August 2022 Reading Plans | Orilium Autumn Equinox Readathon TBR

august 2022 tbr orilium


Hello friends!

On August I’m going to participate in Orilium Readathon hosted by G. This is a magic school based readathon where we create our own character, choose their career, and choose the quest for them by reading the books from particular reading prompts. This readathon has been started last year, but you can join this one too, as G said you don’t have to read all the books from the Novice Path to the Spring Equinox which is too many to finish in a month. For more info, you can watch the Orilium readathon playlist in Book Roast channel.

I have made the video version of this TBR blog post, please watch if you prefer watching videos, and it has English sub in it.

In this Autumn Equinox or the 2nd semester Orilium Academy, the scholars have to continue the classes they took before. In the first semester, I chose Story Weaver as my career, so the prompt for August will be all the books required for Story Weaver. What’s different from this second to the first one is we are required to past certain grade in each school of magic.

Oh, also, you are allowed to steal some books from my TBR! Let me know if you did.

 

CLASS READS

School of Magic : Inscription

Required Grade : O

Course(s) : Glyph : Recollection

Reading Prompt(s) : A childhood favorite

Book(s) : Totto-chan : Gadis Cilik di Jendela (Madogiwa no Totto-chan) by Tetsuko Kuroyanagi

I read this book on 7th grade and I felt it’s been 100 years ago. When I read this book, I didn’t cry and couldn’t understand why my friend cried. Then last year I re-read this book, and I cried. I can’t wait to cry over this book again.

This book is kind of autobiography or memoir of Tetsuko Kuroyanagi or Totto-Chan’s childhood which first was published on 1981 and becomes best seller in Japan. This book follows Totto-chan who constantly dropped out of school and her mom determined to find her a new school which wouldn’t limit Totto-chan’s freedom to express herself. Her mom finally found Tomoe Gakuen built by Sosaku Kobayashi during the World War II and Totto-chan’s heartwarming and precious story in this school started here.

 

School of Magic : Psionics and Divination

Required Grade : Q

Course(s) : Time Theory I, Time Theory II

Reading Prompt(s) : Story featuring time travel, Book with the same word in the titles as your last read

Book(s) :

1. A Wrinkle in Time – Kerutan dalam Waktu by Madeleine L’Engle

I have the Indonesian translation version published by Penerbit Atria, and since I didn’t get the chance to read this book during school years, I want to read it this year. This book follows Meg who is daughter of genius scientist parents. However she constantly gets into problems and is punished at school. After her dad’s sudden disappearance, rumour spreads in her school and makes everything worse. One day, on a stormy night, Meg, her brother and her friend suddenly started a journey through time and space and have to face the bigger enemy to save her dad.

2. I will decide the book later since it depends on my last read

 

School of Magic : Lore

Required Grade : D

Course(s) : Aeldia’s Regional Anthropology, Myth of Syldoris, Ancient Caves of Daerune

Reading prompt(s) : A book that has the colours similar to your country’s flag, Story featuring a betrayal, Desert setting

Book (s) :

1. Fifty Four Things Wrong with Gwendolyn Rogers by Caela Carter

Gwendolyn has 54 problems in her life. If she doesn’t get them under her control, she can’t participate in the next summer camp. Nobody can her. But she remembers the 12 things that help her mom when everything goes out of control. She will try those to be able to go to the summer camp.

2. Dragon Pearl by Yoon Ha Lee

I have talked about this book in my previous July Book Haul, and I’m excited to read this book on August. This book is a middle grade science fiction which has Korean mythology in it. Dragon Pearl follows Min, a gumiho who lives with her family in Planet Jinju. Her brother suddenly left his post in Space Force and is rumored to run after a dragon pearl which possesses huge amount of power. Min runs away to fin Jun and clear her brother’s name.

3. Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton

I found this book in Storytel and this book is set in a desert nation named Miraji where mythical beasts and djinn exist. Our main character, Amani, is a gifted gunslinger and is destined to live forever in her hometown, Dustwalk. Until she met Jin, a foreigner, in a shooting contest which becomes the start of her adventure.


 

QUEST

There are more quests available, but I have only decided the books for these quests and prioritize them as they are the physical books I want to get into after my July book haul.

Quest : Boggus Froggus

Reward : 10 guild points

Prompt : read book with author name started with B or F

Book : The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

I wanted to read this book on July but then the reading prompts for #BanyakBacaKlasik2022 came out, and I had to switch this book with Animal Farm so it fits the prompt. So for August, I want to read this book which also fits to #BanyakBacaKlasik2022 August prompt which is “story about adventure”. This book follows Dorothy and her pet dog Toto who got swept from Kansas by a tornado. They arrived at a magical land named Oz, so in order to go back home, they have to follow the yellow road to meet a wizard in Emerald city.

 

Quest : Courier Needed

Reward : 10 guild points

Prompt : book with movie adaptation

Book : Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

I got this book last month and I made another post about it in my July Book Haul. This book is about the 4 daughters of March family, Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy. With Laurie, their childhood friend, they tried to achieve their dreams in the midst of difficult situation.

 

Quest : Animal Therapy

Reward : 10 guild points

Prompt : more than one animal on the cover / title

Book : Vespertine by Margaret Rogerson

This book has been also mentioned in my July Book Haul. This book is about Artemisia, a Gray Sister in-training. One day there is an attack from possessed soldiers and Artemisia awakened an ancient spirit but she shouldn’t lose her concentration or else it would control her. As the bigger enemy makes appearance, Artemisia has to abandon all her past beliefs.

So, that’s all the book I’m going to prioritize during the month of August. How about you? Which book do you plan to read? Let me know if you’re participating in this readathon too! 

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