So, if you’ve read my July TBR post you know I did my O.W.L.s in prep for August. You can check out that post if you don’t know what I’m talking about, but I’ll link the announcement video from BookRoast here.
This one is way harder than the O.W.L.s naturally and my TBR is quite ambitious. Especially since I won’t have as much time as I had in July. I’m going on vacation soon for 5 days and later I get visitors for 8 days. So those days are probably no reading days.
And I’m still planning on reading 15 books minimum. I’m aiming for 5 O’s; in Potions, Herbology, Charms, Transfigurations and DADA.
I tried to find the shortest books on my TBR which resulted in some weird choices, but I’m glad anyway because it pushed me to reach for books that have been on my shelves for ages! (Some for 7 years or so!!)
So without further ado, here is my list:
Since you have to read them in order I’ll start with all the books I have to read to get an Acceptable:
Charms: Read a book with magic in it
For this, I chose A Court of Frost and Starlight. I’ve wanted to read this since it came out and I think it’s finally time. I would fit a few other prompts as well, so I might switch it up later. But I’ll definitely read it this month!
Defence Against the Dark Arts: Read a last book in a Series
Allied. I am still currently reading Avenged (I wanted to read it for my Ancient Runes O.W.L.s but I didn’t finish it in time). The series is actually quite good and I’m happy to binge read them. Emelina is awesome and I love that no one is really only good or bad.
Herbology: A Book with a green cover
I have two options for this one. I’m a mood reader, so I need at least a little space to choose spontaneously. So I could read Ronja Räubertochter (Ronja, the robber’s daughter) or Die Leiden des jungen Werther (The Sorrows of Werter). There are both very different!
Potions: A book that has a name of a colour in the title
All Systems Red. Emily Fox recently read and recommended this and I was intrigued. Also, it’s incredibly short, so that’s a bonus.
I actually read it yesterday and I really liked it! 4.25 Stars.
Maybe I related to Murderbot a bit too much?
Transfiguration: A book with a grey cover
I loved Every Heart a Doorway and can’t wait to read Down Among the Sticks and Bones. Loved the writing style of the first book and am curious to actually experience one of the other worlds. Also, the cover is stunning.
Now, for Exceeds Expectations:
Charms: A book with a Cover that charmed you
I’m trash for beautiful covers and I occasionally buy books only because of there cover. (Well not only, they have to interest me somewhat). So, I had a lot of books to choose from. I narrowed it down to these two: The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. The cover is very simple, but I love it. And I have to read that book anyway. I have an ARC and it comes out on September 4th.
Or A Thousand Perfect Notes. That cover is just to die for and I’m so hyped for this book. I only have an e-book right now, but I’ll definitely buy a physical copy when I’m back home.
DADA: Read a foiled book
This is another book where I just don’t understand why I haven’t already read it. I got it right when it came out and I was so incredibly hyped for this … I even have two copies! I mean … why haven’t I read it?! That’s going to change this month for sure though. Language of Thorns is another book that would fit quite a lot of other challenges as well but for now, it’s here.
Herbology: Read a Book with Illustrations
For this, I’m going with Hallo, ist da jemand? It is a childrens book and quite a philosophical one. I read this on August 2nd and I really enjoyed it. The illustrations are lovely and compliment the story beautifully.
Potions: Read a book with a male lead character
Artemis Fowl. The book is even named after this 12-year-old crime genius. Just finished it today and I absolutely adored this book. Eoin Colfer is one of my fav authors and this book only underlined why. It was so much fun to read and I flew through this.
Transfiguration: Read a book from an author you haven’t read anything from before
I am a bit behind on my Netgalley books so I had to try and include them in this readathon. So for this prompt, I’m going with She was the quiet one. It sounds kinda intriguing and I’m always for a boarding school setting.
And finally, to get an Outstanding in these 5 subjects:
Charms: A book that you think will leave a mark
I haven’t yet decided which book I’m gonna pick up but I really want to read both of these books and have heard only good things about them.
DADA: A Book with the word ‘Dark’ in the title or series name
For this, I chose Queens of Fennbirn, the novella collection from Three Dark Crown, a series I very much love. I was so frickin’ excited when I got my copy and somehow still managed to not read it. Why am I like that? Does anyone else do that??
Herbology: Read a book with either of these words in the title: Water, Air, Light or Sun
Water & Glass. I had this also on my O.W.L.s TBR but ended up reading another book, so it’s back on my list for this challenge. And I hope to actually get to it this month. It is out of my comfort zone but sounds so intriguing!
Potions: A book over 350 pages long
DNA is a review copy I got and I really want to get to it this month. don’t have a deadline per se but I’d like to post my review as soon as possible. I’ve always wanted to read a book by Yrsa Sigurdadottir and hope I enjoy it as much as I think I will. Also, my mom is eagerly awaiting me finishing this so she can borrow it.
Transfiguration: Read a book that’s set in a kingdom/has royals
I have a few books I could choose for this one, but I’m going with Die Blutkönigin (Queen of Blood). Same situation as with DNA. I got it for review, no deadline but I wanted to read it for a while now and am quite excited.
Now, if the very improbably thing happens and I actually finish all those 15 books I’ll try and get an A in the other fiver subjects I got my O.W.L.s in. But for the sake of not making this post a mile long I won’t list them here.