Ordinary Wizarding Levels Book Challenge
Happy Easter everyone!
I have seen a lot of twitter readathons taking place over the Easter weekend but I was very excited to find out about a Harry Potter themed challenge for April! One of my favourite booktubers Book Roast has created a readathon based around taking your OWLs just like at Hogwarts. The challenge is from the 2nd to the 29th April and to pass each subject you must read a book fitting the chosen criteria. You can select as many or as few subjects as you wish, though working at the Ministry of Magic will obviously require top marks! For more information on the subject criteria and the pass marks (yes getting Troll is possible), pop across to the special twitter handle @MagicalReadthn.
As I am not the fastest reader I don’t usually partake in readathons but I can’t resist giving this one a go, especially as the categories fit very nicely with my TBR pile. There is already talk of following it up with the NEWT exams too so it gives me an even bigger incentive to pass my OWLs. I really want to use this opportunity to get through my new books rather than re-reads but I have some suggestions of books that I would definitely have wanted to pick up again!
My Chosen OWL Subjects (Ministry of Magic approved)
Charms – Read a fantasy book
The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Defence Against the Dark Arts – Read a book about/featuring secret societies
Nevernight by Jay Kristoff
Herbology – Read a book with a nature related word in the title
The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert
Potions – Read a book about/with alchemy
Everless by Sara Holland
Transfiguration – Read a book that deals with transfiguration/shapeshifting
Turn Coat (The Dresden Files #11) by Jim Butcher
Book Suggestions with Subjects
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss – Charms, Herbology, Potions
The Last Namasara by Kristen Ciccarelli – Care of Magical Creatures, Charms, Divination
Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake – Ancient Runes, Arithmancy, Charms
The Long Way to a Small Angry Planet by Becky Chambers – Astronomy
The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman – Charms, Defence Against the Dark Arts
I look forward to seeing everyone’s final selections! Remember to tag your twitter posts with #owlsreadathon2018 and good luck with your OWLs everyone!