Weekend Reads #100: Week 4 — OWLs 2020 Progress Report

Weekend Reads is a weekly post I haven’t done much of in a very long time, but I’m jumping back into it this month to share my reading progress for the OWLs Magical Readathon, which is taking place this entire month.

I read SO much this week, I’m quite surprised at myself. I managed to complete all my OWLs except for Herbology, which I’m working on now.

Well, here’s a quick run-down of my progress so far:

Ancient Runes

Book read: The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe
I read the Penguin Little Black Classics edition. I loved it.


Book read: Long Bright River by Liz Moore, narr. by Allyson Ryan
I listened to the audiobook. It was pretty good.


Book read: Vicious by V.E. Schwab
This was so good! I really liked it. Schwab is a great storyteller.

Care of Magical Creatures

Book read: Spot & Dot by Henry Cole (illus.)
A children’s picture book that has a tiny illustration of a bird on the front, lol. The bird is neither Spot or Dot.


Book read: The Book with No Pictures by B.J. Novak
A children’s picture book. It has no pictures. I love it.

Defense Against the Dark Arts

Book read: Hello, Lighthouse by Sophie Blackall (illus.)
A children’s picture book. I really liked it.


Book read: Oddly Normal, bk. 1 by Otis Frampton (illus.)
A middle-grade graphic novel. It was okay.


Book read: …I’m working on it. (See currently reading section below.)

History of Magic

Book read: Wyrd Sisters by Terry Pratchett
It was funny; felt a bit long though.

Muggle Studies

Book read: Forever in Blue by Ann Brashares
A sweet read as always, but I think I prefer the first three more.


Book read: The Madness of Cambyses by Herodotus
Nonfiction. I read the Penguin Little Black Classics edition. A lot of people died.


Book read: Nimona by Noelle Stevenson (illus.)
Sweet and funny and aww… I love it!

Coming Soon: Book Shelf Tour

Shout out to everyone who voted in my first ever poll. Thank you!

I’ll be doing a bookshelf tour soon starting in May.

I haven’t yet figured out how exactly I’ll do it, but it’s coming. It’s coming soon. 🙂

What I’m currently reading:

The Magic Thief by Sarah Prineas, illus. by Antonio Javier Caparó

I’m about 120 pages in. I like it although I already have some issues with it because I have no idea what the protagonist’s motivations are. What does he really want? I don’t feel like I have a solid idea of who he is and it’s annoying me.

That’s it for me. What’re you up to this weekend?


23 thoughts on “Weekend Reads #100: Week 4 — OWLs 2020 Progress Report

      1. Thanks! I’ve been in a slight slump on and off all year (just slower than normal) but these past couple of weeks have felt like torture trying to read. I still managed to finish quite a few books but it feels like so much less reading and it was a drag, if that makes sense. I’m hoping to kick it soon. 🙂


        1. Totally know what you mean. When it gets like that for me, I sometimes just take a break (and play Sims, lol) or read something totally different, like a magazine. It’ll come back 🙂

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  1. Congratulations on passing the OWLs!!! Wooooo! 😀

    I also managed to pass 11 out of 12 exams, I just don’t want to read any of random generated books I’m getting… but I read another 7 on top of the 11 required for OWLs, should I count Divination as passed or just leave it be?? I don’t know… 😀


  2. Ooh I also finished all my OWLs excepts Herbology haha! Currently listening to The merciful crow for that one!



  3. I can’t believe you read all of those books this week. I know some of them are picture books, but how??? And I’m glad you loved Vicious!


    1. A lot of them were short, so that helped 🙂
      Oh man! Vicious was so good! I need to try more Schwab though. She might become one of my fav storytellers.


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