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31 August 2019

NEWTS Wrap UP

I was very late to the Magical Readthon party and only did my OWLs in July, but I was ready for my NEWTs. Or so I thought.

I'd planned ahead with my OWLs and so I only had three books to read. So how did it go?

Seer Career Path

NEWTS - Divination

Acceptable - White Cover

Nevernight by Jay Kristoff

Exceeds Expectations - Short Story or Collection

Letting Go by Cat Clarke

Outstanding - Most Recently Acquired

Kushiel's Dart by Jacqueline Carey



Although I only needed to read three books for my NEWTs I really struggled. Part of this was because one of my books was over 1000 pages, another part of this was that I kept rereading the pages in Nevernight over and over and it took me about three times longer to read than normal because of this. I fell into a slump and it felt like I was getting nowhere. It was almost a relief when I picked up Letting Go by Cat Clarke and read it in a single sitting, and I finished up all three books only yesterday. Definitely cutting it close.

That said, I did read a little outside of the readathon. I rage-read some truly trashy and problematic romances (a whole series of 5 books in fact) in an effort to get myself out of my funk, and I got through the entirety of The Boys comics. But overall August was a pretty sucky month for me reading wise, and I'm now further behind than ever with my reading challenge.


What did you read in August?


12 comments:

  1. Well done on completing your NEWTS. I read Letting Go this month too

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  2. Yayyyy well done on completing your NEWTS!

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  3. Congratulations on finishing your NEWTs Cora! I know what you mean about a slump, I also got one in the middle of August and thought that would be the death of me

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    1. It's the worst, especially when you're trying to do a challenge/readathon.

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  4. 1,000 pages is one long book! Slumps suck, but well done on your NEWTS ��

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  5. That's a shame about Nevernight but well done!
    - Kate xo

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  6. honestly im not entirely sure ive ever been Not behind on reading challenges :')

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  7. well done on finishing the reading challenge regardless! Nevernight can be a hard book to read and Kusihels Dart is an absolute beast if I recall.

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    1. Kushiel's Dart was definitely a beast haha but I really enjoyed it a lot. So much political intrigue and plotting and betrayal.

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  8. I think I would have been the same way with Nevernight if I hadn't listened to the audiobook. I even had to turn it back sometimes because I missed something. Also, wow, 1000 pages! The last time I read a book that big I got in a reading slump as well, so I understand!

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