The House Cup Reading Challenge begins on Sunday, October 15, to Sunday, November 12. It’s sponsored by Lauren of Live Love Read Ya, Alex of Book Daisy Reviews, Kelsey of Kelsey’s Cluttered Bookshelf, and Erica of Escape Under the Cover. During this challenge, you read 7 books from your TBR to correspond with the 7 years students attend Hogwarts. In addition to the main challenge, you will have opportunities to earn even more points by participating in the themed bonus challenges and tweeting with the challenge hashtag on Twitter. To sign-up, if you’re interested, feel free to go to one of the hosts’ blogs!
Hogwarts Student Information
Hogwarts House: Hufflepuff
Wand Type: Maple wood with a Dragon heartstring core 10 1/4″ and slightly yielding flexibility
Favorite Subject: Care of Magical Creatures
Favorite Professor: Professor Minerva McGonagall
Challenges, Points, and TBR
Main Challenge (20 points each)
These are all reader’s choice, so they’re very much subject to change (especially since Dewey’s is coming up next weekend), but I have a lot of Netgalleys & library books I need to read, so maybe this will help me out!
- Book #1: Loving vs. Virginia by Patricia Hruby Powell
- Book #2: Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang
- Book #3: Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas
- Book #4: The Mummy by Anne Rice
- Book #5: The Passion of Cleopatra by Anne Rice
- Book #6: The Carver by Jacob Devlin
- Book #7: Wicked Wonders by Ellen Klages
Bonus Challenges (10 points each)
Read a book with an epic hero/heroine: Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
Read a book that contains a strong friendship: Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor
Read a book that revolves around a mystery: You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott
Read a book set in a dystopian world: Red Rising by Pierce Brown
Read a book set in outer space: Artemis by Andy Weir
Care of Magical Creatures
Read a book that features an animal or magical/mythical creature: Shadow Scale by Rachel Hartman
Read a book that includes a competition: Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
Read a book about a character with magical abilities or superpowers: The Tethered Mage by Melissa Caruso
Read a book told from the POV of a villain: Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook by Christina Henry
Platform 9 3/4
Read a book that features travel: The Motorcycle Diaries by Che Guevara
Read a book set in the future or past: The Girls by Emma Cline
Read a spin-off to a beloved series: Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo (a book of Grishaverse fairy tales!)
Buddy-read a book with a friend or group: Not sure about this one yet.
I’m really excited for this reading challenge! A lot of these books are either Netgalleys I need to read or reading challenge books I need to read, so I’m hoping it’ll give me the extra push–and it’ll be really helpful to have Dewey’s 24 Hour Readathon in the middle. I’ll also be joining the kick-off Twitter chat on Sunday night!
Are you doing the House Cup Challenge? Which house are you in & what will you be reading?