I did it! I strayed from my TBR (quite a lot) but I achieved all 12 O.W.Ls in April for the O.W.Ls Readathon.
Ancient Runes: Read a retellingMiranda in Milan by Katharine Duckett Arithmancy: Read a book by more than one authorThe Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling and Chris Riddell 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 bookThe Breakthrough by Daphne du Maurier Defence Against the Dark Arts: Read a book beginning with an “R”The Raven and the Reindeer by T. Kingfisher Divination: Read a book set in the futureRecord of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers 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 agoDaughter of the Forest by Juliet Marillier 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 coverNought Forever by Malorie Blackman
On the last day of the readathon I managed to finish Record of a Spaceborn Few for Divination, my final O.W.L, which means when it comes to the N.E.W.Ts in August I’ll be able to choose whichever subjects/prompts I feel like.
I’m thinking of potentially pursuing the Professor of History of Magic career for the N.E.W.Ts just so I have a focus, but we’ll see!
All in all, this was a great readathon for me and the best reading month I’ve had for a long time. It wasn’t only good because of how much I read – I read 13 books in total in April, as In the Labyrinth of Drakes didn’t count towards the readathon because I started it in March – but I also enjoyed the majority of what I read. In fact The Gilded Wolves was the only disappointing read in April, whereas In the Labyrinth of Drakes, Miranda in Milan and Daughter of the Forest all got 5 stars!