OWL Magical Readathon Wrap Up 2020

This past month I participated in the OWL Magical Readathon and I did so much better than I thought I would! When everything was up in the air I was barely able to focus on reading but when it became clear we weren’t going anywhere anytime soon I had plenty of time to read and be productive. I ended up reading 11 of the 12 prompts so I successfully completed the Mage of Visual Arts track I was on. I didn’t stick to my original TBR but I think I pretty close.

Ancient Ruins: Heart on cover or in title
The Unhonneymooners by Christina Lauren. I wasn’t impressed with this one. The writing was really good but I couldn’t get over the whole love interest is the sister’s husband’s brother.

Arithmancy: Book outside your favorite genre
The Poet X by Elizabeth Acevedo. I changed my mind on what to read for this prompt but I don’t read many books written in verse. Overall I loved this one. It was so realistically high school.

Astronomy: Read the majority of the book when itโ€™s dark
You Are Not Alone by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen. Changed my mind for this one too so I could read the Literally Dead bookclub. I have my full review here but overall I wasn’t that impressed.

Care of Magical Creatures: Book with a creature with a beak on the cover
Magicianโ€™s Land by Lev Grossman. This entire series was amazing and this was the conclusion. My thoughts from the first time I read them hasn’t changed at all.

Charms: White cover
Kill Creek by Scott Thomas. This was a classic haunted house story for the first half and then everything changed halfway through. There was quite a bit of build up but it was worth it in the end.

Defense Against the Dark Arts: Book set at sea or on the coast
Colorado Kid by Stephen King. This was completely different than a lot of King books I’ve read. I felt so connected to the characters in the story. The other thing I so want to talk about is a spoiler so I won’t be talking about it.

Divination: Random number generator:
The Magicians by Lev Grossman. This was just a coincidence but it works. I loved this book even more the second time. Pretty much all of the characters are stuck up but especially knowing that going in was even better.

Herbology: Title starts with an M
Mapping the Interior by Stephen Graham Jones. A novella that Luna passed onto me when I was looking for shorter reads. This was nothing like I was expecting and the writing wasn’t for me.

Muggle Studies: Contemporary
Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes. I enjoyed this book as part of the Reading Rush Readathon. It was a cute contemporary romance but sometimes the relationship was wonky.

Potions: Book under 150 pages
The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz. This started out stating the obvious and got better as it went on. I feel like this was a good intro to all of the concepts but it could have talked about all of them more.

Transfiguration: A book with shapeshifting in it
Murder of Crows by Anne Bishop. This was the book I was most excited for during the Magical Readathon and I didn’t get to it.

What did you read last month? Did you participate in the Magical Readathon or any readathons?

20 thoughts on “OWL Magical Readathon Wrap Up 2020

  1. Congrats on achieving your OWLs! ๐Ÿ˜
    I took part in the reading rush and dewey’s 24-hour readathon


  2. Great Job! I like Stephen King but I haven’t read Colorado Kid. Do you reccomend it?


  3. I’ve had ‘The Poet X’ on my tbr forever and I just haven’t gotten to it yet! Thanks for reminding me I have it lol. I’ll also have to check out ‘Colorado Kid’ I think! I like Stephen King, but I feel like once you get to know his work, you kind of have an idea of what a lot of his other books are gonna be like, you know? It’s nice to hear someone recommending a book by him that feels totally new!


  4. All great choices! I read the Unhoneymooners last month as well but it wasn’t one of my favorites, the trust issues conflict annoyed me a lot. I really want to read The Poet X, great to see you liked it!


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