O.W.L.’s Magical Readathon – Slytherin

I’m so excited for April! Not only am I participating in the TBR and Beyond events and Reading Rivalry, but I’m also participating in this years Magical Readathon that is hosted by Book Roast. For the entire month of April, I will be participating in the O.W.L.’s. This readathon has twelve different prompts to complete, but this year there’s been an addition of careers to the readathon. There are several different careers to choose from and depending on which one you choose is what exams you need to sit (or which prompts you need to read for).

  • Ancient Runes – Retelling
  • Arithmacy – Work written by more than one author
  • Astronomy – “Star” in the title
  • Care of Magical Creatures – Land animal on the cover
  • Charms – Age-line: read an adult work
  • Defense Against the Dark Arts – Reducto: title starts with an “R”
  • Divination – Set in the future
  • Herbology – Plant on the cover
  • History of Magic – Published at least 10 years ago
  • Muggle Studies – Contemporary
  • Potions – Next ingredient: sequel
  • Transfiguration – Sprayed edges or red cover

After looking through all the careers, I have ultimately decided on the career of Healer. The file that was created for all the careers is so extensive and amazing. I loved taking my time and reading through all the careers to figure out which one I wanted to pursue.

For the healer career, you must sit eight O.W.L.’s in total. Five are decided for you and then you choose three of the remaining ones.

  • Herbology
  • Charms
  • Defense Against the Dark Arts
  • Potions
  • Transfiguration
  • 3 other subjects of your choosing

For the three of my choosing, I have decided on:

  • Ancient Runes
  • History of Magic
  • Astronomy

I do plan to try to read for all twelve prompts/classes, but the eight for the Healer career are my top priority. As I am participating in other events this month, there will be some overlap with my main TBR for April, but these are the twelve books I’ve picked for the O.W.L.’s.

  • Ancient Runes – A Curse So Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
  • Arithmacy – Bloom by Kevin Panetta and Savanna Ganucheau
  • Astronomy – Sky Without Stars by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell
  • Care of Magical Creatures – The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding by Alexandra Bracken
  • Charms – Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
  • Defense Against the Dark Arts – The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu
  • Divination – Scythe by Neal Shusterman
  • Herbology – Heartstopper by Alice Oseman
  • History of Magic – City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  • Muggle Studies – You’d Be Mine by Erin Hahn
  • Potions – King of Fools by Amanda Foody
  • Transfiguration – Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto (my edition is the OwlCrate exclusive with sprayed edges)

Are you participating in the O.W.L’s Magical Readathon? If so, what career did you choose and what’s on your TBR?

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