#DAReadAThon TBR

I have seen so many TBR’s for the Dumbledore’s Army Readathon, hosted by Aentee @ Read at Midnight, and I just couldn’t pass up participating. It looks like so much fun and it’ll be a great way to get myself to read more diversely!

I’ve never actually went to pottermore.com to get sorted, so since there are a couple Harry Potter related challenges coming up in January, I figured now would be the time to see which Hogwarts House I actually belong in. I was sorted into Gryffindor (surprisingly) and my Patronus is a Mastiff!

For the full 411 on the #DAReadAThon, please check out the original Sign Up post HERE.

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When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie McLemore

Synopsis To everyone who knows them, best friends Miel and Sam are as strange as they are inseparable. Roses grow out of Miel’s wrist, and rumors say that she spilled out of a water tower when she was five. Sam is known for the moons he paints and hangs in the trees, and for how little anyone knows about his life before he and his mother moved to town. But as odd as everyone considers Miel and Sam, even they stay away from the Bonner girls, four beautiful sisters rumored to be witches. Now they want the roses that grow from Miel’s skin, convinced that their scent can make anyone fall in love. And they’re willing to use every secret Miel has fought to protect to make sure she gives them up.

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A Darkly Beating Heart by Lindsay Smith

Synopsis → A time-travel story that alternates between modern day and 19th century Japan as one girl confronts the darkness lurking in her soul.

No one knows what to do with Reiko. She is full of hatred. All she can think about is how to best hurt herself and the people closest to her. After a failed suicide attempt, Reiko’s parents send her from their Seattle home to spend the summer with family in Japan to learn to control her emotions. But while visiting Kuramagi, a historic village preserved to reflect the nineteenth-century Edo period, Reiko finds herself slipping back in time into the life of Miyu, a young woman even more bent on revenge than Reiko herself. Reiko loves being Miyu, until she discovers the secret of Kuramagi village, and must face down Miyu’s demons as well as her own.

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Last Seen Leaving by Caleb Roehrig

Synopsis → Flynn’s girlfriend has disappeared. How can he uncover her secrets without revealing his own?

Flynn’s girlfriend, January, is missing. The cops are asking questions he can’t answer, and her friends are telling stories that don’t add up. All eyes are on Flynn—as January’s boyfriend, he must know something.

But Flynn has a secret of his own. And as he struggles to uncover the truth about January’s disappearance, he must also face the truth about himself.

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I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai

Synopsis → When the Taliban took control of the Swat Valley in Pakistan, one girl spoke out. Malala Yousafzai refused to be silenced and fought for her right to an education.

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012, when she was fifteen, she almost paid the ultimate price. She was shot in the head at point-blank range while riding the bus home from school, and few expected her to survive.

Instead, Malala’s miraculous recovery has taken her on an extraordinary journey from a remote valley in northern Pakistan to the halls of the United Nations in New York. At sixteen, she has become a global symbol of peaceful protest and the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate.

I Am Malala is the remarkable tale of a family uprooted by global terrorism, of the fight for girls’ education, of a father who, himself a school owner, championed and encouraged his daughter to write and attend school, and of brave parents who have a fierce love for their daughter in a society that prizes sons.

I Am Malala will make you believe in the power of one person’s voice to inspire change in the world.

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More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

Synopsis → In the months after his father’s suicide, it’s been tough for 16-year-old Aaron Soto to find happiness again–but he’s still gunning for it. With the support of his girlfriend Genevieve and his overworked mom, he’s slowly remembering what that might feel like. But grief and the smile-shaped scar on his wrist prevent him from forgetting completely.

When Genevieve leaves for a couple of weeks, Aaron spends all his time hanging out with this new guy, Thomas. Aaron’s crew notices, and they’re not exactly thrilled. But Aaron can’t deny the happiness Thomas brings or how Thomas makes him feel safe from himself, despite the tensions their friendship is stirring with his girlfriend and friends. Since Aaron can’t stay away from Thomas or turn off his newfound feelings for him, he considers turning to the Leteo Institute’s revolutionary memory-alteration procedure to straighten himself out, even if it means forgetting who he truly is.

Why does happiness have to be so hard?

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Simon vs. The Homosapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Synopsis → Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.

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Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Cordova

Synopsis → Nothing says Happy Birthday like summoning the spirits of your dead relatives.

I fall to my knees. Shattered glass, melted candles and the outline of scorched feathers are all that surround me. Every single person who was in my house – my entire family — is gone.

Alex is a bruja, the most powerful witch in a generation…and she hates magic. At her Deathday celebration, Alex performs a spell to rid herself of her power. But it backfires. Her whole family vanishes into thin air, leaving her alone with Nova, a brujo boy she can’t trust. A boy whose intentions are as dark as the strange markings on his skin.

The only way to get her family back is to travel with Nova to Los Lagos, a land in-between, as dark as Limbo and as strange as Wonderland…



There you have it! Hopefully I’ll be able to rack up some points for Gryffindor with these books. I may change some things around, depending on my mood, but this is a general idea of what I’ll be reading for the readathon.

⇒ If anyone has any other recommendations for Reducto, please let me know! I’m open to all recommendations.

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Will you be participating in the Dumbledore’s Army Readathon? I’d love to check out your TBR’s. Leave a link to them in the comments below and I’ll swing by and check them out!

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65 thoughts on “#DAReadAThon TBR

    1. Yay! You’re like the only other Gryffindor I know! Lol. I’m glad we’ll be in the same house!! I’ve been wanting to read I Am Malala forever now, so what better time to read it than now… I am glad to hear you enjoyed it! I’m so excited for this Readathon to start!

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  1. This is a great list! I have seen a ton of people signing up for this readathon lately. It sounds awesome, and if it was any other month I’d jump at the chance. Alas. January I really need downtime to recover from December. I wish you all the luck completing this!! I can’t wait to hear what you think of Simon vs and Labyrinth. 😄

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  2. Good luck with your TBR! I really want to read More Happy Than Not so I’m excited to hear your thoughts on it 😊 I am Malala is on my TBR for this month and I can’t wait to read it 🌸
    Also congratulations on being sorted into Gryffindor!

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  3. Great TBR list for this readathon! More Happy Than Not and Simon are some of my all-time faves so I hope you’ll enjoy 🙂 I’m definitely also going to participate but I’m still building up my TBR. And determining my house because I’m having a bit of a Hogwarts house identity crisis haha 🙂 But Hufflepuff or Ravenclaw will be it probably 😉

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    1. Thanks! I can’t wait to start reading these! And I was having a bit of a house identity crisis too. So I decided to finally let the Sorting Hat decide for me. I’m usually always put into Hufflepuff or Slytherin, so when the Sorting Hat said Gryffindor, I was a bit surprised. Lol!

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    1. I probably won’t have the time to finish all these books either, but I’m sure gonna try! 😉 And yes!! We were Slytherins together. The Headmaster just randomly threw me in there though. I was never actually sorted. So when I went to Pottermore to get sorted, I was placed in Gryffindor. So… the Sorting Hat has spoken… Lol 😂

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      1. The new sorting hat on Pottermore is a fake! Don’t trust it! It told me I was a hufflepuff the first time, a gryffindor the second, and a Slytherin the third. It’s all a lie! But my Slytherin pride (authenticated by the original sorting hat on Pottermore before the site update) will never die! *stands like Captain Morgan* :p

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  4. We really did pick a lot of the same books haha! I think it’s so interesting that so many of us will be reading similar things, it should make for some really good discussion! 🙂
    A Darkly Beating Heart sounds really cool, I’ll definitely have to check that out.

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  5. I’ll be earning for Gryffindor as well! I’m currently working on my TBR. You could check out Difficult Women by Roxane Gay (a Jan. release) or Shrill: Notes From a Loud Woman by Lindy West for Reducto?

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