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O.W.L.’s Magical Readathon 2019 TBR

O.W.L.’s Magical Readathon 2019 TBR


~ Right when I was saying to everyone, “oh, I don’t think I’m ready to do a readathon anytime soon.”

*enters the YARC2019 and the Magical Readathon 2019*


That’s right, today I decided, quite randomly, that I’ll give this Readathon a try. I love Harry Potter and I love the idea of taking Wizarding exams so here I go!

This readathon starts off with O.W.L.’s, the exam period being between the 1st and the 31st April, then N.E.W.T.’s which is between the 1st and 30th of August. I am determined to become the Wizarding Career I have chosen for myself, and that is…a Potioneer! (Or Potions Master/Professor, etc.) I love Potions, Half-Blood Prince has some of the best and funniest Potions scenes and I find it so cool, so I’m keen to fly through my exams and outstanding results.

In this readathon, to get an O – Outstanding in your O.W.L.’s you must complete 9 Exams, so that means, reading 9 books basically.

For my wizarding career, however, I only need to take the exams for the following 5 Subjects (and here are their prompts):

Arithmancy – work written by more than one author

Care of Magical Creatures – land animal on the cover

Charms – age-line: read an adult work

Herbology – plant on the cover

Potions – next ingredient: a sequel

Like the competitive and determined Asian stereotype Slytherin that I am, I must get an Outstanding so I’ll also be completing the following 4 exams (and here are their prompts):

Defense Against the Dark Arts – Reducto: title starting with an ‘R’

Muggle Studies – contemporary

Transfiguration – Sprayed edges or red cover

Divination – Set in the future



Naturally, getting together a TBR is the toughest yet funnest thing ever, here are the books chosen for my O.W.L. exams and essentially my April TBR.

Arithmancy – The Dysasters by PC Cast & Kristin Cast

Care of Magical Creatures – The Honeyman and the Hunter by Neil Grant (it took me having this book for 2 weeks to realise the bees on the cover make up the image of a scary af looking tiger, this actually scares me a bit)

Charms – Losing the Plot by Elizabeth Coleman

Herbology – The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon (it HAS a small tiny flower on the cover, fight me)

Potions – Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco (starting this AGAIN for the second time, let’s be hopeful people!)

Defense Against the Dark Arts – Red Sister by Mark Lawrence 

Muggle Studies – The Secret Science of Magic by Melissa Keil (YARC2019 read)

Transfiguration – We Are Blood and Thunder by Kesia Lupo

Divination – Legend by Marie Lu (I haven’t read this legendary book since high school and Marie never lets me down!)


Am I excited? YES.

Will I complete them all? God, I hope so.

Do let me know if you’re participating! I’d love to see/chat/read what you’ll be reading and what your aspiring Wizarding career is.

Until next time,

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  • insidemylibrarymind

    Ah I am still debating if I should participate! I am obsessed with this concept, I think it’s so cool, but I am not sure if I will have any time to read! But anyways – I loved seeing your TBR, good luck and I hope you have lots of fun!

    • Tracy

      you should totally participate! The concept is so fun, I agree. I wouldn’t stress too much about how much you’ll be able to read, just the thought of doing Hogwarts exams is so fun haha, thank you so much! Have a great day šŸ™‚

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