NEWTs Readathon | Progress Report #3

I know, I know, it’s late, this post is probably late, and my blogging game on the whole has been seriously lacking these past couple of weeks. I could make up plenty of excuses but what it comes down to is that I’ve just lacked motivation. All that being said, I have been reading so I’m definitely still trying to complete some of my NEWTs with semi-good grades!

If you have no idea what I’m talking about, it might be best to pop over to my TBR postmy first progress report, or my second progress report, but tl;dr version is that the NEWTs Readathon is happening in August. It’s a month-long readathon based around the NEWT examinations in the Harry Potter series, and it’s hosted by Gintare from the Book Roast – check out the announcement video, or head over to the readathon hashtag on Twitter for more details. I’ve been sort of keeping up to date with my reading progress on my usual readathon Twitter thread, but I also like to keep myself accountable with more overarching progress reports such as this one you’re reading right now. So let’s see how I’m doing, shall we?

Books/Grades Completed

  • Ancient Runes, A – book set in the past
    Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: The Original Screenplay

  • Astronomy, A – stars on the cover
    Theatrical by Maggie Harcourt

  • Charms, A – read a book with magic in it
    Good Omens by Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman

  • Muggles Studies, A – read a book written by one of your favourite authors
    Crooked Kingdom by Leigh Bardugo (change to original TBR)

  • Transfiguration, A – book with a grey cover
    The Last Namsara by Kristen Ciccarelli
  • Transfiguration, E – book from an author you haven’t read anything from before
    Giant Days by Non Pratt

Books/Grades In Progress

  • Ancient Runes, E – most ancient book on your TBR shelf
    The Elder Edda

  • Charms, E – book with a cover that charmed you (i.e. cover buy)
    The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave

  • Potions, A – name of colour in title
    Spinning Silver by Naomi Novik (change to original TBR)

  • Transfiguration, O – book that’s set in a kingdom/has royals
    The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye [audiobook] (change to original TBR)

Books/Grades To Complete

  • Ancient Runes, O – book translated from another language
    Thérèse Raquin by Émile Zola [audiobook]

  • Astronomy, E – book that has the word ‘sky’ in the title
    Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray [audiobook]
  • Astronomy, O – story set on different planet/world
    A Reaper at the Gates by Sabaa Tahir

  • Charms, O – book that you think will leave a mark
    Notes on a Nervous Planet by Matt Haig

  • Muggle Studies, E – a biography
    Scrappy Little Nobody by Anna Kendrick [audiobook]
  • Muggle Studies, O – a retelling
    The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (change to original TBR)

  • Potions, E – book with a male lead character
    Dating You Hating You by Christina Lauren [audiobook]
  • Potions, O – book over 350 pages long
    The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

There’s little over a week to go. Can I do it? Only time will tell – aka, if this weekend of reading (and blogging, hopefully) goes well then I might just pass my NEWTs, if it doesn’t then I’m screwed. (Yes, yes, I know readathons are meant to be fun but the examination themed nature of this readathon is well and truly bringing out my academic side, haha.)

Are you taking part in the NEWTs readathon? Which books have you read so far, and how have you liked them? Let me know in the comments below and we can cheer each other on in the readathon!

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2 thoughts on “NEWTs Readathon | Progress Report #3

  1. Kelly | Kelly's Rambles 26/08/2018 / 21:44

    You’re making such great progress! I hope you are enjoying The Girl of Ink and Stars, I adored that book when I read it last year.

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