So, I know I was going to put this out at the beginning of the year. And it is… October, now. LOL better late than never. This is the Color Coded Reading Challenge, that I mentioned: here. You can find the challenge here. I still have yet to read Incendiary, but I will get to it as soon as I can.Continue reading “Color Coded Reading Challenge Reads”
The following is the list of books I have read and have placed into their categories. Go here for the Challenge itself. Anything in bold is something I plan on reading this year and where I think that it will place.
Character Goal: Lewis Carroll
Requirements: All 52 Prompts
Additional Themes: Mastery, Reality, Mind, Element on cover (Air, Water, Fire, Earth)
Mode Goal: Red Mayhem
Note that I am not using Manga or Webnovels yet for this challenge. If I need to use them as supplements later, I will. However, for now, I think I can just use my novel reads.Continue reading “Whimsey and Mayhem Reading Challenge First Update”
Good morning everyone! Good vibes for September! I know I need them. I really… really… need them. August was trash, lets aim for a new good month!Continue reading “August Reading List”
WAH! Another year. Another Magical Readathon. Here is my OWLs List. I am kind of bending the rules again this time, with a few of the prompts, but not by much. Anyway, to begin with I should let you know what the Magical Readathon is, and the OWLS.Continue reading “OWL Reading List (April TBR)”
Here is the Overview. I know its not necessary, but it is for my record purposes. So here you go.Continue reading “2019 Challenges Completion Overview”
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Linger by Maggie Stiefvater
Passenger by Alexandra Bracken
Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
The Lost Queen by Signe Pike
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
A Burnable Book by Bruce Holsinger
Redwall by Brian Jacques (reread)
The Tattooist of Auschwitz by Heather Morris
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
Inkspell by Cornelia Funke
The Looking Glass Wars by Frank Beddor
The Iron Witch by Karen Mahoney
Mattimeo by Brian Jacques (reread)
Martin the Warrior by Brian Jacques (reread)
The Legend of Luke by Brian Jacques (reread)
Mossflower – Brian Jacques (reread)
the witch doesn’t burn herself in this one by Amanda Lovelace
Glass by Ellen Hopkins
2fish by Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo
City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte
The Legend of Luke by Brian Jacques (reread)
The Outcast of Redwall by Brian Jacques (reread)
Heartless by Marissa Meyer
A Bowlful of Stars by Florence Crannell Means
Mariel of Redwall by Brian Jacques (reread)
The Bellmaker by Brian Jacques (reread)
Suspect by Michael Robotham
Rat Race by Dick Francis
Article 5 by Kirsten Simmons
Breaking Point by Kirsten Simmons
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (reread)
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
I’m a Spider, so What (Japanese Webnovel)
Stormcaster by Cinda Williams Chima
Deathcaster by Cinda Williams Chima
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
Death Note Another Note: The Los Angeles BB Murder Cases by Nisioisin and translated by Andrew Cunningham from the original concept by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata
Love Her Wild by Atticus
The Dark Between Stars by Atticus
Where I Ache by Megan O’Keeffe
Sparks of Phoenix by Najwa Zebian
We Rule the Night by Claire Eliza Bartlett
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
What in the Dickens by Gregory Maguire
Nocturna by Maya Motayne
Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
Animal Farm by George Orwell
Summer Island by Kristin Hannah
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
– The Magician’s Nephew
– The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe
– The Horse and His Boy
– Prince Caspian
– The Voyage of the Dawn Treader
– The Silver Chair
– The Last Battle
Salamandastron by Brian Jacques (reread)
The Pearls of Lutra by Brian Jacques (reread)
The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseinh
Sorcery for Beginners by Matt Harry
The Bone Charmer by Breeana Shields
Spindle Fire by Lexa Hillyer
Girls of Paper and Fire by Natasha Ngan
Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
The Wicked King by Holly Black
A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
A Clash of Kings by George R.R. Martin
A Storm of Swords by George R.R. Martin
State of Sorrow by Melinda Salisbury
Before the Broken Star by Emily R. King
The Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton
Onyx & Ivory by Mindee Arnett
These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch
Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin
Marlfox by Brian Jaques (reread)
The Taggerung by Brian Jaques (reread)
Triss by Brian Jaques (reread)
Spellslinger by Sebastian De Castell
Shadowblack by Sebastian De Castell
Wicked by Gregory Maguire
Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire
A Lion Among Men by Gregory Maguire
Out of Oz by Gregory Maguire
The Killing Moon by N.K. Jemisin
The Shadowed Sun by N.K. Jemisin
Peach Fuzz by Lindsay Cibos and Jared Hodges
Peach Fuzz 2 by Lindsay Cibos and Jared Hodges
The Keepers: WWIII by Rick Friar
The Keepers: Tribulation by Rick Friar
A Thousand Nights by E.K. Johnston
Spindle by E.K. Johnston
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
The Last Namsara by Kristen Cicarelli
Lord of the Flies by William Golding
Vast Fields of Ordinary by Nick Burd
Redwall Novels by Brian Jacques
– Rakkety Tam
– High Rhulain
– The Sable Qean
– The Rogue Crew
Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
– Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone/ Philosopher’s Stone
– Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
– Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
– Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
– Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
– Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince
– Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows
The Missing Series by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Charmcaster by Sebastien De Castell
Soulbinder by Sebastien De Castell
Queenslayer by Sebastien De Castell
Violin by Anne Rice
Winter Glass by Lexa Hillyer
The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen
Forever by Maggie Stiefvater
Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater
Three by Kristen Simmons
Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke
Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin
Ninth House by Leigh Bardough
The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh
to drink coffee with a ghost by Amanda Lovelace
The Greatcoats by Sebastien De Castell
– Traitor’s Blade
– Knight’s Shadow
– Saint’s Blood
– Tyrant’s Throne
The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black
A Song of Ice and Fire by George R.R. Martin
– A Dance with Dragons
Lightbringer Series by Brent Weeks
– The Black Prism
– The Blinding Knife
– The Broken Eye
– The Blood Mirror
– The Burning White
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
The Last Namsara Series by Kirstin Cirarelli
– The Caged Queen
– The Sky Weaver
Bright Star by Erin Swan
The Hunting of the Last Dragon by Sherryl Jordan
Grand Total: 148
What I both hate, and love, about this challenge, is that it doesn’t include any of the manga, webtoons, webnovels, or otherwise that I read over the course of the year. Those numbers would bolster these ones by so much. I read through four whole webnovels. I keep up to date on so many manga and webtoons, and none of those technically count on this list. In some ways, it’s nice to see just what books I read, but it’s not all the reading that I have done. Next year I think I will make note of all the other forms of fiction that I read on a similar list.
Regardless, this challenge was fun and easy to do. I am doing it again next year, for certain!
And so here ends this challenge. We have more posts to come. See you soon.
– Shattered Realms (2 books) – Started in 2016
– The Missing (5 books) – Started in 2010
Books read: 7
Series Complete: 2
I think this is the saddest of my posts. Not my fault. I just didn’t read as many book series that were old, as I thought I would. Oh well. Next year, when I do it again, I’ll have far, far more.
I’m SO Angry. I missed two prompts because I couldn’t get myself to read them. I was so close to completing it! Oh well. Here you go!
Prompt: re-read a Harry Potter Book
Book Chosen: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling
Why: It’s the first book.
Prompt: under 200 pages
Book Chosen: The Lost Sisters by Holly Black
Why: Its a novella.
Prompt: over 500 pages
Book Chosen: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling
Why: Have you seen how big that book is?
Prompt: poetry book
Book Chosen: 2fish by Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo
Why: This was the first poetry book I read after deciding to do this challenge, as such I just put it on the list immediately.
- Luna Lovegood:
Prompt: creativity or something unusual
Book Chosen: Sorcery for Beginners by Euphemia Whitmore with Matt Harry
Why: This book is a introductory book to magic as well as telling the story of a boy who is reading the book to get magic. Its unusual to tell a story in this way (and to have text book like experts on the side).
- Fred & George:
Prompt: with twins
Book Chosen: The Foxhole Court by Nora Sakavic
Why: Andrew and Aaron, need I say more?
- Fleur Delacour:
Prompt: translated from another language
Book Chosen: Death Note Another Note: The Los Angeles BB Murder Cases by Nisioisin and translated by Andrew Cunningham from the original concept by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata (Original was in Japanese)
Why: I coulda picked a manga book, but I read this for OWLs in April, so I figured it was the best pick.
- Dumbledore’s Army:
Prompt: social justice or a current issue
Book Chosen: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Why: This book is everything. Periodt.
- Professor McGonagall:
Prompt: strong female lead
Book Chosen: Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson
Why: I really could have picked almost any one of the YA novels that I have read this year. All the girls have been strong, mostly. I could have picked the girls from We Rule the Night or Girls of Paper and Fire. However I gave this book a 5/5 so I picked it.
Prompt: involving a school or teacher
Book Chosen: City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte
Why: Our MC is a professor at a university in the states. Easy choice.
- Gilderoy Lockhart:
Prompt: from a celebrity book club
Book Chosen: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (Jimmy Fallon book club)
Why: It was on my list of books I wanted to read and it was in a book club. Easy pick here.
Prompt: with a pink cover
Book Chosen: Torn by Margaret Haddix
Why: It is closer to purple, but we are going with it.
Prompt: includes page 394
Book Chosen: Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince by JK Rowling
Why: This book is named for Snape, how could I not pick it?
Prompt: containing a fantastic beast
Book Chosen: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling
- Bathilda Bagshot:
Prompt: written by a woman
Book Chosen: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Why: I could have picked almost any of the books I read this year, but this was one of the first books I read around the time of deciding to do this challenge.
- Godric Gryffindor:
Prompt: represents this founder’s values
Book Chosen: Redwall by Brian Jacques
Why: Traits: Chivalry, Daring, Bravery, Athletic, Courage, Nerve. Warrior mouse, learning to go use his courage to save the day. He has to fight a save his home and go on an adventure to find the sword to do this.
- Helga Hufflepuff:
Prompt: represents this founder’s values
Book Chosen: All the Kings Men by Nora Sakavic
Why: Traits: Dedication, Hardworking, Fairness, Patience, Kindness, Tolerance, Modesty, Loyalty. Okay so hear me out here. Dedication, and hardworking make sense for Exy. Fairness comes from the fact that they win in the end. Patience and Tolerance, for the members and their issues, trying to understand them with Neil being understood by his new family (team). Kindness from the members to Andrew and Neil. Loyalty between the foxes. Modesty… well that’s probably the only one that doesn’t completely fit, but the rest does.
- Rowena Ravenclaw:
Prompt: represents this founder’s values
Book Chosen: Spellslinger by Sebastian De Castell
Why: Trait: Intelligence, Wit, Wisdom, Creativity, Originality, Individuality, Sharpness, Acceptance. This took me a moment to decide, but I think that its a good example.
- Salazar Slytherin:
Prompt: represents this founder’s values
Book Chosen: The Wicked King by Holly Black
Why: Traits: Resourcefulness, Cunning, Ambition, Determination, Leadership, Self-Preservation, Fraternity, Cleverness. Do I need to go into the dynamic between Jude and Cardan? Jude is fighting for her family, controlling Cardan, and controlling the world of the Fae all from the shadows. It’s a pretty Slytherin book.
- The Chosen One:
Prompt: mentions Harry Potter in it
Book Chosen: The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
Why: because it does?
- He who must not be named:
Prompt: character that shares a name with a character from Harry Potter-verse
Why: Yeah… This didn’t happen. Or it did, but I didn’t realize the name was the same, so oops.
- Deathly Hallows:
Prompt: symbol on the cover
Book Chosen: These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch
Why: It does.
Prompt: recommended by a Gryffindor
Book Chosen: The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Why: Recommended by my friend.
Prompt: recommended by a Hufflepuff
Book Chosen: Rat Race by Dick Francis
Why: Recommended by my mom (for OWLs)
Prompt: recommended by a Ravenclaw
Book Chosen: Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke
Why: The whole series was recommended, but I forgot if I used the others or not.
Prompt: recommended by a Slytherin
Book Chosen: I’m A Spider, So What by Okina Baba (Webnovel)
Why: Recommended by my brother.
- House Cup:
Prompt: has won an award
Book Chosen: Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo
Why: Lots of awards it has won on Good Reads.
Prompt: involving a sport
Book Chosen: The Raven King by Nora Sakavic
- Wizarding Radio:
Prompt: listen to an audiobook
Book Chosen: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by
Why: I had to for the NEWTs. I loved every minute of it!
- Hogwarts Library:
Prompt: checked out from the library or borrowed from a friend
Book Chosen: Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire
Why: I checked it out and then the book came in that I purchased. So it counts enough.
Prompt: related to nature
Book Chosen: The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black
Prompt: with potions, alchemy, or chemistry in it
Book Chosen: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by JK Rowling
Why: Polyjuice Potion.
Prompt: with a star on the cover or in the title
Book Chosen: A Bowlful of Stars by Florence Crannell Means
Why: Self explanatory
- Defense Against the Dark Arts:
Prompt: about Good vs. Evil
Book Chosen: Shadow of the Conqueror by Shad M. Brooks
Why: The dichotomy of evil vs good is so interesting in this, considering the bad guy is the MC.
Prompt: about a huge change
Book Chosen: Siddhartha by Herman Hesse
Why: This book is the actual definition of change. It’s the entire plot.
- History of Magic:
Prompt: historical fiction
Book Chosen: The Lost Queen by Signe Pike
Why: It takes place in the times of King Arthur and is Merlin’s origin story.
Prompt: charming cover
Book Chosen: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by JK Rowling (Slytherin House Edition)
Why: At this point, I’m just trying to make sure I use all of them at some point.
- Care of Magical Creatures:
Prompt: animal on the cover
Book Chosen: Mattimeo by Brian Jacques
Why: It does. It’s a mouse.
Prompt: number in the title
Book Chosen: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
Why: 20,000 is a number
- Ancient Runes:
Prompt: set before you were born
Book Chosen: The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh
Why: It takes place in the 1800s
Prompt: bird on the cover
Book Chosen: The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen
Why: Because it does.
Prompt: includes prophecy or fortune telling
Book Chosen: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by JK Rowling
Why: Introducing the entire plot of Harry Potter! The reason why Voldemort did what he did is in this book and it’s because of a prophecy.
- Muggle Studies:
Prompt: memoir or biography
Why: lol didn’t do this either
Prompt: set somewhere you want to travel
Book Chosen: Beyond a Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake
Why: I love Ireland and want to go there one day.
- Restricted Section:
Prompt: banned book
Book Chosen: The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorn
Why: First classic I read this year that was also banned.
Prompt: with a boat in it
Book Chosen: Before the Broken Star by Emily R. King
Why: We are dealing with pirates!
Prompt: by a French author
Book Chosen: Serpent & Dove Shelby Mahurin
Why: It takes place in France, or a France Fantasy setting. Is that not good enough?
Prompt: by an American author
Book Chosen: Winter Glass by Lexa Hillyer
Why: She’s American.
Prompt: with gold foiling
Book Chosen: Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon
Why: It actually isn’t but its embossed and that’s about as good as we are going to get.
- Flourish and Blotts:
Prompt: 2019 release
Book Chosen: Nocturna by Maya Montanye
Why: It released in May of 2019.
- The Dark Mark:
Prompt: dark cover
Book Chosen: Onyx & Ivory by Mindee Arnett
Why: It was pretty dark to me at least. (image wise, not color wise, like it’s a dark concept.)
- Hogwarts-A History:
Prompt: that intimidates you
Book Chosen: A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
Why: Do you have any idea how long it took me to convince myself to read this book? Too long, that’s how long.
Alright, so I did not finish this challenge completely. I read a lot less sci-fi than I could have. Either way, here you go.Continue reading “2019 Reading Challenges Final Totals: Dancing with Fantasy and Sci-Fi”
An Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland themed reading challenge. For information on why I made the challenge go: here.
This challenge is split into three parts: Character Goals, Prompts, and Modes (difficulty levels). Because it is three parts, the challenge comes from completion and not the general prompts themselves.Continue reading “Whimsy and Mayhem Reading Challenge”