OWLs Magical Readathon 2020 TBR

Yay, it’s that time of year again! I was so excited to see this year’s OWLs Magical Readathon announcement video appear on Book Roast‘s channel – I think it’s safe to say that this year, more than ever, I’m feeling the desire to virtually escape to Hogwarts with the bookish community for the entirety of April.

Once again, G (aka Book Roast) has pulled out all the stops – there are new careers, new challenges, and some very interesting reading prompts!

If you’re wondering what on earth a magical readathon is, you can watch the announcement video which explains everything in more detail. But for now, let’s get into my tentative TBR for the readathon.


Career Choice

So this year I’m leaning towards becoming a Hogwarts Professor – mainly because it offers a lot of flexibility with subject choice, which is great for me because I tend to be a mood reader!

This career requires 7 OWLs, including: Defence Against the Dark Arts, the subject I want to become a professor of, and 5 free choices. Currently I’m leaning towards either History of Magic or Potions as my chosen subject, but that may change.



I’m only setting out my TBR for the 7 OWLs I definitely want to pass. I might end up reading more, which would be great – but here are my current plans.


Ancient Runes

Prompt: Heart rune: heart on the cover or in the title

My choice: It Only Happens in the Movies by Holly Bourne




Prompt: Night classes: read majority of this book when it’s dark outside

My choice: A Darker Shade of Magic by V. E. Schwab



Defence Against the Dark Arts

Prompt: Grindylows: book set at the sea/coast

My choice: A Little Love Song by Michelle Magorian




Prompt: Third eye: assign numbers to your TBR and use a random number generator to pick your read

My choice: The Map From Here to There by Emery Lord



History of Magic

Prompt: Witch hunt: book featuring witches/wizards

My choice: The Familiars by Stacey Halls



Muggle Studies

Prompt: Book from a perspective of a Muggle (contemporary)

My choice: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones




Prompt: Shrinking solution: book under 150 pages

My choice: Ms. Marvel, Vol. 2: Generation Why by G. Willow Wilson


I’m terrible at sticking to TBRs, so it’ll be interesting to see how many of these books I actually read during April!

Are you going to be joining the OWLs readathon this April? Which career are you going for? Let me know with a comment below – in the meantime, I’ll be busy placing an order at Flourish and Blotts and getting to work on my spell practice 🙂


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