March 30, 2020

O.W.L.s 2020 Readathon TBR

*I'M SO EXCITED ITS FINALLY TIME FOR O.W.L.S AGAIN!! I've been waiting what seems like ages to do my O.W.L.s again. And it's finally here! I'm so happy! And trust me. We all need a bit of happy in our lives right now. I'm more than willing to neglect most of my responsibilities and spend the entire month of April reading. Who's with me??





First things first.

First, if you have no idea what the O.W.L.s Readathon is then you HAVE to check out @book_roast. G is the absolute best and makes all of our super nerdy Harry Potter dreams come true. This world would be a lot darker without this precious soul. 💜


You can find her announcement video for O.W.L.s 2020 HERE.

You can find her O.W.L.s TBR video HERE.

If you watch the announcement video you will learn all you need to know about O.W.L.s and how to participate. I'm not going to cover any of that info here so I HIGHLY suggest you watch G explain it all in her amazing accent. 😃Oh! You'll also get access to the Careers Guidebook and your own letter from Hogwarts. Intrigued yet?

You'll also be superbly confused if you read my post without watching the video. Because I'm going to use terms that will make no sense if you don't know what O.W.L.s is all about.

Ok. Enough warnings. Let's dive in!

Chosen career.

For Magical Readathon 2020, I chose TRADER OF MAGICAL TOMES as my career which is basically like my dream job. This year G also added magical seminars to make the readathon a bit more challenging. So obviously I'm going to be attending the Magical Shop Management seminar. It's not like I can run a magical bookshop without some business training!

Career requirements.

To become a qualified TRADER OF MAGICAL TOMES I need to complete the following O.W.L.s

- Ancient Runes: The Dragon's Heart by Alysha King
- Charms: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
- History of Magic: The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson
- Transfiguration: Grim Lovelies by Megan Shepherd

Seminar requirements.

To successfully complete the Magical Shop Management seminar I need to complete the following O.W.L.

- Arithmancy: Diamond & Dawn by Lyra Selene

Remaining O.W.L.s prompts.

And, because I'm an overachiever I also picked books for the remaining 7 O.W.L.s 

- Astronomy: Escaping from Houdini by Kerrie Maniscalco
- Care of Magical Creatures: Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
- Defense Against the Dark Arts: King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo
- Divination: This Savage Song by V.E. Schwab
- Herbology: Midnight Beauties by Megan Shepherd
- Muggle Studies: City of Fallen Angels by Cassandra Clare
- Potions: The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis



I am so excited for this readathon. It's something I look forward to every year. Even though I don't get too involved in the community (it's held on Twitter and I always forget to check in!) but I just love it so much. It's a great way to get a lot of my unread books finished up as well. 

If you decide to join the readathon I'd love to know!

Happy reading,

Alicen