August 01, 2019

TBR| NEWTs Readathon

Another month, and another readathon.
I may or may not have failed last months Bookie Trails, but I hope to try with the Magical Readathon, this time focusing on the NEWTs. If you haven't heard about this readathon (where have you been?!), then let me show you Book Roasts's video, a.k.a the genius creator, telling you a little more about this round of the readathon.

Click here, for a link to open a new window.

I will be aiming for the Librarian career, which let's be honest, is any of us surprised? For this, I need to read seven books, which I thought that this would be enough of a challenge to spur me on.

ANCIENT RUNES - for a career as a Librarian, you must achieve an Outstanding.

Acceptable - read a book recommended by a friend.

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sleep?
Philip K. Dick

Trying to think of a book that I own that was recommended to me by a friend felt almost impossible. The nature of book blogging means that you could say any book on my TBR, but getting into the specifics of who is rather tricky. Then I found this on my stack and remembered a lecturer of mine gave me a few of her favourite "classic" SFF books that I might be interested in looking at, or at least worth reading to get a better foundation knowledge of the genre.

Exceeds Expectations - read a book written in the past tense.

Magic for Liars
Sarah Gailey

I suck at picking up tenses and somehow spent an entire hour questioning what book were written in the past tense. I've come to the conclusion that this one is, and if it isn't? Well... tough.  

Outstanding - read a book that has been on your TBR for ages.
Six of Crows (Six of Crows #1)
Leigh Bardugo

Recently I keep getting the "I'm-in-the-mood-for" feeling I get whenever I look over to my shelves recently, so I thought to pop it on the list.

DEFENSE AGAINST THE DARK ARTS - for a career as a Librarian, you must achieve an Exceeds Expectations.

Acceptable - read a book that is black underneath the dust jacket.

V.V. James

This is my most recent haul, gifted to me by the kind and generous team at Gollancz. I remember hearing about this when I got an email with the news of the acquisition and knew instantly that I HAD TO READ IT. A year later and I'm dying to get to these words. 
And it's a plain black hardcover, so there is no reason to.

Exceeds Expectations - Gilderoy's Memory Charm (grab a pen!!) read the first book you remember to be on your TBR.
Because You Love to Hate Me
Various Authors

The only reason this is the first book I remembered on my TBR is because it was the book that sat directly in front of me while I was laying down on my bed. I'm not mad though, an anthology could help to change up the pace and its short stories too.

HISTORY OF MAGIC - for a career as a Librarian, you must achieve an Exceeds Expectations.

Acceptable - read a fantasy book.
Twelve Kings
Bradley Beaulieu

But, Lauren, wasn't this on your TBR for The Bookie Trails? 
Yes, Steve, it was (yeah, I don't know who Steve is either. I think that's supposed to be you).
I'm technically cheating on this one because I already started it. A whole 70 pages. Still sticking it on the list.

Exceeds Expectation - read a book that includes a map.
Heartland (Worldmaker Trilogy #2)
Lucy Hounsom

I've been meaning to continue on with this series for so long, but the books were never with me at University. I might need to see if I can find a little refresher, otherwise, I am super excited to get back to this world and see where Hounsom takes the story.

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