If you watch Booktube videos then I am sure you’re no stranger to the Magical Readathons but if you’re asking “WTF is that?!” then let me explain a little.
The Magical Readathon was created by BookRoast on YouTube. You can find her N.E.W.T.s announcement video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rq7vFHcngYs&t=452s
We sat our O.W.L.s back in April, and I was going back and forth about I was going to take part in this readathon because so much is happening in August, but here we are and I am really diving in headfirst into the N.E.W.T.s.
My chosen career path is Mind Medic, so I have a shit ton of stuff I need to read.
I need to sit for Charms, Defense Against the Dark Arts, Muggle Studies, Potions, and Transfiguration. The kicker is to get an O you need to read the prompts for each grade before getting to the O. The grades go A(cceptable) E(xceeds expectations) O(utstanding) O being the top mark.
I need to get an O in Charms.
A- Read a book that you think has a gorgeous cover. I decided to go with Sorcery of Thorns. I just love the art on the cover.
E- Read a Comic. For this, I went with Teen Titans: Raven
O- Read a paperback book. I chose We Hunt the Flame because I have a floppy paperback of this book.
I need an O in Defense Against the Dark Arts
A- Book that’s black under the dust jacket. I chose Suspicious Minds which I believe is a Stranger Things prequel.
E- First book you remembered from your TBR. For some reason Fahrenheit 451 popped into my head, so that’s what I will be reading.
O- Book written by an English author or that takes place in England. I chose Strange Ink because while the author now lives in Australia, he was born in England.
I need an E in Muggle Studies.
A- Cover that includes an actual photo element. I picked Darkfever because I’ve been wanting to reread this book so I can continue the series.
E- Book set in our real world. I picked How Do You Like Me Now?
I need an E in Potions.
A- Read your friend’s fave book. I will be reading The Raven Boys (finally) thanks to Melinda!!
E- Book with cover with your Hogwarts house color. I chose The Girl the Sea Gave Back which TitanBooks will so kindly send to me.
I also need an E in Transfiguration.
A- Read a book with LGBTQA+ representation. I chose to read Wilder Girls. I do believe this has LGBTQA+ rep, but please correct me if I am wrong.
E- Read a Book that’s not a first in the series. I chose Charmcaster because the Spellslinger series is hilarious and amazing!
That is 12 books in total!! I am really pushing it here but I think if I focus my energy I can pull it off. Maybe.
Are you taking part in the N.E.W.T.s? What career did you choose and what do you plan to read? Comment to let me know!!