OWLs Readathon 2020 | Sign Up & TBR


So, the world might be metaphorically on fire but there’s one thing assured and that’s that G of the Book Roast has yet again outdone herself to bring all us Harry Potter lovers the OWLs Readathon 2020! For those unfamiliar with the concept, I could never explain it as well as she can, so go check out her announcement/TBR video or the readathon website if you’re curious!


Essentially, the readathon is based around sitting your OWL examinations with each subject representing a reading prompt, and the subjects you need dependent on which career path you wish to go for. (This is then complicated by some NEWTs later on in the year, but let’s not stress about that set of exams yet!) In previous years I have gone for the career of Charms Professor because that is definitely my vibe if I existed in the Wizarding World. This year, I’ve decided to mix things up a bit – but not too far out of my wheelhouse because let’s be realistic here – and aim for the Librarian track.

Reading Prompts

OWL prompts 2020

OWLs Needed

Ancient Runes – heart on cover or in title
Arithmancy – read outside your favourite genre
Defence Against the Dark Arts – book set at the sea/coast
History of Magic – book featuring witches/wizards
Transfiguration – book/series that includes shapeshifting


Because I know myself all too well, I know that I will want to try to complete all the OWLs, but also that I am indecisive and don’t do well with rigid TBRs, therefore I’ve collected together a set of books that fulfil multiple prompts to keep it interesting and to make sure I can complete all the challenges!


(+not pictured because they’re audiobooks/ebooks/my idiot self forgot to grab them for the photo – The Steel Prince: Rebel Army, Snowspelled, Making Up, Lair of Dreams).

So, I better get cracking and working on my exams, huh? Are you taking part in the Magical Readathon this year? What career path have you chosen? Even if you’re not participating, let me know what you’re planning to read in April in the comments!

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6 responses to “OWLs Readathon 2020 | Sign Up & TBR”

  1. I’m going for Hogwarts Professor this year. I usually go for Magical Law Enforcement, but I’m a bit Law-ed out this time around. Librarian was my second choice, but I couldn’t for the life of me figure out what to read for Ancient Runes!

    Good luck :)

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    • Ah that’s such fun, that’s the career I usually go for! :)

      Yeah Ancient Runes was a tricky one. I was lucky that I had a couple of books with hearts on the cover and then I realised I had a couple more that used them as tiny decorative embellishments. And then I realised Pages and Co had a set of playing cards on the cover, which included the hearts cards!

      Best of luck with your reading too!


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