Magical Readathon: Orilium – The Novice Path | TBR

G @ Book Roast has returned with the Magical Readathon! In previous years the readathon was based around the series that shall not be named but, with that author’s continued transphobia, G no longer felt comfortable hosting a readathon inspired by it. Now she’s returned with her very own fantasy world and the amount of work that must have gone into planning this readathon is astounding.

Find out everything you need to know about the readathon here:

As G mentioned we won’t be returning to the format of studying for lessons until next year. This readathon, running from 1st – 30th September, is specifically about getting to the Academy and we only need to complete two prompts to qualify – G is the master of making readathons accessible for everyone, whether you have time to read 7 books in a month or not!

I am going to try and read a book for each of the prompts; I love readathons like this and I especially love readathons that run for a whole month. I’m also going to pick some books for the entirely optional character creation prompts, which should be completed by April 2022 for anyone who wants to create a character for next year’s readathon.

Quite a few of the books below will be on my autumn TBR, so with any luck I’ll have already made a start on my autumn TBR by the time it goes live!

The Novice Path

The Novice Path Entrance

Read a book with a map

I had a lot of fun with Robin LaFevers’ His Fair Assassin trilogy – Dark Triumph, focused on Sybella, being my favourite in the series – so it’s about time I started LaFevers’ companion duology with Courting Darkness, in which Sybella makes a reappearance.

Ashtorn Tree

Read a book that keeps tempting you

This prompt is essentially a mood read, so I’ll pick up whatever’s calling me when September rolls around!

The Mist of Solitude

Read a standalone

I think I should add at least one novella to the mix to make things a little easier for myself and The Factory Witches of Lowell by C. S. Malerich is one I keep meaning to get to.

Ruin of the Skye

Read a book featuring ghosts/haunted houses or other supernatural elements

It’s about time I finished up The Diviners series and read The King of Crows by Libba Bray, which is bound to be full of ghosts!

Obsidian Falls

Read a thriller or mystery

I’ve had the audiobook of Sadie by Courtney Summers for ages now but still haven’t got around to it despite all the amazing things I’ve heard. I have a train journey in September I can probably listen to it on, so onto the TBR it goes!

Tower of Rumination

Read a 5 star prediction

I don’t think I’ve seen a single negative review for Legendborn by Tracy Deonn and I’m hopeful it’s one I’m going to love, too!

Orilium Academy Arc

Read a book with a school setting

I received an eARC of The Last Graduate by Naomi Novik from NetGalley – considering it’s being published in September, it’d be great to get it read during the readathon.

Character Creation


Read a book largely set in a forest/outside

I have a feeling a lot of Across the Green Grass Fields by Seanan McGuire is set in the great outdoors; it’s another audiobook I’m sure I’ll be able to get to before next April.


Read a book that features fae or elven characters

Jeannette Ng’s Under the Pendulum Sun has been on my TBR far too long – it’s about time I read it!


Read a contemporary or non-fiction book

Over the summer I picked up The Woman They Could Not Silence by Kate Moore which sounds so fascinating that I can’t not use it for this prompt.

Are you taking part in The Novice Path? What are you reading this September?

5 thoughts on “Magical Readathon: Orilium – The Novice Path | TBR

  1. alisbooks says:

    I’m definitely participating, but I’m not going to make a TBR for it. I’ve been a total mood reader. Legendborn would fit me for a 5-star prediction, though. Hope you love your choices! G did such an amazing job with this!!


  2. dinipandareads says:

    I was honestly blown away by the art and the story in G’s video! I just sat there with my jaw hanging and it was wow! So amazing and although I totally suck with readathons, I’m definitely excited to be participating in this one. I can’t wait 😍 Also, I hope you enjoy the audiobook for Sadie and I can’t wait to hear your thoughts!

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