Ok, since I live in the Southern Hemisphere this is technically my Spring TBR but this is still the list of the top ten books I want to make sure that I read in the coming months.

10 Save the Date by Morgan Matson – I have only read Amy and Rodgers Epic Detour from Morgan Matson and it is about time I fix this.

9 The Darkest Mind by Alexandra Bracken – I now I need to read this.

8 Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart – This has been talked about so much lately and I got it in a FairyLoot box.

7Undead Girl Gang by Lily Anderson – Everyone has been talking about this book and it is also the Biannual Bibliothon May-Jul read.

6 Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee – I am joining Books With Chloe for this read-a-long in September.

5 Crown of Midnight & Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas – So I have read Crown of Midnight before but stopped there and since the final book is about to come out I have started again and want to continue with the series.

4 The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin – I don’t know why I haven’t read this series yet but October seems like the perfect time.

3 Batman by Marie Lu – I have been putting this book off for so long and it is high time that I bit the bullet and just read it because I am sure I am going to love it. I am a huge Batman fan and in a way that is stopping me from starting this book because I am  scared of where it is going to go.

2 Nevernight by Jay Kristoff – I am planning on reading this in September with the Little Book Owl and Piera Forde as a read-a-long and then Godsgrave in October.

And finally this one should come as no surprise since it is my most anticipated release for 2018

1 Escaping from Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco – Need I say anymore. I have been loving this series so I need the next one ASAP and I will be reading it as soon as I get it in September.

So these are just the top ten books I want to read over the next three months. Let me know if you have read any of these books and what is on your TBR for the next couple of months.

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TTT – Hidden Gems

So I was looking through my Goodreads to gather my list and I am sad to say that I really haven’t read that many books that haven’t had a decent amount of hype. So instead I am going to go with the top ten hidden gem books that have been recommended to me.

10 Hexhall by Rachel Hawkins – I have owned this book for quite some time but I have seen it on many peoples lists.

9White Cat by Holly Black – I have read other books by Holly Black and want to read this series too.

8 The Lux series by Jennifer L Armentrout – I have loved the books I have read by Jennifer L Armentrout.

7Heist Society by Ally Carter – I loved the Gallagher girls series by Ally Carter

6The Royals by Erin Watt

5Ink by Amanda Sun – The covers of this series are so pretty.

4 Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaria – I love the idea of this book.

3 A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray – This series seems right up my ally and so many people love it.

2  Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger – These have been on my list for such a long time.

1 Angelfall by Susan Ee – So this book has been recommended over and over and I need to get to it.

Ok that will do for now.

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Birthday Book Tag

Ok so last weekend was my birthday so I thought it would be an appropriate time to do the Birthday Book Tag. This tag has been around for awhile so I have no clue who started it.

Question 1

The Birthday Cake

A book with a plot that seems cliche but you adore it anyway.

Just One Day - Gayle Forman Just One Day by Gayle Forman.

This is insta love to the max. Following a guy to Paris for a day and then pinning over him for the next year but I LOVED it.

Question 2

Party Guests

Your most anticipated book release this year.

Escaping from Houdini - Kerri Maniscalco Escaping from Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco.

I have only talked about this book once or twice!!!

Question 3

Birthday Presents

A book that surprised you with how much you loved it.

Letters to the Lost - Brigid Kemmerer Letters to the Lost by Brigid Kemmerer

I highly recommend this book. I loved it and I can’t wait to read the companion book in the series.

Question 4

“Happy Birthday” Song

A book that certainly deserved all the hype it got.

Obsidio - Amie Kaufman Obsidio by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff.

Need I say any more.

Question 5

Happy Music

A book with some very beautiful and truly memorable quotes.

Throne of Glass - Sarah J Maas Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas

There are some amazing quotes in this book and series. I especially love:

“Libraries were full of ideas—perhaps the most dangerous and powerful of all weapons.”

Question 6

Getting Older

A book that you read a long time ago, but you think you would appreciate more if you read it as a more mature reader.

Sickened - Julie Gregory Sickened by Julie Gregory

I actually did reread this book last year and I got so much more out of it being older. This is a difficult book to read as it is all about the child abuse that Julie suffered from her Mother.

Question 7

Sweet Birthday Memories

A book that kept you incredibly happy during a sad or demanding period of your life.

I don’t have an answer for this one as when I am going through a difficult time I either go into a massive reading slump or I read books similar to how I am feeling. I don’t read happy books when I am sad.

So that is all for this Tag. If you haven’t done this tag then I tag you to do it on your birthday.

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September TBR

Hey all,

I can’t believe it is already September. This year is going by way too quickly and there just isn’t enough time to read all the books. Last month I managed to read quite a lot and I want to keep up the momentum so this might be an ambitious TBR but I’m going to try. I am also wanting to join a few readalongs this month as well as some book club reads so they are dictating most of my picks for the month.

So on to the books:

Circe - Madeline Miller Circe by Madeline Miller (I am already half way through this but had to put it down because of the NEWTs readathon.)

Children of Blood and Bone - Tomi Adeyemi Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (I am three quarters through this book already but just like Circe I had to stop because of the NEWTs.)

From Twinkle with Love - Sandhya Menon From Twinkle, with Love by Sandhya Menon (Again started and had to put it down for the NEWTs)

Grace and Fury - Tracy Banghart Grace and Fury by Tracy Banghart (This will be the first book I will read in September as it is The YA Room’s August book of the month and the meeting is on the 5th.)

Escaping from Houdini - Kerri Maniscalco Escaping from Houdini by Kerri Maniscalco (I don’t think it is a surprise that I will be reading this as soon as I get my hands on it.)

Nevernight - Jay Kristoff Nevernight by Jay Kristoff (Catorina from Little Book Owl and Piera from PieraForde are doing a readalong for Nevernight and Godsgrave over September and October so I am joining in.)

Strange the Dreamer - Laini Taylor Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor (Catorina from Little Book Owl is also doing a readalong for this Duology over September and October.)

Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue - Mackenzi Lee The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee (Books With Chloe is also doing a readalong this month.)

Mirage - Somaiya Daud Mirage by Somaiya Daud (This is The Ya Room’s September book of the month.)

Clean - Juno Dawson Clean by Juno Dawson (I went to a panel at the Melbourne Writers’ Festival with Juno in it and I came away needing to pick this book up.)

Immortal Beloved - Cate Tiernan Immortal Beloved by Cate Tiernan. (I have decided to start doing a TBR Jar as there are so many books that are on my shelves that I haven’t gotten to and in some cases have forgotten that I own. This was my first pick from the jar.)

City of Lies - Sam Hawke City of Lies by Sam Hawke (This is the Name of the Book pick for September.)

I just realized how much reading that is but wish me luck and I better get started.

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NEWTs – Wrap Up

So the NEWTS is now over and even though I didn’t complete all 36 challenges I did get close with 30 books read.

Completed Grades:

A: 11 – Ancient Runes, Arithmacy, Astronomy, Care of Magical Creatures, Charms, DADA, Herbology, History of Magic, Muggle Studies, Potions & Transfiguration.
E: 11 – Ancient Runes, Arithmacy, Care of Magical Creatures, Charms, DADA, Divination, Herbology, History of Magic, Muggle Studies, Potions & Transfiguration.
O: 8 – Ancient Runes, Arithmacy, Charms, DADA, Divination, Herbology, History of Magic & Muggle Studies

Books Read:

Daimon by Jennifer L Armentrout
Half-Blood by Jennifer L Armentrout
Pure by Jennifer L Armentrout
Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling
Deity by Jennifer L Armentrout
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Talking as Fast as I Can by Lauren Graham
Gotham by Gaslight by Brian Augustyn
Elixar by Jennifer L Armentrout
Fables Vol 1 by Bill Willingham
Fables Vol 2 by Bill Willingham
Fables Vol 3 by Bill Willingham
Air Vol 1 by G Willow Wilson
Apollyon by Jennifer L Armentrout
Sentinal by Jennifer L Armentrout
History of Magic by J K Rowling
Dracula by Bram Stroker
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Ink by Alice Broadway
The Black Mirror by Scott Snyder
Gates of Gotham by Scott Snyder
The Court of Owls by Scott Snyder
The City of Owls by Scott Snyder
Battle of the Labyrinth by Rick Riordan
Wonderstruck by Brian Selznick
Death of the Family by Scott Snyder
Zero Year: Secret City by Scott Snyder
Zero Year: Dark City by Scott Snyder
Saga Vol 1 by Brian K Vaughan
Just One Day by Gayle Forman

So I did slightly cheat and skip the A level for Divination. I really enjoyed this readathon although I definitely could have done better but it turned into a really busy month and I was really tired at night.

I can’t wait for the OWLs again next year.

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