Good morning my dears!

What do you know, my O.W.L.S wrap-up and N.E.W.T.S TBR is late. Honestly, one day I will get better at getting things done on time and procrastinating less…. Anyway, I digress. Today’s post is my N.E.W.T.S TBR, while my O.W.L.S wrap-up will be coming soon.

The month of July was not a particularly good reading month for me, I did however manage to pass 9 O.W.L.S including; Ancient Runes, Arithmancy, Care of Magical Creatures, Charms, Divination, Herbology, The History of Magic and Muggle Studies. So in terms of which career path I took, my options were pretty open. In the end I decided to go for a journalist for the Daily Prophet. For that I need the following  Charms, History of Magic, Muggle Studies and one more of my choice (I’ve gone for Ancient Runes)

In order to achieve an Outstanding in any particular subject, you must read the books in order, so for example, A (acceptable) first, followed by E (exceeded exceptions) and finally O (Outstanding)




A – Read a book with magic in it – Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K Rowling (audiobook)
E – Read a book with a cover that charmed you – Circe by Madeline Miller
0 – A book you think will leave a mark – Floored by various authors

History of Magic

A – A Book that would fit in at Hogwarts library – Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman
E – A book published at least 5 years ago – The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
O – A book at least 400 pages long – The Secret Barrister

Muggle Studies.

A – Read a book written by one of you favourite authors – Ghost Wall by Sarah Moss
E – Read a biography – I am I am I am by Maggie O’Farrell
O – Read a retelling – Slience of the Girls by Pat Barker

Ancient Runes.

A – A book set in the past – The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell
E –  One of the most ancient books on your shelf – Everland by Rebecca Hunt
O – A book translated from another language – A Game We Play by Simona Vinci

And there we have it! My N.E.W.T.S TBR! I would love to you if you’re taking part and would love to see what you are planning to read! To get more information on the readathon you can check out their Twitter account here.

Edit: I’ve just realised that my picture didn’t include The Secret Barrister, what a numpty!

Peace and pages

16 Replies to “N.E.W.T.S TBR”

  1. rebecca says:

    I haven’t heard of this readathon before. Looks good though, might have to check it out!

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  2. Emma says:

    Oo best of luck with the readathon! I really hope you get to Circe because I read it earlier in the year and adored it – I hope you do too. I need to get to The Silent Companions soon; I bought it recently because it sounded right up my street but I haven’t managed to pick it up yet, so I’d be curious to know how you find it.

    (I’m taking part too, my TBR is here if you’re interested in taking a look!)

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    • tomeswithtea says:

      Have you read The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller?! It is absolutely fantastic and I definitely recommend it! Circe is at the top of my list to be honest, I’ve been dying to read it for a while now!

      I’ll definitely check out your TBR, thank you!

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      • Emma says:

        No, I haven’t read The Song of Achilles yet but when I was buying Circe the Waterstones bookseller made me PROMISE to pick it up soon because he said it was one of his favourites and I absolutely had to. So that’s two strong recommendations for it so far! I do hope you enjoy Circe as much too.

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      • tomeswithtea says:

        Oh it’s wonderful Emma! The bookseller at Waterstones definitely had good taste! I can’t imagine it’ll be anything but amazing, especially because The Song of Achilles was her debut!

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  3. Jessie says:

    This is an excellent TBR list!! I loved Circe, The Silent Companions, and The Night Circus. I’m also really interested in I Am I Am I Am, and Ghost Wall. Good luck and happy reading!

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  4. This reading challenge sounds like so much fun! Good luck with your N.E.W.T.S

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  5. bookishluna says:

    Your TBR looks awesome Amy!

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  6. Love thr idea of this readathon! Hope you manage to get through everything you’d like to 💜
    Amy x

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