Magical Readathon – O.W.Ls 2020

Get ready to colour coded your revision time table, find a seat in the Hogwart’s library and prepare to spend long evenings surrounded by notes in the common room, as the 2020 round of the Ordinary Wizarding Levels are upon us.

I Cant beleive its the third year I am taking part in this awesome readathon! Gintare at Bookroast is back with another round of the Magical readathon.  This has clearly been a labour of love for Gintare and I urge you to go check out her announcement video and follow the official Twitter for all the details. As with the Winter readathon all the details can also be found on G’s website:

A huge, open and friendly community has built itself around these readathons over the few years. From the Discord group to the Twitter account everyone is so encouraging, just demonstrating the best of bookish people. You don’t need to be a Harry Potter fan to join in, you will be welcomed with open arms regardless.

As usual this round runs from:

1ST -30TH APRIL 2020


I Choose alchemist last year and I think I am going to stick with it. I was torn between Curse breaker or Unspeakable but they just don’t seem challenging enough for me. I like the O.W.Ls to be challenging. Alchemist requires you to pass all 12 subjects! I have managed 12 books most months this year so lets see if I can keep that up.


This year added extra Seminars and Training’s which you can either do in conjunction or as extras to your exam subjects. I have picked Animagus training. which requires me to pass Arithmany, Potions and Transfiguration.

The Prompts

I have a huge TBR and while I have been trying to combat it with my TBR game over the past few months I am still only making a small dent. I am also very privileged to have a backlog of eARCs so I have decided to use this readathon as an opportunity to make a dent in both

Queen Of Hearts
Coleen Oakes

I have always been an Alice in Wonderland fan and I adore Queen of Hearts stories so it is strange I haven’t picked up this one yet.

Ayoade On Top
Richard Ayoade

I am not one to read non-fiction or literary criticism, when I do I tend to like them with a big does of Comedy. So that’s why I am picking up this! It is a critique on the film View From the Top starring Gwyneth Paltrow, and is sure to be hilarious

Laura Lam

The first of my eARCs I need to get to, Golilocks is a Sci-fi about the first-female to a new planet. It is due to release the end of April and I hope to read this in plenty of time to get you my review.

The King of Crows
Libba Bray

I received this eARC on the day the book was released and I had already set my TBR, but now I hope I have time for this Tome. I have adored this series and I am hoping I love its conclusion.

The Dragon Republic
R. F. Kuang

Another eARC I didn’t manage to get to before release. Yikes I am late on this one as we have just got the cover reveal for the third in the series. I did enjoy the first one so I am hoping this will be as good.

Wilder Girls
Rory Power

And yet another unfinished eARC that is past its due date. I really need to get on top of them. I think this might be the perfect read for DADA as it is set on an island and seems to have some spooky elements.

The Last Emperox
John Scalzi

Ok I am cheating on this one a little. This isnt as random as it should be, but when you are coming up with your TBR and the eARC of the final book in one of your favourite authors trilogy lands in your inbox not just from his UK publisher but also the US publisher you kinda have to put it on your TBR and as it is out April 16th I need to get on it ASAP. So it is my random book.

Seanan McGuire

I have wanted to read this for so long but I feel strangely intimidated by it and while I have placed it in my TBR cart a number of times but never picked it up. This is the month.

Susan Dennard

I have had this on my shelves for such a while, and I have seen so many people praise it. Its another one I seem to pass over when I choose my TBRs so its time I grab it.

The Glass hotel
Emily St John Mandel

Another eARC, I was hoping to get to this one this month but with all the upheaval I haven’t managed to reach it. In the UK it is released on April 24th so hopefully I will have time.

Summer Frost
Blake Crouch

I started this series of short stories when they were released but havent finished them. This is the next on my list and is perfect for this prompt

Girls of Storm and Shadow
Natasha Ngan

I am becoming a broke record but this is another unread eARC. I really need to get better at prioritising my ARCs. Another one I loved the first book in the series so I am again hoping for a great squeal.

So that is my O.W.Ls TBR. Are you participating in the O.W.Ls? What is one your TBR? Are you reading any of these and would like to buddy read?

I would love to chat all things bookish with you! You can comment down below or find me on Twitter or Goodreads!

Happy Reading!

6 thoughts on “Magical Readathon – O.W.Ls 2020

  1. Great TBR Fiona, those look like awesome books, This reminds me that I have quite a few of these on my own TBR and still haven’t read them, oops! Good luck, I’m sure you’ll do great!! xx

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