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O.W.L.s 2020 | TBR

25/03/2020

Hoohoo, guys.

I’m super excited for the next round of OWLs! I already participated last year and tried to do the NEWTs as well but I couldn’t find the time, unfortunately. Which makes me more happy to be able to be a part of this round of the Magical Readathon. These are my favourite readathons, they’re so much fun and it’s all the Harry Potter love mixed with the things we all like: books.

This year I decided on the career of culinary sorcerer. I probably wouldn’t be a good chef, but a baker? Hells yeah. I’m extremely happy this career is now an option. It requires 4 OWLs:

  • Arithmancy = magical qualities of number 2: balance/opposites – read something outside your favourite genre
    ⇒ Death comes as the End by Agatha Christie (historical crime)
  • Charms = Lumos Maxima – White Cover
    ⇒ Let’s talk about love by Claire Kann
  • Herbology = Mimbulus Mimbletonia – title starts with M
    ⇒ The Manifesto on how to be interesting by Holly Bourne
  • Potions = Shrinking solution – book under 150 pages
    ⇒ The Time Machine by H.G. Wells

Additionally to chosing a career, we can now visit seminars that we pass by doing additional OWLs. I decided to do Animagus training, which requires three OWLs:

  • Arithmancy = see above
  • Potions = see above
  • Transfiguration = Animagus lecture – book / series that includes shapeshifting
    ⇒ Nocturna by Maya Motayne

Another seminar I’d like to visit is Magical Shop Management. It requires one OWL:

  • Arithmancy = see above

Since there is a lot  of Arithmancy required, I might just read another book for this subject, even though it is not necessarily required.


Don’t know what the hell I’m talking about? Then check out G’s video where she explains everything.


Will you be participating in the OWLs 2020? What career are you going for?


Until next time,

  1. Heyy,

    I find it quite impressive that you managed to pick so many different interesting challenges and got to cover some of them with the same book. 🙂 I’m not participating this year – at least not officially on my blog – because I’m a mood reader and usually can’t stick to a reading plan. I don’t like the pressure that comes with it. But if I’ve read something that fits a category I’ll might be able to get some O.W.L.s.

    Happy reading!

    1. Hoohoo 🙂
      yeah, I feel this. I hate sticking to a tbr and to be honest, this is only a provisional one. It might change. Especially since I didn’t finish the books I originally wanted to finish before April, so I might just read Frankenstein as a book outside my favourite genre 😀 You could see what fits and then decide on a career later when you know which OWLs you got? 🙂
      Happy reading <3

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