I saw a little about the O.W.Ls readathon towards the end of it back in April on Twitter, but as it was mostly over, I just shrugged it off. I now know, through Mel & Kelly‘s TBRs, that it’s running again in July, ready for the N.E.W.Ts readathon in August, so I definitely want to take part this time around. The idea was started by Book Roast who is a Youtuber, and the aim is to read books which fit certain criteria for Hogwarts subjects. Subjects you pass can then be continued at N.E.W.T. level later on.
To get an Outstanding you need to complete 5 or more OWLs, so I’m aiming for that at least. I’m hoping to tick off as many as possible, so I have more options in August, but we’ll see where we get to!
Ancient Runes (A book with a symbol on the cover) – The Binding
Arithmancy (A book with a number on the cover or in the title) – A Thousand Nights
Astronomy (A sci fi novel) – Record of a Spaceborn Few
Care of Magical Creatures (A book that includes magical creatures or has a magical creature on the cover) – Seraphina
Charms (A fantasy novel) – A Reaper at the Gates
Defence Against the Dark Arts (A book which includes a secret society or club) – Out of Spite, Out of Mind (a group of humans discover that the world is a computer file and use it to time travel, working together to keep it’s existence a secret from the rest of the world – I’m assuming that counts)
Divination (A book with a prophecy) – Norse Mythology
Herbology (Title with a nature related word) – Call of the Wild
History of Magic (A historical fiction novel) – A Lady’s Guide to Petticoats & Piracy
Muggle Studies (A non-fiction book) – A Voyage for Madmen
Potions (A book that includes alchemy) – Fullmetal Alchemist #1
Transfiguration (A book that deals with transfiguration/shape shifting OR a book with a cat on the cover) – Sinner