NEWTs & Beat the Bingo ReadAThon ✨ Week 2 Update

We are 2 weeks into NEWTs Magical ReadAThon & Beat the Bingo ReadAThon so here is another update to see how I’m doing so far!

Stats

Firstly here is some stats! Again I’m using Caz’s ReadAThon Tracker !!
So far I have completed 15 of the NEWTs Challenges including 5 of the 7 Challenges that I specifically need to complete to obtain the Magizoologist Career. For Beat the Bingo I have completed 11 of the challenges.

Day 7 to 14 is shown in this second screen capture. left side is Audio minutes listened to & right is pages read. The yellowy columns are the total pages/minutes & the white is the progress that day.

My Bullet Journal

In this Tracker I track both Audio & Books by converting the minutes to pages and combining that with books.

Pink is physical reads, Purple is audiobooks & Teal is Graphic Novels.

Books Read & Challenges Completed

If you didn’t see my Week 1 Update then check that one out too as I won’t be repeating those books.

This one is a super quick and cute Graphic Novel!
Heartstopper: Vol 2 fulfils the Care of Magical Creatures Exceeds Expectation challenge to Read a book under 300 pages. I didn’t use this one for a challenge of Beat the Bingo.

Solitaire by Alice Oseman was an audiobook I listened to. Its definitly not my favourite Alice Oseman book but it wasn’t bad. I just preferred I Was Born For This & Radio Silence a lot more.
This one fulfils the NEWTs Defence Against a Dark Arts Acceptable Challenge to Read a book with black under the dust jacket.

Shadow Frost was the next book I read and this one was an eARC I had from NetGalley. If you want to check out the review you can find it HERE!
Shadow Frost fulfilled the NEWTs Charms Acceptable challenge to Read a book you think has a gorgeous cover.

I Am Change I read in one day! It was so freaking good. This one I read for a Blog Tour and my review will be up on the 19th.
I Am Change fulfilled the NEWTs Herbology Outstanding challenge to Read a book with a flower on the cover. As well as the Beat the Bingo challenge to Read a book with a plant on the cover.

Next I listened to the audiobook of Legend by Marie Lu.
Legeng fulfilled the NEWTs Divination Acceptable challenge to Read a White Book. This one is a big greyer than white but oh well. Also for Beat the Bingo this one fulfils the Read a Sci-Fi Book challenge.

This is the second book to Legend, Prodigy by Marie Lu. I also listened to this one on audiobook.
Prodigy fulfils the NEWTs Care of Magical Creatures Outstanding challenge to Read a book with a bird on the cover as well as the Read a book with a blue cover challenge for Beat the Bingo ReadAThon.

The Woods Vol 1 is the first volume of a new Graphic Novel series I have started. So far this one is interesting and I’m keen to see where this goes.
The Woods: Vol 1 fulfils the NEWTs Charms Exceeds Expectation challenge to Read a Comic/Graphic Novel/Manga as well as the Beat the Bingo challenge to Read a Graphic Novel.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire was the next audiobook I listened to. Of course I loved this one as it’s a Reread.
This one fulfilled the NEWTs History of Magic Outstanding challenge to Reread a Favourite as well as the Reread a Favourite challenge of Beat the Bingo.

Shadow of the Fox was the next audiobook I listened to.
Shadow of the Fox fulfils the NEWTs Arithmancy Outstanding challenge to Read a book that’s longer than 350 pages. As well as the Beat the Bingo ReadAThon challenge to Read a book with a red cover

Lastly I read Vol 2 of The Woods which made me even more curious about where this series is going!
This one fulfilled the NEWTs Transfiguration Exceeds Expectations challenge to Read a book that’s not the first in a series.

Currently Reading

I am also Currently Reading As She Ascends by Jodi Meadows. This one doesn’t fulfil any of the NEWTs of Beat the Bingo challenges as this is for a ReadALong and we won’t be finishing it until September. Incase you wanted to join I’ll leave the info below.

Have you read any of these books? 
What did you think about them?
How are you progressing for the NEWTs ReadAThon?!

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NEWTs & Beat the Bingo – Week 1 Update!

So we are 1 week through NEWTs Magical ReadAThon & Beat the Bingo ReadAThon, so I thought I would do an update! So far I have completed 5 NEWTs Challenges & 4 Beat the Bingo Challenges!

Firstly here is some stats! I’m using Caz’s ReadAThon Tracker which I love and it keeps you up to date with your current reading stats! You may notice it says I have completed 7 challenges, that’s not actually correct. As I have combined BtB & NEWTs on one spreadsheet and the spreadsheet doesn’t calculate 1 book counting for multiple challenges this is only showing up with 7 completed, but I’ve actually completed 9 challenges between the 2 ReadAThons.

Book Read & Challenges completed

Firstly, we have Murder in the Mews by Agatha Chrsite. This one I started in July but finished it in August during NEWTs & BtB, so it doesn’t count for any of the challenges! I love 99% of Agatha Christie books and this one did not disappoint!

The Song Rising by Samantha Shannon was my first physical read for the ReadAThons! This is book 3 of The Bone Season series and It was so freaking good! 5 stars hands down and I can’t wait for the next book in this series to release.
The Song Rising fulfilled the Herbology Exceeds Expectation Challenge of Read a book between 350 – 390 pages as well as the Read a Dystopian Book for Beat the Bingo ReadAThon!

Dumb Witness by Agatha Christie was my first audiobook for the ReadAThons & obviously this is another Agatha Christie book and also lived up the expectation. I like how this one was told in a different way to most of the Christie books I’ve read!
This one fulfilled the NEWTs Potions Exceeds Expectations Challenge of Read a book with a cover in your Hogwarts House Colour & also the Beat The Bingo Challenge Read a Mystery Book

Binti was the next Audiobook I read for the ReadAThon. This one was super short and I easily listened to it in one day! I have kinda mixed feelings about this one. I enjoyed the overall story but I also feel like it was lacking in most aspects due to it’s length and lack of explanation.
Binti fulfilled the NEWTs Muggle Studies Outstanding Challenge of Book written by a person of colour & the Read an Own Voices Book for Beat the Bingo!

Dare You To Lie was the next Audiobook I listened to and I loved it! This book gripped me from the very start & I listened to it in 2 straight sessions! I just couldn’t stop!
Dare You to Lie fulfilled the NEWTs Muggle Studies Acceptable Challenge of Cover that includes and actual photo element!

This one I technically finished on Day 8, but I’m putting it in here anyway as I read it before writing this post! The Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan is the second Riordan book I’ve read and it left me underwhelmed! I just don’t think Riordan books are for me at this point!
The Sword of Summer fulfilled the Ancient Runes Exceeds Expectations challenge to Read a book written in past tense & also the Beat the Bing challenge to Read a Middle Grade book.
This book is labelled as Young Adult on Goodreads and the MC is 16, however it reads more childish to me and feels a lot more like a Middle Grade than YA.

Currently Reading!

I am currently listening to Solitaire by Alice Oseman, however I haven’t read a tonne of this one yet so I don’t really have an opinion as yet!
This one will fulfil the NEWTs Defence Against the Dark Arts Acceptable Challenge to Read a book with Black under the dust jacket.

Are you participating in NEWTs or Beat the Bingo? How much progress have you made?
Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them?

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NEWTs Edition – Magical ReadAThon TBR

My second TBR of the day! Don’t worry, there will be a 3rd too, just maybe not today

ReadAThon Announcement!

If you don’t know already Magical ReadAThon is a 2 part ReadAThon that occurs in April & August. The first part is your OWLs. In this round you read books to receive grades in Hogwarts Subjects. The NEWTs is similar but each subject has three grades you can receive.
A: Acceptable
E: Exceeds Expectations
O: Outstanding
The overall goal of the ReadAThon is to aim for a wizarding Career. There are specific subjects during the OWLs & NEWTs that you need to complete to get specific careers. I am aiming for Magizoologist!

So, for NEWTs I need to get an O in Care of Magical Creatures, E in Charms & E in Herbology. I have chosen books for more than just those subjects though. I am participating in the Beat the Bingo ReadAThon as well. So I just kinda made books fit into the NEWTs challenges!

Ancient Runes

A: Ehwaz (partnership) – Read recommended by a friend
E: Book written in past tense

Not chosen

O: Book that has been on your TBR of ages

Arithmancy

A: Book that ends on an even number
E: Read a standalone
O: Book that’s longer than 350 pages

Astronomy

A: Moon on the cover or anywhere in the title

Not Chosen

E: Word “night” in book title or series name
O: Read a Sci-Fi book (or book with stars on the cover)

Care of Magical Creatures

A: Follow the spiders! Why couldn’t it be follow the butterflies! Book title that starts with a letter A, for Aragog!
E: Book under 300 pages
O: Grab onto Fawke’s tail! Read a book with a bird on the cover

Charms

A: Read a book that you think has a gorgeous cover
E: Read a comic/graphic novel/manga (or book under 150 pages)
O: Spongify (softening charm) – read a paperback book

Defence Against the Dark Arts

A: Book that’s black under the dust jacket

Not Chosen

E: Gilderoy’s memory charm – (grab a pen!) first book that you remembered just now from your TBR!
O: Cornish Pixie! Swat it away with a book written by an English author or set in England

Not Chosen

Divination

A: Read a white book

Not Chosen

E: Read a short story or a collection of short stories
O: Read the last book you bought/took from your library

This one will depend on what arrives in the mail. But I just placed an order that included 4 books. So this is a possibility

Herbology

A: Mandrake! Quick, put your headphones on! Listen to an audiobook (if not – green cover)
E: Read a book between 350-390 pages
O: Read a book with a flower on the cover

History of Magic

A: Read a fantasy
E: Read a book that includes a map
O: Tom Riddle’s diary: find memory – reread a favourite (or read a classic)

Muggle Studies

A: Cover that includes an actual photo element

Not Chosen

E: Book set in our real world

Not Chosen

O: Book written by a person of cover

Not Chosen

Potions

A: Polyjuice potion: Read your friend’s favourite book!

Not Chosen

E: House Ingredient: book with a cover in your Hogwarts house colour
O: Book that starts with a Prologue

Not Chosen

Transfiguration

A: Read a book with LGBTQIA+ representation
E: Read a book that’s not a first in the series
O: McGonagall does not mess around! Read a book over 500 pages

Not Chosen

Have you read any of these books? Did you love them? Hate them? Let me know! 
Also, let me know if you’re participating as well! And what career are you aiming for?!

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