I’m participating in a readathon again! It’s been a long time, mainly because I haven’t been reading lately. And by lately, I mean in the past year. I’ve barely read 20 books this year, the lowest amount since 2013… But I’m getting my reading mood back, and I’m hoping to stimulate it by participating in this readathon hosted by Book Roast (runs through the entire month of August).
I didn’t participate in the O.W.L. readathon, so I’ve just picked some random subjects this time around. Maybe next year I can participate in them all and do this properly. To “succeed” in this readathon, you need to pass at least two subjects, and have at least on grade of “outstanding”.
I picked 4 subjects for my TBR. I probably won’t get around to doing them all, but I’ve picked books from my shelves for these and made a TBR so I still have some choices in August. I’m a mood reader, so I need choices! So which subjects will I attempt to pass?
I think Charms would be my favorite subject in Hogwarts, to be honest. The prompts and TBR picks are:
Acceptable: read a book with magic in it // The Alloy of Law (Mistborn #4) by Brandon Sanderson
Exceeded Expectations: a book with a cover that charmed you // Spellbook of The Lost and Found by Moïra Fowley-Doyle
Outstanding: a book you think will leave a mark // Between Shades of Gray by Ruta Sepetys
Defence Against the Dark Arts
Acceptable: read the last book in a series // Blood for Blood (Wolf by Wolf #2) by Ryan Graudin
Exceeded Expectations: read a foiled book // The Hazel Wood (The Hazel Wood #1) by Melissa Albert
Outstanding: read a book with the word ‘dark’ in the title or series name // The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower #1) by Stephen King
Exceeded Expectations: book with a male lead character // Hammered (Iron Druid Chronicles #3) by Kevin Hearne
Outstanding: book over 350 pages long // The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Acceptable: book with grey on the cover // Naderend onheil by Joy Fielding (I swear my copy has a light grey cover… Original title: Shadow Creek)
Exceeded Expectations: author you haven’t read before // I haven’t picked a book yet!
Outstanding: book set in a kingdom/with royals // Prince of Thorns (Broken Empire #1) by Mark Lawrence or The Goblin Emperor by Katherine Addison
So those are all my picks for the N.E.W.T. readathon! Obviously, I don’t think I’ll be able to read them all. Like I said, these are just some choices for me.
A few rules of the readathon:
- The challenges are level-ups: you have to unlock an ‘acceptable’ before going on to ‘exceeded expectations’
- every prompt requires its own book, there are no cross-overs allowed
- audiobooks count