Happy Monday Everyone!
I know that I traditionally blog on Wednesdays. Today is not a Wednesday. Today is a Monday. However, I felt a passion to write out something that I discovered just recently that has sparked my interest to read again.
As you may have known, I got into a book slump sometime in February. March was pretty slow for book reviews. I’ve been trying to get myself out of the slump to no avail and then I saw this readathon on Instagram (if you don’t follow me, do @themarlenamarie). It’s the OWL readathon.
Essentially it works with Harry Potter themes, using the O.W.L.s (Ordinary Wizarding Levels) as a prompt. More information here. I love Harry Potter and this readathon really sparked me to want to read more. As such I am going to attempt it to complete it. Not only that but I will be attempting to complete it now more than a week into the month, all while trying to read books I have never read before. (Spoiler IDK If I can).
Some of the books on this list you will notice are not in my preferred genre. That’s because they are my mother’s books. I told her about it and she recommended books. She may be attempting it as well.
Goals: Alchemist (For then I can be anything) and Auror (Favorite job!)
Ancient Runes (Retelling) – Heartless by Marissa Meyer
Arithmancy (2 Authors) – *
Astronomy (“Star” in the Title) – A Bowlful of Stars by Florence Crannell Means
Care of Magical Creatures (Land Animal on the Cover) – As many Redwall books by Brian Jacques as I can get through.
Charms (Adult book) – Suspect by Michael Robotham
Defense Against the Dark Arts (“R” as the first letter of the first word of the title) – Rat Race by Dick Francis
Divination (Future) – Article 5 and Breaking Point by Kirsten Simmons
Herbology (Plant on the Cover) – The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett (reread)
History of Magic (Published 10+yrs ago) – Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
Muggle Studies (Contemporary) – I’m a Spider, so What (Japanese Webnovel)
Potions (Sequel) – Stormcaster and Deathcaster by Cinda Williams Chima
Transfiguration (Sprayed Edges or Red Cover) – The Princess Bride by William Goldman
* My mother has ideas based on if I like the other books she suggested or not.
No book reviews today. I will begin reading all of these, probably this week, and I will review them then. Those reviews will be posted on Mondays. Depending on how many books I get read this month, I may up the number of reviews each week from 2 to 3. Or not, to keep a queue.
Otherwise, I’m pumped. This means more books to read. More book reviews. More books, more books, everywhere.
Thanks for sticking with me and my nonsense!