MAGICAL READATHON – Getting my N.E.W.T.s my way!


Everyone knows! The time for N.E.W.T.’s is almost upon us! At least, for all of you. For me? Well. As the title of this post states, I’m doing it my way this time. Mainly because I really want to make an effort in getting my N.E.W.T.’s and I want an honest chance to do so. Knowing I’ll start working again in one and a half week [feel my pain and tears, people..].. Pretty much means I’ll be spent by the time August comes around. I’ll be damned if I let that stop me from getting at least some N.E.W.T.’s so I decided to do it for two months instead! I’m even contemplating doing it three months simply because I love reading according to prompts given? And I managed to find books for every single prompt pretty easily?

Since there are a whole lot of subjects with three prompts each, this means I’ll have plenty of reading options which is perfect! Like.. I’ve been mood-reading for months now so at least I can somewhat continue doing so, right? Anyway! Let’s take a look at my humongous TBR for July and August! A huge shout-out to Waterstones Brussels for being so, so kind as to give me some of their newer (but especially) older ARC’s that are found on this TBR.

Ancient Runes
A: Read recommended by a friend
E: Book written in past tense
O: Book that’s been on my TBR for ages

Scythe (Arc of a Scythe, #1)The Girl the Sea Gave BackBookshop Girl

A: Book that ends on an even page number
E: Standalone
O: Book longer than 350 pages

Nobody RealWe Are Not OkayThe First Time Lauren Pailing Died

A: Moon on cover or in title
E: “Night” in book title or series name
O: Sci-fi or book with stars on the cover

Serious MoonlightNight OwlsThe Wicker King

Care of Magical Creatures
A: Starts with “A”
E: Book under 300 pages
O: Bird on the cover

American RoyalsPandemonium RoadAn Enchantment of Ravens

A: Cover love
E: Comic/graphic novel/manga or under 150 pages
O: Paperback

Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix (Rise of the Empress #2)Whispered Words, Volume 1The Weight of a Thousand Feathers

Defence Against the Dark Arts
A: Black under dust jacket
E: First book from your TBR you remember
O: Written by English author or set in England

The Lady's Guide to Petticoats and Piracy (Montague Siblings, #2)Lifel1k3 (Lifelike, #1)The End We Start From

A: White book
E: Short story or collection of short stories
O: Last book bought / loaned

Beauty SleepThe Language of Thorns: Midnight Tales and Dangerous MagicCall It What You Want

A: Audiobook or green cover
E: 350 – 390 pages
O: Book with flower on the cover

Sorcery of ThornsWilder Girls100 Days of Sunlight

History of Magic
A: Fantasy
E: Book that includes a map
O: Reread favorite or read a classic

Sky in the DeepAce of Shades (The Shadow Game, #1)The Handmaid's Tale

Muggle Studies
A: Cover that includes a photo element
E: Book set in our real world
O: Written by a POC

The Particular Sadness of Lemon CakeYour Truth or Mine?A Girl Like Her (Ravenswood, #1)

A: Read a friend’s favorite book
E: Cover in your Hogwarts house colour
O: Book that starts with a prologue

Radio SilenceRun, RiotDark Blade

A: Book with LGBTQIA+ rep
E: Book that’s not first in a series
O: Book over 500 pages

More Happy Than NotThe Last Hope (The Raging Ones, #2)Thunderhead (Arc of a Scythe, #2)

That’s it! The TBR that basically equals my Summer reading, haha. At the time of posting this, I’ve already read Sorcery of Thorns and I started on three other books as well – mainly Scythe though!

Are you participating in August’s N.E.W.T.s?
What courses are you going to focus on? Have you set your TBR yet?
Which of the books on my TBR do you really want to see a review of?




15 thoughts on “MAGICAL READATHON – Getting my N.E.W.T.s my way!

  1. It’s a good idea to do it over several months! I think I might try two months too, although I’m not that impressed with the prompt list this time 😀 Some of it is pretty limiting, and there’s two “friend’s favourite book” ones?


    1. You’re right about that! Although I don’t really find it all that annoying since I easily found books on my TBR for all prompts, haha. Guess that makes it less important how limiting they are. 😛


  2. Love the varied selection, and I’m adding some of these to my TBR pile (which is long since I read in small snippets of time). The only one I have read so far is The Language of Thorns and I enjoyed it.


  3. Wow, talk about prepared and setting yourself up in the best situation for you! I made a few notes for mine, but have yet to put anything into stone. Enjoy all the lovely books over the next two months!


    1. Yes, I think I figured out my TBR. I end up switching things out too so I don’t hold myself too much to what past me wanted to read. lol


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