April Currently Reading! | ’20

Currently Reading

Happy Sunday! I’m in the middle of the OWLs Magical Readathon this month and since the first have already completed two out of the five books towards it! And as of right now, this is what I’m currently reading:

A Natural History of Dragons (The Memoirs of Lady Trent, #1)

A Natural History of Dragons by Marie Brennan – This books fulfills my ‘read a book about dragons’ prompt for my Dragon Tamer training. I’m only about 20 pages in so far so I don’t have much of an opinion yet, though. Hoping to get a good chunk further today.

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet (Wayfarers, #1)

The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers – This one isn’t an OWLs book, but I’ve been enjoying it all the same. It’s my current audiobook and I’m about two thirds of the way through now. It’s also a 10 in 2020 book, so hooray! It’s really weird to enjoy a book so much when nothing happens. Totally unheard of for me.

In other news, I’ve signed up for a 30 day trial of Kindle Unlimited. I kinda did it by accident – I was in the app trying to look up a book and I went to click on it when the page reloaded and the ‘sign up’ button appeared under my finger. And why there was no confirmation message of ‘are you sure you want to sign up’ is beyond me. So… it’s free for the month – I’ll try it out and then cancel, I guess. But my point is, I’m using it mostly to read manga I’ve been wanting to try but haven’t bought yet, so if you have any suggestions, do let me know.

And that’s it! If you’re participating in OWLs or have read any of the above or have any kindle unlimited suggestions for me, lemme know! Happy reading!

August Currently Reading | ’19

Currently Reading

Hi! I’m currently in NYC so this is being pre-written! I’m gonna list the books I took with me… aaaaaas they’ll be the ones I’m reading when this post goes up. Yes? Yes.

During the first week of August while I’m away on my trip, I’ll be attempting to complete my Transfiguration NEWT, for which I need an Outstanding. So in order I’m (this week) reading:

City of Ashes (The Mortal Instruments, #2)

City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare – This fulfills the A level of ‘read a book with lgbt rep’. I read the first one of these ages ago and was luke warm to it. I own the whole series though so I want to give it another chance or two before deciding whether or not they’re actually for me.

Delicious in Dungeon, Vol. 3

Delicious in Dungeon vol 3 by Ryoko Kui – This fulfills my E level, ‘Read a sequel’. The first two volumes of this series I rather enjoyed, so I’m hoping I’ll like this one too.

Empire of Storms (Throne of Glass, #5)

Empire of Storms by Sarah J Mass – This chunker will fulfill my O level, ‘Read a book over 500 pages’, which by the way, is a rather evil prompt for a readathon. I’m hoping to buzz through this though like I tend to do with Mass books.

These are all the books I’m ‘currently’ reading, though there are others I’m in the middle of that I’m setting aside during my Newts:

Back-burner books

The Blood Mirror by Brent Weeks – I was hoping to have this done by now but it hasn’t happened. As we speak, I’m about 320 pages into it. Gotta finish it in September!

Windwitch by Susan Dennard – As much as I don’t want to set this aside, I might have to. I need to read an audiobook for one of my Newts but it has to be one I haven’t started yet. I’m tempted to finish this one and read the sequel as the prompt though. We’ll see.

Sweet Filthy Boy by Christina Lauren – Weird title aside, this is a weirdly wholesome romance. I mean, totally full of sex scenes, don’t get me wrong. But also wholesome. I rather like it so far.

And that’s it it! If I somehow manage to finish the main three books while on the trip (highly doubtful) and don’t have anything else to read, I’ll make a point to finish Windwitch so I can pick up the next book for my Newts. Happy reading!