The N.E.W.Ts are done and dusted for another year and I’m pleased to say I managed to achieve all of the grades I need for my chosen career of History of Magic Professor!
A: Read a book that ends on an even-numbered pageThe Last Banquet of Temporal Confections by Tina Connolly E: Read a standaloneNine Last Days on Planet Earth by Daryl Gregory
- O: Read a book that’s longer than 350 pages
A: Read a book with a moon on the cover or anywhere in the titleGoddess of the Hunt by Shelby Eileen
- E: Read a book with the word “night” in the title or series name
- O: Read a sci-fi book (or a book with stars on the cover)
A: Read a book that you think has a gorgeous coverIf at First You Don’t Succeed, Try, Try Again by Zen Cho E: Read a comic/graphic novel/manga (or book under 150 pages)The Art of Deception by Stephanie Burgis
- O: Spongify (softening charm) – Read a paperback book
Defence Against the Dark Arts
A: Read a book that’s black under the dust jacketLast Time I Lied by Riley Sager E: Gilderoy’s memory charm – Read the first book that you remembered from your TBRCity of Blades by Robert Jackson Bennett
- O: Cornish pixie! Swat it away with an English author or a book set in England
History of Magic
A: Read a fantasyPhoenix Unbound by Grace Draven E: Read a book that includes a mapSalt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys O: Tom Riddle’s diary: fond memory – Re-read a favourite (or read a classic)Romancing the Inventor by Gail Carriger (audiobook; narrated by Emma Newman)
A: Polyjuice Potion – Read your friend’s favourite bookCity of Stairs by Robert Jackson Bennett E: House ingredient – Read a book with a cover in your Hogwarts House colourThe Only Harmless Great Thing by Brooke Bolander
- O: Read a book that starts with a prologue
I’d be a liar if I said I wasn’t a little disappointed that I didn’t manage to get an O in Astronomy or Potions like I hoped I would, but once I read City of Blades and got my E in DADA I felt myself heading towards a slump. Not because I didn’t enjoy City of Blades – I really did! – but because I went straight from the Medieval-A-Thon into the N.E.W.Ts Readathon and I was starting to feel a bit burned out.
Ultimately, though, the N.E.W.Ts were a success for me this year! I’ve achieved an O in History of Magic, an E in Potions, DADA, Charms and Arithmancy and an A in Astronomy, and I’m ready to return to Hogwarts today to take up my post as History of Magic Professor.
Thanks so much to Gi @ Book Roast for once again hosting such a fun readathon!
Did you reach all of your N.E.W.Ts goals?