Magical Readathon: O. W. L.s 2020 – Weeks 3 and 4

Hello, hello! I’m back with my O.W.L.s final update.
I’m sorry this is a bit late, but I was really busy with Uni so I really couldn’t find the time to upload it sooner.

Here we go: so… I did it!! I really did not think I’ll be able to finish it in time, but after changing up some of my selected books, I managed to finish all 12 owls. My little overachiever me is still jumping up and down from happiness. Total page count for the 12 books I’ve read is a 3775, which is a lot, especially since I read 6 more books this month that did not count for the owls (I don’t think I have read this much ever before in my entire life – yeah a lot of them are graphic novels but it counts)

Books I’ve finished and the classes I’ve passed:

Arithmancy – Unfiltered by Lily Collins

I don’t give out ratings/stars for (auto)biographies since I don’t want to grade someone’s life story, so, I’ll just say a couple of words about this book. Now, before I start I want to say that I’m not a fan of hers, I do enjoy a couple of movies that she’s made, but I did not know much about her in the start. I picked this up because I couldn’t have finished Idiot in time and I had this available as an audiobook.
Lily seems like she is this really cheerful extroverted person and you can get that from her writing, but, I have to say that her sort-of bubbly writing probably won’t resonate with everyone. At times she appeared a bit shallow and selfish, and honestly, it’s just because of the way this book is written.
It does deal with some serious topics, but I think she should have written a little longer book to fully express her thoughts about all of them (or just tackle some), it felt as if she just jumped from one topic to another.
If you really like Lily and want to know more of her story I think you should pick this up and you’ll probably enjoy her perspective a lot more than I have.

Herbology – Monstress vol 1 by Marjorie M. Liu & Sana Takeda

Oooh I really enjoyed this one. It’s a graphic novel and I don’t know how to express my feelings about it. It took me some time to get into it since we were just pushed in the story without knowing barely anything but I really did enjoy it and the ending left me wanting more. If you don’t have a problem with some graphic content and you want a graphic novel with an interesting world I recommend it. I think it’s heavily inspired with Egypt and that is such a cool concept. The artwork is great and some of the characters are adorable… Like I said if it sounds like something you might like give it a try.

Potions – The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Truly a classic. I love this story with all my heart and it always makes me cry, especially now that I am older and I understand it differently… speachless.

Care of Magical Creatures – The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

I really wanted to know if I hyped THG too much in my head since I read it back when I was 13, I think, and my teenage me was so obsessed with it. So instead of picking up one of many unread books on my TBR pile, I picked THG.
Wow, this book is just as amazing as I remember it being, maybe even better. I forgot how much I liked Suzanne Collins’ writing. I think this one should stand side by side with Lord of the Flies and be a required read for older kids. It’s just so good.

Muggle Studies – My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Oooh here we go, my least favourite out of the five I’ve read. I didn’t actually have any issues with this book, it was just lacking something. It was way too short and I can not say that I was not satisfied with the end, it’s just… I expected it to end the way it did from page one. I’m blaming my disappointment on the hype.

So, that’s it. I’ve finished my owls and now I’m waiting for august to see if I can actually manage to becoma a real witch haha.
I want to know if any of you participated in magical readathon and how did you do it. Have you read any of these books? What are your thoughts about them?
That’s all from me. I’ll write to you soon. Bye bye.

All of the images of books belong are from Goodreads.


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