I can’t believe how quickly April flew by, considering we’ve all been stuck at home on our sofas.
More to the point, I can’t believe how quickly the Magical Read-a-thon flew by! If you recall (and if you can’t, my sign-up post and TBR are here), I was aiming for a career as a Hogwarts Professor, which meant I needed seven OWLs in total, one of which had to be Defence Against the Dark Arts.
I actually ended up with eleven OWLs, and the only one I didn’t get was Ancient Runes, because I couldn’t think of a book title/cover with a heart on it that I even remotely wanted to read. But eleven is great!
Here’s what I read:
Arithmancy – Magical Qualities of number 2: balance/opposites – read something outside your favourite genre.
Love Beyond Time (Morna’s Legacy #1) by Bethany Claire (romance)
Astronomy – Night Classes: read most of this book when it’s dark outside
Prosper’s Demon by K.J. Parker
Care of Magical Creatures – Hippogriffs: Creature with a beak on the cover
A Throne of Swans by Katharine and Elizabeth Corr
Charms – Lumos Maxima: a book with a mostly white cover
The Recovery of Rose Gold by Stephanie Wrobel
Defence Against the Dark Arts – Grindylows: a book set at sea/the coast
Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson
Divination – Third Eye: assign numbers to your TBR and use a random number generator to pick your read
The Girl and the Stars by Mark Lawrence
Herbology – Mimbulus Mimbletonia: Title starts with the letter ‘M’
Miss Carter and the Ifrit by Susan Alice Kirby
History of Magic – Witch Hunts: books featuring witches/wizards
Love Beyond Reason (Morna’s Legacy #2) by Bethany Claire
Muggle Studies – a book from the perspective of a muggle (contemporary)
Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng
Potions – Shrinking Solution: a book under 150 pages
The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson (88 pages)
Transfiguration – Animagus Lecture: a book/series that includes shape-shifting
Dracula by Bram Stoker
I’m really pleased that there’s only one OWL that I didn’t get and I’m really excited to get to the NEWTS in… August? Is that right? I’m also excited for May, given that I had a giant Waterstones order arrive only a few days ago…