I realize that I am a day late in getting my reading list out but this was just TOO MUCH FUN to put together. After looking at my lame first quarter of reading I knew I needed a swift kick to the pants and so I went where all great minds seem to find inspiration lately – Twitter. There I witnessed burning excitement about this OWL Readathon and for good reason. G @ Book Roast has put together a truly magnificent program and I am so excited to participate! Make sure and check it out because even if you don’t have time to participate we all have time to admire the workmanship that has gone into setting this up. The O.W.Ls will take place during April and the N.E.W.Ts can be done during August!
The best part of this whole thing is that all of my picks are off my massive physical TBR!
Step One: Pick a Career!
This one took me forever but I finally have settled on working for the Ministry of Magic. I would like to be in the Department of Magical Law Enforcement. It may sound boring to but I love rules and regulations and, frankly, I love working in a collaborative office atmosphere. Realistically, this is probably most like my day job too but with magic. Ministry work requires:
And, if I want to actually work in the Department of Magical Law Enforcement I need to do a little more work:
Step Two: What Books Will Fulfill My O.W.L Requirements?
Charms (Age-line: read an adult book): The Extraordinary Adventures of Alfred Kropp by Rick Yancey
Defense Against the Dark Arts (Reducto: Title Starts With an “R”): RoseBlood by A.G. Howard
History of Magic (Published at Least 10 Years Ago): Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Potions (Next Ingredient: Sequel): Arch Enemy by Frank Beddor
Transfiguration (Prayed Edges or Red Cover): Eon by Alison Goodman
Muggle Studies (Contemporary): Blue Lily: Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater.
And, in the off chance that I have extra time (or I change my career path), I have selected books for the other categories.
Ancient Runes (Retelling): Scarlet by A.C. Vaughn
Arithmancy (Work Written by More Than One Author): Of Two Minds by Carol Matas and Perry Nodelman
Astronomy (“Star” in the Title): Catching Stars by Kayla Keenan
Care of Magical Creatures (Land Animal on the Cover): Shadow and Fox by Julie Kagawa – I realize that this is a mask of a fox but I am hoping that is enough!
Divination (Set in Future): William Shakespeare’s Star Wars.
Herbology (Plant on Cover): The Price Guide to the Occult by Leslie Walton
Tell me, please!
Are you participating in this Readathon?