Readathons: #unsolvedathon, #hamilthon, #fantasyadventureathon and #OWLsReadathon2019

Hamilthon Update


Who Tells Your Story — The Past and Other Things That Should Stay Buried by Shaun David Hutchinson.

The World Was Wide Enough — Sky in the Deep by Adrienne Young.

Helpless — Hamilton’s Battalion: A Trio of Romances by Courtney Milan, Alyssa Cole & Rose Lerner.

My Shot — The Cold Is in Her Bones by Peternelle van Arsdale.

The Election of 1800 — The True Queen (Sorcerer Royal #2) by Zen Cho.

What’d I Miss? — An Artificial Night (October Daye #3) by Seanan McGuire.

The Reynolds Pamphlet — Galatea by Madeline Miller.

Take a Break — Reaper Man (Discworld #11) by Terry Pratchett.

Burn — Wyrd Sisters (Discworld #6) by Terry Pratchett.


Fantasy Adventureathon




The group book is one I’ve already read, so I’ve decided to go with one of the options which wasn’t chosen but was included in the vote (it helps that I was planning to read Stain later in the challenge anyway, so I’ll double that up). I’m double up two books at the moment, so I’ll have a five book TBR, but if by some miracle I finish early, I can switch the last book to something else.

Fellowship: group read – A Darker Shade of MagicStain by A.G. Howard

Cliff: nature word in title – The Winter of the Witch by Katherine Arden

Rat: brown on cover – The Sisters of the Winter Wood by Rena Rossner

Fate: set in the past – Colonel Belchamp’s Battlefield Tour by Adrian Crisp

Bewilder: book with a plot twist – The Whole Cat and Caboodle by Sofie Ryan  

Journey: more than 500 pages – Stain by A.G. Howard

Poison: read while eating a snack –The Whole Cat and Caboodle by Sofie Ryan


Which means that I’ll be on #TeamFantasyUnicorn! Are you on my team?


OWLs Readathon 2019

I’m going to do my best to read as many OWLs prompts as I can. I don’t think I’ll get all 12 because some of the prompts don’t really appeal to me, but we’ll see. Then, in August, when it’s time for the NEWTs, I’ll take a better look at the careers pack Book Roast has created (it’s amazing by the way) and use whatever OWLs I’ve got to guide my NEWTs/ career choices. To be honest, this seems like the unprepared way I would have actually fell into a post-Hogwarts career so…



Ancient Runes: Retelling – Miranda in Milan by Katharine Duckett

Arithmancy: Written by more than one author – Dry by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman

Astronomy: “Star” in the title – Still Star-Crossed by Melinda Taub

Care of Magical Creatures: Land animal on the cover – The Night Tiger by Yangsze Choo

Charms: Age-line, read an adult work – Middlegame by Seanan McGuire

DADA: Reducto, title starts with “R” – Robber Girl by S. T. Gibson

Divination: Set in the future – The Disasters by M.K. England

Herbology: Plant on the cover – Exile by S.M. Wilson 

History of Magic: Published at least 10 years ago – Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett (1991)

Muggle Studies: Contemporary – Last Bus to Everland by Sophie Cameron

Potions: Next ingredient, sequel – A Modest Independence by Mimi Matthews 

Transfiguration: Sprayed edges or red cover – The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman


Buzzfeed Unsolvedathon


I’ve not seen the series, but this readathon looked too much fun to miss! I was originally going to try for the sceptic characters path, because that’s the one I think I would be most drawn to, but I preferred the believer’s prompts so I’ll be off on an adventure.



The Search for the Mysterious Mothman: Read a book about a mythical creature or a monster – The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman

The Chilling Mystery of the Black Dahlia: Read a very well-known/famous book (over 50,000 GR ratings) – Witches Abroad by Terry Pratchett

The Murders that Haunt the Lizzie Borden House: Read a book with an anti-hero or villain as the main character – Lady Hotspur by Tessa Gratton

The Grisly Murders of Jack the Ripper: Read a book about a serial killer or a murderer – This one will be whatever gets picked for the Cozy Mystery Bookclub book of the month.

Roswell’s Bizarre UFO Crash: Read a book involving aliens or outer space.
The Disasters by M.K. England

The Enigmatic Death of the Isdal Woman: Read a book involving spies or espionage – Courting Darkness by Robin LaFevers

The Haunting of Hannah Williams: Read a book involving ghosts or spirits – Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson

The Historic Disappearance of Louis Le Prince: Read an unknown book or a book that has less than 500 ratings on Goodreads – Middlegame by Seanan McGuire

The Haunted Town of Tombstone: Read a book about an outlaw/a group of outlaws – Robber Girl by S. T. Gibson

The Odd Vanishing of Amelia Earhart: Read a book with a female main character – Lady Smoke by Laura Sebastian

16 thoughts on “Readathons: #unsolvedathon, #hamilthon, #fantasyadventureathon and #OWLsReadathon2019”

  1. I’m two books away from finishing the Hamilton path… even though that not the path I was originally going for 😛

    And the Buzzfeed Unsolved readathon looks amazing! I’m gonna look it up rn to see if I can jump on!

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  2. That’s a lot of readathons! I’m mostly done with my HamilThon chain, but there’s no way I’ll be able to finish the Chernow bio, so I’m not actually going to complete it. Oh well, it’s been fun regardless!

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  3. I’m doing Fantasy AdventureAThon (Team Mermaid here) and the OWLs, so I have a busy few weeks ahead of me! My plan is to try and finish as many OWLs as possible instead of worrying about a specific career, because I want to make sure I have as much flexibility as possible for the NEWTs later on.

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    1. That’s my aim to. I think I can probably do a
      decent number, so if I try for just as many as possible I can pick my career after. Best of luck with both challenges! 🙂

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