Reading Challenges

Magical Readathon: NEWTs 2018 Wrap-Up

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)last time i lied

  • 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)champion graphic.jpg

  • 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?



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