Posted in Bookmas, Discussion

Dream TBR: Or Books You Wish You’d Read

You know the feeling you wish you’d gotten to every book but you didn’t have the time or something else came up on your radar. Here are some books I wish I’d gotten to this year.

Eva Evergreen Semi-Magical Witch

Eva Evergreen, Semi-Magical Witch by [Julie Abe]

This book has looked cute all year but somehow I’ve never gotten to it, maybe I’ll get to it in the last days of this year but if not it’s first on the list in 2022.


Eva Evergreen is determined to earn the rank of Novice Witch before her thirteenth birthday. If she doesn’t, she’ll lose her magic forever. For most young witches and wizards, it’s a simple enough test:

One: Help your town, do good all around.
Two: Live there for one moon, don’t leave too soon.
Three: Fly home by broomstick, the easiest of tricks.

The only problem? Eva only has a pinch of magic. She summons heads of cabbage instead of flowers and gets a sunburn instead of calling down rain. And to add insult to injury, whenever she overuses her magic, she falls asleep.

When she lands in the tranquil coastal town of Auteri, the residents expect a powerful witch, not a semi-magical girl. So Eva comes up with a plan: set up a magical repair shop to aid Auteri and prove she’s worthy. She may have more blood than magic, but her “semi-magical fixes” repair the lives of the townspeople in ways they never could have imagined. Only, Eva’s bit of magic may not be enough when the biggest magical storm in history threatens the town she’s grown to love. Eva must conjure up all of the magic, bravery, and cleverness she can muster or Auteri and her dreams of becoming a witch will wash away with the storm.

Amazon: Eva Evergreen

The Last Windwitch

The Last Windwitch by [Jennifer Adam]

Another cute middle grade witch book that came across my radar but I never seem to actually read. The world sounds really interesting so I wish I would have gotten a chance to read it.


Many years ago, in the kingdom of Fenwood Reach, there was a powerful Windwitch who wove the seasons, keeping the land bountiful and the people happy. But then a dark magic drove her from the realm, and the world fell into chaos.

Brida is content in her small village of Oak Hollow. There, she’s plenty occupied trying to convince her fickle magic to actually do what it’s meant to in her work as a hedgewitch’s apprentice—until she accidentally catches the attention of the wicked queen.

On the run from the queen’s huntsman and her all-seeing Crow spies, Brida discovers the truth about her family, her magic, and who she is destined to be—and that she may hold the power to defeating the wicked queen and setting the kingdom right again.

Amazon: The Last Windwitch

The Girl and the Ghost

The Girl and the Ghost by [Hanna Alkaf]

Finally one I wish I would have read around Halloween, it’s a great story about a girl, family and a spirit.


Suraya is delighted when her witch grandmother gifts her a pelesit. She names her ghostly companion Pink, and the two quickly become inseparable.

But Suraya doesn’t know that pelesits have a dark side—and when Pink’s shadows threaten to consume them both, they must find enough light to survive . . . before they are both lost to the darkness.

Amazon: The Girl and the Ghost

What were some of the books you wished you had gotten to this year? Share your answers in the comments!

Posted in Wrapup

Personal Check In

Hello all, I just wanted to share what was going on in my personal life. My reading is going well, I only have 10 books to go till 100 which was my goal for the year, so I’m totally going to be able to get there. So that’s exciting. I also hit 500 posts for the blog so I’m feeling pretty accomplished with reading and blogging.

However remember how I shattered my ankle back in January? It’s now inflamed so I have to take a steroid. (Yuck!) and keep it elevated and rest it. The rest and elevation isn’t that hard. I’ve had to do a lot of that before when I was recovering. But this steroid is making me feel pretty gross. So I’m going to get lost in books and Christmas movies, if I miss a day of posting this is why.

The steroid so far has left me very tired a hot and cold, so kind of like having a cold. Then I got an injection of gel in my ankle to help my pain their but the injection itself is still making my foot hurt so I have to stay off of it for awhile. Maybe I’ll get more blog posts done while I have to be down.

I got myself an early Christmas present and pre-ordered Pokemon Legends: Arceus and got a copy of Wythwood for my indie collection. I’m also planning on ordering Horizon Forbidden West after I finish the original game.

I’m working on my own personal readathon as well as the Reindeer Readathon, and I’ve made it through several of the prompts each so I feel good there. So while I’m a little sick I’m doing the best I can with all the things I’ve wanted to do this month.

How about you? How are you doing?