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
It’s TBR TIME!
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,