All Exams Are Cancelled, But the OWL’S Are Still On! | OWL’S 2020 TBR

International Women's Day Reading Recommendations (1)

Hi Readers!

I’ve lost count now how many rounds we’ve had of the OWL’s but I’ve been taking part in all of these since day 1 and I’m excited to do it again!

It’s 12 prompts, all based on lessons you would take at Hogwarts and you can either just do the ones to get you the qualifications for your chosen wizarding career or you can be a Hermione like me and just do as many as you can.

All the info can be found here: The Book Roast

Ancient Runes – A Heart On The Cover or Title

The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
– I have read this before and I wasn’t a huge fan of it. But I would like to give it another chance just because it is so loved by so many people and I loved Nelson’s second book I’ll Give You the Sun.

Arithmancy – Read Something Outside Your Favourite Genre

Watership Down
– Now I do love childrens classics but I’ve never gotten on with books that are from the POV of anything than isn’t human. I’ve actually tried reading this before a few times and never gotten the whole way through it, but I’d like to finally finish it this time.

Astronomy – Read a Book Mostly Whilst It’s Dark

The Princess Bride by William Goldman
– This is one of those books that never fails to make me laugh and I definitely need that right now. I’ll probably read it over a few evenings.

Care of Magical Creatures – Creature With A Beak On The Cover

Persuasion by Jane Austen
– I definitely want to continue my reread of Austen’s books this month. They bring me a lot of comfort.

Charms – A White Cover

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay by Elena Ferrante
– I’m so excited to reread the Neapolitan books. They’re one of my favourites!

Defence Against the Dark Arts – Set At The Sea/Coast

The Story of a New Name by Elena Ferrante
– The second book in the Neapolitan series.

Divination – Use A Random Number Generator to Pick –

I listed some of the books I have on my shelf that I want to read whilst isolation is going on and the one that was picked was Middlemarch by George Eliot!

Herbology – Starts with M

My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
– The first in the Neapolitan series.

History of Magic – Features Witches/Wizards

No idea what to read for this yet. Maybe I’ll reread Harry Potter? This might be one I skip.

Muggle Studies – A Contemporary

The Story of a Lost Child by Elena Ferrante
– The final book. That’s right. I’m hoping to reread the whole series in a month. Given how quickly I flew through it the first time though I’m sure it will be a breeze.

Potions – Under 150 Pages

Shakespeare
– This counts as a book, right? I bought a collection of his complete works a couple of months back and I’m slowly making my way through his plays. I think it’ll probably be Hamlet or something.  

Transfiguration – Has Shapeshifting

Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
– Literally the only book on my shelf and I can think has any type of shapeshifting.

Are you taking part in OWL’s 2020? Let me know!

Thanks For Reading,
Jess X


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