N.E.W.T.s Magical Readathon – August 2020

When I’ve seen the announcement that this year is the last N.E.W.T.s Magical Readathon year I was extra glad I got to catch this last train so to speak. I am thankful to BookRoast for making these. Give her channel some well deserved love and support her HERE.

For my very first and probably last N.E.W.T.s Magical Readathon I had to pick a career based on my reading results from O.W.L.s Magical Readathon earlier this year in April. You can check out my original post HERE and my results and thoughts on that reading challenge HERE.

While in any other situation I would have picked Librarian, I was not able to do so since I lacked a read book for the Care of Magical Creatures prompt for my O.W.L.s! After a long consideration I decided to choose the noble profession of Mind Medic!

Before applying for the Mind Medic job I had to get down to the business of reading. There are five classes I have prompts to read for. Two of those have three books requirement and the other have two books requirement each. This brings my total of books needed up to scary twelve – 12!

After carefully reading through the given prompts for each of my required categories here are my book picks:


A: Cheering Charm: read a humorous book

Iznenada netko pokuca by Etgar Keret

E: Glacius: Freezing Charm. Rad a book set in winter

The Bear and the Nightingale (Winternight Trilogy #1) by Katherine Arden

O: Finite Incantatem: reverse spel! Read a manga!

One-Punch Man, Vol. 1 (ワンパンマン / Onepunch-Man #1) by ONE, Yusuke Murata

Defence Against The Dark Arts

A: Boggart: read a horror/thriller

The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

E: Kappas: water demon! Book with demons or water theme

Angel & Faith: Daddy Issues (Angel & Faith: Season 9 #2) by Christos Gage, Rebekah Isaacs

O: Red Caps: read an epic fantasy

Half a King (Shattered Sea #1) by Joe Abercrombie

Muggle Studies

A: Read a comic

White Elf, Black Heart (Elfes #3) by Olivier Peru, Stéphane Bileau

E: Read a book written by an author of a different race than yourself

Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie


A: Ingredient: Flying Seahorse – book with the word “sky” in title, or sky on cover

Fantastic Hope by Laurell K. Hamilton, William McCaskey

E: Doxycide: Author name starts with a letter D

The Autumnlands Vol. 1: Tooth and Claw (The Autumnlands #1-6) by Kurt Busiek, Benjamin Dewey


A: Lapifors Spell: animal on the cover/title

The World According to Bob: The Further Adventures of One Man and His Street-wise Cat (Bob The Cat #2) by James Bowen

E: Draconifors Spell: book with dragons or fire (title or cover)

Draconomicon: The Book of Dragons by Andy Collins, Skip Williams, James Wyatt

This is quite big pile of books I got myself for August. The only one missing on the picture is the digital edition of White Elf, Black Heart (Elfes #3) by Olivier Peru, Stéphane Bileau.

Wish me luck!