O.W.L. Magical Readathon 2020 | A very analytical approach!

Following one of my New Year’s resolutions (i.e. read less study more), I planned to skip as many read-a-thons this year as I could, but I couldn’t make myself skip O.W.L.s Magical Readathon that takes place in April! O.W.L.s and Booktubeathon are the only two reading events I usually participate, and it felt wrong breaking the traditions.

To make my life a little bit easier, I decided to go through each career guide and pick one profession that requires fewer books. This resulted in me doing all the math so you wouldnโ€™t have to! ๐Ÿ˜€ My career choice will also impact my “Spring TBR”, so I will be joining Top Ten Tuesday theme (partially) as well!

O.W.L.s Helpful Links:

Magical Readthon 2020 – Official Website where you can find all information you need to participate in O.W.L.s magical readathon, join fellow readers on social media, submit book recommendations and track your (and everyone else’s) progress:


CareerN.ยบ of Books (O.W.L.)N.ยบ of Books (N.E.W.T.)
Astronomer 35
Journalist or Writer34
Culinary Sorcerer45
Broom maker47
Trader of Magical Thomes45
Mage of Visual Arts44
Quidditch Referee46
Graphic Designer46
Auror 59
Ministry Worker57 to 12
Curse Breaker69
Healer 610
Metal Charmer 612
Spell maker713
Hogwarts Professor77
Mind Medic812

As you can see from the chart above, the โ€œeasiestโ€ careers in terms of the number of books required to pass are Aurologist, Seer and Journalist and Writer. Out of these two, Iโ€™d say that the Journalist Career is the easiest one to follow because in both, O.W.L. and N.E.W.T., we get to pick one subject!

This year I decided to go pursue Journalist or Writer career, mostly because I won’t have much time in March to dedicate to reading.

I have three prompts to complete. For the History of Magic I’ll need to read a book featuring witches or wizards; for Muggle Studies a contemporary and then I get to pick one more subject (I’m currently leaning towards Potions because of the prompt to read a book with less than 150 pages).

Since I haven’t been reading that much this month, I want to see how the last two weeks go, what books I’ll be able to finish and then choose my TBR for O.W.L.’s. I will be sharing it in my April Goals post later this month! ๐Ÿ™‚

What career will you pursue this year? Out of new careers which one is your favorite?
Let me know in the comments below! And I hope that my O.W.L.’s math will be somewhat useful. ๐Ÿ˜€

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25 thoughts on “O.W.L. Magical Readathon 2020 | A very analytical approach!

  1. This is my first time doing OWLS (because I finally watched the announcement video on time to actually make a tbr) and I’m thinking I either follow Magizoologist (with extra dragon training) or I just try to read a book for every subject).

    Yay you for making this really helpful list though, I couldn’t even read through the whole career doc! I was really overwhelmed tbh so I ended up just choosing a few from the titles and then reading those. (And kudos to whoever wrote all of that and put in the design work because it is stunning!)

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  2. I think you chose very smartly and I’m SO GLAD you’re going to participate, I hope you have a lot of fun! ๐Ÿฅฐ I’ll also participate, but I still haven’t decided the career, I’m between 3 and I’m seeing which one is better for the books I want to read, but super excited! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป
    I hope you’re saved with everything that’s happening in the world now and I send you a lot of love and energy โœจโค๏ธ

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    1. Thank you, hun! โค I will be working from home starting next week, which is not ideal but staying safe is the most important thing at the moment. I hope you're keeping safe and healthy as well! At least we (bookworms) have tons of books to read and would never get bored while staying at home! ๐Ÿ˜€ I even played some video games today, the first time in a very long time. Lol

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  3. I really appreciate you putting this together. I went for the Aurologist last year because I didn’t have enough for reading and I thought it was a cool career. I might go for Trader of Tomes this time or Mind Medic, if I really want to push myself.

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  4. Yaaas! I participated last year, I believe, and I had tons of fun, but I always forget to keep track of when these happen, so I’m skipping it. I’m a mess ๐Ÿ˜… If I did, I’d be tempted to choose a ~super cool~ carreer, soooo ๐Ÿ˜‚ I’m sure you’ll do very well! Have fun and good luck ๐Ÿ’›

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