Happy September, y’all! I’m super excited to post about the conclusion of my N.E.W.T.s Readathon experience, because I managed to read way more than I anticipated.
I participated in the O.W.L.s Readathon in July, which determined the classes I’d be “sitting” for during the N.E.W.T.s: Ancient Runes, Charms, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Herbology, History of Magic, Potions and Transfiguration. Below are the books I read for each class, the prompt associated with them, my ratings and the grade I earned by finishing them!
Ancient Runes = A (Acceptable)
- Book set in the past: The Last Time I Lied ★★★★
Charms = O (Outstanding)
- Involves Magic: A Torch Against the Night ★★★★
- Cover charmed you: A Girl Like That ★★★
- Book you think will leave a mark: The Serpent King ★★★★
Defense Against the Dark Arts = A (Acceptable)
- Last in a series: Champion (The Graphic Novel) ★★★
Herbology = O (Outstanding)
- Green cover: What If It’s Us ★★★★★
- Has illustrations: Wires and Nerves 2 ★★★★
- Light/air/sun/water in the title: Something in the Water ★★★★
History of Magic = E (Exceeded Expectations)
- Book that would fit in at the Hogwarts Library: Library of Fates ★★★
- Published at least five years ago: Mosquitoland ★
Potions = O (Outstanding)
- Name of a color in the title: Ramona Blue ★★★★
- Male lead character: Scream All Night ★★★★★
- Over 350 pages: Beauty Sick ★★★★
Transfiguration = O (Outstanding)
- Grey cover: Prodigy (The Graphic Novel) ★★★
- By author you haven’t read before: The Troop ★★
- Involves a kingdom/royals: Mirage (ARC) ★★★
In case you weren’t counting, that’s 16 books! I think if this were a real-world, American school like the ones I’ve attended, these grades would translate into four A’s, one B and two C’s… right? Either way, acing Transfiguration would make Professor McGonagall proud, and that’s really all that matters to me!
Did y’all participate in the N.E.W.T.s or a different readathon in August? Have we read any of the same books?