Magical Readathon #NEWTSReadathon2019 TBR

It’s almost time for another Magical Readathon! In case you hadn’t heard of this readathon before, it’s a Harry Potter themed readathon hosted by the wonderful Book Roast and divided into two parts: the O.W.L.s in April and the N.E.W.T.s in August. The  readathon runs the whole month of August and you can find more details in the video below!


Back in April I participated in the O.W.L.s, and after passing all twelve Hogwarts subjects I had a free pass for any career. I’ve decided to officially go for the Magizoologist career this year, which means I will be concentrating on the N.E.W.T.s for Care Of Magical Creatures, Charms and Herbology. Below I’ll reveal a tentative TBR, which might change as there are still two weeks left before the readathon starts and who knows what I might read until then. 😉

First up the subjects needed for the Magizoologist career! For this career I need an O in Care Of Magical Creatures, and E in Charms and an E in Herbology, which basically means I need to read 7 books before the end of August… The needed titles are highlighted in the picture below and the prompt descriptions are on the left.

I don’t think I’ll be able to read the amount I did last year and complete almost all subjects (especially since I’ve decided to go on a two-week blogging break in August), but I’ve made a tentative TBR for the remaining nine Hogwarts subjects and we’ll see if I can manage to pass them all with an Acceptable at least. I won’t be stressing too much about reading them all though, but I guess it does help that a lot of these titles are books I can’t wait to read in the first place. 😉

Are you joining the N.E.W.T.s readathon this year? Have you read any of the titles on my TBR yourself? Any title you think I should read first?


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7 thoughts on “Magical Readathon #NEWTSReadathon2019 TBR

  1. Good luck with your TBR! I’m definitely thinking about participating in this read-a-thon next year since I missed the first half and have already decided to make August an “ARC August.”

    Out of all these books, I’ve read The Raven Boys, Smoke in the Sun, Next Year in Havana, Darius the Great, and The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein.

    The Raven Boys – you’ll fall in love with the characters. This series is very atmospheric. I highly recommend the audiobook!

    Smoke in the Sun – I’m interested in seeing what you think. I was disappointed 😦

    Next Year in Havana – Not what I was expecting. Enjoyed learning about Cuba. Solid read.

    Darius – I think you will love it. Beautiful YA contemporary. Hits you in the feels.

    The Dark Descent – One of my favorite books of last year! You need to be familiar with the original story to appreciate this retelling, so if you haven’t read Frankenstein, hold off on this one.

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    • She’s doing both readathons each year, so it’s easy to join the next time around. 🙂

      I remember quite enjoying The Raven Boys (although I didn’t LOVE it like some), and I’ve been meaning to continue the series for so long now… I’m looking forward to it.
      I’ve heard others being disappointed by Smoke In The Sun as well, so you’re not alone… I loved the first book though, so I’ll be keeping my fingers crossed.
      One of the reasons I want to read Next Year In Havana is to test and improve my knowledge of Cuba… It sounds like a great read in general as well.
      I’m pretty sure I will love Darius! It sounds so good and it will be a great change of genres.
      And I actually first added the Dark Descent because it was a Frankenstein retelling, because I really enjoyed the classic and I’ve been curious to see how Kiersten White adapted the story. It’s been a while since I read the classic, but I *should* be able to remember enough details.

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