O.W.L.’s Magical Readathon 2019: my TBR

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Dear reader,

April is a very exciting month, but it’s the month the O.W.L.s readathon is taking place. If you don’t know what it is, I didn’t know either before last month. I saw everyone talking about it last year but wasn’t curious enough to really look for it. Well, now that I know what it is I can assure you that I am obsessed with it.

Without further ado, let’s jump into my TBR for the O.W.L.’s Magical Readathon 2019.


The Magical Readathon was created by Book Roast in 2018. This readathon is inspired by the Harry Potter world and happens both in April and in August. You first have the O.W.L.s readathon, and then the N.E.W.T.s readathon. If you want to know more about it, make sure to watch Book Roast video (linked before) in which she explains it all. It’s an amazing idea and I sincerely want everyone to join so we can all have fun.


As for this year you have to choose a career, I had to think a lot about it. It took me a while to list all the books I had and which one could work for each categories. In the end I decided to go for Potioneer: potions definitely would be my favourite subjects to study at Hogwarts and working forever with it would make me so happy. To be able to become one I then have five O.W.L.s exams to pass: the arithmancy, care of magical creatures, charms, herbology and potions ones. Here is what I’ll be reading in April to be able to pass all those exams.

  • Arithmancy: Work written by more than one author

I had several choices for this one, but I decided to go with a book which has been sitting on my shelves for more than a year now: Star Wars From a Certain Point of View. It is written by tons of authors and some are really famous in the YA genre. I’m really excited to finally read about Star Wars as I am a huge fan of it.

  • Care of Magical Creatures: Land animal on the cover

It was hard to find a book for this one but I finally found an ARC I recieved last year which has a wolf on it, and it is Willa of the Wood by Robert Beatty. It’s a middle grade fantasy book published by Disney Hyperion and it sounds like a lot of fun.

  • Charms: Age-line: read an adult work

I’m not going to lie, I do have a lot of adult fiction books on my shelves. It wasn’t that hard to pick one. I decided to go with Juliet & Romeo by David Hewson which I bought last summer in London. Romeo and Juliet is my favourite play in the entire world and I am so excited to discover this retelling.

  • Herbology: Plant on the Cover

Weirdly, I have a lot of books with plants on the cover. For this one I decided to read The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black which I bought when I met her in London almost two years ago. After loving the Folk of the Air series, it made sense to keep reading her work.

  • Potions: Next ingredient: Sequel

Finally I had to choose a sequel for my potions exam, and I picked up What’s a Girl Gotta Do? by Holly Bourne. I love the Spinster Club series with all my heart and am not ready to say good bye to it, but it’ll be a quick and fun read.


However, I am not done. If you want to get an Outstanding for your O.W.L.s you have to read at least 9 books, which means 4 more books. Obviously as the perfect Slytherin I want to do better and to get that O, so I decided to add 4 more books to my TBR. Here they are:

  • Ancient runes (retelling): The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White
  • Transfiguration (sprayed edges or red cover): The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman
  • History of magic (published at least 10 years ago): Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  • Muggle studies (contemporary): Izzy + Tristan by Shannon Dunlap

And that is it! I already started reading those books as I am writing this blog post in April, and I can assure you that I am having so much fun.

Did you know of this readathon? Are you participating or will you participate in August? Tell me everything!

Love always,


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5 thoughts on “O.W.L.’s Magical Readathon 2019: my TBR”

  1. I learned about this readathon only a few days ago, so I’m not participating as I didn’t have time to plan for it 😦 But it sounds like a lot of fun, and I’ll definitely keep it in mind for next year! I hope you have a lot of fun reading all these books ♥


  2. This sounds like such an awesome readathon! I’ve been seeing it everywhere! Now that I have advance notice I’d love to participate when August comes around! I love how broad, yet specific the prompts are. It leaves a lot of leeway for a TBR hater like myself!


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