Books to Read in April | 2020

Hello, book lovers! 💕

During the month of April, I will be participating in the Magical Readathon, or the O.W.L.’s Readathon. During this readathon, people are able to pick a career path that is related to the Harry Potter series, and take classes in order to work towards that career. There are specific prompts for each class, and you have to read books that fit that prompt.

The creator of this readathon, Book Roast on YouTube, went all out. There are printouts of the Wizarding Careers and prompts that look pretty legit. They look like they are actually from Hogwarts.

The career path that I chose is Librarian, which I would think is kind of fitting for me, considering I love being surrounded by books. There are five classes that go along with this particular career path, which include Ancient Runes, Arithmancy, Defense Against the Dark Arts, History of Magic, and Transfiguration. Each class has its own prompt.

Ancient Runes: Heart Rune – heart on the cover or in the title

It took a bit of thought on this prompt for me when picking a book. Mainly because I couldn’t find many that had heart on the cover or in the title. But upon further digging, I found The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli actually has a heart on the cover. So that is the book I am going with, which is good because it’s a book I’ve been meaning to reread.

Arithmancy: Magical qualities of the number 2 – balance/opposites; read something outside your favorite genre

I’ve had this book on my TBR for a while now, and I think that the reason I haven’t picked it up is because it’s not something that I normally read. It’s a historical romance, and the fact that it’s historical is outside of my comfort zone. I don’t normally pick up historical anything. I don’t know why; maybe because history, while it fascinates me, isn’t something I enjoy reading. It tends to be slower, at least for me. So I’m hoping when I pick this up, I’ll enjoy it. But it fits the prompt.

Defense Against the Dark Arts: Grindylows – a book set at the sea/coast

This prompt was a no brainer considering for my March Book of the Month add-on I chose All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace, which is about mermaids and pirates. Which was all I needed to know in order to pick it up. Though I was also considering One Piece volume 25 for this prompt as well. Hopefully, if I’m lucky, I’ll be able to read both.

History of Magic: Witch hunts – book featuring witches/wizards

This is probably a copout, but I’m going with Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling. Because obviously there’s witches and wizards in this series. But I can only get to this book if I finish my reread of the fifth book before the readathon starts. Though it doesn’t seem promising as I am about halfway through it and March (by the time this is posted) is already over.

Transfiguration: Animagus lecture – book/series that includes shapeshifting

I didn’t originally have any books that included shapeshifters in my TBR, so I had to use the spreadsheet for book recommendations made for each class. It was extremely helpful in choosing each book, and also seeing what other books would fit each class. So I ended up going with Wolf by Wolf by Alex Graudin. This could probably be considered a book out of my comfort zone, since it’s a reimagining of World War II. But I’ve heard some good things about this book, so I’m looking forward to picking it up.

So there you have it. Those are the books that I not only plan on reading for the O.W.L.’s Readathon, but also for the month of April. Are you participating in this readathon? What are some books that you plan on getting to this month? I would love to discuss them in the comments below!

Published by The Reading Addict

I am a twenty-something-year-old who is an avid reader. I love anything from young adult fantasy to adult fiction to young adult contemporary. I also love to play video games and draw and watch movies and TV shows. And this is my safe space where I can gush about everything I love.

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