This week saw me cross only one more subject off my list, meaning I’ve got 6 subjects under my belt out of a hoped-for 12. I’m not exactly disappointed, because I know aiming for all 12 is crazy when I don’t have any graphic novels on my TBR that I could get through in a couple of hours, but I do wish I was a bit more than halfway through at this point. Sadly I’ve hit a bit of slump this week, but I’ll get onto that in a moment!
Ancient Runes: Read a retellingMiranda in Milan by Katharine Duckett
- Arithmancy: Read a book by more than one author
Astronomy: Read a book with “star” in the titleThe Stars Change by Mary Anne Mohanraj Care of Magical Creatures: Read a book with a land animal on the coverWithin the Sanctuary of Wings by Marie Brennan
- Charms: Read an adult book
- Defence Against the Dark Arts: Read a book beginning with an “R”
- Divination: Read a book set in the future
Herbology: Read a book with a plant on the coverThe Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
- History of Magic: Read a book published at least ten years ago
Muggle Studies: Read a contemporary bookOnce Ghosted, Twice Shy by Alyssa Cole Potions: Read a sequelThe Wicked King by Holly Black
- Transfiguration: Read a book with sprayed edges or red on the cover
I haven’t managed to read a lot this week, and I honestly couldn’t tell you why – I simply haven’t been reaching for books in my spare time, so I don’t have anyone to blame for myself that I don’t have more O.W.Ls under my belt!
I really, really want to achieve my O.W.L in History of Magic this month, I can’t be a history nerd and not take History of Magic on to the N.E.W.Ts in August, so I’m going to concentrate on Daughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier for the rest of the month. I would love to read more if I can, but I know I’ll be annoyed if I don’t achieve my History of Magic O.W.L.
I’m hoping to love it, and I’ve really enjoyed what I’ve read of it so far, because the one book I did manage to read this week I sadly didn’t like as much as I expected to. I’d heard so many good things about Roshani Chokshi’s The Gilded Wolves and I was so prepared to love it, but it just never clicked for me. With it, though, I’ve achieved my O.W.L in Herbology which I’m pleased with, as it’s one of the subjects I didn’t get to last year!
If I happen to have an amazing reading week, I’m hoping I might also get to:
- Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers for Divination
- We Set the Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia for Transfiguration
- Vicious by V. E. Schwab for Charms
- Red Sister by Mark Lawrence for Defence Against the Dark Arts
This is absurdly ambitious, but as I’m not at work tomorrow (huzzah for Easter Monday!) I’m hopeful I’ll get a decent amount of reading done to give me a good head start. Record of a Spaceborn Few, Vicious and Red Sister are all books I’d like to read for the Booktube SFF Awards (Vicious and Red Sister so I can then read Vengeful and Grey Sister, which have both made this year’s shortlist!) so I’d love to get to them this month if I can.