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OWLs read-a-thon challenge progress report

Hi everyone!

So a couple of weeks ago, I posted that I would be taking place in the Ordinary Wizarding Levels read-a-thon challenge for August (even though most people were doing their NEWTs), because I missed out in April!

I also said that I might post an update during the month to show you guys my progress, which is what this post is! So, here’s what I have accomplished so far this month:



Book I thought I would read

Book I actually read

Ancient Runes A book with a symbol on the cover Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody
Arithmancy A book with a number on the cover or in the title A Thousand Perfect Notes by CG Drews A Thousand Perfect Notes by CG Drews
Astronomy A science fiction novel Warcross by Marie Lu The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Care of Magical Creatures A book that has magical creatures in it or on the cover The Seafarer’s Kiss by Julia Ember To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
Charms A fantasy book The Light Fantastic by Terry Pratchett
Defence Against the Dark Arts A book about secret societies or clubs The Rook by Daniel O’Malley
Divination A book featuring prophecies Nevermoor by Jessica Townsend The Crowns of Croswald by DE Night
Herbology A book with a nature related word in the title Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch
History of Magic A historical fiction The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
Muggle Studies A muggle non-fiction book Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson
Potions A book about/with alchemy The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Watson The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Watson
Transfiguration A book about transfiguration/shape-shifting or a book with a cat on the cover Who’s Afraid by Maria Lewis How (Not) to Kiss a Toad by Elizabeth A Reeves

Now, while this is where I am currently at, I may move some of these around as they could fit several different categories. For instance, The Crowns of Croswald could actually fit:

  • Care of Magical Creatures
  • Charms
  • Defence Against the Dark Arts
  • Divination
  • Potions
  • Transfiguration

So, depending on what I read for the rest of the month, I might find something that fits a category better, and then move the ones I have read around to other spots.

But, suffice to say, I think I should hit most of the subjects that I wanted to, as having a challenge to tick books off against is actually making me want to read more! I should do this every month! Maybe I’ll put together a reading bingo for next month, who knows where this could go?!

How is your reading for the month going?

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