June Reading Expectations 2020

Hello everybody!! Hope you’re all doing well and coping in this chaotic time. I’m still working from home and coping rather well. I didn’t read as many books in May as I wanted, finishing with 9/13. In June I’ve split my expectations into two lists. (1) What I Really Want to Read, and (2) Extra…

#44 The Wizards of Once: Knock Three Times by Cressida Cowell

Wish and Xar are outlaws on the run, hunted by Warriors, Wizards and worst of all by WITCHES … Can they find the ingredients for the spell to get rid of Witches before the Kingwitch gets his talons on the Magic-that-Works-on-Iron? Their next Quest is the most terrifying and treacherous of all … and someone…

May Roundup 2020

May passed in a blur. Honestly, I’ve never known a month to go so quickly. I think that by May I’d settled into working from home and life had formed a new routine. I didn’t end up reading as much as I did in April but then I spent more time doing things other than…

#43. The Wizards of Once: Twice Magic by Cressida Cowell

Witches are creating havoc in the Wildwoods and danger lurks behind every tree trunk. Wish is in possession of a powerful, Magic Spelling Book; Xar has a dangerous Witchstain on his hand. Together they can save the Wildwoods from the curse of the Witches but they are separated by the highest wall imaginable, and time…

#42. A Girl Called Justice: The Smugglers’ Lodge by Elly Griffiths

When Justice returns for spring term at Highbury House, it’s not long before murder is back on her mind. Assigned to look after the elderly Mr Arthur in Smugglers’ Lodge on the other side of the marshes from school, Justice is initially dismayed. But dismay quickly gives way to intrigue as she finds herself drawn…

#41. Evernight by Ross Mackenzie

Thousands of years ago, the Evernight came to the Silver Kingdom and turned everything to darkness and chaos. It was only defeated thanks to the skill and bravery of the Witches. But now the Evernight is about to return, released by the evil Mrs Hester, and the only spell that might stop it is lost,…

#40 Matilday by Roald Dahl

Matilda is the world’s most famous bookworm, no thanks to her ghastly parents. Her father thinks she’s a little scab. Her mother spends all afternoon playing bingo. And her headmistress, Miss Trunchbull? She’s the worst of all. She’s a big bully, who thinks all her pupils are rotten and locks them in the dreaded Chokey….