NEWTS Reading List (August TBR)

Hello! Hello! Happy August! If you know anything, you know that this read-a-thon, is a massive one. I am excited to see how G changes the read-a-thon next year. (She’s making her own magical world/school). I will go into the details of the read-a-thon, if you want to join.

For those of you wondering just what NEWTs are. NEWTs are a 7th year test that Hogwarts (Harry Potter) students take to be able to get into chosen careers. I’m not going to go too deep into this because, reasons. Here for information on this year. Here on the prompt list. And here for the career books.

Essentially how this works, is you pick a career you want, and you look at the requirement classes/exams for that career. You then look at the prompt list and match up those classes/exams to reading prompts. For each career there are requirements in order to get that career (A, E, O). On the prompt list you will have to read the books associated with that score. You will have to score a letter on the category to have “passed.” You score by reading a book that matches the prompt for the letter, and the letters stack: A –> E–>O. So if I need to get an O in Defense Against the Dark Arts. Then I need to read the O prompt. HOWEVER, you can not read just the O to get an O. You must read the two lower as well. (Aka, to get an O, you have to read E and A. For E you must also read A. It’s a staircase and you can’t miss steps).

This year my goals are going to be Potioneer and Spell Maker. The requirement for classes are Ancient Runes (SM), Arithmancy (P, SM), Astronomy (SM), Care of Magical Creatures (P), Charms (P, SM), Divination (SM), Herbology (P), History of Magic (SM), Potions (P), Transfiguration (SM). Please note that this is 10 out of the 11 prompts that are required. I’m might die. Because that’s 30 books to read in one month.

Thus I will split it. Potioneer comes first. It requires 5 classes, 15 books. If I can finish it, then I will go on to Spellmaker. But listen, if I’m going to read 10 of the prompts… I might as well go for Alchemist and do all 12. My goodness. So chances of it happening are slim. However, since there is no real, “next” year, I’m going to try to do all the prompts not just these ones. All twelve prompts. That’s 36 books in one month.

Total Count: 15 (Potion) + 3 (DADA) +15 (Spellmaker) +3 (Alchemist)

The +3 is for D.A.D.A. that I’m doing regardless if its a req or not. And then last +3 is for the last three I was missing.

I will aim to get the prompts done in the order seen below! Lets do this thing!

Enough talk! Time for the Book List!



GradeRequirementBook Chosen for the Exam
OBook thats between 260-299 pagesRogue Princess by B.R. Myers
EBook that ends on an odd numberA River of Royal Blood by Amanda Joy
ARead a non-fictionBorn a Crime by Trevor Noah

Care of Magical Creatures

GradeRequirementBook Chosen for the Exam
OStart a Book with a SnackAsunder by Jodi Meadows
ERead Something ShortThe Tale of Desperaux by Kate DiCamillo
AFire on Cover/in TitleDry by Neal Shusterman and Jarrod Shusterman


GradeRequirementBook Chosen for the Exam
ORead a mangaPandora Hearts by Jun Mochizuki (reread but its fun)
ERead a book set in winterSeasons of the Storm by Elle Cosimano (Book Club)
Aread a humorous bookCrownbreaker by Sebastien De Castell

Defense Against the Dark Arts

I’m technically not required to do this subject for my goals, however I love this subject along with Potions, so I will always do it.

GradeRequirementBook Chosen for the Exam
ORead an Epic FantasyThe Hero of Ages by Brandon Sanderson (Book Club)
EBook with demons or water themeThese Divided Shores by Sara Raash
ARead a horror/thrillerDead of the Night by Jonathan Maberry


GradeRequirementBook Chosen for the Exam
OBook Longer than your previous readThe Always War by Margaret Peterson Haddix
EBook that Might be ImpactfulIn Cold Blood by Truman Capote
AFlowers on CoverSnow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See


GradeRequirementBook Chosen for the Exam
OBook over 450 pagesBroken Throne by Victoria Aveyard
EAuthor name starts with letter DRuthless Gods by Emily A. Duncan
ABook with word “sky” in title or on coverAirborn by Kenneth Oppel


Ancient Runes

GradeRequirementBook Chosen for the Exam
ORead a RomanceSpirit Bound by Richelle Mead (Read a long)
ERead a Classic100 years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez (Not Shown and Book Club)
AAuthor name starts with a BGirl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust


GradeRequirementBook Chosen for the Exam
ORead one of the biggest books on TBRBone Crier’s Moon by Kathryn Purdie
ERead a Sci-FiThe Life Below by Alexandra Monir
AStar on cover/In TitleConstellation of Roses by Miranda Asebedo


GradeRequirementBook Chosen for the Exam
OStart a book with TeaInfinite by Jodi Meadows
EFirst Unread book you look atSlay by Brittney Morris (Book Club)
ABook with Red on the CoverIncendiary by Zoraida Córdova

History of Magic

GradeRequirementBook Chosen for the Exam
ORecommended by Someone Older than YouBlood & Honey by Shelby Mahurin (Not shown)
EMainly Black on the CoverWhere Dreams Descend by Janella Angeles
AHistorical FictionThe Fountains of Silence by Ruta Sepetys


GradeRequirementBook Chosen for the Exam
ORead a Hardcover (or a book you thought would be hard to read)The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern (Book Club)
EBook with Dragons or fire on cover (cover or title)Shadow & Flame by Mindee Arnett
AAnimal on cover/titleSisters of Sword & Song by Rebecca Ross

Muggle Studies

GradeRequirementBook Chosen for the Exam
ORead a ContemporaryWave by Sonali Deraniuagala
ERead a book written by an author of a different race than yourself (so not Black or white)Girls of Storm and Shadow by Natasha Ngan
ARead a ComicWitchy by Ariel Slamet Ries

So many books? Not enough time? I’m not sure, actually. With how many books that I read last month, I actually think I might be able to pull this off. (But that’s 36 books! One a day at least). Yeah, not all of the books are going to take me one day to read, but some probably will take me multiple days, maybe. So I’m going to have to start early for those books, and then get through as many of the shorter ones as possible to begin with, then start completing prompts.

I think that’s what I’m going to end up doing. Reading short books first, then completing the prompts from the bottom down. I’m also going to probably get as many of my book club books out of the way also, because of when they are happening in the month. I suppose, it’s alright because I’m going to be at work all the more, and I read a lot at work.

Either way! This is my TBR for the month. Wish me luck Void Friends!

Until Next Time,


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