It’s OWLs time!

Yes, I am interrupting my usual ThursTag schedule to bring you a Readathon post. Deal with it.

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It’s April, which means it’s time for the OWLs Readathon, hosted by G at Book Roast. She puts so much effort into making this readathon brilliant and memorable, so you should all definitely go and check out her announcement video here!

This is my second year taking part, and I’m aiming for a career as an Alchemist, which means I need to read all 12 books. I’m also pretty sure it means I need to read 13 books for the NEWTs later in the year, but that’s Future Charlotte’s problem.

Here is my (tentative) TBR. I’ve tried to fit in most of the books from the TBR Amy chose me, but I’m in a bit of a funny mood with reading at the moment (the world is ending, cut me a break), so I have alternatives for some of these prompts and I’ll see what takes my fancy:

Ancient Runes – Heart rune:  heart on the cover or in the title

A Heart so Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer or The Girl with Space in her Heart by Lara Williamson.

Arithmancy – Magical qualities of number 2 : balance opposites – read something outside your favourite genre

My favourite genre is fantasy, so I’ve chosen two contemporary options: Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi or Daisy Jones and the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid.

Astronomy – Night classes: read majority of this book when it’s dark outside

This could be any book because I do most of my reading at night, but I’m going to read either Jinxed by Amy McCulloch or The Last Spell Breather by Julie Pike.

Care of Magical Creatures – Hippogriffs : creature with a beak on the cover

13 Treasures by Michelle Harrison or Reverie by Ryan La Sala.

Charms – Lumos Maxima : white cover

I have no completely white books on my TBR, so I am going for books which are half white, because that’s the best I can do. Don’t @ me. Explorers on Black Ice Bridge by Alex Bell or Before the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi.

Defence Against the Dark Arts – Grindylows : book set at the sea / coast

Storm Witch by Ellen Renner or The Lost Tide Warriors by Catherine Doyle.

Divination – Third eye : assign numbers to your TBR and use a random number generator to pick your read. 

I got S to choose me a number. He picked 2. So I these books are the 2nd on my TBR pile from Amy and the 2nd on my shelf of proofs: A Sky Painted Gold by Laura Wood or The House of One Hundred Clocks by A.M. Howell.

Herbology – Mimbulus mimbletonia: title starts with an M

Mud by Emily Thomas or The Mask of Aribella by Anna Hoghton.

History of Magic – Witch hunts: book featuring witches / wizards

I only have one option for this because I’m desperate to read it: Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare, which features a warlock.

Muggle Studies – Book from the perspective of a muggle (contemporary)

Either The Lost and the Found by Cat Clarke or Diary of a Confused Feminist by Kate Weston.

Potions – Shrinking Solution : book under 150 pages

Another Beginning by Lauren James or Grief is the Thing with the Feathers by Max Porter.

Transfiguration – Animagus lecture : book series that includes shapeshifting

Crescent City by Sarah J. Maas or Chosen by Kiersten White.

Really. I just want to read all of these, but I think that might be overly ambitious even on a good month where the world isn’t ending…

Have you read any of these? Which would you recommend? 




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  1. I’ve read Daisy Jones and the Six and Before the Coffee Gets Cold which are both brilliant – though Coffee Gets Cold has a special place in my heart and really emotional. Good luck with your career and subjects, I’m aiming towards being a librarian.

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      1. For the Librarian role I have to read six books but am reading extra for seminars in Animagus Training, Magical Shop Managament and Legal Defense of Fantastic Beasts and extra classes too so I’ve set myself up to read 16 books haha

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