I cannot believe that August is here and the N.E.W.Ts are upon us! I am so excited that Gee from Book Roast is hosting another year of the N.E.W.Ts and love all the things that she has created to make this readathon as immersive as possible (and I am living for it).
If you followed along with my participation in the O.W.L.S readathon you may remember that I passed:
* Defence Against the Dark Arts
* Care of Magical Creatures
* History of Magic
All in an endeavour to become a Care of Magical Creatures Professor.
This means that I can take any of these 7 subjects in my N.E.W.Ts
But what do I need to pass to achieve this goal?
Now this may be what’s needed and I appreciate the manageability of needing to complete 7 books to achieve my goals of becoming a Hogwarts professor, I as a typical Hufflepuff, want to achieve more.
For this reason I will be setting myself a somewhat more difficult goal.
So I really want to achieve Outstanding in all the subjects I decide to take. I also thought about what subjects you would need to be a good Care of Magical Creatures Professor and came to the conclusion that Care of Magical Creatures, Defence Against the Dark Arts, Herbology, Charms and Potions would all be vital magical skills to have.
Therefore my goal is to read 15 books during the N.E.W.T.S. Here is what I am planning on reading…
To gain an Acceptable in Care of Magical Creatures the prompt is to ‘read a books starting with A’ for this I decided to pick up ‘Anne of Green Gables: A Graphic Novel’ by Mariah Mardsen.
To gain an Exceeds Expectations the prompt is to ‘read a book under 300 pages’ for which I am going to pick up ‘Wings of Olympus’ By Kallie George.
Finally, to gain an Outstanding the prompt is to ‘read a book with a bird on the cover’ and I went full Harry Potter with this and chose ‘Crown of Feathers’ By Nicki Pau-Preto, which has a phoenix on the cover.
For Defence Against the Dark Arts, to gain an Acceptable the prompt is to ‘read a book that is black under the dust jacket’, I found this prompt more difficult to find a book for however I finally succeeded and found ‘It Wasn’t Me’ By Dana Alison Levy.
To gain an Exceeds Expectations the prompt is to ‘read the first book that comes to mind’ however, when I think books my brain just repeats the word books ( i don’t get it) so I got my Fiance, George to pull a book title out of a jar I have on my bookshelf. For this he grabbed ‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ By John Tiffany and Jack Thorn.
To gain an Outstanding the prompt is to ‘read a book set in England/with an English Author’ for this I went with ‘Heartstopper: Volume 2’ By Alice Oseman.
To gain an Acceptable in Herbology the prompt is to ‘listen to an audiobook’ for which I am going to use as an opportunity to listen to ‘Daisy Jones & The Six’ By Taylor Jenkins Reid, for a second time.
To gain an Exceeds Expectations the prompt asks for ‘a book between 350-390 pages’ I decided not to go for something too hefty and went with ‘The Wizards of Once: Twice Magic’ By Cressida Cowell.
To gain an Outstanding the prompt is to read ‘a book with a flower on the cover’ for this I went with ‘Live Green’ By Jen Chillingsworth.
For Charms the prompt to gain an Acceptable the prompt is to ‘read a book with a gorgeous cover’ for this I chose to read ‘Warrior of the Wild’ By Tricia Levenseller
To gain an Exceeds Expectations the prompt asks ‘read a comic or graphic novel’ for which I chose ‘Ms. Marvel: No Normal’ By G. Willow Wilson & Adrien Alphona.
To gain an Outstanding the prompt asks to ‘read a paperback’ for this I am going to read ‘Maybe in Another Life’ By Taylor Jenkins Reid.
The final subject I will be taking is Potions. To gain an Acceptable in potions the prompt asks readers to choose a book ‘that is a friends favourites’ I decided to take Gee’s advice and watched a couple of my favourite BookTuber’s to try and find a favourite that I already own. For this I went with a favourite of Hailey in Bookland’s ‘The Raven Boys’ By Maggie Stiefvater.
To gain an Exceeds Expectations the prompt is to choose a ‘book with your Hogwarts house colour’ being in Hufflepuff I chose a book with yellow on the cover, ‘The Field Guide to the North American Teenager’ by Ben Philippe was perfect for this since the entire hardcover ovf the book is yellow!
To gain an Outstanding the prompt is to read a ‘book that starts with a prologue’. After searching my bookshelves I came across ‘The Library of Fates’ By Aditi Khorana.
…. and that’s it. Just a casual 15 books that I plan to read in one month. Wish me luck because I am certainly going to need it.