Well, well, well, I think we’ve been here before, no? Yep, you guessed it by the title, I am giving the OWLs readathon another shot! The lovely Gintare, of Book Roast fame, hosted this wizarding event back in April, she she invited us all the take part. It ran for the whole month, and had 12 subjects to choose from, completing 5 of them earnt you Outstanding in your O.W.Ls. I was in somewhat of a reading slump at that point, so I didn’t do so well.
I really want to take part in the NEWTs readathon that is coming in August, so I am preparing myself by resitting my OWLs first. There are some guys doing the OWLs readathon for the first time in July, so I thought I would join them in the hope of finishing more of the subjects, because what you complete during your OWLs limits the subjects you can read during the NEWTs and I don’t want to be as limited as I am now!
I’ve copied my original TBR below, and left the subject I passed, whilst updating the TBR list for the challenges I didn’t finish last time round.
Ancient Runes – PASSED
Read a book with a symbol on the cover
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Huang
Arithmancy – PASSED
Read a book with a number on the cover or in the title
One Of Us Is Lying by Karen M McManus
Astronomy – PASSED
Read a science fiction read
Saga Vol. 2 by Brian K Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Care of Magical Creatures
Read a book that includes magical creatures OR features a magical creature on the cover
Newt Scamander: A Movie Scrapbook by J K Rowling/Warner Bros
Charms – PASSED
Read a fantasy book
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley
Defence Against the Dark Arts – PASSED
Read a book featuring/about secret societies/clubs
The Children of Blood and Bone by Toni Adeyemi
Read a book featuring prophecies
Read a book with a nature related word in the title
James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl
History of Magic – PASSED
Read a historical fiction
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee
Muggle Studies – PASSED
Read a muggle non-fiction book
Very Good Lives by J K Rowling
Read a book about/with alchemy
The Alchemist’s Secret by Scott Mariani
Read a book that deals with transfiguration/shapeshifting or similar theme OR a book with a cat on the cover
The Tsar of Love and Techno by Anthony Marra
I’m not sure that I will finish every challenge because I am also taking part in Tome Topple and the as yet unnamed Tarot Card readathon as well. I am hoping to finish another 2 or 3 challenges minimum so I will have a better choice in the NEWTs and hopefully, to continue my reading resurgence. Ideally, I would also do the challenges that let me choose a career I’d like to follow in the magical world, such as curse breaker or Auror, but we’ll see.
Are you taking part? What career path have you chosen?
What will you be reading?