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Magical Readathon 2020: Wrap-Up

Hello, my lovely readers! I hope you’re all doing well!
I have officially passed all of my OWLS to become a seer! Hurray!
I came close to also obtaining the qualification to operate magical locomotives, but unfortunately, I didn’t end reading anything for Defence Against the Dark Arts. I just wasn’t in the mood for anything set at sea or by the coast.
Here’s what I read to become a seer:

Ancient Runes – Heart Rune: Heart on the cover or in the title
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This was probably my favpurite book that I read for the readathon. It was a quick but stunning novel.
See my review here.

Astronomy – Night Classes: Read the majority of this book when it’s dark outside
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This book was just okay. I found the plot to be boring and it certainly did not meet my expectations, which were set high after reading countless positive reviews and enjoying The Fault in Our Stars.
See my review here.

Divination – Third Eye: Assign numbers to your TBR and use a random number generator to pick your read
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I can finally say that I’ve read 10 Sarah Dessen books! This was definitely my least favourite, but I’m glad that I read her debut novel.
See my review here.


 

Although I didn’t fulfill enough/the correct prompts to obtain any additional qualifications, I did do a few more OWL!

Charms: Lumos Maxima: White cover
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This was SO disappointing!
See my review here. 

Muggle Studies: Book from a perspective of a muggle (contemporary)
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This was also pretty disappointing, but I still enjoyed it as a whole.
See my review here.

Potions: Shrinking Solution: Under 150 pages
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This was an adorable little comic book that any book lover will relate to and love – I certainly did!!
See my review here.


Since i managed to pass six OWLs, I would consider this readathon to be a success!
Unfortunately, I was very disappointed by most of the books that I read, but I still had fun participating.
Hopefully May will be a better reading month for me! Let’s keep our fingers crossed! 😉

Did you take your OWLs this year? How did you do?
What career are you going for?
What was your favourite book that you read in April?

Let me know in the comments down below!

As always, thank you so much for joining me today! I hope you have a wonderful evening!
See you again soon! ❤

 

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Review: That Summer

Good morning, my lovely readers! I hope you all have been having a great week. 🙂
This morning I am bringing you a review of Sarah Dessen’s debut novel, That Summer. This was definitely my least favourite of the ten books that I’ve read by her, but I’m glad I finally had the opportunity to read her first book.
I read this book for my Divination exam in the Magical Readathon!
Hope you enjoy!! ❤


That Summer by Sarah Dessen
Genre: Young Adult – Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 208
Publication Date: January 1996
My Rating: 2.5 of 5 stars
Read April 2020

Goodreads Synopsis:
For fifteen-year-old Haven, life is changing too quickly. She’s nearly six feet tall, her father is getting remarried, and her sister—the always perfect Ashley—is planning a wedding of her own. Haven wishes things could just go back to the way they were. Then an old boyfriend of Ashley’s reenters the picture, and through him, Haven sees the past for what it really was, and comes to grips with the future.


Click here to read my thoughts/review on Goodreads!

Is That Summer on your TBR?
Have you read That Summer?
How did you think it compared to her other novels?
What are your favourite and least favourite Sarah Dessen novels?

As always, thank you so very much for reading. 🙂
See you again soon!! ❤

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See my reviews of Sarah Dessen’s other books:
Along for the Ride – Sarah Dessen
Someone Like You – Sarah Dessen
What Happened to Goodbye – Sarah Dessen