7 Reasons to Watch Gilmore Girls

Like many people during lockdown, I used my time accordingly and started a new TV show and have now ultimately fallen victim to the heartwarming wonder that is Gilmore Girls. Every episode feels like a coffee date with your favourites characters, as we follow them on their journeys filled with life’s ups and downs. I can guarantee that your mood will be instantly improved after just one episode!

Side effects include: Lots of tears and a new/heightened addiction to coffee.

  1. Its Relatable – We’ve all got a bit of Rory Gilmore in us and have all, at some point, been in the shoes of one of our characters. We follow a mother-daughter relationship and Rory’s educational journey from high school to her life after graduating. I’ve just finished the final season and I’ve never related more to a character than I have to Rory, her unnerving prospect of the unknown beyond graduating is a state that I still haven’t escaped.
  2. Characters – It’s not just the vast array of the show’s characters that make this show such an enjoyable watch, but all of their interactions are priceless. I can already feel Lorelai’s wit, Emily’s authority and Michele’s sarcasm rubbing off on me and I’m having to think a lot more before I speak!
  3. Relationships – The show is about a mother-daughter relationship and love in all it’s forms. There are so many different heartfelt relationships and love interests that will make you feel all cosy inside and even frustrated at times. Rory and Lorelai surround themselves with a network of friends and support that never fail to pick them up when they’re at their weakest, and it’s just so lovely to watch!
  4. Honest – This show isn’t just sunshine and rainbows, it certainly has it’s fair share of thunder storms and hurricanes! The show tackles the ups and downs of various relationships and the problems we all face when growing up.
  5. Yet Hilarious – As I’ve mentioned previously Lorelai’s quick witted comebacks and conversations are one of my favourite aspects of the show and perfectly capture the lightheartedly free and joyous persona of her character. And Rory is just the same, we get two for the price of one!
  6. Stars Hollow – As someone who has grown up in a little town of her own, I can totally relate to all the gossiping, town meetings and sense of community. There’s just something heartwarming about being apart of a big village family that makes you feel truly at home and the unique cast of Stars Hollow captures that beautifully.
  7. Inspiring – The two biggest things I take away from this show is the importance of friends and family and the outcome of hard work. I know these characters are fictional but both Rory and Lorelai work hard to get to where they are and are both able to achieve their dreams. This show is the perfect motivator for anyone looking to reach their goals and to start following their dreams.

Mid Year Book Freak Out Tag

Isn’t it crazy that we are half way through the year? So much has happened so far this year, I’m just hoping that the rest of 2020 is little bit more chill!

I wasn’t tagged by anyone but it’s a post I keep seeing it all over the blogging community and I thought I’d give it a go! I’ve read enough books so far this year to justify doing this tag, and I think it’s such a great post to look back on at the end of the year! If anyone hasn’t done this post yet, then I tag YOU! And if you have done this tag or are planning to then please leave a link or comment below as I always love reading other peoples answers!

Best Book You Have Read So Far in 2020?

Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas or Little Women by Louisa May Alcott. Two very different books but two that I just absolutely adored, both have a cast of individually loveable and powerful characters that steal the show and take control of the story.

Best Sequel You Have Read in 2020?

The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson. This was everything I wanted it to be and more, it was wonderful and I devoured every page with pure enjoyment and awe. I’m still trying to put all of my thoughts and emotions into words but keep your eyes peeled for a series review soon!

New Release You Haven’t Read Yet, But Want To?

Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare. It’s patiently waiting on my shelf for me to find the right time to start it, but I need to finish Queen of Air and Darkness before I can dive straight in!

Most Anticipated Release For Second Half of 2020?

A Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa Tahir. December 2020 can’t come quick enough! After the ending of the last book, I don’t think I’m ready for the events of the sequel. If you haven’t yet started The Ember in the Ashes series then I highly recommend that it finds its way on to your TBR list soon!

Biggest Disappointment?

The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater. As I mentioned in my review, I’ve got no idea why I didn’t click with this book?

Biggest Surprise?

Out of Love by Hazel Hayes. I knew this book was going to be good, but I didn’t expect it to be this good! For the past five years I’ve followed Hazel on all her creative journeys, her short-film Happy and Time of the Month series being a stand-out favourites and videos I continue to re-watch, always with a box of tissues at the ready. So, when I heard she was writing a novel, I knew I was in for a treat. 

Favourite New Author?

Susan Deannard. I started the Truthwitch series earlier this year during the O.W.L.S read-a-thon and absolutely loved it. I instantly clicked with the writing and the world building, which made it such an enjoyable and easy read.

Newest Fictional Crush?

Azriel from A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J Maas. But Amy you haven’t read ACOMAF this year? Yes, but I have fallen down the dangerous (but wonderful) path of fan art and fan-fiction, which has reignited my love for all things Illyrian! I miss this series so much that I’m definitely going to have to re-read the series by the end of the year and relive all the magic!

Newest Favourite Character? 

Bryce Quinlan from Crescent City by Sarah J Maas. Bryce is strong-willed, quick witted, emotionally raw and has her fair share of flaws and problems; everything about her was quintessential Maas and I loved her. Crescent City is ultimately her journey of self-discovery and acceptance, and it was a privilege to have been able to share it.

Book That Made You Cry?

Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas. This tag is very Sarah J Maas dominated, but I can’t help it, I just love her characters and her storylines so much! Saying goodbye to these characters was harder than expected, I just couldn’t stop crying. It sounds cliche but this series has been a huge part of my life, so I knew this wasn’t going to be a simple and easy goodbye.

Book That Made You Happy?

Normal People by Sally Rooney. This isn’t a heartwarming and fluffy contemporary read by any standards but nevertheless my reading experience with this book is one of my favourites.

Favourite Book To Movie Adaption You Saw This Year? 

Earlier this year I had the pleasure of seeing Max Martin’s wonderful jukebox musical &Juliet, a high energy performance that creatively subverts Shakespeare’s most beloved show, Romeo and Juliet, by exploring an alternative ending and an innovative rewrite. This wonderfully uplifting adaptation exceeded expectations and even now I can’t stop listening to the soundtrack!

Favourite Review You Have Written This Year?

Out of Love by Hazel Hayes. I worked so hard on this review and it took me ages to find the right words to truly express my love for this book! I’ll leave a link here and it would mean the world if you checked it out!

Most Beautiful Book You Have Bought So Far This Year?

Crescent City by Sarah J Maas. I have no words, this cover is just stunning!

What Books Do You Need To Read By The End Of The Year?

My TBR for the rest of this year is huge but the top three book on my list are Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon, Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson and Children of Blood and Bone by Tommy Adeyemi.

June Wrap Up and July TBR

This is the first month that I’ve actually followed my monthly TRB and I managed to read over 3,300 pages which is epic! Recently I’ve re-disovered my love for reading and I’m flying through books, I’m even running out of room on my bookshelf (we’ve had to start double stacking) so I think next month I’m going to invest in a new set of bookshelves! I’m currently craving all things fantasy and new adult, so any recommendations would be greatly appreciated!

Here in the UK, we’ve been having some really beautiful weather (which is very rare for us) and it’s kickstarted all these creative juices! I’ve been spending more time writing flash fiction, blog posts, possible story ideas and I’ve even thought about creating a bookstagram account or re-designing my blog layout! I don’t want to burn myself out but I’ve found a new routine that involves me writing in the garden with my headphones in and an iced coffee at the ready; life is bliss!

Last year I made a new Goodreads account (my old one was an unorganised embarrassment) so I’ve been making a real effort to post and update on all my reading goals and habits! I always enjoy discovering new reads and seeing what other people are reading and I particularly enjoying looking at different peoples reading challenges! I would love it if you could leave your Goodread’s account in the comments below so I finally start playing a more active role in the bookish community!

My Goodreads – Amy (A Fangirls Opinion)

Anyway, here is my June Wrap Up and my TBR for July!

June Wrap Up

  • Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas – I’m currently in the process of writing my review for this epic conclusion but it’s all a bit emotional. This series and its characters have been a huge part of my life and it was heart-breaking saying goodbye to them!
  • Out of Love by Hazel Hayes – Another emotional read that I absolutely adored, I’ll leave a link to my review here! If you’re looking for an easy (and emotional) read then this one should definitely be on your TBR. Hazel has such a unique ability and voice with her writing and the way she writes about love and heartbreak is truly magical.
  • Crescent City by Sarah J Maas – I love Sarah J Maas so much that I had to dive into another one of her series after finishing Kingdom of Ash! Crescent City was everything I expected and more, it’s fairly obvious that I’ve once again fallen utterly head over heels for this world and its wonderful characters. Again I’ll leave a link to my review here so please go check it out!
  • The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater – I hate to say it but I was a little disappointed by this book, I think I had high expectations after reading the first book! I’m waiting to finish the entire series before I post my review so keep your eyes peeled for that soon!
  • Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater – Like I’ve mentioned previously I didn’t love the second book in the series, but this book certainly redeemed my thoughts and expectations; I loved it!
  • Warlight by Michael Ondaatje – This was our June book for my Reading Between the Wines book club and it was another surprising read. Ondaatje has been on my radar for a while now so I’m glad that I finally had the opportunity to pick up one of his books.

July TBR

  • The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater – I’m so excited to read the final book in this series, especially after everything that happened in the punnltiment book in the series.
  • Red Queen Series by Victoria Aveyard – I keep mentioning this series but this will be the month that I finally finish it! I’m still deciding if I’m going to re-read the entire series or to just re-read the last book I read!
  • The Flat Share by Beth O’Leary – I wanted to read something a little light-hearted and fun this month, and by the looks of things this book is just that! I don’t want to overwhelm myself by reading too much fantasy and inevitably fall back into a reading slump so I thought it would be good to have a balance and change of pace now and then.
  • Dune by Frank Herbert –  I’ve mentioned this book a lot recently and its only because I am hugely excited for it as its got all the elements that make a brilliant adaption and sci-fi franchise. I recently purchased the book so hopefully next month I’ll have the opportunity to witness the wonder and adventure first hand.

I Should Have Read That Book Tag

I’m notorious for having huge TBR piles and endless lists of recommendations so this book tag is perfect for me! Thank you to Erin over at KittyJadeBlog for tagging me in this book tag, it’s been ages since I’ve done one! I tag anyone else like me, who has an endless TBR and an Amazon basket that is filled to the brim! If you’ve done this tag or are planning to then please either tag me or leave a link in the comments, as I always love reading other people’s answers!

A book that a certain friend is always telling you to read

More Joan Didion! I studied Didion at university and fell utterly in love with her writing style and with just how fabulous she is!

A book that’s been on your TBR forever and yet you still haven’t read it

Recently I’ve been really good and have been going through loads of books and series on my TBR pile, I don’t want to toot my own horn but I’m smashing it! However, my TBR pile is still huge, and both And I Darken by Kiersten White or Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson have been on that list forever. They’re both currently sitting patiently in my Amazon basket, so maybe next month I might treat myself!

A book in a series you’ve started, but haven’t gotten around to finishing

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard! After I’ve finished the Raven Boys, I’ve decided that I’m going to re-read the entire series and finally finish it! It’s been YEARS since I picked up a book in this series and I remember clearly loving it!

A classic you’ve always liked the sound of, but have never actually read

War and Peace or Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy. I’m obsessed with their book adaptations and one day I hope to read both of them, there’s just something wonderful about the Russian high society.

A popular book that it seems everyone but you has read

Children of Blood and Bone by Tommy Adeyemi or Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon. Another two books that have been sitting in my Amazon basket for months! I’ve heard nothing but good things about these books and my plan is to read them both in August (my TBR for July is HUGE!).

A book that inspired a film/TV adaptation that you really love, but just haven’t picked up yet

The Witcher by Andrzej Sapkowski. Another book adaptation that I fell utterly in love with, I’m eager to discover more of Sapkowski’s world and what adventures he has in store for his characters. If you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t yet watched the show on Netflix, then I highly recommend that you drop everything now and dive in!

A book you see all over Instagram but haven’t picked up yet

Instagram is worse than Goodreads when it comes to book recommendations, there are so many stunning covers, cosplays, and bookstagram posts that keep tempting me! The top three I keep seeing are Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin, All The Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace, and The Bone Crier’s Moon by Kathryn Purdie! All three of them sound amazing and have earned themselves a place in my over-flowing Amazon basket! Plus how gorgeous are those covers!

Crescent City: House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J Maas

Crescent City is a perfectly crafted masterpiece. Once again, Maas excels at creating a unique fantasy world filled with an equally fantastic cast of characters and an unexpected storyline that is never once predictable. Like I’ve said before, I could read Sarah’s shopping list and I’d love it, there’s just something wonderfully magical about her writing that sends me head over heels and into her captivating worlds and adventures.

I didn’t read the synopsis before reading as I wanted to go into it blind, so those first few chapters left me stunned and savouring every page. I’m huge murder mystery and crime solving fanatic so this combined with the art of Sarah’s writing was everything I wanted and more. Everything was perfectly paced and pocketed with revelations and of course some unexpected surprises! Admittedly the world building was slightly overwhelming thanks to its intricate detailing and the unique blend of fantasy and futuristic but it wasn’t long till it became second nature and a world that I want to discover more of.

Sarah has the ability to perfectly craft an imaginative and compelling storyline that is enhanced by her breathtakingly attractive and witty cast of characters that you can’t help but instantly love. Bryce is strong-willed, quick witted, emotionally raw and has her fair share of flaws and problems; everything about her was quintessential Maas and I loved her. Crescent City is ultimately her journey of self-discovery and acceptance, and it was a privilege to have been able to share it.

Now let’s gush about Hunt! I think the reason I’m still single is that I’m waiting for one of Sarah’s fictional heartthrobs to come and sweep me and my high expectations off my feet! Him and Bryce at two sides of the same coin. Together they fill the voids of pain inflicted upon them and enable them to experience an undying love that will endure and overcome anything thrown their way. Their interactions are heartfelt but shadowed by their battling wit and sarcasm to create a thoughtful and well paced romance with fleeting moments of sexual tension and, of course, heartbreak.

Right from the first chapter I knew this was going to be a five star read that I’d struggle to put down! Everything about it has been crafted with delicate precision and endless imagination, it’s perfect.

Out of Love by Hazel Hayes

‘A breakup is like a death without a funeral.’ 

Oh Hazel you’ve done it again, haven’t you? I finished Out of Love this morning and all I want is a big cup of tea and an even bigger hug; I’ve been left an emotional wreck. For the past five years I’ve followed Hazel on all her creative journeys, her short-film Happy and Time of the Month series being a stand-out favourites and videos I continue to re-watch, always with a box of tissues at the ready. So, when I heard she was writing a novel, I knew I was in for a treat.

Hazel posses the rare ability to craft an effortlessly real and raw narrative, that takes its readers by the hand and invites them to experience the intimate inner-workings of her characters psyche and emotions. The first chapter breaks your heart, and we spend the rest of the novel, alongside our narrator, tentatively putting ourselves back together and remising on the highs and lows of love. Most of us have endured the repercussions of heartbreak and even if you are fortunate enough to have avoided such pain, then still you won’t be immune to the poignant and soul-stirring effects of her writing. The narrative is pocketed with witty sarcasm and Hazels trademark cynical humour that masks the true sentiment of a break-up, creating a warming sense of security that successfully avoids the sappy cliches of many contemporary love stories,

Hazel manages to capture the essence of a break-up and those final stages of a relationship beautifully, the entire novel is a treasure trove of powerfully meaningful quotes. Each turning off the page uncovers another delicate layer of intimacy, as we delve further not only into our protagonists relationships but our own. The novel starts off as a ‘break-up in reverse’ but is ultimately an individual journey of self-discovery and worth. The narrative is poetically human and handles heavy themes of abuse and mental health with the upmost respect and awareness.

Like our protagonists, I struggle with endings, but I closed this book and left these characters with an overwhelming hope and optimism. I’m grateful to have shared this journey and I only wish that one day I will be able to write half as well as Hazel. I hope in the future I’ll have the opportunity to thank Hazel in person for everything she’s unknowingly helped me with and for being (I know it sounds cheesy) but a truly wonderful inspiration and friend.

Lockdown Book Haul

What better time to treat yourself than now, eh? And at the rate I’m buying books, it looks like i’m going to have to invest in a bigger bookcase!

Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare – I can always rely on Cassandra Clare to create an incredible and intricate adventure that is filled with an extraordinary cast of characters.

The Queen of Air and Darkness by Cassandra Clare – I thought I had this book on my bookshelf but I was wrong and I had to have it! Last month I wanted to re-read the Mortal Instruments but I got distracted, so I might have to settle for a re-read of The Dark Artifices.

Crescent City by Sarah J Maas – I will read anything that Sarah J Maas, I could read her shopping list and be entertained! I know that once again we’re going to be introduced to band of loveable and extremely attractive characters and an intense storyline that will be filled with surprises!

Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney – I recently read Rooney’s Normal People and fell utterly in love with her writing and ability to create narratives for complex and raw characters. Conversation with Friends is about two college students and the strange, unexpected connection they forge with a married couple.

Out of Love by Hazel Hayes – This is one of my most anticipated releases of the year and I’m so happy to have received my signed copy in the post earlier this week! I’ve been on this journey with Hazel from the very beginning and I’m so excited to finally dive into this emotionally heartbreaking and wonderfully raw story. Hazel’s Time of the Month series on Youtube and her incredible creativity is what made me fall in love with her and I highly recommend that you check her out on YouTube.

May Wrap Up and June TBR

It’s official, she’s back! These past couple of weeks have been chaos and it’s only now that I’m beginning to adjust and understand this new state of normal. When I’m not at work, you’ll find my tucked up in bed with a good book or binge watching The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (it’s my guilty pleasure). All this time has helped me re-disover what I truly love about reading, it’s sounds cliche but I’ve become so invested in these stories and have created a lifelong bonds with these characters that I’m suffering from some major book hangovers. I’m going to stop now before I get too emotional but it’s hard saying goodbye; some of these series have played a huge part in my life and this entire blogging journey and for that I am endlessly grateful.

Anyway I read over 3,000 pages in May, which is insane so hopefully all this reading motivation continues!

May Wrap Up

The Well of Ascension by Brandon Sanderson – It’s taken me two years but I finally decided to finish this series. I was a little bit hesitant to read the second book, because of my undying love and high exceptions from the first book, but Sanderson is a master at crafting intricate and heart stopping adventures that transport you away from reality. You’re all probably fed up of me going on about this series but I can’t praise it enough and if you’re looking for an intense and epic fantasy then this is the series for you.

The Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson – I don’t think I’ll ever be emotionally prepared to discuss this book, but let’s just say that it shattered my heart and left me with the worlds greatest book hangover. Brandon Sanderson, you have a gift and it has been a privilege to share this journey with you, so thank you.

Love is a Mixtape by Rob Sheffield – This was our Reading Between the Wines book of the month for May, and it surprised me. Who would have thought a musical memoir would be a instant page turner for me? Everything about it was so raw and real, plus the unique playlists for each chapter were a fabulous addition.

Empire of Storms by Sarah J Maas – Another series that I want to finish soon and as I’m fed up of avoiding spoilers and I want to be able to gush about this series with other fans. This is another series that means the world to me and I never want it to end.

Tower of Dawn by Sarah J Maas – Chaol has always been one of my favourites (he was one of my first fictional crushes) so having a book centred around him was everything I needed.

June TBR

Kingdom of Ash by Sarah J Maas – I’m already half way through and I’m in love. But again I not ready to say goodbye to these characters. I swear if they don’t get the happy ending they ALL deserve then it’s going to kick off!

Out of Love by Hazel Hayes – I’ve been on this journey with Hazel from the very beginning and now I’m patiently waiting for my copy to arrive, so I can finally dive into this emotionally heartbreaking and wonderfully raw story. Hazel’s Time of the Month series on Youtube and her incredible creativity is what made me fall in love with her and I highly recommend that you check her out on YouTube.

Warlight by Michael Ondaatje – This is our June book of the month for Reading Between the Wines book club and I’m so excited to read it. I’ve heard nothing about good things about Michael Ondaatje’s writing!

The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater – I started this book way back in April but since then I’ve been distracted by other series, whoops! I loved the first book and I need more from these characters.

April Wrap Up and May TBR

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Last month was the magical read-a-thon and subsequently my most successful month of reading this year! I managed to devour ten books and fall in love with various new series, authors and characters. My TBR this month is again quite ambitious but since I’m on this reading high I thought I would make the most out of it.

There’s clearly something in the water because everyone seem’s to be re-reading the Mortal Instruments! I recently watched the film and finally dived into the TV show and have once again fallen in love with this world and its characters (except Clary, she still annoys me!). Anyway my plan for the month of May is to continue re-read the Mortal Instruments and finally start the Infernal Devices.

During the O.W.L.s I finally started the Raven Boys and I have fallen absolutely in love with this series, so much so that I have to finish it this month!

April Wrap Up

I’ll leave a link to my O.W.L.s wrap up here!

May TBR

  • City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare – I forgot how much I love this series and the witty character interactions!
  • Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare – I’ve never read the Infernal Devices but my sister has been begging me to read it for years; this ones for you Soph!
  • Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater – Like I said I’ve fallen utterly in love with this series and I’m so excited to see where the storyline goes.
  • The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Love is a Mixtape by Rob Sheffield – This is our Reading Between the Wines book of the month. It is an autobiographical memoir by veteran rock and pop culture critic Rob Sheffield about his relationship with music and how it has shaped his life. This isn’t something I usually read but I’m really excited by the synopsis.

O.W.L.s Magical Read-a-thon Week #4

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She’s only gone and bloody done it! This month I managed to read 10 books in total, which means that I passed all of my O.W.L.s and I’m on my way to becoming a Hogwarts Professor and a Animagus! First and foremost I want to say another HUGE thank you to G over at the Book Roast, who has once again organised a wonderfully magical read-a-thon that I’ve fallen utterly in love with; everything from all the career paths to the reading sprints on Twitter have been perfect.

Throughout the read-a-thon I’ve been able to discover so many new favourite reads, my ultimate favourites were Normal People by Sally Rooney (which is truly incredible and deserves all the hype it’s been receiving) and The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater (which is another amazing series that I’ve fallen utterly in love with).

When I last posted I still had three books to finish and trust my luck that the final week in April was the most hectic week so far, but after various coffee filled late nights and early mornings I managed to get everything read!

Let me know how you did in the comments below!

Pages Read: 3646

Books Read: 10/10

Hogwarts Professor

Charms – Lumos Maxima: A Book with a White Cover

The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater. Everyone told me that I was going to fall utterly in love with this series, and they were right. I’ve always been fascinated with ley lines and treasure hunts, so it was like this series was made for me. All the characters are loveable, complex and always full of surprises.

History of Magic – Witch Hunts: A Book Featuring Witches/Wizards.

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones by Cassandra Clare. There’s clearly something in the water because everyone seem’s to be re-reading this series! I recently watched the film and finally dived into the TV show and have once again fallen in love with this world and its characters (except Clary, she still annoys me!). Anyway my plan for the month of May is to continue re-read the Mortal Instruments and finally start the Infernal Devices.

Care of Magical Creatures – Hippogriffs: A Creature with a Beak on the Cover

The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater. I loved the first book so much that I had to pick the second book up instantly!

Astronomy – Night Classes: Read a Book When it’s Dark Outside.

Scythe by Neal Shusterman.

Defence Against The Dark Arts – Grindylows: A Book Set Sea.

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard.

Potions – Shrinking Solution: Read a Book Under 150 Pages.

Cheri by Collette

Transfiguration – Animagus: A Book/Series that Includes Shapeshifting.

A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer.

 

Animagus Training

Arithmacy – Balance Opposites: Read Something Outside Your Favourite Genre

Normal People by Sally Rooney.

Potions – Shrinking Solution: Read a Book Under 150 Pages

The Grownup by Gillan Flynn.

Transfiguration – Animagus: A Book/Series that Includes Shapeshifting

Either A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer.