For those of you who haven’t heard of the O.W.L’s Magical Readathon 2019 before, it is a readathon created by Book Roast on YouTube and to give you a brief summary; It is a Harry Potter themed readathon & each subject at Hogwarts is given a “themed” book and to pass a certain exam (subject( you need to read a book that fits that theme. The only “rules” are that you can only have one book per subject, so one book can’t count for more than one subject, you can only pick one career (as this is a yearly readathon, you will have chance to pick a different career every year!) & as long as the book is available on Goodreads, it can count towards your books so it can be anything! The readathon will run through the entirety of April. You can follow along & share your progress on the Twitter page & use the hashtag #OWLsreadathon2019.
This year the O.W.L’s Readathon has been given an upgrade & you get to pick a career you’d like to aim for once you’ve left Hogwarts & each career is broken down into which subjects you need to pass to be able to pursue that particular job (you with me? I hope so) – so for example I have picked the Cursebreaker career & for that I need to pass Potions, Ancient Runes, Arithmancy, Charms, Transfiguration & Defence Against The Dark Arts. I have attached the PDF files that contain the careers leaflet so you can pick which career/subjects you would like to pursue.
ANCIENT RUNES – A RETELLING (a book based on a previous story, e.g. a fairytale or a classic)
ARITHMANCY – A BOOK WRITTEN BY MORE THAN ONE AUTHOR
ASTROLOGY – STAR IN THE TITLE OR SERIES
CARE OF MAGICAL CREATURES – LAND ANIMAL ON THE COVER
CHARMS – READ AN ADULT WORK
DEFENCE AGAINST THE DARK ARTS (Reducto) – TITLE STARTS WITH THE LETTER “R” that’s not including if the book begins with The or A. The Red Rising for example is allowed…
DIVINATION – A BOOK SET IN THE FUTURE
HERBOLOGY – PLANT/LEAF ON THE COVER
HISTORY OF MAGIC – BOOK PUBLISHED AT LEAST 10 YEARS AGO.
MUGGLE STUDIES – CONTEMPORARY BOOK
POTIONS (NEXT INGREDIENT) – THE NEXT BOOK IN A SERIES
TRANSFIGURATION – A BOOK WITH SPRAYED EDGES OR A BOOK WITH A RED COVER
MY OWL’s MAGICAL READATHON TBR
As I mentioned I have picked the Cursebreaker career & once I knew the prompts, I immediately picked the books I wanted to read so I thought I would share them!
POTIONS – HEIR OF FIRE (THRONE OF GLASS BOOK 3)//SARAH.J.MAAS
“As the King of Adarlan’s Assassin, Celaena Sardothien is bound to serve the tyrant who slaughtered her dear friend. But she has vowed to make him pay. The answers Celaena needs to destroy the king lie across the sea Wendlyn. And Chaol, Captain of the King’s Guard, has put his future in jeopardy to send her there.
Yet as Celaena seeks her destiny in Wendlyn, a new threat is preparing to take to the skies. Will Celaena find the strength not only to win her own battles, but to fight a war that could pit her loyalties to her own people against those she has grown to love?”
TRANSFIGURATION – TWO CAN KEEP A SECRET//KAREN.M.MCMANUS
“A perfect town is hiding secrets.
Two teenagers are dead. Two murders unsolved. And a killer who claims to be coming back.
Ellery’s never been to Echo Ridge, but she’s heard all about it.
It’s where her aunt went missing at age sixteen, never to return.
Where a Homecoming Queen’s murder five years ago made national news. And where Ellery now has to live with a grandmother she barely knows, after her failed-actress mother lands in rehab.
Malcolm grew up in the shadow of the Homecoming Queen’s death.
His older brother was the prime suspect and left Echo Ridge in disgrace. His mother’s remarriage vaulted them to Echo Ridge’s upper crust, but it could all change when mysterious threats around town hint that a killer plans to strike again.
And the return of Malcolm’s brother doesn’t help matters. But his return is just a coincidence… isn’t it?
Then another girl disappears.”
ANCIENT RUNES – A CURSE SO DARK & LONELY//BRIGID KEMMERER
“Fall in love, break the curse.
Break the curse, save the kingdom.
Prince Rhen, the heir to Emberfall, is cursed. Forced to repeat the autumn of his eighteenth year over and over, he can only be freed by love. But at the end of each autumn he is transformed into a beast hell-bent on destruction, and after so many failed attempts, his kingdom and its people are barely holding on.
Harper’s life has never been easy, but she’s learned to be tough enough to survive. She won’t let anything hold her back, not her cerebral palsy or her mother’s deteriorating health. But when she is sucked into Rhen’s world, nothing is as it seems. Powerful forces are standing against Emberfalll … and it will take more than a broken curse to save it from utter ruin.”
ARITHMANCY – AUTOBOYOGRAPHY//CHRISTINA LAUREN
“Three years ago, Tanner Scott’s family relocated from California to Utah, a move that nudged the bisexual teen temporarily back into the closet. Now, with one semester of high school to go, and no obstacles between him and out-of-state college freedom, Tanner plans to coast through his remaining classes and clear out of Utah.
But when his best friend Autumn dares him to take Provo High’s prestigious Seminar—where honor roll students diligently toil to draft a book in a semester—Tanner can’t resist going against his better judgment and having a go, if only to prove to Autumn how silly the whole thing is. Writing a book in four months sounds simple. Four months is an eternity.
It turns out, Tanner is only partly right: four months is a long time. After all, it takes only one second for him to notice Sebastian Brother, the Mormon prodigy who sold his own Seminar novel the year before and who now mentors the class. And it takes less than a month for Tanner to fall completely in love with him.”
DEFENCE AGAINST THE DARK ARTS – THE RAVEN BOYS//MAGGIE STIEFVATER
“Blue has spent the majority of her sixteen years being told that if she kisses her true love, he will die. When Blue meets Gansey’s spirit on the corpse road she knows there is only one reason why – either he is her true love or she has killed him. Determined to find out the truth, Blue becomes involved with the Raven Boys, four boys from the local private school (lead by Gansey) who are on a quest to discover Glendower – a lost ancient Welsh King who is buried somewhere along the Virginia ley line. Whoever finds him will be granted a supernatural favour. Never before has Blue felt such magic around her. But is Gansey her true love? She can’t imagine a time she would feel like that, and she is adamant not to be the reason for his death. Where will fate lead them?”
There you have it! That is my TBR for the O.W.Ls Magical Readathon 2019, I would love to know if you are joining in & what books you are planning on reading.