HAPPY BACK TO HOGWARTS DAY!
Everyone is on board the Hogwarts Express, getting excited for a new school year in the most magical school and I’m not among them… Because I have graduated from Hogwarts and am now a Magizoologist! 😱
In August, I participated in the Magical Readathon hosted by Book Roast, a month-long readathon based around the exams students take at Hogwarts. I was studying to become a Magizoologist and managed to pass all my exams! I thought that I’d wrap it up today and of course, share my passing grades. 😉
To become a Magizoologist, I needed to get an Outstanding in Care of Magical Creatures and an Exceeded Expectations in both Charms and Herbology. I *really* wanted to get an Outstanding in everything though, and that’s what I did, so here are the books I read to pass these exams!
♡ Care of Magical Creatures
- Archenemies by Marissa Meyer, 3/5 stars
- Thor, Volume 1: The Goddess of Thunder by Jason Aaron, 4/5 stars
- Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield, 2/5 stars
- The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty, 5/5 stars
- Thor, Volume 2: Who Holds the Hammer? by Jason Aaron, 3.5/5 stars
- The Door by Magda Szabó, 3/5 stars
- King Lear by William Shakespeare, 4/5 stars
- A Sky Painted Gold by Laura Wood, 2.5/5 stars
- The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon, 4/5 stars
I am so happy to have passed all these exams, I was quite the reading machine in August and that’s how… I finished my required reading on August 15th. After that, I studied a bit harder to get an Outstanding in everything (see above), but also decided to pass additional exams (can you tell I’m a Ravenclaw, studying for exams I don’t even need to pass?!).
So anyway, I also got an Outstanding in both Astronomy and Divination, plus an Exceeded Expectations in Ancient Runes.
- Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, vol. 3, by Naoko Takeuchi
- Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
- The Mighty Thor, Volume 1: Thunder in Her Veins by Jason Aaron
- Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, vol. 4, by Naoko Takeuchi, 4/5 stars
- The Tale of Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter, 4/5 stars
- Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon, vol. 5, by Naoko Takeuchi, 4/5 stars
♡ Ancient Runes
- Wicked Fox by Kat Cho, 3.5/5 stars
- The Deathless Girls by Karen Millwood Hargrave, 3.5/5 stars
August was probably my best reading month so far this year in quantity, but my ratings went from 2 stars to 5 stars, so it was quite a mixed bag. My highlights of the month in terms of reading were The Kingdom of Copper, my first five-star read since March, but also Nevernight, which I had been putting off for the longest time but adored! ❤️
All in all, this readathon was a lot of fun once again. In the end, I passed everything I needed to, I graduated from Hogwarts and am now free to be a Magizoologist and wanders the world with magical creatures! I sure will participate in the Magical Readathon next year!
What did you read in August? What was your favourite book of the month?