N.E.W.T.s Readathon TBR

Who’s ready for a month long readathon? Today begins the N.E.W.Ts readathon, named after the exams from Harry Potter. This is a massive readathon with several different categories to fill and many books to read. It’s shaping up to be tons of fun, and perfect for readers who like completing some challenges and tasks during readathons. The N.E.W.T Readathon was begun by the BookTube channel Book Roast , and the full description and readathon rules can be found here.

I won’t go into all the nitty-gritty details, but I will give a brief overview. The categories to read in are based off of the classes offered at Hogwarts, and those chosen are based off of how many challenges you completed in the O.W.L.s Readathon in order to mirror how the exams worked in the books. I completed six different categories during the O.W.L.s Readathon, and will attempt to read all three books for each category.

Will I finish all three books in each category? I’m not sure. There’s a whopping 18 books on this TBR, which is no small feat. I have tried to include manga and novellas in order to get through some of the categories quicker, though. A good number of the books I’ve included are also arcs and finished copies I’ve received from publishers and would be making an effort to read anyway. I usually don’t get through all of the books on my readathon TBR piles, but I will certainly give it my all. Only time will tell just how well I do in my N.E.W.T. exams!


Ancient Runes

  1. Book set in the Past – Witchmark by C. L. Polk
  2. Most Ancient Book on shelf that’s unread – The Ghosts of Manhattan by George Mann
  3. Book translated from another language – Kase-san and Morning Glories by Hiromi Takashima



  1. At least 300 pages long – A Big Ship at the Edge of the Universe by Alex White
  2. Book that ends on an even number –My Hero Academia Vol 14 by Kohei Horikoshi
  3. Book that isn’t 1st in a series – The Queen of Crows by Myke Cole



  1. Stars on the Cover – Dark Orbit
  2. Book that has the word ‘sky’ on the cover – Undecided
  3. Story set on a different planet/world – Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff



  1. Read a book w/ magic in it – Vampire Hunter D Volume 3 by Hideyuki Kikuchi
  2. Cover that charmed you (a cover buy) – The Book of Hidden Things by Francesco Dimitri
  3. A book you think will leave a mark – The Refrigerator Monologues by Catherynne Valente



  1. Has a green cover – River of Teeth by Sarah Gailey
  2. Book with illustration – (will pick a manga)
  3. Has light/air/sun/water in the title – A Conjuring of Light by V.E. Schwab



  1. Gray cover – Hybrid Child by Mariko Ohara
  2. Book from an author haven’t read before – The Robots of Gotham by Todd McAulty
  3. Set in a kingdom/has royals – The Grey Bastards by Jonathan French

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Kathleen Townsend

Kate writes things, reads things, and writes about things she reads. She’s had a few short stories published, and works as a freelance editor. Favorite genres include epic & high fantasy, science fiction, time travel stories, video game related tales, light novels, and manga.

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