If you don’t already know the Magical Readathon, that Book Roast hosts each year, is basically a Wizarding World themed reading challenge where you pick a “career” that has certain requirements to fill in order to “pass”. Each requirement has a correlating prompt to decide what book you will read to fulfill that requirement. You’ll see mine as an example.
I have never participated in this readathon before, but since I will be doing my university work from home next quarter, I will probably have time and it seems fun. I am not a die-hard Harry Potter fan, as many of you know, but I like a good reading challenge. So why not give it a go?
Here is a link to the Guidebook and the prompts.
Please share your Readathon TBR (if you are participating)!
My Career: Aurologist
Here are the books I have selected for each requirement under Aurologist:
Astronomy: The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones
Night Classes: read a majority of this book when it’s dark outside.
I had my partner pick this book out for me as a sort of extra “partner picks my book” reading challenge, because I wanted him to be involved in my reading. Plus I couldn’t decide, because I want to read all of the books now.
Divination: Crier’s War by Nina Varela
Third Eye: Assign Numbers to your TBR and use a random number generator to pick this book.
I actually just had my partner also choose this book from my TBR to add more fun to this prompt. It is still random to me, and it was fun to hear his opinions on my reading choices. He picked this one because it is pretty, and there is a ot of politics (which he loves reading about).
History of Magic: Chain of Gold by Cassandra Clare
Witch Hunts: Books featuring witches/wizards.
I know that technically there aren’t wizards in this world, but Warlocks are pretty similar and I think it counts. Don’t come at me, this is for fun after all and it is my reading list. I think warlocks should count for mine, but if you don’t, then don’t count warlocks for yourself. I am not hurting anyone by choosing something I want to read, so leave me be!
Courses Seminars, and Training: Animagus Training
These are additional prompts you can do if you would like to do more, so I will add the one I chose, but I may not get to it. I hope I can complete my career early enough to also do the following, but I won’t beat myself up if I don’t. They are all shorter reads, as you can see, because I want to make sure my goals are reasonable for this challenge, since it isn’t a lot of time.
Arithmancy: Weathering With You by Makoto Shinkai
Magical Qualities of number 2: read something outside of your favorite genre.
I also had my partner choose this book, but so that we can buddy read it together. I am not a fan of anime books or light novels, but he is. So, we will read this together next month.
This is definitely not my favorite genre; I would say this is even outside of my comfort zone. So, I took this prompt and made it even more of a challenge.
Potions: The Woods, Vol. 1: The Arrow by James Tynion IV
Shrinking Solution: book under 150 pages.
This was the only book in our entire house that I haven’t read and is under 150 pages. We apparently don’t read very many short books! I am lucky that I brought this book home for quarantine on a whim that I would need a short read.
I don’t know really anything about this book, but it looked interesting, so we will see.
Transfiguration: Estranged by Ethan M. Aldridge
Animagus Lecture: book/series that include shapeshifting.
This is a longer graphic novel for kids about fae, changelings, and magic. I have had my eye on this book for a while, so I am excited to get started on it… finally.
I was going to put Chain of Gold here, but I didn’t have any other books with wizards and needed to pick some faster books. A lot of the books on this list are long and I am worried I won’t finish this whole list if that’s the case. As you can tell, I really don’t like failure, especially when it comes to reading challenges…
Should I post a review or reading blog for O.W.L.? Let me know by liking this post and/or commenting below!
These are the books that I want to read for this challenge, but what I really want to know is: what YOU are reading.
Please share your TBR and current reads in the comments!
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