N.E.W.Ts || Magical ReadAthon || August ’19

It’s time for the Nastily Exhausting Wizarding Tests!

I completed the OWL’s necessary to keep going onto my NEWT’s and I’m so excited!!!

The NEWT’s redathon takes place during the entirety of August~


ministry worker info


According to the pamphlet above, I need at least 4 O’s (Outstanding) in my selected disciplines… I don’t quite get this (I’m dumb ๐Ÿ˜‚). However, for a Ministry Worker, the four NEWT’s I have to complete are Charms, Defence Against the Dark Arts, Potions and Transfiguration. So I’m doing those!

As I need to get Outstanding’s, I have to complete the preceding A and E challenges. So I will have to read 12 books in August to become an Unspeakable!


CHALLENGES:

CHARMS

A: Read a book that you think has a gorgeous cover

Sorcery of Thorns; Margaret Rogerson

E: Read a comic/ graphic novel/ manga (or book under 150 pages)

Saga Volume 1; Brian K. Vaughan (author) & Fiona Staples (artist)

O: Spongify (softening charm) – read a paperback book

The Kingdom; Jess Rothenberg


DEFENCE AGAINST THE DARK ARTS

A: Book that’s black under the dust jacket

New Moon Graphic Novel Volume 1; Kim Young & Stephanie Meyer

I’m never going to escape the Twilight saga and it’s always going to be a willing capture haha ^^”

E: Gilderoy’s memory charm – (grab a pen!) first book that you remembered just now from your TBR!

An Enchantment of Ravens; Margaret Rogerson

O: Cornish pixie! Swat it away with a book written by an English author or set in England

Pride & Prejudice; Jane Austen


POTIONS

A: Pollyjuice potion: read your friend’s favourite book!

Bad Blood; Rhiannon Lassiter

Mel told me this is the book that she always falls back on and from her enthusiasm I’m really looking forward to reading Bad Blood!

E: House ingredient: book with a cover in your Hogwarts house colour

The Dark Days Club; Alison Goodman

The book colours of Ravenclaw are blue and bronze. The closest I could get with the bronze element was gold and I’m going with it haha!

O: Book that starts with a prologue

The Fifth Season; N.K. Jemisin

I’ve heard so many great things about this series, and I recently discovered that N.K. Jemisin is a black woman! I’m even more excited because my favourite fantasy is written by women โ™ฅ.โ™ฅ (to clarify I was being sexist and assumed N.K. Jemisin was a man)


TRANSFIGURATION

A: Read a book with LGBTQIA+ representation

Crooked Kingdom; Leigh Bardugo

E: Read a book that’s not a first in the series

Lockwood & Co., The Whispering Skull; Jonathan Stroud

O: McGonagall does not mess around! Read a book over 500 pages

Thunderhead; Neal Shusterman


Are you participating in the NEWTs? What job are you aiming for?

Thanks for reading! I hope you’re having a lovely day~

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