O.W.L.s Readathon 2020 TBR

I know this is extremely late because the readathon is almost over, but I still wanted to post it just to spread the word and show what I read. If you are just hearing about this, you can still participate in the N.E.W.T.s in August.


The O.W.L.’s Magical Readathon is a yearly readathon taking place in April that is based off of the O.W.L. exam in Harry Potter. There is a second part of this readathon called the N.E.W.T.s that takes place in August.
For the O.W.L.’s Readathon you can pick a Wizarding Career. These range from Aurors to Broom Maker and each of them have different exams that you have to take.

There are 12 reading prompts for each class subject exam, and each Wizarding Career requires you to do a certain number of prompts to pass. I will show an example of this down below when I explain what path I am taking.

Along with a Wizarding Career, you can also choose a Magical Feature. For example, Dragon Tamer Training. These don’t require as many prompts as a Wizarding Career so they are nice if you don’t think you can read enough to get a Career or if you want to read even more than a Career has.

My Wizarding Career and Training

This is my first year participating in this challenge, and I am extremely excited to hopefully complete it! I chose the Career Path Astronomer with Animagus Training as my Magical Feature.

To complete the Astronomer path, I have to pass three O.W.L.s:

  1. Arithmancy
  2. Astronomy
  3. History of Magic

To complete the Animagus Training, I have to pass three more O.W.L.s:

  1. Arithmancy
  2. Potions
  3. Transfiguration

Thankfully, Arithmancy is a common test that I have to pass, so overall I just need to read 5 books.

Arithmancy: read something outside your favorite genre

The Hidden Power of F*cking Up by The Try Guys

I usually don’t read non-fiction, and when I say that I “usually don’t”, I mean almost never. However, I watch The Try Guy’s videos and love them. I even went to their concert last year! I find them humorous, and yet inspiring. I am excited to hear about what they learned from their failures and their different “Trys”.

Astronomy: read the majority of this book when it is dark outside

Warriors: A Dangerous Path by Erin Hunter

This is really going to show how far behind I am on reviews still, but the book I want to read for this prompt is the fifth book in the Warrior’s series. My goal for the year is to read one or more Warriors books a month, and I have been sticking to that pretty well!

History of Magic: book featuring witches/wizards

Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

Another one of my resolutions for 2020 is to read the entire Throne of Glass series. This is the next one that I have to read, and I especially look forward to this one because there are supposed to be a bunch of new characters and the this is supposed to be a book that changes the story significantly.

Potions: book under 150 pages

Cruel Crown by Victoria Aveyard

I am counting this one as being under 150 pages because I am not including the exerpt of Glass Sword since I have already read that. This is a wonderful series that I love and so I look forward to reading these short stories, especially the first one that is supposed to discuss what happened to Queen Coriane.

Transfiguration: a book/series that includes shapeshifting

Soul of the Sword by Julie Kagawa

I read the first book a couple months ago for a book club that I am a part of, and since Night of the Dragon just came out, I definitelly want to read this so I can get to the last one. The first book was so enjoyable, and I have heard nothing but good things about this one, so I am extremely excited for this!

Are you joining this readathon and if so, what Career/Magical Feature are you going for and what books are you reading?

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