This year marks the second year of the N.E.W.T.s readathon which is hosted on BookTube by G from Book Roast. It’s a month long Harry Potter themed readathon where each for each book you read, will go towards your N.E.W.T exams. This is a continuation of the O.W.L.s readathon which happened in April.
Unlike with the O.W.L.s were you are only required to complete one book per subject, in the N.E.W.Ts you may be required to read multiple books per subject to prove your skill. Each subject in the N.E.W.Ts will contain three prompts, each for a specified grade. The grades are Acceptable (A), Exceeded Expectations (E) and Outstanding (O).
This year, not only has G assigned reading prompts from each exam, she has also added new level of interaction with the addition of Wizarding Careers. These include Hogwarts Professor, Broom Maker, Ministry Work or Alchemist to name a few. The career you chose will determine which subjects and grade you need to pass the N.E.W.T.s.
This is a month long readathon — from 1st August to 31th August — so plenty of time to pass the exams you need for your required career.
After looking at the O.W.L.s I passed and the career I’m still sticking the Magizoologist because who wouldn’t want a job working with magical creatures?
A magizoologist is a person who dedicates their life to studying, investigating and protecting magical creatures. The majority of wizards decide to focus on a specific favourite species after a couple of decades of studying the broader spectrum of fantastic beasts.
This is an occupation for those with an inborn affinity to animals, those who are not afraid of the occasional injury.
As a magizoologist, you will find yourself travelling all over the world in search of creatures and participating in magizoology expeditions with fellow researchers.
Adorable creatures and travelling the world, sounds amazing. For this career the N.E.W.T.s I need to get are: O in Care of Magical Creatures, E in Charms and E Herbology.
I have added a few extra N.E.W.T.s prompts because I have been reading around 10 – 15 books per month and for Magizoologist I would only need to read 7.
The books I’ll be reading are:
Care of Magical Creatures
A – A book that starts with the letter A, for Aragog!: Aru Shah and the End of Time (Pandava Quartet #1) by Roshani Chokshi
E – Book under 300 pages: Frost Burned (Mercy Thompson #7) by Patricia Briggs
O – Read a book with a bird on the cover: Strange Heart Beating by Eli Goldstone
A- Read a book that you think has a gorgeous cover: The Beauty and the Wolf by Wray Delaney
E- Read a book under 150 pages: The Summer of the Seventeenth Doll by Ray Lawler
O – Read a paperback book: The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin
A – Read a book with a green cover: For the Winner (Gold Apple Trilogy #2) by Emily Hauser
E – Read a book between 350 – 390 pages: Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
O – Read a book with a flower of the cover: Idaho by Emily Ruskovich
A – Cover that includes an actual photo element: The Risk by Elle Kennedy
E – Set in our real world: Oh My Gods by Alexandra Sheppard
History of Magic
A – Read a fantasy: Kingdom of Ash (Throne of Glass #7) by Sarah J. Maas
That’s all for me. Comment down below and let me know if you’re taken part in the N.E.W.T.s and which magical career you would choose.
Until next time, happy reading!