OWLs Readathon TBR

While I mainly talk about historical fiction on this blog, my other main bookish passion is the Harry Potter series. Like many people, it was the book series that properly got me into reading, and I still listen to the audiobooks to fall asleep to at night.

So when I heard that there’s going to be a Magical Readathon going on in April, of course I needed no convincing to join in!

What is the Magical Readathon?

Hosted by G at Book Roast, the Magical Readathon is essentially a Harry Potter themed readathon focusing on completing reading challenges to pass the various Hogwarts wizarding exams. The OWLs will take place in April, while the NEWTs will take place in August – and the end goal of it all is to get the qualifications needed for your dream magical career!

If that isn’t enough to spark your interest, you can watch the announcement video over on Book Roast, and read the OWL reading prompts and career guide. After perusing the prompts and career guide myself, I have decided to become an Astronomer (I did a physics degree and specialised in Astrophysics, so this is 100% the career I’d be destined for in the Wizarding World!), which means I’ll have to complete my Arithmancy, Astronomy and History of Magic OWLs next month.

So if all goes to plan, here are the books I’ll be reading to complete the required OWL prompts:

Arithmancy – Work written by more than one author

The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society


Title: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society
Author: Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Publication Date: 10th July 2008
Pages: 248



Astronomy – “Star” in the title

Stardust: Being a Romance within the Realms of Faerie


Title: Stardust
Author: Neil Gaiman, illustrated by Charles Vess
Publisher: Vertigo
Publication Date: 1st October 1998
Pages: 212



History of Magic – Published at least 10 years ago

Black Sheep


Title: Black Sheep
Author: Georgette Heyer
Publisher: Arrow
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 252



So there we have the books I’ll be reading to tick off all the OWLs I need for the Astronomer career! If I do manage to get through those before the end of the month, I’ll take a look at some of the other OWL prompts and see if I can complete any additional ones.

Are you taking part in the OWLs readathon this April? If so, which career path did you choose? Let me know with a comment below, because I would love to hear from other participants!

10 thoughts on “OWLs Readathon TBR

  1. evelynreads1 says:

    I’m also participating! I’m going to try an go for alchemist (feels close to chemist haha), but you need all OWL’s see we will see how that goes haha!


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