April Reads (O.W.L’s Readathon)

Hey everyone! How are you?

It is the end of April and that also means the end of the O.W.L’s readathon. At the beginning of the month I said that I hoped to achieve the magical careers of being a wizarding Journalist/Writer and, if I had time left, I’ll go for a bonus career of Care of Magical Children.

I can happily say that I completed the prompts, exams, to become a Journalist/Writer!

  • History of Magic (witches/wizards) – Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
  • Muggle Studies (contemporary) – Fix Her Up by Tessa Bailey
  • Astronomy (read majority at night) – The Duchess Deal by Tessa Dare

So, in August I will be doing the N.E.W.T’s for the Journalist/Writer to finalise it :). As I completed this I thought I’d try to also go for my second career, Care of Magical Children.

  • Arithmancy (outside comfort zone) – Becoming by Michelle Obama (I feel like I kinda chested as I was already a couple of hours in. I’ve been listening to the audiobook, which I definitely recommend, and slowly worked my way through it. The political aspect had me lost but Michelle Obama still kept it interesting and I really loved her telling us her story. I’m not one to read autobiographies but I just had to)
  • Charms (white cover) – The Dream Thieves by Maggie Steifvater
  • Defence Against the Dark Arts (set at sea/coast) – Bloom by Kevin Panetta
  • Herbology (title starts with M) – Mated to the Alpha by J.M Klaire
  • History of Magic (witches/wizards) – The Witch Boy by Molly Ostertag
  • Muggle Studies (contemporary) – The Bride Test by Helen Hoang
  • Potions (under 150 pages) – When a Scot Ties the Knot Bonus Epilogue by Tessa Dare
  • Transfiguration (shapeshifting) – Blood Oath by Raye Wagner

I, unbelievably, somehow, managed to do this. Honestly, Illuminae was my book for ‘Outside Comfort Zone’ challenge, but as I didn’t finish it in time but had finished the audiobook for Becoming I thought I’d do a sneaky swap. I mean Becoming was out of my comfort zone. I rarely read biographies. That counts right? Please. Haha

Additional Books Read

  • Coraline by Neil Gaiman
  • The Darling Buds of May by H.E Bates

I’m really happy with my reading for April. Also I didn’t feel really rushed reading each book. I didn’t put any pressure on myself like I sometimes do for readathons which causes me to get into a slump. I had fun and got to read heaps of great books!

*Edit: just finished Illuminae and loved it! I was so close to finishing it in April but had only 100 pages left. So good.

How was your April?

Until next time…



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