Today was the final day of the O.W.L.s Readathon hosted by Book Roast, and I’m still of the opinion that this is one of the most fun reading challenges ever. And maybe that’s what spurred me on to receive the highest possible passing grade of “outstanding” which required passing five subjects. To be perfectly honest, I was really hoping to do even better and complete all twelve of the exams, but well, that just didn’t happen. I did, however, pass eight subjects which should give me lots of options when Book Roast hosts the N.E.W.T. Readathon/Challenge in the future. These are the subjects which I sat for and passed, along with the book I used to complete it:
- Ancient Runes (a book with a symbol on the cover)–Bygone Badass Broads by Mackenzi Lee.
- Arithmacy (a book with a number on the cover or in the title)–Zone One by Colson Whitehead.
- Astronomy (a sci-fi book)–Dawn by Octavia Butler.
- Care of Magical Creatures (a book that includes magical creatures or features one on the cover)–Fantastic Beasts & Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling.*
- Defense Against the Dark Arts (a book about or featuring a secret society/club)–The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks by E. Lockhart.
- Herbology (a book with a nature-related word in the title)–The Earth Moved: On the Remarkable Achievements of Earthworms by Amy Stewart.*
- Potions (a book about or with alchemy)–The Strange Case of the Alchemist’s Daughter by Theodora Goss.
- Transfiguration (a book that deals with transfiguration/shapeshifting or a book with a cat on the cover)–Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling.*
*Denotes a book where I read a different book than I originally planned.