April TBR: The O.W.L’s Magical Readathon


Hello lovelies! How are you? Last month I participated in the Women’s History Month Reading Challenge and to my surprise, I pretty much stuck to my TBR. So I’m hoping to repeat that magic for the O.W.Ls readathon this month. The readathon takes place throughout the month of April and is hosted by Book Roast. If you want more information you can watch the announcement here, read about the different careers here and check out the prompts here.


I love how creative and detailed these readathons are, you can tell so much time and effort’s gone into making them such immersive experiences. For this round there are 12 magical careers to choose from and after careful consideration (you really don’t want to know how careful) I’ve decided that I would like to a Hogwarts professor, cause I do in fact find the idea of leaving Hogwarts behind unacceptable. As for the class I want to teach? Astronomy. That’s essentially professional stargazing right?


Ancient Runes – Retelling


I’d usually pick a fairytale retelling, but since it’s ancient runes I’ll be reading Home Fire, which is a retelling of Antigone.

Astronomy – “Star” in the title


I just bought this YA book about female friendship set in Saudi-Arabia called Driving by Starlight and I’m so excited to read a contemporary set outside of the US.

Charms – Age Line: Read an adult work  


After reading Rachel’s posts about The Women’s Price for Fiction, I’m trying to read some more of the longlist starting with Normal People.

Defense Against the Dark Arts – Reducto: Title starts with R


I have 100+ unread books on my shelves and only one of them starts with an R: Romancing the Duke by Tessa Dare.

Herbology – Plant on the cover


I’ll be reading The Far Field, an adult novel set in Kashmir and one of my most anticipated 2019 releases

History of Magic – Published at least 10 years ago


I’ve just started re-reading A song of Ice and Fire and I’m currently reading A Game of Thrones, which was published in 1996. Holy smokes, some people have been waiting a long time for this series to be done.

Muggle Studies – Contemporary


I’m on such a contemporary binge right now, so I have a lot of options. I think I’ll be reading The Love and Lies or Rukhsana Ali, an f/f story with a muslim main character.


Are you taking your O.W.Ls this month too?
What are you reading in April?

42 thoughts on “April TBR: The O.W.L’s Magical Readathon

  1. I’m looking forward to seeing what you think of The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali! I think it’s too heavy for me because of the content and I’ve heard mixed things – but I’m still curious, because non-western queer contemporary.
    And Driving by Starlight has such a gorgeous cover, I had never seen it before.
    Good luck with the readathon!

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    1. I’ve heard it’s a heavy one, but I’m looking forward to trying it for myself and seeing what I think. I can’t resist a non-western contemporary! I’ve been looking for more of them, that’s how I came across Driving By Starlight as well.
      Thank you!

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  2. Great choices. I’m seeing so many doing this and I really wish I would’ve had time to participate. It looks like so much fun! It’s hard when there are always so many great reading challenges around but at the same time I’m glad we have so many options. I can’t wait to see your results!

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    1. Thank you! It can get a little overwhelming when they all sound so fun, but I’m glad we have all the options too! This one’s very fun, I hope you’ll have time to participate next time 😊


  3. I love this reading challenge and just put together my TBR to become a magizoologist. G is doing an amazing job with all the materials, crazy! I missed the OWLs last year, only heard of the readathon when it was time for the NEWTs so I was highly anticipating it 🙂 Good luck with your exams!

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  4. So excited to see you participating in the OWL’s as well! Hogwarts Professor is a cool career for sure 😄 I personally choose Magizoologist, but I’m trying to also complete as many of the prompts as I can! Good luck with your TBR 💕

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