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Magical Readathon, O.W.L.s 2019 (My April TBR)


So, I have decided to shake up my TBR for April by joining in with Book Roast’s Magical Readathon, because I love me some Harry Potter themed geekery and will take up any opportunity to show some House pride and represent Ravenclaw.

Sooo, I have sat and read through the careers booklet, had a bit of a panic over it (subconscious flashbacks to my GCSEs I think!) and decided that in 2019 I am going to study the subjects required to follow the career path of a wizarding Librarian. (Yup, exactly nobody is surprised, I know.)

So, in order to do this, I need to pass my O.W.L.s in April and then my N.E.W.T.s in August!

But in which subjects?

Well, for my Librarianship O.W.L.s I need to take exams in:

  • Ancient Runes
  • Arithmancy
  • Defence Against The Dark Arts
  • History Of Magic
  • Transfiguration

But because I am an overachieving Ravenclaw I am also thinking of trying to take on an extra subject ‘just for fun’ – namely Care Of Magical Creatures. (Vocational subjects are important too, doncha know.)

This means I have to read one book per subject between the 1st and 30th of April in order to pass my exams.

My subject guidelines & chosen books are as follows:

  • Ancient Runes, ‘Retelling’: A Whole New World by Liz Braswell
  • Arithmancy, ‘A work by more than one author’: Prom Nights From Hell by Meg Cabot, Kim Harrison, Michele Jaffe, Stephanie Meyer & Lauren Myracle
  • Defence Against The Dark Arts, ‘Reducto: Title starts with an R’: Rivers Of London by Ben Aaranovitch
  • History Of Magic, ‘Published at least 10 years ago’: Lyra’s Oxford by Philip Pullman
  • Transfiguration, ‘Sprayed edges or a red cover’: How To Stop Time by Matt Haig
  • Care Of Magical Creatures, ‘Land animal on the cover’: Moonlocket by Peter Bunzl

I have chosen books for every single subject on the O.W.L.s subject list though – just in case I finish my six and want to do a few extra exams…

(Only one missing from the photo is my Astronomy book, because that’s an eBook on my phone.)

I have also managed to persuade Tori (and my Mum!) to join in with the fun. Tori has decided she wants to be a Potioneer (spot the Slytherin!) and I carefully curated a reading list for her as well!

That’s what she needs for her chosen career, but I have also found her a book for every subject in case she, too, feels like doing some extra reading!

Wish us luck with our studies and let me know if you are going to join in as well. (Links to the materials about careers and subjects can be found under Book Roast’s original video on YouTube.)

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