I made the most of my increased reading time in the last two months. I’m on track with almost every reading challenge and am extremely close to finishing my first one!
Another disappointing showing for this challenge. I’ve got to get a move on with Snuff in particular as the libraries are reopening soon.
This two were definitely winners and The Diviners is in stiff competition with Deathless Divide to be my favourite book of the challenge.
2019 Golden Trio Reading Challenge
- Fleur Delacour – Read a book translated from another language: The Misanthrope by Moliere
- Dumbledore – Read a book involving a school or a teacher: Parkland: Birth of a Movement by Dave Cullen
- The Chosen One – Read a book that mentions Harry Potter in it: A Journey Through a History of Magic by The British Library
- Hufflepuff – Read a book recommended by a Hufflepuff: Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor
- Ravenclaw – Read a book recommended by a Ravenclaw: Caraval by Stephanie Garber
- Slytherin – Read a book recommended by a Slytherin: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
- Quidditch – Read a book involving a sport: Swim: Why We Love the Water by Lynn Sherr
- Herbology – Read a book related to nature: Wild Beauty by Anna-Marie McLemore
- Potions – Read a book with potions, alchemy or chemistry in it: Middlegame by Seanan McGuire
- History of Magic – Read a historical fiction: Chasing the Wind by C. C. Humphreys
- Charms: Read a book with a charming cover: The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill
- Care of Magical Creatures: Read a book with an animal on the cover – The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern
- Arithmancy: Read a book with a number in the title – The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow
- Restricted Section: Read a banned book – The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
- Gringotts: Read a book with gold foiling – The Sisters of the Winter Wood by Rena Rossner
- Flourish and Blotts: Read a 2019/20 release – Anno Dracula 1999: Daikaiju by Kim Newman
I’m in the home straight now! Just seven more books and the Hermione ranking will be mine!
- May – Author Introduction: A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas
- June – Name or Number: Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
I don’t know if this is the best time or the worst time to be reading books about pandemics like Station Eleven but it was certainly a good read regardless, as was A Court of Thorns and Roses.
- May – Mary Elizabeth Braddon: The Face in the Glass
- June – Margaret Oliphant: Hester
I was vaguely familiar with Braddon’s ghost stories as I’d read Good Lady Ducayne before and I have to say that was probably the best one of the bunch. I’d never heard of Margaret Oliphant and Hester, though it has promise, is quite a slog to get through. It looks like I’ll miss posting a review of it in June, which is a shame. I’ve managed to get a review out on time every month until now.
Goodreads 2020 Reading Challenge
Splendid progress was made. I’ve over the halfway point and 8 books ahead of schedule. I’m really happy with my progress.
Same old story, everything’s on track but Turtle Recall. I’m almost certain that I’ll have completed my Golden Trio Reading Challenge by this time in September, though, so I have plenty of time to binge on Discworld novels in the second half of the year. There are certainly worse fates.
Have you taken on any reading challenges? How are they going for you so far? Let me know in the comments below.
I hope to see you again very soon.