Good morning everyone! I hope you’re doing well. Today I’m going to be talking about the 30, yes 30, books I read in April.

So let’s just get straight into this.

So, I’m not going to go into my thoughts on these books here. But if you want thoughts on a specific books, you can check out my wrap video on YouTube (find my channel here) or click on the photo of the book and you’ll be brought to my Instagram review for it where you’ll be able to read about that specific book.

I have this broken down by type of book and formatting I read it in. Other than that, there’s no rhyme or reason. I do have the yearly challenges each of these books went for under them and just know that I don’t usually count manga for any reading challenges besides the A to Z challenge, sometimes. I also mentioned what OWLs they went for and I’ll wrap up my OWLs at the end of the post!

Let’s do this!

Physical Books

Pages: 102
Genre(s): Motivational?
Audience: Young Adult
Format: Poetry; Hardover
Release Year: 2018

Yearly Goals: Read 100 books

OWLs: Potions – Shrinking Solution – Book under 150 pages

Pages: 320
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Audience: Young Adult
Format: Paperback
Release Year: 2013

Yearly Goals: Read 10 Authors Complete Works; Read 50 books on my TBR before 2020; 2020 Linz the Bookworm Reading Challenge; Read 100 books

OWLs: Muggle Studies – Book from a perspective of a muggle (contemporary)

eBooks/eArcs

Pages: 247
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Audience: Adult
Format: eBook/eARC (Received from LibraryThing)
Release Year: 2020

Yearly Goals: Read 10 authors complete works; Read 100 books

OWLs: Charms – Lumos Maxima – White cover

Audiobooks

Pages: 437
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Audience: Young Adult
Format: Audiobook
Release Year: 2018

Yearly Goals: Read 50 books on my TBR before 2020; 2020 Linz the Bookworm Reading Challenge; Read 100 books

Pages: 368
Genre(s): Contemporary
Audience: Young Adult
Format: Audibook, Poetry
Release Year: 2018

Yearly Goals: 2020 Linz the Bookworm Reading Challenge; 2020 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge; A to Z Reading Challenge; Read 100 books

Pages: 384
Genre(s): Fantasy, Paranormal
Audience: Young Adult
Format: Audibook
Release Year: 2020

Yearly Goals: 2020 Linz the Bookworm Reading Challenge; 2020 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge; Read 100 books

OWLs: History of Magic – Witch hunts – Book featuring witches/wizards

Pages: 378
Genre(s): Science Fiction
Audience: Young Adult
Format: Audiobook
Release Year: 2017

Yearly Goals: Romanceopoly; 2020 Linz the Bookworm Reading Challenge; A to Z Reading Challengel; Read 100 books

OWLs: Care of Magical Creatures – Hippogriffs – Creature with a beak on the cover

Pages: 446
Genre(s): Fantasy
Audience: Young Adult
Format: Audiobook
Release Year: 2016

Yearly Goals: 2020 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge; Read 100 books

OWLs: Astronomy – Night classes – Read a majority of this book when it’s dark outside

Pages: 464
Genre(s): Paranormal Romance
Audience: Adult
Format: Audiobook
Release Year: 2006

Yearly Goals: Romanceopoly; 2020 Pop Sugar Reading Challenge; A to Z Challenge; Read 100 books

OWLs: Arithmancy – Magical qualities of number 2: balance/opposites – Read something outside your favorite genre

Pages: 344
Genre(s): Fantasy, Retelling
Audience: Young Adult
Format: Audiobook
Release Year: 2018

Yearly Goals: Read 50 books on my TBR before 2020; Read 100 books

OWLs: Defense Against the Dark Arts – Grindylows – Book set at sea/coast

Pages: 307
Genre(s): Paranormal Romance
Audience: Adult
Format: Audiobook
Release Year: 2006

Yearly Goals: Romanceopoly; 2020 Linz the Bookworm Reading Challenge; Read 100 books

Manga/Graphic Novels

Pages: 162
Genre(s): Fantasy
Audience: Young Adult
Format: Manga
Release Year: 2017

Yearly Goals: Read 100 books

Pages: 180; 180
Genre(s): Fantasy
Audience: Young Adult
Format: Manga
Release Year: 2018; 2018

Yearly Goals: Read 100 books

Pages: 300; 300
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Audience: Adult
Format: Manga
Release Year: 2018; 2018

Yearly Goals: Read 100 Books

Pages: 224
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Audience: Young Adult
Format: eBook, eARC (Received from Netgalley and VIZ Media)
Release Year: 2020

Yearly Goals: Read 100 books

Pages: 180; 180
Genre(s): Fantasy, Horror
Audience: Young Adult
Format: Manga
Release Year: 2018; 2018

Yearly Goals: Read 100 books

OWLs: Transfiguration – Animagus lecture – Book/series that includes shapeshifting

Pages: 278
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Audience: Young Adult
Format: Graphic Novel
Release Year: 2016/2018 (Originally published on Webtoon)

Yearly Goals: Read 100 books

OWLs: Ancient Runes – Heart Rune – Read a book with heart in the title or on the cover

Pages: 192; 208; 192; 192; 192; 192
Genre(s): Fantasy
Audience: Young Adult
Format: Manga
Release Year: 2014; 2014; 2015; 2015; 2015; 2015

Yearly Goals: Read 100 books

OWLs: Herbology – Mimbulus Mimbletonia – Title stars with an M

Pages: 176; 178
Genre(s): Fantasy
Audience: Young Adult
Format: Manga
Release Year: 2014; 2015

Yearly Goals: Read 100 books

Pages: 192
Genre(s): Contemporary
Audience: Young Adult
Format: eBook/eARC (I got this from Netgalley and VIZ Media)
Release Year: 2019

Yearly Goals: Read 100 books

Pages: 200
Genre(s): Fantasy
Audience: Young Adult
Format: eBook/eARC (I got this from Netgalley and VIZ Media)
Release Year: 2019

Yearly Goals: Read 100 books


So despite the fact that I completed all but one of the OWLs (I didn’t do the one that had you randomly generate a number based on your TBR because I didn’t do it at the beginning of the month), I did originally choose to be a librarian. The OWLs I needed to complete for that were ancient runes, arithmancy, defense against the dark arts, history of magic, and transfiguration. Which I did complete!

So, I’ll be moving onto my NEWTs when that happens. For that I’ll have to only read for 3 classes, but those are broken down into 3 “grades” in each. The higher the grade needed, the more books you’ll need to read. So that’ll be fun.

Let me know in the comments if you completed your OWLs or if you changed your career or didn’t complete them and are looking to get an extension!

Thanks so much for joining me and don’t forget to check out my video. (Actually I’m about to go film that right now) I’ll see you all very soon and until then, let’s chat in the comments!

2 thoughts on “April Wrap Up | OWLs & 30 Books in 30 Days

  1. I love how you include in your wrap-ups how the books fit into your yearly goals. Something I may have to try! I’m not very good at keeping up with my goals as in where I am at with them!

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    1. I have a bullet journal where the main thing in there are my reading goals. I’m not good with keeping up with it daily or weekly. But just checking in right before I do my wrap up to figure out what goals the books I read went for keeps me organized. I have a different color for each month so I’m able to figure out where I left off. It’s really “boring” and is literally just a list, but that’s what works for me! I want to add more to my BuJo, like Animal Crossing things, but I just haven’t yet.

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