NEWTs Wrap Up

So this month I participated in the NEWTs! My goal was to get all the NEWTs to be able to became an alchemist, and I did it! I read them all! I will now go through the books that were on my TBR and let you know if I read the or switched it out for something else haha! (If I have a review up it will be linked, if there is a review coming it will have an *)

Ancient runes:

A: Recommended by a friendRosemary and Rue by Seanan McGuire. 3 stars!

E: Book written in past tense – Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. 1 star!

O: Book that has been on your TBR for ages – The fifth season by NK Jemisin. 4 stars!


A: Book that ends on an even number – The thousand steps by Helen Brain. 3 stars!

E: Standalone – The woods by RL Toalson. 3.5 stars!

O:­ Longer than 350 pages – Light years* by Kass Morgan. 4 stars!


A: Moon on the cover – Dragons of Nova by Elisa Kova. 3 stars! (audio)

E: ‘night’ in the title – Spellslinger by Sebastien de Castell. 4 stars!


A: Audiobook – Lifelike by Jay Kristoff. 4 stars! (audio)

E: 350-390 pages – A book of spirits and thieves* by Morgan Rhodes. 3.5 stars!

O: Flower on the cover – All the bad apples by Moïra Fowley-Doyle. 4 stars!


A: Friends favourite book – The tea dragon festival by Katie O’Neill. 5 stars!

E: Blue cover – Record of a spaceborn few by Becky Chambers. I read my arc for the wallflower wager by Tessa Dare an gave this 4 stars!

O: Starts with a prologue – Tiger’s curse by Colleen Houck. Didn’t want to read this so read Record of a spaceborn few* by Becky Chambers for this prompt, but gave it 2 stars!


A: LGBTQA+ rep – The rebels of gold by Elisa Kova. 4 stars!

E: Not the first in a series – Dev1at3 by Jay Kristoff. I’m still reading this so far now I will count Children of the Whales vol. 7 by Abi Umeda for this one. 4 stars!

O: Over 500 pages – Before the devil breaks you by Libba Bray. 3 stars!

Other read books

King of Fools by Amanda Foody – 4 stars! Read the last 200 pages of this.

To be taught, If fortunate* by Becky Chambers – 4 stars!

Turning darkness into light* by Marie Brennan – 2 stars!

As of now (morning of August 31) I’m still in the middle of two books, I hope to finish them both later today, but I’m not sure if I will manage!

Red Dove, listen to the wind by Sonia Antaki – 40% in

Dev1at3 by Jay Kristoff – 80% into the audiobook.


Favourite read: I only gave one 5 star, so this has to be the tea dragon festival!

Least favourite read: definitely and by far Robinson Crusoe!

What was your favourite read of the month?

10 Replies to “NEWTs Wrap Up”

  1. Wow! Congratulations with your N.E.W.T.s.

    Looks like you read some interesting books. I have had a few on my lists so I might check them out.

    Happy reading !

  2. yayyy! i participated in the newts too and i was pretty impressed that i managed my own ambitious TBR but mine looks mediocre next to yours, hahah. i believe the alchemist was the hardest career? so wohoo congratulations!
    i spot some manga! i’ve been reading more manga lately and i feel like i just want to read all the series? it’s a problem though because manga series are really long and i can’t really afford that many volumes, but i really want to read more! for now, though, i’ll be reading some webtoon on my phone since i don’t have to pay for those, hahah.
    congrats on your newts!

    1. Haha Thanks! And congrats to you too!
      Yes manga is quite expensive for the time you spend reading it! You could maybe check if your library has some? It will definitely save some money!

      Evelynreads says:
  3. Congrats on completing your NEWTs and starting your career as an alchemist! I’m actually really sad that the readathon is over. I can’t wait for next year!

    King of Fools was such a good sequel, I thought, so I’m glad to see you enjoyed it, too!

    Mary Drover says:
    1. Yeah I already can’t wait for next year!
      I’m very curious to the third book in the shadow game series!

      Evelynreads says:
  4. Congrats on becoming an alchemist, that is exciting to say the least. The NEWTs I think are one of my favorite readathons if not my favorite, the flexibility and time are just what I need. I think my favorite read of the month was either The Colorado Kid by Stephen King or Smashed by Junji Ito. I can’t decide between the two of them.

    1. Thanks, it is!
      It is definitely my favourite readathon 🙂

      Evelynreads says:
  5. Congrats on getting your NEWTs!! That’s always so good when you tick off all the prompts!!

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