OWLs Magical Readathon 2020 Wrap Up!
It's the last day of April so now is as good a time as any for my OWL's wrap up! Although I actually set up a TBR for the first time ever you'll notice that I deviated from it a million times 😂 I'm too chaotic for my own good sometimes but I still had lots of fun!
This year I went for the Trader of Magical Tomes career. For this I needed to pass Ancient Runes, Charms, History of Magic and Transfiguration which I did! I surprised myself but somehow managed to pass all 12 of my OWLs, thankfully with the help of some graphic novels!
I loved doing this readathon and I can't wait to participate in even more! I put the prompts, books and a bit about the books down below if you fancy checking them out. Let me know what books you read or if you read any of these too ❤️
Prompt: Heart Rune - Heart on the cover or in the title
Book Read: The Sin Eater by Megan Campisi:
In The Sin Eater by Megan Campisi we follow the life of May Owens in sixteenth century England. After her parents death she is left to fend for herself. One day she is caught stealing a loaf of bread and sentenced to become a sin eater. Cursed to forever eat the sins of those on their deathbed, everyone scared of her touch and forbidden to speak outside of her duties. She gets swept up in a conspiracy in the Queen's court and is the only one who can investigate what is really happening.
Prompt: Magical qualities of number 2 - Balance/Opposites - Read something outside of your favourite genre
Book Read: Feasible Planet by Ken Kroes:
Feasible Planet explores the ways in which we as individuals can live more sustainably and do our part to save the planet. Although it may not always seem like it, the little choices we make can collectively make a big difference. This book is a great starting point to help you and others live more sustainably.
Prompt: Night classes - Read the majority of this book when it is dark outside
Book Read: The Strange Book of Jacob Boyce by Tom Gillespie
Keep an eye out on Book, Blog & Candle for the Book Blitz and Blog Tour coming soon!!
Prompt: Hippogriffs - Creature with a beak on the cover
Book: Percy Jackson & The Sea of Monsters Graphic Novel:
Camp Half Blood is under attack and it is up to Percy and his friends to undergo an attack to save the demigod's home.
A great graphic novel version of the books!
Prompt: Lumos Maxima - White Cover
Book: Star Wars Volume 1: Skywalker Strikes:
My first Star Wars novel! We join Luke, Leia and Hans as they try to defeat Darth Vader once again.
Prompt: Grindylows - Book set at the sea/coast
The Ethereal Series starts with The Awakened. Our protagonist is Sam, a troubled young boy struggling after his brothers' death. He is misunderstood and angry at the world. He has no support and a heartbreakingly horrible relationship with his parents. However, there is something special about Sam. Every time he goes to sleep he enters what he believes to be a dreamworld called Muanga-Atua. Everyone there is convinced that he is their long lost hero, 'Sam of the Shades' their chosen one. Returned to defeat the evil plaguing their lands. Sam has no idea what they're talking about and is sure that he is just stuck in a weird dream. Until the magic starts seeping into his own world and he can no longer deny the truth.
Prompt: Third Eye - Assign numbers to your TBR and use a random number generator to pick your read
In The Court of Owls, mysterious deaths have been occurring all around Gotham with a warning that Bruce Wayne is next. Bruce starts to investigate the seemingly mythical Court of Owls, thought only to be a children's tale. However, he finds out more than he bargained for about his own history and about Dick Grayson's. He's drawn into a fight for his life but will he be strong enough to defeat the unbeatable Talon?
Prompt: Mimbulus Mimbletonia - Title starts with a M
Book: Ms. Marvel Volume 1: No Normal
Kamala Khan is an ordinary girl from Jersey when one day she suddenly gets some extraordinary powers.
Prompt: Witch hunt - Book featuring witches/wizards
Book: The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Volume 1
Prompt: Book from a perspective of a muggle (Contemporary)
Book: The Existence of Amy by Lana Grace Riva
A great story which reflects on the main characters daily battles with OCD, anxiety and depression.
Prompt: Shrinking Solution - Book under 150 pages
Book: We Should All Be Feminists by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Based on her TED talk with the same name, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie talks about feminism and why it is so important.
Prompt: Animagus Lecture - Book/series that includes shapeshifting
Book: Masked City by Genevieve Cogman
The thrilling sequel to The Invisible Library featuring secret agents working for an inter-dimensional library.
A last little look at my bullet journal spread:
I had so much fun on my first readathon and I definitely want to keep an eye out for more! I'm so excited for the NEWT's in August!
How did you do on your OWL's?