erin A. Craig

Capricorn: Read a magical realism/speculative fiction book.

Moonstruck Volume One: Magic to Brew by Grace Ellis, Shae Beagle, & Kate Leth

Sun Sign: Leo

Leo: Read a library book.

Let’s Call It a Doomsday by Katie Henry

Rising Sign: Gemini

Gemini: Read a sequel.

Sadly, I failed this challenge. I didn’t manage to read a sequel.

I managed to read four books (I also read The Disasters by M.K. England) and completed three of the four reading prompts based on my zodiac information. I adored all four books that I read between the 4th and the 8th which is amazing. Did you participate in Zodiacathon? What did you read? Let me know in the comments!

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.

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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 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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Amanda’s Magical Readathon Wrap Up

Hi, lovelies! I hope everyone had as much fun with this readathon as I did! I hope you all had a fabulous April and are getting ready for an even better May. Today we’re here to talk about how I did for the O.W.L.s Magical Readathon. If you want to know more about this I’ll leave a link here to my TBR post which has all of the things you need to know about this readathon! Without any further delay, here are the prompts I completed and the books I read.

Ancient Runes – Retelling

Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Arithmancy – Work written by more than one author

An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen

Astronomy – “Star” in the title

Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett

Care of Magical Creatures – Land animal on the cover

Aru Shah and the End of Time by Roshani Chokshi

Charms – Age line: Read an adult work

The Girls at 17 Swann Street by Yara Zgheib

Defense Against the Dark Arts – Reducto: Title starts with an ‘R’

Red Sister by Mark Lawrence

Divination – Set in the future

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

Herbology – Plant on the cover

The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo

History of Magic – Published at least 10 years ago

The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Muggle Studies – Contemporary

Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett

Potions – Next Ingredient: Sequel

Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare

Transfiguration – Sprayed edges or red cover

Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody

Did you participate last month? What did you read during the month of April?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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Amanda’s Contemporary-A-Thon Wrap Up

Hi, lovelies! As you all know, we just had round four of Contemporaryathon! This wonderful readathon was hosted by Chelsea Dolling ReadsNatasha @ My Reading is OddJulie @ Pens and Pages, and Melanie @ Mel to the Any. This readathon happened on Monday, February 11th through Sunday, February 17th. There were seven challenges prepared for us, and I managed to read six books! Staying on brand, I didn’t really stick to my TBR. I read a few from it, but I added a few too.

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Read the most recent contemporary book you purchased/acquired

The Lovely Reckless by Kami Garcia

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

Rayne and Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner

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

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo

Read a dark/emotional/hard-hitting contemporary

Us Against You by Fredrik Backman (Not pictured)

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

A Heart in a Body in the World by Deb Caletti

Read a contemporary in a non-traditional format 

The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo (Written in verse, listened to the audio)

Read a contemporary with some sort of picture on the spine

Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

These are all the books I read this week! I even managed to read some of the books that were on my TBR list, its a miracle! What did you read this week? Have you read any of these books? Leave a comment and let me know!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

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