I’m back with another post – this one is my TBR for the O.W.L.S. readathon! This readathon was conceptualized by a booktuber called Book Riot and you can find her announcement video here. It’s a readathon which is based on Harry Potter and has some really fun challenges! I’m not doing all the challenges, so I’m listing only the ones that I’m interested in doing and have a set TBR for. Without further ado, here comes the list!
Astronomy – ‘Star’ in the title
I read Red Rising and its sequel Golden Sun this year itself and I loved both the books! I’m super excited to read the third and final book, and it fit perfectly with the prompt! The Red Rising trilogy is a YA science fiction story about the people in this society being separated into various strata or colors (red, brown, gold, pink, etc.) and each color is for a designated profile/occupation. The lower colors are treated pretty badly by the higher colors, and the story takes on a rise or a revolution of the lower colors against the higher ones. It’s a very intriguing, greatly conceptualised story and I’m really enjoying reading it.
Charms – Adult book
This adult thriller came out just recently and I’ve been hearing rave reviews about it! It’s about this couple which commits murders for the thrill of it????? That’s a crazy plot. It’s been a while since I read a thriller and that too a good one, so hopefully, this one doesn’t disappoint!
Defence Against Dark Arts – Book title starting with R
So I’ve read a couple of books by Matt Haig (The Humans and How To Stop Time) and I enjoyed the first one but absolutely didn’t like the second one. I want to give Matt Haig’s nonfiction book Reasons To Stay Alive a try – it seems like an interesting concept and I’ve heard good things about it!
Divination – Set in the future
Okay so I have no idea whether The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet is actually set in future or not, but I’m bending the rules a bit here and going ahead with a sci-fi book. I have no idea what it is about but I’ve heard the best things about it and I really wanted to read this series this year, so I might as well read it for the readathon!
Herbology – Plant on the cover
I have been reading this book for about two weeks now, and I’m just 50% done so I’m going to continue reading it and count it for the readathon. The Priory of the Orange Tree is a massive adult fantasy about a queendom which is threatened by draconic forces and a bunch of characters responsible for saving it. There’s no better way I can put it – I’d recommend you pick it up yourself and give it a try!
History of Magic – Published at least 10 years ago
For this challenge, I decided to go with one of my all-time favorite classics, Pride and Prejudice. I’ve always loved this book and I really have been wanting to reread it for a while now, and this challenge is just perfect for it!
Muggle Studies – Contemporary
So I’ve been reading this book too since the last week of March but I got really busy at the end of March so I couldn’t finish it. I’ll be finishing it in April though! This is an adult literary fiction about a couple which gets arrested and their daughters are left in the care of the woman’s sister and I’m assuming it’s going to become a family drama??? No clue, but I loved what I’ve read so far.
Potions – Sequel
I NEED TO READ THIS BOOK. I read the first two books of this trilogy last year and I’ve been meaning to read the final one since so long. It’s an epic adult fantasy about a kingdom which is ruled by some evil dude, and these bunch of people decide to get together and overthrow him. It’s characterized by a very interesting magic system and it’s filled with adventure and great characters and is SO worth a read. I’d highly recommend it to you guys!
Transfiguration – Sprayed edges or red cover
I bought this book recently – I’ve been reading Haruki Murakami for a few years now and I’ve heard great things about this one. All I know is that it is a love story and a love story by Murakami? I’m IN.
So that is about it! I hope I read at least some of these books, I know I won’t be able to read them all. I’m also definitely going to read books from this list only in April, and I’m pretty excited about the readathon!