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I have a few really good reading weeks lately, so I have blazed through a lot in a short period of time. I am in the middle of the NEWTs Readathon, which is really tapping into my Slytherin-y nature and making me want to read a ton. The readathon has 32 prompts…I have never read 32 things in a month unless you count picture books and I personally don’t.
- Dragon Age: Magekiller – This is a graphic novel centered on events that occur in Dragon Age: Inquistion (a favorite video game of mine). It’s not one that anyone can just jump into and enjoy, but I did as I knew who the characters were (all very small side characters) and enjoyed seeing some of the smaller details happening during that time frame.
- Wicked Plants by Amy Stuart – This was for a prompt labeled “A book that would fit into the Hogwarts Library” and I think a book about dangerous plants is absolutely perfect, especially with the name it has. This turned out to be a really informative and interesting read. I binge read listened to the audio but it seems like a good one to read in chunks too.
- The Ballad of Black Tom by Victor LaValle – I have been hearing about this one for some time, and the hype got to me finally. Unfortunately, I found myself kind of middle of the road on it. I love that the author took one of Lovecraft’s most racist stories (The Horror at Red Hook) and turned it into a Lovecraftian inspired look at racism. Plus his writing can be beautiful.
- Between Mountain and Sea by Louisa Locke – This is part of a larger universe called Paradisi, and so far they have all been really great reads. This one has a bit of a mystery to it which I enjoyed, and I really loved the writing style used for this one which kind of feels almost historical in nature which is atypical for sci-fi.
- Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young – I needed this for the prompt that says “read a book with Sky in the title” and it was the first one I found that didn’t sound contemporary. It’s historical YA and set in a Viking like setting. I’m enjoying the warrior women, but not a ton has happened yet.
- The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang – This is an epic fantasy with an Asian influence, and so far I am enjoying it quite a bit! I am so glad that we are seeing more and more non-Anglo influenced fantasy. The only book in my current TBR that has no NEWT connection, yet…I’m sure I can rearrange if I really tried.
- The Stand by Stephen King – I’m still reading this massive book, though not as much since I’ve been using Scribd to binge listen to audiobooks before my free trail is up. It’s okay so far, not a ton has happened.
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: Illustrated Edition – I still haven’t read this and since I have to read a book by a favorite author, it seems like the perfect time.
- The Color Purple by Alice Walker – This was the most picked book for me to read during the Make Me Read It TBR voting on Litsy. I’m already almost half way through it so hopefully I’ll finish it.