Book, Challenge, Readathon, Wrap Up

Magical Readathon ‘Hogsmeade Trip’ Wrap Up

The ‘Trip to Hogsmeade’ Magical Readathon ran from 22nd – 28th June, G has created a beautiful printable map with ten prompts corresponding to different stops in Hogsmeade. Now there’s no way I was going to get through 10 books in a week but I’m pretty happy with the 6 that completed.

Harry Potter & The Chamber of Secrets ~ ★★★★★
Marauder’s Map ~ Read a book with a map
I’d planned to read this in June for House Cupathon so was really pleased to see that my Ravenclaw edition opens with a map of the Hogwarts grounds. Still one of my least favourites of the series but a great comfort during what was a pretty stressful start of the week.

The Jungle Book  ~ ★★★☆☆
Honeydukes ~ Pink or Green cover or sweets on the cover
I selected this audiobook rather randomly by simply scrolling through what was currently available on my library app on the look out for something with a pink or green cover,  bonus that this is under six hours. Its completely different to the Disney adaptation and actually a collection of short stories, only a couple of which feature Mowgli.

Red at the Bone ~ ★★★★☆
Scrivenshaft’s ~ Written by a person of colour
I loved the writing in this and can completely see why its shortlisted for the women’s prize, I’ll definitely be looking up some more of Jacqueline Woodson’s books.

The Princess Saves Herself in This One ~ ★★★☆☆
The Three Broomsticks ~ Read a book that’s part of a trilogy
The first in Amanda Lovelace’s ‘Women are somekind of magic’ poetry series, I’d forgotten how heartbreaking parts of this are focusing on the loss of family members.

Dear Fatty ~ ★★★★☆
Zonko’s ~ Humorous Read
Another audio book that was in the right place at the right time. Dawn French’s autobiography is a series of letters, primarily to her dad. Its not all laughs and giggles, she’s had some very tough experiences throughout her life but overall her writing is really funny. I listened to most of this in one afternoon and really enjoyed it.

When God was a Rabbit ~ ★★★☆☆
Madam Puddifoot’s ~ Start a read with a cup of tea
This follows brother and sister, Joe and Elly throughout their lives, starting in the late sixties through to not quite the present day. Elly has always struggled with making friends but maintains an dedication to childhood friend Jenny Penny throughout her life despite them not being part of each other lives.

The Challenges I Didn’t Get to;
Shrieking Shack ~ Horror or thriller
Hog’s Head ~ Not the most popular
Owl Post ~ Book you got via post or last book added to your TBR
Dervish & Banges ~ Steampunk read

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