August Wrap-Up (NEWTs Readathon) | 29 books!

I know we’re nearly half way into September, but I hope you’ll give me a pass for having just started this blog back up.

For the month of August, I sat for my NEWTs Exams (started by Book Roast on YouTube). Back in April I passed all of my OWL exams so I had the potential to sit all of my NEWTs. Preparing for the month I felt like I might comfortably complete my average number of books, around 15 books. But apparently I fell into a time loop because I managed 29 (!!) books.

Into the books!

I’m listing these in challenge order, not reading order, so some series are a bit jumbled. I’m going to link to my Goodreads reviews to keep this from being crazy long since, you know, there are 29+ of them. In normal wrap-ups I’ll be posting all my thoughts:

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Book with a gray cover: Infinity Blade: Awakening by Brandon Sanderson (★★)

Book from a new to you author: Off To Be the Wizard by Scott Meyer (★★★★★)

Book set in a kingdom/with royalty: Spell or High Water by Scott Meyer (★★★★)


Book with a color in the title: White Sand by Brandon Sanderson (★★★)

Book with a male lead character: Gunpowder Moon by David Pedreira (★)

Book over 350 pages: Vox by Christina Dalcher (★★★★)


Muggle Studies

Book by a favorite author: The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson (★★★★★)

A Biography: The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls (★★★★)

A retelling: Sea Witch by Sarah Henning (★★★)

History of Magic

Book that would fit in a Hogwarts Library:A Little Princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett (★★★)

Book published 5+ years ago: Lord of Chaos by Robert Jordan (★★★)

Book over 400 pages: An Unwelcome Guest by Scott Meyer (★★★★)



Book set in the future: An Unkindness of Ghosts by River Solomon (★★★★★)

Book under 200 pages: Six-Gun Snow White by Catherine Valente (★★)

Book with mythology: Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller (★★★★) **

(I finished this after the readathon ended, but I’m linking it here because I read most of it during August.)

Defense Against the Dark Arts

Book that’s last in a series: The Slow Regard of Silent Things by Patrick Rothfuss (★★★★)

Book with foil on the cover:Circe by Madeline Miller (★★★★★)

Book with ‘dark’ in the title: Dark Matter by Blake Crouch (★★★★)



Book with magic: Price Guide to the Occult by Leslye Walton (★★)

Book with a cover that charmed you: The End We Start From by Megan Hunter (★★★)

Book that will live a mark: The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood (★★★★)

Care of Magical Creatures

Book with an animal of the cover: Life, The Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams (★★★★)

Book under 160 pages: Depression & Other Magic Tricks by Sabrina Benaim (★★★)

Book with dragons: A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin (★★)



Book over 300 pages: Renegades by Marissa Meyer (★★★★)

Book with an even number of pages: The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams (★★★★)

Book that’s a sequel: So Long and Thanks for All the Fish by Douglas Adams (★★★★★)

Herbology/Astrology/Ancient Runes

Book with a green cover: Mostly Harmless by Douglas Adams (★★★★)

Book with stars on the cover: Hitchhikers’ Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams (★★★★★)

Book set in the past: Changeless (★★★★)

And that’s a wrap! Have you read any of these? Let’s chat in the comments.



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