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
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.