O.W.L.s Readathon 2019 Wrap Up!

Hello all! This year, I decided for the first time to participate in the OWLs Readathon! I had a lot of fun and thought’s I’d make this little post detailing what exams I passed and what I read for each exam, as well as which career I went for!

Overall, I read 9 book as part of this readathon, passing 9 exams! That means that I officially achieved an Outstanding grade! I’m unreasonably proud of myself for this.

The Exams

1. Ancient Runes – A retelling


Heartless by Marissa Meyer – 3 Stars

2. Athrimancy – A work written by more than one author

red scrolls of magic

The Red Scrolls of Magic by Cassandra Clare and Wesley Chu – 5 Stars

3. Charms – An adult book


Nevernight by Jay Kristoff – 5 Stars

4. Defence Against the Dark Arts – A book that starts with an ‘R’

Radio Silence

Radio Silence by Alice Oseman – 4 Stars

5. Herbology – A book with a plant on the cover

gilded wolves

The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi – 3.5 Stars

6. History of Magic – A book published over 10 years ago


Emma by Jane Austen – 5 Stars

7. Muggle Studies – A contemporary

evidence of the affair

Evidence of the Affair by Taylor Jenkins Reid – 5 Stars

8. Potions – A sequel

beneath the sugar sky]

Beneath the Sugar Sky by Seanan McGuire – 4 Stars

9. Transfiguration – A book with a red cover or sprayed edges

CRazy rich asians

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan – 3 Stars


A really interesting element to this readathon is the inclusion of the careers. G (the host – bookroast on YouTube) put so much time and effort into a beautiful booklet detailing a vast array of different wizarding world careers and the exam requirements required to get those careers – the aim is that you pick a career and ‘study’ the subjects required to pursue that career. The aim is then that you will focus on these same subjects for the N.E.W.T.s readathon in August to further your study, linking the two readathons together.

I chose the Librarian career, which sounded amazing.  I am a librarian in real life, so I was instantly drawn towards this career, but with added magic and adventure. These were the exams I needed to pass to work towards this career:

  1. Arthrimancy
  2. Ancient Runes
  3. Defence Against the Dark Arts
  4. History of Magic
  5. Transfiguration

As you can see, I passed them all! So I’m in a prime position to focus on these subjects when the N.E.W.T.s roll around.

Because I’m an overachiever, I wanted to secure myself a back up career in case the books I want to read don’t work out for the Librarian career come August. So, I decided to also do the exams for the Auror career! Those were these ones:

  1. Charms
  2. Defence Against the Dark Arts
  3. Herbology
  4. Potions
  5. Transfiguration

So, that’s what I got up to this month as part of the O.W.L.s readathon! I had a lot of fun and read some books that I usually wouldn’t pick up. I’m definitely excited for the next Magical Readathon on August!!

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