Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by Newt Scamander
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This book was pretty good. Nothing surprising, just a description of all the beasts in the Wizarding World, but the illustrations at the end were very well done. I especially liked the niffler, but since I watched the Fantastic Beasts adaptation, I’ve always thought they were cute. The book was pretty interesting, but the fact that it took me over a month to read shows how engaging I thought it was. Otherwise, I think it’s great for Harry Potter research purposes and there were some cool Easter eggs from the books and movies that made me think: ‘oh! I remember that!’ It was also cool to hear about some beasts that were also not mentioned in the books. Interesting overall.
This book completes my ‘wheel of format’ summer challenge requirement, because it is written a bit like an encyclopedia or textbook.

Wheel of format: Read a book in a format that you don’t normally read in (­a graphic novel, poetry, a play, an audiobook, etc.).
Stay awhile: Read a book with more than 500 pages.
New voices: Read a debut novel.
Armchair traveler: Read a book set in a destination you want to visit