Good morning book wizards and witches!
Holy moly! Thank god that’s over. WHYYYYY do I think that signing up for reading challenges is a good idea? I am a MOOD READER. I am BAD at this. Let’s go see what I actually read this month, and then we can discuss how I am NOT *spoiler alert* going to be an Alchemist.
OWLs TBR and what I actually read
My TBR was pretty hardcore, I’ll be honest. And I DEFINITELY did not read many books on it. In fact, I threw the entire thing out and decided to ‘wing it’ about two weeks in.
I didn’t complete either of my buddy reads either. (I DNF’ed one and then I never started the second… I’m sure there is something wrong with me. Like, as soon as I say “I’m reading this book”, I then develop an allergic reaction to it.)
Subject / Prompt
Book I thought I’d read
Book I actually read
Read an adult book
|My Not So Perfect Life – Sophie Kinsella||Ten Count Vol 5 – Rihito Takarai
|Defence Against the Dark Arts
Read a book thats title starts with R
|Radio Silence – Alice Oseman||Radio Silence – Alice Oseman|
Read a book with a plant on the cover
|The Wren Hunt – Mary Watson||All That Compels the Heart – Erin Bowlen
(there are trees!)
Read a sequel
|Saga Vol 2 – Brian K Vaughan||Ten Count Vol 6 – Rihito Takarai|
Read a book with sprayed edges or a red cover
|Ace of Shades – Amanda Foody||Sorry I’m Late, I Didn’t Want to Come – Jessica Pan
Read a retelling
|Geekerella – Ashley Poston||Geekerella – Ashley Poston
Read a book written by more than one author
|These Broken Stars – Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner|
|Care of Magical Creatures
Read a book with a land animal on the cover
|Coraline – Neil Gaiman||The Princess and the Fangirl – Ashley Poston
(there’s a cat!)
Read a book with ‘star’ in the title
|Navigating the Stars – Maria V Snyder|
Read a book set in the future
|Renegades – Marissa Meyer||Saga Vol 2 – Brian K Vaughan
(is this future? or just sci-fi? shhhhh)
|History of Magic
Read a book published at least 10 years ago
|Sea of Monsters – Rick Riordan|
Read a contemporary book
|Letters to the Lost – Brigid Kemmerer||The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue – Mackenzi Lee
(it’s contemporary historical fiction… *cough*)
OK, so it’s not like I spectacularly failed. But I’m also probably pushing the friendship for a couple of the prompts… but I heard it was open to interpretation, so I’m taking them.
This also means that for the second year in a row, I did NOT pass History of Magic… oops?
So, what does this mean? Let’s break it down into the Wizarding Career that I wanted to aim for.
Alchemist (all 12 prompts)
- Auror (Charms, DADA, Herbology, Potions, Transfiguration)
Curse Breaker (Ancient Runes, Arithmancy, Charms, DADA, Potions, Transfiguration)
- Healer (Herbology, Charms, DADA, Potions, Transfiguration and 3 of my choice)
- Magizoologist (Care of Magical Creatures, Charms, Herbology, Potions)
So, still in the running for three of them, and I could totally be the next Rolf Scamander, so everything is still looking good!!
I might take a week of holidays from work when the NEWTs are on!!
Until next time, happy reading 😊📚