Hello to the wonderful BookBlogging community! I missed you all so much! Gosh, its been so long!! I know its quite difficult nowadays with everything that is going on in the world but I hope that all of you and your family/friends are safe and well. We will get through this! Let’s stay positive! ❤
Can you all believe its April already? And if you are a reader who is active on bookblogging sites or BookTube, then I am sure you all are well aware of the Magical Readathon hosted by G from Book Roast. And this could not have come at a better time! Now that we are practicing social distancing, I found it the perfect opportunity to combat my reading slump and pick up the pile of books I have on my TBR (so seriously. its no joke, I HAVE A BUNCH!)
So here is a quick rundown:
O.W.L.s – Ordinary Wizarding Level Examinations
- Take place between April 1 – 30
- 1 book prompt per subject. In order to pass the subject, you would need to read the book associated with the prompt
- Graded by the exams passed
- Acceptable – 2 or more exams completed
- Exceeds Expectations – 6 or more exams completed
- Outstanding – 9 or more exams completed
N.E.W.T.s (Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Tests)
- Takes place between August 1-31
- 3 book prompt per subject. Each book prompt is assigned to a pass grade – A, E, O
- Reading prompt A, unlocks prompt E which unlocks prompt O; To earn an outstanding, you need to complete the prompts in this order.
G is so amazing since she put so much hard work in creating these beautiful and detailed documents that you can’t help but admire her for it. Recently, there was also an addition added to the challenge which offers a list of careers that we can choose to become if we are able to complete the required subjects needed to take on that career. So for my careers, I narrowed it down to Astronomer and Librarian but it might change depending on what books I manage to get through since I do have some Masters classes and presentations/papers to complete this month.
Since I am not sure which career to pursue at the moment, I decided to compile a TBR of the the subjects required to pass with these two careers: Ancient Runes, Arithmancy, Astronomy, History of Magic, Defense Against the Dark Arts, and Transfiguration
Now without further ado, let’s get on with the my TBR!
Heart Rune: Heart on the cover or in the title
Magical qualities of #2 – balance/opposites: Read something outside your favorite genre
For this prompt, I chose historical fiction since this is not the typical genre I reach for. I usually prefer Science Fiction or Fantasy. I actually just finished reading it the first week of APRIL because it was THAT good!!! i can’t wait to do my review on it. I have to share ALL THE FEELS!!
Night classes: Read majority of this book when it’s dark outside
Witch hunts: Book featuring witches/wizards
Grindylows: Book set at sea/coast
So this book has been on my TBR forever and since I finished reading her other novel, Between Shades of Gray (which was amazing), I just really want to know what the hype on this book is all about.
Daughter of a Pirate King, Escaping from Houdini, All the Stars and Teeth
Animagus lecture: Book/series that includes shapeshifting
For this I considered shifting as the manipulation of various elements with the Maji clans in the Children of Blood and Bone. The sequel was what I wanted to read for so long! I loved the first book – I actually devoured it as soon as I started reading and I can’t wait to start this. I hope I get to it!
So these are the books which I am planning to read this month for the OWLs. I feel like it may be ambition to do all 6 prompts, especially with my classes but since we are remote, maybe it could be done! I will definitely update you all with full reviews for the books I read soon!
Are any of you joining the Magical Readathon? Whats on your TBR? If you guys have a post on it, let me know and I will definitely check it out!
Until next time, keep reading and I will see you all soon with another bookish post!