#OWLsReadathon2019 prompt options

I’ve decided to compile a list of options for the prompts for this years OWLs Readathon! I personally tend to lean towards YA and/or Fantasy/Sci-Fi, so a lot of these options are probably going to be of those genres, but I will try to include some other options as well.

This list is for US Editions. For the prompts that require a specific characteristic of the covers, Goodreads has an option to change the current edition under “Book Details”. Watching G’s (@MagicalReadthn, Book Roast) bookshelf tours on YouTube, I notice the UK editions may look different. So, if you want to read a specific book, check the other editions and see if it could apply to a prompt.

To see the list of books I chose, go to my blog post https://starvinforbooks.com/2019/03/10/owlsreadathon2019-tbr/

Ancient Runes – Retellings
Twisted Tale Series by Liz Braswell
Uprooted by Naomi Novik (Could also apply to Herbology)
Sea Witch by Sarah Henning
Alice by Christina Henry

Arithmancy – Written by more than one author
House of Night series by PC Cast and Kristin Cast
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (Could also apply to Divination)
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Leviathan (Could also apply to Muggle Studies)
Any comic book would fit this prompt

Astronomy – “Star” in the title –
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon (Could also apply to Muggle Studies)
Ignite the Stars by Maura Milan
Any Star Wars or Star Trek comic/ graphic novel

Care of Magical Creatures – Land animal on the cover
The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo
City of Ghosts by Victoria Schwab (Could also apply to Transfiguration)
Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (Could also apply to Herbology)
Life of Pi by Yann Martel (Could also apply to Charms or History of Magic)

Charms – Read an adult work
Darker Shade of Magic by V E Schwab
The Seven Husband of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid (Could also apply to Muggle Studies)
Senlin Ascends by Josiah Bancroft
Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel
Circe by Madeline Miller (Could also apply to Ancient Runes)

Defense Against the Dark Arts – Title that starts with an “R”
Renegades by Marissa Meyer
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (Could also apply to Divination)

Divination – Set in the future
The 100 by Kass Morgan
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Could also apply to History of Magic)
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (Could also apply to Transfiguration)
Internment by Samira Ahmed (Could also apply to Muggle Studies)
Warcross by Marie Lu

Herbology – Plant on the cover
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
Heartless by Marissa Meyer (Could also apply to Ancient Runes)
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
The Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon

History of Magic – Published at least 10 years ago
Harry Potter series by J K Rowling
The Outsiders by S E Hinton
The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
Idlewild by Nick Sagan (Could also apply to Divination)
The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Most classics could this prompt

Muggle Studies – Contemporary
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
One of Us is Lying by Karen M McManus
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Pride by Ibi Zoboi (Could also apply to Ancient Runes)
Sadie by Courtney Summers
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

Potions – Next ingredient: sequel
For the sake of this blog, I will just list sequels to books already on this list
Red Queen by Christina Henry (sequel to Alice)
Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (sequel to Illuminae)
Linger by Maggie Stiefvater (sequel to Shiver)
A Gathering of Shadows by V E Schwab (sequel to A Darker Shade of Magic)
Arm of the Sphinx by Josiah Bancroft (sequel to Senlin Ascends)
Waking Gods by Sylvain Neuvel (sequel to Sleeping Giants)
Archenemies by Marissa Meyer (sequel to Renegades)
Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard (sequel to Red Queen)
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater (sequel to The Raven Boys)
Day 21 by Kass Morgan (sequel to The 100)
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (sequel to The Hunger Games)
Wildcard by Marie Lu (sequel to Warcross)
The Girl in the Tower by Katherine Arden (sequel to The Bear and the Nightingale)
Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire (sequel to Every Heart a Doorway)
The Magician King by Lev Grossman (sequel to The Magicians)
Edenborn by Nick Sagan (sequel to Idlewild)
The Sea of Monsters by Rick Riordan (sequel to The Lightning Thief)
Vengeful by V E Schwab (sequel to Vicious [see below])
Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli (sequel to SVtHSA [see below])

Transfiguration – Sprayed edges or red cover
You’ll know if you have a book with sprayed edges, so these books will be books with red covers
Dry by Neal Shusterman
Vicious by V E Schwab
Odd One Out by Nic Stone (Could also apply to Muggle Studies)
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

This took way longer to put together than I thought it would, but hopefully it’ll help some of you for your OWLs! I’m a little obsessed with giving recs on books to match prompts, it’s like a treasure hunt to find an appropriate book. I also get to discover more books to add to my TBR, so there’s that.

Thanks for reading!
-V

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