The Magical Readathon 2021: The Novice Path

Hello, everybody! Today I’m back with a special post for The Magical Readathon 2021. If you didn’t know about this readathon, check out G @ Book Roast’s video below. G has done an incredible job of bringing us this new world full of fantastic characters, magic and so much adventure! I’m honestly blown away by the amount of detail G has put into this readathon and while I’m not the best at actually completing readathons 99% of the time, I couldn’t resist taking part in this because it’s too amazing to pass up!

As a mood reader, I’m not one for fixed TBRs so if I make any kind of reading list, I much prefer calling it a possibility pile as it gives me a bit more freedom to choose what book I read without feeling guilty about not sticking to a TBR. Now without further ado, let’s get right down to it!

Map of The Novice Path with destinations: Ashthorn Tree, The Mist of Solitude, Ruin of the Skye, Obsidian Falls, Tower of Rumination, and Orilium Arc.
Text on map reads: The Novice Path awaits your mind, your pride and greed must stay behind. Now walk the trials, play the part to help unearth those pure of heart.

In this readathon, we are characters set in the world of Aeldia and we are setting out on The Novice Path to get to our new magical school, the Orilium Academy. On this path we must showcase exceptional skill and wit on at least two occasions, which technically means we only need to complete two prompts to successfully reach the academy but since I’m already being ambitious by joining this readathon, I thought I might as well try going all the way and fulfil all the prompts! *insert determined face*

The Novice Path Entrance: a book with a map

Why did I have a surprisingly difficult time coming up with two books for this prompt? It took a while… But I finally found two possibilities that I wouldn’t mind completing this month! #1 has been on my TBR for way too long as it is (what’s new there though lol)…

ASHTHORN TREE: A BOOK THAT KEEPS TEMPTING YOU (OR TOP OF YOUR TBR)

Contrary to the one above, there’s an endless number of books that would be tempting possibilities for this particularly prompt. These two are the top contenders though because for some reason, no matter what book I read last, these appear on the front page of my Kindle Library each time! Guess it’s a sign?

THE MIST OF SOLITUDE: A STANDALONE

Again, so many tempting possibilities but these two titles have been on my mind a lot recently. Not sure why but I’m not particularly mad about it cos both look like they’ll break my heart and patch it back up again by the end!

RUIN OF THE SKYE: A BOOK FT. GHOSTS/HAUNTED HOUSE OR OTHER SUPERNATURAL ELEMENTS

As The Ultimate Chicken™️, me and ghosts? No, thank you if I can help it! That said, I do have a MG that has been sitting on my TBR for a very long time (#1) and I think it’s the level of ghost-creepy that I can actually handle. The alternative is to read something supernatural so, naturally, it’s vampires for me!

OBSIDIAN FALLS: A THRILLER OR MYSTERY BOOK

I’ve actually been in a bit of a thriller mood lately so I think both of these books will probably get read this month (I’m probably jinxing myself saying that though LOL)!

TOWER OF RUMINATION: A FIVE STAR PREDICTION

This is a difficult one actually because it’s been a while since I’ve had a 5-star read and I thought a few of the books I’ve read recently would’ve been 5-stars but I was wrong. Hopefully, I’m not wrong about these two though—especially for #2 because I love Mog and want more Nevermoor adventures!

ORILIUM ACADEMY: A SCHOOL SETTING

I don’t actually have a lot of books with a school setting on my TBR (at least none that come to mind as I made this list) but I am looking forward to reading these two so either of these possibilities are good for this month!

And that’s it for my Magical Readathon possibility pile! Are you participating in the readathon, too? If you are, happy reading! 😃

13 thoughts on “The Magical Readathon 2021: The Novice Path

  1. This seriously look like a lot of fun! It’s tempting for me to do it, lol. But, I feel like I am so busy and I’ve been mood reading a lot. Looking forward to seeing what you think of the books you picked.

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