Initially I was planning on sitting my NEWTs in December as I had only taken my OWLs so far, but after seeing that Book Roast was hosting a Christmas edition, I couldn’t pass up on that one. So I turned around my plans and started planning a lovely Christmas at Hogwarts.
First off, I immediately saw that the dates of the readathon we’re absolutely not going to work for me. I had a teambuilding at work during the first days of the readathon, so I decided to push the readathon that runs from December 17th to 26th back for four days. My personal magical readathon would run from December 21st to 30th so I would have all the time I needed to finish my TBR.
On to that my TBR. As always, this readathon consisted of a number of prompts.
- Finish your coursework: Finish your current read
Replica by Lauren Oliver
- Help Hagrid decorate the trees: book with a golden detail
Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer
- Visit 3 Broomsticks for muller pixie wine: A read that should only take you a day/evening
The Miserable Mill by Lemony Snicket
- Attend a Yule Ball: Book you’ve been preparing yourself for
The Death Cure by James Dashner
- Bring a festive treat to Hedwig at the Owlery: Animal on the cover/title/series name
Catwoman: Soulstealer by Sarah J. Maas
Pushing back the days of the readathon ended up being absolutely redundant as I finished it in five days anyway. Oops. Yet again, I loved how the prompts enticed me to pick up some books that would have stayed on my shelves for another number of years. It’s a fun change from a more traditional readathon and I’m definitely going to sit my OWLs and NEWTs this year.
Have you ever done this readathon and what was your experience? Where you more successful than me? Let me know in the comments!