It’s almost time for the NEWTs! If you don’t know what NEWTs are, I highly suggest you watch this video from G/BookRoast! I already posted a recommendations post a while back, but if you’re still looking for books for your TBR, I am going to post my entire TBR here. First of all I’ll share the books I need to read for my career, Curse Breaker, and then I’ll share the other books (and/or comics) I hope to read this August!

Ancient Runes (Outstanding)

A) Recommended by a Friend: Keeper of the Lost Cities by Shannon Messenger
E) Written in Past Tense:
Ace of Shades by Amanda Foody
O) On TBR for Ages: The Martian by Andy Weir

Arithmancy (Outstanding)

A) Ends on an Even Page Number: Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody
E) Standalone: They Both Die at the End by Adam Silvera
O) Over 350 pages: Aru Shah and the Song of Death by Roshani Chokshi

Charms (Acceptable)

A) A Book with a Gorgeous Cover: We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal

Defence Against the Dark Arts (Exceeds Expectations)

A) Black under the Dust jacket: The Forbidden Wish by Jessica Khoury
E) First Book that came to my mind: The Hollow Boy by Jonathan Stroud

That is my fixed TBR for my career, nine books I really want to read in August. Below, I have picked books for the other subjects as well, though I might switch them up with graphic novels/comics if I can’t get to them next month!


A) Moon on the cover or in the title: The Last of August by Britanny Cavallaro
E) ‘Night’ in the Title: Knightley and Son by Rohan Gavin
O) Sci-Fi or Stars on Cover: Lifel1k3 by Jay Kristoff

Care of Magical Creatures

A) Title that Starts with an ‘A’: Animal Farm by George Orwell
E) Under 300 Pages: Not Your Sidekick by C.B. Lee
O) Bird on the Cover: Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau-Preto

Charms (cont.)

E) Comic/Graphic Novel/Manga: Dragon Ball, vol. 2 by Akira Toriyama
O) Paperback: This Mortal Coil by Emily Suvada

Defence Against the Dark Arts (cont.)

O) English Author/Takes Place in England: My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, Jodi Meadows


A) Book with a white cover: Vengeful by V.E. Schwab
E) Novella/Short Story Collection: The Dagger in the Desk by Jonathan Stroud
O) Last Acquired Book: Stranger Things: Worlds Turned Upside Down by Gina McIntyre


A) Audiobook/Book with a Green Cover: Crimson Bound by Rosamund Hodge
E) Between 350 and 390 Pages: Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman
O) Flower on the Cover: Draekora by Lynette Noni

History of Magic

A) Fantasy Book: Graceling by Kristen Cashore
E) Book with a Map: A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer
O) Reread a Favourite: The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

Muggle Studies

A) Actual Photo Element on Cover: The Phantom Menace by Terry Brooks
E) Set in the Real World: Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp
O) POC Writer: Dragon Ball, vol. 3 by Akira Toriyama


A) Friend’s Favourite Book: Alanna the First Adventure by Tamora Pierce
E) House Colours (Green and Silver): The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi
O) Starts with a Prologue: The Drowning by Rachel Ward


A) Queer Rep: Switchback by Danika Stone (asexual rep)
E) Sequel: Lirael by Garth Nix
O) Over 500 Pages: Spellslinger by Sebastian de Castell
(Now if you’ve seen G’s video, you know we’re allowed to use Spellslinger (which is the unofficial group book, as in you can read it but it’s not a must) to fit any prompt)

And that concludes my TBR for the NEWTs in August! What are you reading? What career are you doing? Let me know!