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Blog | 2020 Magical Readathon O.W.L.’s

So, what is this thing?

The Magical Readathon was created by the book-tuber, Book Roast, in 2018 as a fun Harry Potter themed reading challenge. Held during the month of April, there are many different levels for the O.W.L.’s so readers of all ages, time constraints, etc. are able to participate and I’m hoping to convince some of my gal pals to join in the fun!

With this particular challenge, you choose your career and then complete the reading prompts required to pass each of the subjects. For my career as a Librarian (IRL and for the challenge, lol), I must pass five separate O.W.L.’s, so I must read five books.

Here you can see the subjects that Librarians are required to study and pass in order to gain employment within the wizarding community.

Some of the key traits for this career are to be knowledgeable, brave, adventurous, and resourceful… I think I have those covered. 😛

Ancient Runes – Heart on the cover or in the title

Altered Heart by Kate Steele.

This title has been on my #TBR for… a very long while now and I figured that I should get a cracking on reading it.

Genre: Paranormal
Pages: 220

Arithmancy – Read outside your favorite genre

The Perfect Wife by Gina Fields.

Romance is WAY outside of my normal genres, but my mother suggested this title to me and it fits perfectly into my Readathon challenge. We shall see, we shall see.

Genre: Romance
Pages: 170

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

Down by Ally Blue.

Okay, this one I’m re-reading. I absolutely LOVED Down the first time I read it and I’m really looking forward to a second reading. Prepare yourself for the horror’s of the deep!

Genre: Horror
Pages: 295

History of Magic – Features witches or wizards

The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman.

It’s Neil Gaiman. Need I say more? Actually, I have an autographed copy that I’ve been sitting on, again, for years. Time to crack this hardcover open and see what brilliance Gaiman has put on the pages therein.

Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 181

Transfiguration – Includes shape-shifting

The Silver Wolf by Alice Borchardt.

Love, love, love this series, but haven’t read it for absolute ages. I’ll probably read straight through this and the other two books in the series, but really, who’s counting anyways? 😉

Genre: Fantasy
Pages: 460

6 thoughts on “Blog | 2020 Magical Readathon O.W.L.’s

  1. Thank you so much for including my post! ❤ 🎉
    Librarian and Trader of magical tomes are the two professions on my priority list for next year (as both require quite a lot of books that I cannot commit to this year). Or maybe G comes up with some new professions in 2021 as well! Happy reading!


    1. Thank you for writing up such a great resource! I figured, why not jump right in? With life being so crazy these days, I’m hoping that I’m able to buckle down and pass my O.W.L.’s, lol. 😛

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