tbr | magical OWLs read-a-thon 2020

After a very successful March TBR, I decided to carry on over to April and do another list of books I want to read this month.

April marks the return of the Magical O.W.L.S. Read-a-thonRun by Book Roast, I took part in it the first year it ran, but couldn’t take part last year because of University. I’ve decided to go for it this year and just have fun reading some of my backlist books!

My hope is to complete all the challenges, but I do have a specific career path in mind, and I picked out one of the extra courses available!




Tome seller! Merpeople linguistics! I love the way this read-a-thon and the available paths have developed, I am SO excited to be taking part.

So I have to complete:

  • Ancient Runes
  • Charms
  • History of Magic
  • Transfiguration
  • Herbology

Pretty easy for me, and I have no doubt I’ll finish the other prompts too. I’m also not doubling up for anything, I have multiple books for each class to avoid that! Some crossover, but if I finish a book for one class, I won’t carry it on to the other class.


ANCIENT RUNES: Heart on the cover/title

ğŸŽA Quiet Kind of Thunder by Sara Barnard

ğŸŽMy Heart Goes Bang by Keris Stainton

ğŸŽSolitaire by Alice Oseman

ğŸŽJack of Hearts by L.C. Rosen

ARITHMANCY: Outside my favourite genre (my favourite genre being horror)

ğŸŽObsidio by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman (sci-fi)

ğŸŽA Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers (sci-fi)

ğŸŽThe Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics by Olivia Waite (romance)

ASTRONOMY: Read while it’s dark outside

Very general, and I do most of my reading in the evenings, anyway. I decided to go for however many issues of Far Sector by N.K. Jemisin are currently out. It’s a Green Lantern series, which I’m new to, but loads of people have said it’s a great jumping in point!

call down the hawk

CARE OF MAGICAL CREATURES: Creature with a beak on the cover

If I don’t read Call Down the Hawk I will be SO mad at myself. It’s been on two of my TBRs the past few months, and it was my most anticipated release of 2019, so I’m really letting the team down (the Ronan Lynch Lover team).


CHARMS: A white cover

If you want to fight me over these being white, fight me. 

ğŸŽBefore the Coffee Gets Cold by Toshikazu Kawaguchi

ğŸŽPine by Francine Toon

ğŸŽWillful Machines by Tim Floreen

ğŸŽThe Cruel Prince by Holly Black


ğŸŽA Question of Holmes by Brittany Cavallaro (Oxford has rivers, and technically they’ve crossed the pond back home, fight me)

ğŸŽInto the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant

DIVINATION: Random number generator

ğŸŽKappa Quartet by Daryl Qilin Yam

ğŸŽI Am A Hero Volume 1 by Kengo Hanazawa

HERBOLOGY: Title starts with an M

ğŸŽMy Year of Rest and Relaxation by Ottessa Moshfegh

ğŸŽMy Heart Goes Bang by Keris Stainton

HISTORY OF MAGIC: Book featuring a witch/wizard

ğŸŽWater Shall Refuse Them by Lucie McKnight Hardy

ğŸŽPine by Francine Toon

ğŸŽBorn Wicked by Jessica Spotswood

ğŸŽHollow Pike by Juno Dawson

MUGGLE STUDIES: Contemporary

ğŸŽJack of Hearts by L.C. Rosen

ğŸŽGiant Days Volume 11 by John Allison

ğŸŽA Silent Voice Volume 1 by Yoshitoki Oima

ğŸŽThe End of Loneliness by Benedict Wells

POTIONS: Book under 150 pages

ğŸŽBabyteeth Volume 1 by Donny Cates, Garry Brown

ğŸŽSomething is Killing the Children by James Tynion IV

TRANSFIGURATION: Book/series that includes shapeshifting

ğŸŽThe Troop by Nick Cutter

ğŸŽKappa Quartet by Daryl Qilin Yam

ğŸŽThe Cruel Prince by Holly Black



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