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!
- Magical Readathon Introduction (challenge overview)
- Magical Readathon 2020 Links (for invaluable resources)
- Whimsy Pages’ Magical Readathon Chart (to help you choose your career)
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.
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.
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!
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.
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? 😉