I am excited to have finished my Aritmacy To Be Read list. This is the second challenge that I will do. The first is transfigurations which I posted here. I am excited because unless something major happens I should be able to complete both Transfigurations and Arithmacy. I made sure that they are books that I would enjoy - with one possible exception. There is some concern that some of the books will not be received from the library in time. However, I think I have timed them well with my holds.
My first book is for Acceptable and needs to be a book of at least 300 pages. I picked The Collapsing Empire by John Scalzi. I picked this up on Kindle when it was on sale and have yet to read it. I have wanted to read it since it was first listed as a nominee for the Goodreads awards. I have read his first book (but not reviewed so it is on my list to reread) and am looking forward to reading this book. I am in the mood for a good non-YA science fiction book.
It is probably why I have stuck to the theme of science fiction through this category. The second challenge is for Exceeds Expectations and needs to be a book that ends on an even numbered page (I used Goodreads page count). My next book is Aurora by Kim Stanley Robinson. I have this book on audio and now seems like a good time to read it. I am not actually sure I have ever read anything by Kim Stanley Robinson.
My last book for Arithmacy will earn me an Outstanding and needs to be a book that is not a first in a series. I picked The Dream Theives by Maggie Stiefvater. This book is not 100% certain. For one I think I will have it in time from the library but I may not. Second, I am listening to the firs book right now on audio and I am not loving it. My thought is to try the second book in Kindle to see if I enjoy it more. The first book is not bad. It just is not clicking with me. If for some reason I cannot stomach reading this book then I may substitute in another book.
I still have Astronomy, Care of Magical Creatures, History of Magic, and Muggle studies to make a TBR for. The likelihood of me finishing them all is slim to none. However, I could still earn an Outstanding in one more category and a few Acceptable. Either way making the lists is just fun. How are your lists coming? Link them in the comments below so I can head over and read them - or watch them.
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