To be perfectly candid, I say, in my best imitation of Rosa Diaz … I’m not really a fan of read-a-thons. I don’t like the idea of forcing myself to read a specific amount of books, or a specific type of book in a set time frame, and I don’t enjoy the pressure that comes with it.
(I pressure myself enough already as it is.)
So why join one?
When I saw this Harry Potter related read-a-thon, though, I thought it was high time I gave them a chance, and what better one to pick as my first one, than the one that basically means I get to pronounce myself a witch who has passed her Ordinary Wizarding Levels?
Also, it’s September. The Harry Potter nostalgia is real.
And truthfully, I’m pretty excited, because I picked a lot of books I’ve been meaning to re-read for an eternity (they are marked with a * below), but never got around to, because of “shiny new releases!!”, and “hyped books I’ve been missing out on??”.
I also picked more than one book for a few subjects, because I’m a) channeling my inner Hermione, b) some of the books are part of a series, and c) simply because I want to have choices, should I not be in the mood for a certain book.
If you want to take part in the read-a-thon as well, you still can! Be sure to read your Hogwarts letter beforehand, as it tells you everything you need to know in order to pass your O.W.L.s.
MY PLAN TO TAKE ALL TWELVE SUBJECTS + GET AN ‘OUTSTANDING’ CERTIFICATE
a book with a symbol on the cover*
a book with a number on the cover/in the title
a science fiction novel
Care of Magical Creatures
a book that includes magical creatures or features a magical creature on the cover
a fantasy book*
Defense Against the Dark Arts
a book about/featuring secret societies/clubs*
a book featuring prophecies
a book with a nature related word in the title
History of Magic
a historical fiction
a muggle non-fiction book*
a book about/with alchemy*
a book that deals with transfiguration/shapeshifting or a book with a cat on the cover*
If any of the books I’ve listed here are on your TBRs, let me know in the comments!!
(Maybe we can buddy read them [even if you’re not joining the read-a-thon]. 💓)Have you ever participated in a read-a-thon?
Which books are on your September TBRs?
Let’s buddy read some books?? 💗