Hello everyone! Haley here and I am so excited to share my TBR for the OWL Readathon. Its an annual readathon hosted by Book Roast. You can find all the info on the readathon here.
Originally I was going to pick a career or two and read the books for that career. Instead, I decided to try and complete every prompt so I have a book picked out for each and then I will pick a career based on what I get done.
Beyond that, my main goal for this month is to read some Netgalley ARCs so a lot of my picks are titles I received from the publisher that I’m super excited about. We’ll see if I actually stick to it!
Ancient Ruins: Book with heart on the cover/in the title
I was racking my brain for a book that would fit this prompt and then I realized that some ungodly reason I still haven’t read the sequel to A Curse So Dark and Lonely. I plan to remedy that immediately.
Arithmacey: Book outside your comfort zone
In theory, this fantasy romance isn’t outside my comfort zone but I’ve been putting it off for so long that bting the bullet and reading it feels extremely of my comfort zon, so here we are.
Astronomy: book read mostly at night
I picked this book for this prompt for multiple reasons but the short of it is that I LOVE Riley Sager’s book and I feel so privileged to have received an early galley of this book
Care For Magical Creatures: Animal with a beak on the cover
This is an obvious choice for this prompt and I have seen this one on a lot of OWL TBRs but I have an egalley of the sequel so I need to read the first one sooner rather than later. I have heard good things so I am definitely hyped about it!
Charms: Book with White Cover
This book rings a lot of my wheelhouse bells. Dystopia. Apocolypse. Survival story. Cult-like community. It might debateable whether this cover is white or not but what isn’t up for discussion is how excited I am for this book.
Defense Against the Dark Arts: Book set at sea/on the coast
This was a recent approval on Netgalley and the synopsis sounds just as good as the cover is beautiful. It’s billed as A Curse So Dark and Lonely meets The Wicked Deep and I loved both of those titles so much that I can wait read this dark fantasy novel.
Divination: Use random number generator to select TBR
This is definitely the easiest prompt to fulfill and I actually had my husband pick a between 1-12 without telling him why. So for the sake of this readathon he will be my random number generator.
Herbology: Title that starts with M
This is another galley brag. I adore gothic novwls and I enjoyed the authors previous book God’s of Jade and Shadow so a book that combines fantastical elements with a potentially haunted house sounds like utter perfection.
History of Magic: Books featuring witches or wizards
This might be stretching things a bit but I would say those who practice magic could be considered a type of witch/wizard. Be that as it may, I loved Wicked Saints and cannot wait to dive into the sequel.
Muggle Studies: Contemporary
I read an enjoyed Things You Save In A Fire last year and really need to read How To Walk Away as well. In the meantime, I am stoked that this latest novel from Katherine Center, which will be out this summer, is waiting for me on my Kindle.
Potions: Book under 150 pages
Out of all the prompts this one was the hardest for me to pick. I went down a rabbit hole on my Goodreads looking for a short book and came up with Ghost Wall, a survival story that sounds right up my alley. I remember being excited for it when I heard discussed on All the Books a while back so I’m excited to finally pick it up.
Transfiguration- Book Featuring Shapeshifters
I started this one Wednesday, and while the story is complicated with five different POVs I am enjoying it so far because the beautiful writing the fairtytale-like storytelling. I will definitely post a full review about my thoughts once I’ve finished reading
Dragon Tamer Training: Book with Dragons
I cannot believed that the third book in the trilogy is finally here. I prefer these books on audio and I was excited to be first in line for the audio when it came available this past week.
What About You
Are you participating in the OWL Readathon? What’s on your TBR? Did you pick a career or take a similar approach that I did? Let me know in the comments!