Admit it…who else wished that they could take part in the O.W.Ls?!
If you haven’t heard of these before, they’re actually exams taken in Harry Potter and stand for ‘Ordinary Wizarding Levels’. They are taken at Hogwarts during the student’s fifth year and the nerd in me always wanted to do them! It meant that I would not only have a wand but be at Hogwarts!
Seeing as my letter is still missing, I wanted to find another way to take my O.W.Ls. Enter the super lovely G at BookRoast! She created a super magical readathon for everyone to take part! The amount of time and effort that has gone into creating guides and graphics is incredible! She’s really gone for it this year too! You honestly feel like you’re taking your O.W.Ls!
If you want to take part, you can!
The readathon has started today and it’s super easy to start! You can first look at the wizarding careers guide so you can pick a job you’d like to aim for! As you can see, there are tons of careers for you to do!
You now have the exams you need to revise for so we move onto the prompts! These prompts show all of the classes at Hogwarts along with the kind of book you need to read. Now that we have the basics, let’s look at what I’m planning! Out of all the careers on offer, I’m aiming to become a Healer. There is something super special!
Looking after witches and wizards who are hurt and need a helping hand?
Awesome! Look at Madam Pomfrey! She’s so cool! I’m pretty sure that Scorpius Malfoy would have been a Healer too!
These are the books I need to read for my exams (pray for me! Haha!):
Herbology (Title starts with an M)
Me Mam, Me Dad, Me by Malcolm Duffy
I had to really think about books on my shelf that started with M! I soon discovered that I only had two! I’ve been waiting for the right moment to read ‘Me Mam, Me Dad, Me’ and now is that time! Got to love a bit of Geordie romance!
Charms: White cover
The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord
Last month I actually won a Bloomsbury competition of all of Emery Lord’s books to date! Seeing as she is an incredible author, I was super happy! The great thing is that all of her books are white! That made this pick pretty easy! I’d read ‘The Names They Gave Us’ a few years ago and I remember it being so sad yet sweet! I could do with a little intentional cry!
DATDA: Book set at the sea/coast
The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
Before the apocalyse started, I had taken out ‘The Ocean at the End of the Lane’ from the library. At least I can hope that I don’t get a fine for it being late! Haha! I’m hoping this book counts as being set at the ocean since it’s in the title. Oh, and one of the characters think her duck-pond is the ocean!
I’m so excited to read this! It’s recently being transferred to the West-End from the National Theatre! Fun fact: the actor who played Boy (Samuel Blenkin) used to be Scorpius Malfoy in Cursed Child!
Potions: Book under 150 pages
I think I’m going to fail Potions because I don’t own/know a book under 150 pages!! Does anyone know an e-book I can read for my O.W.Ls?!
Transfiguartion: Book/series that includes shapeshifting
Animorphs: The Invasion by K.A Applegate
Okay, let’s see how many of you remember this classic?! I had to order this book from Ebay just so I could have a copy on time! High-five to past me thinking in advance. If only she had done the same for ordering food online. This whole series is about teens shape-shifting into animals and the TV show is cheesy but amazing!!
Can’t wait for the nostalgia!
Ancient Runes: Heart on the cover/in the title
Heartstopper 1, 2 and 3 by Alice Oseman
If you’ve read my blog over recent months then it won’t be any surprise that I chose these! I never need an excuse to read these graphic novels but it’s been a little while since I’ve read them from the start. Nick and Charlie’s lives can be just as complicated as Ancient Runes!
Think I’ll get an O for this?
Care of Magical Creatures: Creature with a beak on the cover
Asha & the Spirit Bird by Jasbinder Bilan
This is such a gorgeous looking book with an equally gorgeous plot! The idea that her grandmother/her nanijee is looking over her as a spirit bird is such a lovely thought. I always imagine my parents doing the same kind of thing! I once had a dream that my Dad wanted to come back as a white butterfly!
You never know with him! He’d probably be a wasp to terrorize me!
Astronomy: Read majority of this book when it’s dark outside
The Star Outside My Window by Onjali Q. Rauf
What better book to read before bed than this! The characters are literally obsessed with space and the main character thinks her mum is a star! It’s another book that needs tissues because the end is pretty upsetting but Onjali just handles it perfectly!
Love her books!
Are you doing the O.W.Ls magical readathon this month?