O.W.L.s Reading Wrap Up 2019
I enjoyed participating in the O.W.L.s Magical Readathon this April. I remained unaware of the readathon until N.E.W.T.s of 2018, so this was my first round of O.W.L.s.
I decided on a goal to read a book for each of the 12 prompts. Naturally my top two choices are Magiczoologist and Herbologist. Those prompts are so easy though, and I enjoy a challenge. So, I read for the first two thirds of the month, saw where I was at, reevaluated, figured out what subjects I still needed to read, found books, and focused the last third of the month reading as many of those as I could. I have had three different TBR stacks for this readathon: my initial one, my one made almost completely out of books to review, and my final one.
I finished a book for each of the 12 categories this time. This allows me to figure out which prompt I would like to go with. I am pondering Journalism, as that was the first challenge I completed, and it was up there for a career I would be interested in. A Hogwarts professor or Librarian would be fun. I believe G said her hardest prompt was an Alchemist, which kind of makes me want to try that. I am such a mood reader, that what I want as a career will probably change by the N.E.W.T.s announcement video.
Interestingly as well, my books can be divided up into four categories: books for other book clubs, The Great American Read list, Young Adult books, and books I received to review. Here is a list of the books I read, under each of these categories, as well as what class they passed.
Books for Other Book Clubs
The Annotated Northanger Abbey- Arithmancy
The Island of Sea Women- Herbology
The Great American Read Books
The Pilgrim’s Progress- Ancient Runes
Where the Red Fern Grows- Care of Magical Creatures
Memoirs of a Geisha- History of Magic
The Picture of Dorian Gray- Transfiguration
Renegades- Defense Against the Dark Arts
This Splintered Silence- Divination
Books to Review
The Girl He Used to Know- Muggle Studies
I enjoyed this readathon so much. I cannot wait for N.E.W.T.s. I want to plan my TBR. I am hoping G will do a mini readathon or two like she has over the past year.
Did you participate? Let me know in the comments below or let me know which of these books you have read.