Amanda’s Magical Readathon: Orilium – The Novice Path TBR

Hi, lovelies! G has returned to us with a brand new version of The Magical Readathon! I’m honestly beyond excited about this because I loved the Magical Readathon in the past years when I did it. But with the author of the series that inspired the readathon being hugely transphobic, G has recreated this readathon with a brand new world of her own creation. I’m in awe of the amount of time and effort that it must have taken to think up and plan and organize everything for this. You can check out G’s announcement video with all of the details and stuff you need to know here!

Above is the ‘Novice Path’ which is the path I must take if I want to make it to Orilium and attend the academy there. To successfully venture on the Novice Path, I must complete two prompts, but I’m going to go for all seven. Each prompt must have their own book. So, here are the books I’m planning to read to complete the Novice Path and make it to Orilium.

The Novice Path Entrance: read a book with a map

The Crown of Gilded Bones by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Ashthorn Tree: a book that keeps tempting you (or the book on top of your TBR)

Dial A For Aunties by Jesse Q. Sutanto

The Mist of Solitude: read a standalone

The Twin Paradox by Charles Wachter

Ruin of the Skye: read a book featuring ghosts/haunted house, or other supernatural elements

Cemetery Boys by Aiden Thomas

Obsidian Falls: read a thriller or mystery book

Holdout by Jeffery Kluger

Tower of Rumination: read a five star prediction

Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia

Orilium Academy Arc: a book with a school setting

How We Fall Apart by Katie Zhao

There are also a few prompts that have to so with creating my character (which I plan to use in future rounds of this readathon) so, I am planning to attempt these prompts as well this month.


Wildling: read a book largely set in a forest/outside

The Lovely and the Lost by Jennifer Lynn Barnes


Irtheria: read a book that features fae or elven characters

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas


Earthling: read a book with elemental magic or an element work in the book/series title (air, fire, earth, or water)

The Nature of Witches by Rachel Griffin

So, these are all of the prompts that I am hoping to complete this month (if you read my TBR jar post, you may have noticed that I definitely borrowed from that list too. What are you reading this September?

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda.

Amanda’s Magical Readathon N.E.W.T.s TBR

Hi, lovelies! Happy August! It’s my favorite month of the year (because it’s my birthday month) so I’m super excited that I will be participating in the N.E.W.T.s Readathon this year! I’ve finally chosen a career after skipping that part of this fabulous readathon (hosted by G over at Book Roast!) during the  O.W.L. Exams in April. You can see my wrap up for that here. I have decided that the Librarian career is the one that fits me best. So, I  will be focusing on the challenges that fulfill the requirements for that, but I will still be attempting to complete all the prompts.

N.E.W.T.s Needed for Librarian Career:

O in Ancient Runes
E in Defense Against the Dark Arts
E in History of Magic

Ancient Runes

A: Ehwaz (partnership) – Read recommended by a friend

Autoboyography by Christina Lauren

E: Book written in the past tense

Stepsister by Jennifer Donnelly

O: Book that has been on your TBR for ages

Heretics Anonymous by Emily Henry

Defense Against the Dark Arts

A: Book that’s black under the dust jacket

Heroine by Mindy McGinnis

E: Gilderoy’s memory charm (grab a pen!) – First book that you remembered just now from your TBR!

Aurora Rising by Jay Kristoff & Amie Kaufman

O: Cornish pixie! – Swat it away with a book written by an English author or set in England

The One Memory of Flora Banks by Emily Barr

History of Magic

A: Read a fantasy

Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

E: Read a book that includes a map

These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch

O: Tom Riddle’s diary – fond memory – reread a favorite or read a classic

Looking for Alaska by John Green

These are the prompts that I will be focusing on so that I am qualified for my new career as a Librarian! But I will still be aiming to complete all thirty-six challenges because I  like to be an overachiever. For the rest of the prompts I won’t have a set TBR and will just be picking up books that work for the prompts as I see fit.

Will you be participating in this round of the Magical Readathon? Let me know what you’ll be reading this month below!

Keep on reading lovelies, Amanda