N.E.W.T.s Readathon TBR


Hi guys! How are you? The N.E.W.T.s Readathon is a Harry Potter themed readathon hosted by Book Roast, which is based around the wizarding exams taken by Hogwarts students. To win the readathon you have to pass at least two N.E.W.T’.s and achieve an outstanding grade in at least one. If you want to join the fun and get more info, you can check out the announcement video.

Like a lot of other people I did my O.W.L.s in July to prepare for the N.E.W.T.s and I ended up passing 9 O.W.L.s! Which means I have 9 subjects to choose from. I’ve only put together a TBR for 7 of those though, cause let’s be honest – reading 21 books would be more than amazing. Especially since some of these are pretty big beasties!

Ancient Runes


A book set in the past: The Last Secret of the Deverills by Santa Montefiore

One of the most ancient books on your TBR: Mr. Fox by Helen Oyeyemi

A translated book: Beartown by Fredrik Backman

Care of Magical Creatures


A book with an animal on the cover: A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland

A book under 160 pages: The Blue Fox by Sjón

A book with dragons: The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli



A book with magic: Legendary by Stephanie Garber

A cover buy: Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman

A book you think will leave a mark: An American Marriage by Tayari Jones

Defense Against the Dark Arts


The last book in a series: Record of a Spaceborn Few by Becky Chambers

A foiled book: Fly by Night by Frances Hardinge

A book with ‘dark’ in the title: Dark Run by Mike Brooks



A book with a green cover: Snotgirl, Vol. 1: Green Hair Don’t Care by Bryan Lee O’Malley

An illustrated book: The House with Chicken Legs by Sophie Anderson

A book with light/sun/air/water in the title: A Court of Frost and Starlight by Sarah J. Maas

History of Magic

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A book which would fit in at the Hogwarts Library: The Witches of New York by Ami McKay

A book published more than 5 years ago: The Diviners by Libba Bray

A book longer than 400 pages: The Glass Town Game by Catherynne M. Valente



A book with a grey cover: Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller

A book by an author you haven’t read before: Dreamer’s Pool by Juliet Marillier

A book set in a kingdom: Bring Me Their Hearts by Sara Wolf

Let’s talk! If you’ve taken your O.W.L.s how did you do? Will you be taking your N.E.W.T.s this month? Have you read any of the books on my TBR? What did you think of them?


20 thoughts on “N.E.W.T.s Readathon TBR

  1. I haven’t read any of these, but I’ve heard really good things about The Diviners and The Last Namsara. I hope The Glass Town Game is as good as Valente usually is!
    And I had never heard of The House with Chicken Legs before but do I love that cover. I may even try it just because of that (also, I usually like everything Russian-inspired).
    I wanted to participate in this read-a-thon but decided not to because life and time, but I really like these prompts and I hope to be able to participate if there’ll be a next time.
    Good luck with your TBR!

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    1. I’ve heard nothing but wonderful things about The Diviners, so I’m very curious about it. It’s not my usual read, but it’s fun to try something different!
      I 100% bought cause of the cover, title and the mention of Baba Yaga – I hope it’s a weird and wonderful as all the other Russian inspired books I’ve read.
      Thank you! 💕

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  2. Good luck! I’ve read The Diviners and Bring Me Their Hearts and I really love both of them. I still need to read the third book in the Diviners series, but I really enjoyed the second as well. I hope you like them too! I’m really curious about An American Marriage, but I haven’t read it yet.


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  3. Nice plans!! I hope you can read many of these 😀

    I finished all my OWLs so I can pick from anything. Originally I was aiming to complete my 5 favourite subjects, but I also have some “secondary” subjects that would be nice to complete…

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