Abril TBR 🍂 | O.W.L.s Magical Readathon 2020 💛

🍂 Hi, my beautiful bookish friends! I hope you’re having the most incredible day with the best readings.❤️ Today I bring you a new Monthly TBR, where I share with you my reading plans for the month of April, but this time it’s super special because I’ll be participating throughout the month in a new edition of the OWLs Magical Readathon 💫, which I love SO much, I’m super excited to share this experience with you, I also know that many of you will be participating, so it’s even more special than most of us can share the same energy during this month and of course, share what we’ll be reading and our goals in general. 🥰

Here in my country, we’re still in mandatory quarantine, I have many posts mentioning the same thing, but I like to keep you informed, especially since I know that most of you are from other countries, so I think there’s something very important in sharing this type of information worldwide for us to be more aware of what’s happening, there’s nothing more powerful and important than information. So, this is why I wanted to share with you that I’m still in quarantine until, at least, half a month, then we’ll see what happens, the important thing is to stay safe and take care of others as well, so although it can be a little stressful, I try to keep my energy as positive as possible knowing that I’m doing my best to help in these dark moments. This said, I hope I can read everything I plan, beyond having time sometimes mentally it’s impossible to read or do anything else, and I know you understand me, so let’s hope that everything flows in the most perfect way possible and hopefully I’ll be accomplishing with my goals and with the career that I’ve chosen.😊


The OWLs start on the 1st of April and end on the 30th of April, this so creative and wonderful readathon is created by Book Roast, I recommend that you check her channel, it’s wonderful and I’ve had the great pleasure of being part of a recommendation series for my house: Hufflepuff last year, in which I give you some ideas for each promp & was a blessing. ALL the information is in the video that I’m leaving here for you, you’ll be able to find out everything you need to know, from the Wizarding Careers available this year to the letter and prompts, and many fun new things that have been added this 2020 💫, so check it out for a much more complete and informative overview of the Magical Readathon. 💛

 

 


I don’t have much more to say right now, I’m super excited and happy to be able to participate again another year, it feels beautiful to be able to share with so many other readers of the same experience, it’s really magical. So without further ado, I’m dying to tell you which career I’ve chosen and what I’ll be reading to get my wizard degree this 2020 😍… so, let’s start! 🍂


🌟 I’ll be a Curse Breaker 🌟

 

 


🌟 Promps 🌟

 

Ancient Runes

Heart Rune: Heart on the Cover or in the Title

Heartstopper: Volume 2 & 3 by Alice Oseman

 

 

Charlie, a highly-strung, openly gay over-thinker, and Nick, a cheerful, soft-hearted rugby player, meet at a British all-boys grammar school. Friendship blooms quickly, but could there be something more…?

Charlie Spring is in Year 10 at Truham Grammar School for Boys. The past year hasn’t been too great, but at least he’s not being bullied anymore, and he’s sort of got a boyfriend, even if he’s kind of mean and only wants to meet up in secret.

Nick Nelson is in Year 11 and on the school rugby team. He’s heard a little about Charlie – the kid who was outed last year and bullied for a few months – but he’s never had the opportunity to talk to him. That is, until the start of January, in which Nick and Charlie are placed in the same form group and made to sit together.

They quickly become friends, and soon Charlie is falling hard for Nick, even though he doesn’t think he has a chance. But love works in surprising ways, and sometimes good things are waiting just around the corner…

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Arithmancy

Magical qualities of number 2: balance/opposites. Read something outside your favorite genre

Meet Me at Midnight by Jessica Pennington

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They have a love-hate relationship with summer.

Sidney and Asher should have clicked. Two star swimmers forced to spend their summers on a lake together sounds like the perfect match. But it’s the same every year—in between cookouts and boat rides and family-imposed bonfires, Sidney and Asher spend the dog days of summer finding the ultimate ways to prank each other. And now, after their senior year, they’re determined to make it the most epic summer yet.

But their plans are thrown in sudden jeopardy when their feud causes their families to be kicked out of their beloved lake houses. Once in their new accommodations, Sidney expects the prank war to continue as usual. But then she gets a note—Meet me at midnight. And Asher has a proposition for her: join forces for one last summer of epic pranks, against a shared enemy—the woman who kicked them out.

Their truce should make things simpler, but six years of tormenting one another isn’t so easy to ignore. Kind of like the undeniable attraction growing between them.

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Charms

Lumos Maxima: White Cover

Ruthless Gods (Something Dark and Holy #2) by Emily A. Duncan

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Darkness never works alone…

Nadya doesn’t trust her magic anymore. Serefin is fighting off a voice in his head that doesn’t belong to him. Malachiasz is at war with who–and what–he’s become.

As their group is continually torn apart, the girl, the prince, and the monster find their fates irrevocably intertwined. They’re pieces on a board, being orchestrated by someone… or something. The voices that Serefin hears in the darkness, the ones that Nadya believes are her gods, the ones that Malachiasz is desperate to meet—those voices want a stake in the world, and they refuse to stay quiet any longer.

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Defence Against the Dark Arts

Grindylows: Book set at the sea/coast

The Deep by Alma Katsu

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Someone, or something, is haunting the Titanic.

This is the only way to explain the series of misfortunes that have plagued the passengers of the ship from the moment they set sail: mysterious disappearances, sudden deaths. Now suspended in an eerie, unsettling twilight zone during the four days of the liner’s illustrious maiden voyage, a number of the passengers – including millionaires Madeleine Astor and Benjamin Guggenheim, the maid Annie Hebbley and Mark Fletcher – are convinced that something sinister is going on . . . And then, as the world knows, disaster strikes.

Years later and the world is at war. And a survivor of that fateful night, Annie, is working as a nurse on the sixth voyage of the Titanic’s sister ship, the Britannic, now refitted as a hospital ship. Plagued by the demons of her doomed first and near fatal journey across the Atlantic, Annie comes across an unconscious soldier she recognises while doing her rounds. It is the young man Mark. And she is convinced that he did not – could not – have survived the sinking of the Titanic . . .

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Potions

Shrinking Solution: Book under 150 pages

Elevation by Stephen King

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Although Scott Carey doesn’t look any different, he’s been steadily losing weight. There are a couple of other odd things, too. He weighs the same in his clothes and out of them, no matter how heavy they are. Scott doesn’t want to be poked and prodded. He mostly just wants someone else to know, and he trusts Doctor Bob Ellis.

In the small town of Castle Rock, the setting of many of King’s most iconic stories, Scott is engaged in a low grade—but escalating—battle with the lesbians next door whose dog regularly drops his business on Scott’s lawn. One of the women is friendly; the other, cold as ice. Both are trying to launch a new restaurant, but the people of Castle Rock want no part of a gay married couple, and the place is in trouble. When Scott finally understands the prejudices they face–including his own—he tries to help. Unlikely alliances, the annual foot race, and the mystery of Scott’s affliction bring out the best in people who have indulged the worst in themselves and others.

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Transfiguration

Animagus Lecture: book/series that includes shapeshifting

Shadow of the Fox (Shadow of the Fox #1) by Julie Kagawa

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One thousand years ago, the great Kami Dragon was summoned to grant a single terrible wish—and the land of Iwagoto was plunged into an age of darkness and chaos.

Now, for whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers, a new wish will be granted. A new age is about to dawn.

Raised by monks in the isolated Silent Winds temple, Yumeko has trained all her life to hide her yokai nature. Half kitsune, half human, her skill with illusion is matched only by her penchant for mischief. Until the day her home is burned to the ground, her adoptive family is brutally slain and she is forced to flee for her life with the temple’s greatest treasure—one part of the ancient scroll.

There are many who would claim the dragon’s wish for their own. Kage Tatsumi, a mysterious samurai of the Shadow Clan, is one such hunter, under orders to retrieve the scroll…at any cost. Fate brings Kage and Yumeko together. With a promise to lead him to the scroll, an uneasy alliance is formed, offering Yumeko her best hope for survival. But he seeks what she has hidden away, and her deception could ultimately tear them both apart.

With an army of demons at her heels and the unlikeliest of allies at her side, Yumeko’s secrets are more than a matter of life or death. They are the key to the fate of the world itself.

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Have you read any of these books? | What do you think about them? | What will you be reading this month?

 🍂  Let me know everything in the comments, you know that I always love to know what you think   🍂 

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57 thoughts on “Abril TBR 🍂 | O.W.L.s Magical Readathon 2020 💛

    1. I’m super excited about this readathon, I was looking forward to finally participating this year at the same time as everyone else, it will be a lot of fun! I wish you the best of luck and hope to love Heartstopper volume 2 as much as I loved volume 1, I’m glad you enjoyed it ❤️✨🥰

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  1. I hope you enjoy Ruthless Gods and Shadow of the Fox; I loved both of those books. And good luck with succeeding on your career path towards Curse Breaker. I’m going for the Trader of Magical Tomes, which should be pretty fun.

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    1. I’m glad to know that you’ve enjoyed both!! 🥰 I’m super excited to read them and hope to enjoy them too. Aw, thanks Dani! It will be a lot of fun and I LOVE Trader of Magical Tomes, I think it’s a new one this year, right? I wish you the best of luck, you’ll surely be successful with the readathon ❤️✨👏🏻

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  2. YAY!!!! Happy O.W.L.s!!! Who would have known that I’d be so excited about exams? (and imaginary exams at that… Lol) 😀

    I will also be reading Heartstopper for Ancient Runes, but Vol. 1 and then if I like it, I might binge the rest, who knows what will happen. 🙂

    Uuuh, I really enjoyed Elevation! Hope you’ll love it too. ❤

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    1. YAY!!! I know, right? I’ve been waiting so long for this readathon, it’s incredible and I’m excited to be able to participate together with everyone else! 😍👏🏻✨
      I’m SO happy you’re going to read Heartstopper volum 1, you’ll love it I’m sure, it’s SO adorable.😊
      I’m going to read Elevation for you, because I remembered that you liked it and needed a short book so it’s perfect, I hope to enjoy it too!
      Happy Reading ❤️❤️

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  3. Your TBR looks awesome! I’m a Hufflepuff too 😁💛🖤
    I’m going for the journalist/writer career this year since exams were suddenly sprung on us so I had to choose my plans for the OWLS 😅😢
    I’m hoping I get to heartstopper this months though, it sounds so cute and a perfect queer read

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    1. Thank you, love!! Oh, YAY!! I should have known you were a Hufflepuff too, I LOVE that! 💛✨
      I wish you the best of luck with your career, I’m sure you will have a lot of fun! & I really hope you get to read Heartstopper if you have the chance because it’s absolutely adorable, but it’s also super fast and easy to read, so it’s perfect for a readathon 🥰👏🏻

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  4. I’m participating in this readathon as well, and I’m so excited, because I have so much time on my hands right now 🥰 I decided to aim high and go for the Spellmaker career path, which requires seven O.W.L.s! I hope you enjoy all the books on this TBR ❤ I'd love to continue the Heartstopper series physically, but sadly, I can't buy books right now:(

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    1. YAY!!!! Caitlin, I’m SO happy you’re going to participate, I hope you have a lot of fun and enjoy everything you plan to read. ❤️✨
      I LOVE you’ve chosen Spellmaker, I:m sure you will be successful, you can do it! Thank you, love! I hope you can read the whole series of Heartstopper soon, I’m super excited to finally be able to continue with them, I’ve been wanting to do it for months 😊
      Happy Reading 😍

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    1. Oh, if it’s something sweet and fluffy what you need, I highly recommend Heartstopper, it’s absolutely adorable and easy to read, you’ll love it & thank you SO much! I hope you enjoy everything you plan to read this month ❤️✨🥰

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    1. I’m also SO excited, there’s something so cool about seeing everyone uploading our TBRs, it will be a lot of fun.❤️ I hope you enjoy it a lot once you read it and I hope you enjoy your reading this month! Thank you SO much! 🥰

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  5. I’m also a Hufflepuff! This is the first year I’m participating in this and I’m super excited. Since I have so much time on my hands now that I can’t go to work (I work in a school setting).I chose to go with Trader of Magical Tombs as my career.

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    1. YAY! I love my fellows Hufflepuff, we’re the best, but don’t say anything 😂. I hope you have a lot of fun with the readathon. ❤️ Oh, I understand about not being able to go to work, these are difficult times, but I hope you can enjoy your readings and have a good month, I’m sure you’ll be successful with your career! ✨✨

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  6. All of the books you picked look really good! I’ve heard a lot of good things about the Heartstopper series, so I hope you enjoy it! I might pick it up one day.

    I’m going for the Writer career for the OWLs! If I have the time and energy, I’ll also be trying to go for Graphic Designer, but we’ll see. I’m also doing the Mermaid Linguistics as the extra credit course, so that’ll be fun! I have a whole post about my TBR, but for Writing I chose Pachinko by Min Jin Lee, Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson, and Tweet Cute by Emma Lord. I’m excited to read each and I hope I enjoy them! For the Mermaid Linguistics, I’m rereading Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden, which is one of my favorite books from my teen years.

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    1. I’ve finished reading all the volumes of Heartstopper and adored them, so I highly recommend that you read it if you have the chance, it’s an adorable story!
      OMG, you have many ideas for your OWLs, I LOVE that! I hope you achieve all your goals, have a lot of fun and above all, that you enjoy all your readings this month! ❤️✨🥰

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  7. I love your new header, Sofi!
    And best luck for the OWL’s, the Curse Breaker career looks so cool and I love your book choices.
    I’m going to be a Librarian!
    Best wishes
    – Emma 🙂

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  8. The Deep sounds like a good book. I just finished a book called Salt to the Sea last month. I’m also participating in the readathon and persuing to be a Magizoologist. Now I’m reading A Man Called Ove for muggle studies :).

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    1. I would love to read Salt to the Sea, I read another book by the author and I really liked it.
      That’s great! I hope you have a lot of fun and enjoy your readings. ❤️✨ I heard the best things about A Man Called Ove, I hope you’re enjoying 🥰

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