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O.W.Ls Readathon 2019 | Update

Hello witches, wizards, muggles, and trolls! OWLs Readathon 2019 is running through the whole of April (check out my sign up post here), so I thought I would do a quick revision update to see how I have been getting on with each exam assignment now as we are a third of the way through the month.

I am still completely undecided on my career path. Well, not, that’s not entirely true, I have narrowed it down, but Curse Breaker and Department of Mysteries worker are still both drawing me in, so for now, I am still working to complete these two. Realistically, I also wanted to obtain Outstanding in my OWLs which meant completing 9 exam topics, so I opted to focus on the subjects I needed for the career paths I am interested in, and then filled in the topics I also really wanted to read for too.

I’ve had a great month/readathon so far! Last year, I caught this readathon just after it had started and unfortunately was in a reading slump so didn’t feel like I made the most of it. I was determined to do it properly this year, and have read a decent amount so far, got through a few topics, and most importantly, I am enjoying what I am reading!!!


Ancient Runes – Retelling

Stepsister Jennifer Donnelly (review)


Arithmancy – Work written by more than one author

Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating Christina Lauren


Astronomy – “Star” in the title

The Fox and The Star Coralie Bickford-Smith


Care of Magical Creatures – Land animal on the cover

Chronicles of Narnia: The Silver Chair C S Lewis

Charms – Age-line: read an adult work

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry Neil deGrasse Tyson


Defence Against the Dark Arts – Reducto: title starts with an ‘R’

Rebel of the Sands Alwyn Hamilton

Divination – Set in the future

The Mime Order Samantha Shannon

Herbology – Plant on the cover

The Greatest Love Story Ever Told Nick Offerman & Megan Mullaly (review)


History of the Magic – Published at least 10 years ago ✔

Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader C S Lewis


Muggle Studies – Contemporary

Giant Days Vol. 1 John Allison, Max Sarin & Lissa Treiman


Potions – Next Ingredient: sequel

Moon Over Soho Ben Aaronovitich


Transfiguration – Sprayed edges or red cover

The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle Stuart Turton

I know right? I can’t believe quite how well I am doing either! I have already completed 8 books this month, which I am seriously pleased with! I am about half way through Rebel of the Sands as well, so I think I will probably be 9 subjects down by the end of the weekend. I thought 9 was a really good total to aim for at the end of the month but I am now starting to think I will be able to do the whole lot!! Wouldn’t that be awesome? I don’t actually want to be an alchemist (the hardest career path/most reading) but it is pretty cool to know that might have still been on the menu!

How are you getting on?

What subjects have you completed? What did you read?

What career path have you chosen to follow?

11 thoughts on “O.W.Ls Readathon 2019 | Update”

  1. You’re doing great! I had no idea Christina Lauren was a duo! lol. I’ll hopefully be reading The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle soon too! I’ve heard good things about it.

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