There’s an awesome Harry Potter themed readathon coming up in April! You can check out the original video and get all the details here. It’s modeled off the twelve main subjects tested on during the Hogwarts O. W. L. exams in the Harry Potter books. Oh man, this is so geeky and so cool. I love it! I’m so excited that I dropped everything to make a TBR. (Good thing I’m up extra early this morning…)
Readathons are a super fun way to bust through unread ebooks I’ve been collecting on my Kindle. So, I tried to limit myself to create my TBR from just those books and the books on my first half of 2019 TBR. I also found out that the next round of Tome Topple is coming up in April as well. So, I tried to pick a mix of short books that I can read quickly and books over 500 pages that qualify for Tome Topple.
Here’s what I came up with for my TBR:
The link in the photo above goes to my Magical Readathon Goodreads shelf so you can get more details on these books and/or add them to your own TBR.
Here’s the detail on the prompts, what they translate to, and what book I picked for each:
- Ancient Runes (retelling) –> Ash (264 pages)
- Arithmancy (work written by more than one author) –> Leviathan Wakes (579 pages)
- Astronomy (“star” in the title) –> Ignite the Stars (400 pages)
- Care of Magical Creatures (land animal on the cover) –> The Last Unicorn (294 pages)
- Charms (age-line: read an adult book) –> Mercenary Instinct (248 pages)
- Defense Against the Dark Arts (Reducto: starts with an “R”) –> Raven Stratagem (400 pages)
- Divination (set in the future) –> Partials (483 pages)
- Herbology (plant on the cover) –> The Queen of Blood (368 pages)
- History of Magic (published at least 10 years ago) –> I Am Not A Serial Killer (272 pages)
- Muggle Studies (contemporary) –> Can’t Escape Love (128 pages)
- Potions (next ingredient: sequel) –> Our Dark Duet (533 pages)
- Transfiguration (sprayed edges or red cover) –> The Queen of the Tearling (643 pages)
Of these, Leviathan Wakes, Our Dark Duet, and The Queen of the Tearling all qualify for Tome Topple. So, I’ll be saving those to read during the Tome Topple dates, which should be announced soon.
I probably won’t do all these tasks, and I don’t plan to attack them in any particular order. I’m not going after a specific wizarding career, yet. Instead, I’m going to keep it casual and use this as a general TBR for April.
Let me know in the comments if you plan on participating in this readathon (or in the April Tome Topple), and let me know what’s on your TBR, especially if you’re also planning to read any of these books next month!