House Cup Reading Challenge Sign Up & TBR

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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!

House Cup Hufflepuff

Hogwarts Student Information

Name: Sarah

Hogwarts House: Hufflepuff

Wand Type: Maple wood with a Dragon heartstring core 10 1/4″ and slightly yielding flexibility

Pet: Cat

Favorite Subject: Care of Magical Creatures

Favorite Professor: Professor Minerva McGonagall

Challenges, Points, and TBR

House Cup Challenge Board

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

Flame in the Mist


Read a book that contains a strong friendship: Days of Blood and Starlight by Laini Taylor

Days of Blood & Starlight


Read a book that revolves around a mystery: You Will Know Me by Megan Abbott

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Read a book set in a dystopian world: Red Rising by Pierce Brown

Red Rising

Astronomy Class

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

Shadow Scale

Tri-Wizard Tournament

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

Tethered Mage

Death Eater

Read a book told from the POV of a villain: Lost Boy: The True Story of Captain Hook by Christina Henry

Lost Boy

Platform 9 3/4

Read a book that features travel: The Motorcycle Diaries by Che Guevara

Motorcycle diaries

Time Turner

Read a book set in the future or past: The Girls by Emma Cline

The girls

Fantastic Beasts

Read a spin-off to a beloved series: Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo (a book of Grishaverse fairy tales!)

Language of Thorns

Dumbledore’s Army

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?




21 thoughts on “House Cup Reading Challenge Sign Up & TBR

  1. I wish you the best of luck with all the reading! I haven’t participated in any of these reading challenges yet because they kinda intimidate me XD But maybe they’ll be one in the summer and I can participate in that

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  2. I hope you get to Loving Vs. Virginia as it’s high on my TBR. Flame in the Mist was underwhelming. The Che Guevara book looks interesting too – I’ve been reading a non-fiction book about his image called Che’s Afterlife. Good luck on the challenge!

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    1. I already have a copy of Loving Vs. Virginia–so the odds are high. Especially since it’s a novel in verse & will be a good read for Dewey’s readathon on the 21st. I’ve always wanted to read Motorcycle Diaries–so I’m pretty excited (and it covers a task on Read Harder, too!) I’m sad to hear you didn’t like Flame in the Mist–I’ve heard mostly good things, but I’ll definitely let you know what I think!

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      1. Having the book on hand always helps! I hope you like Flame in the Mist more than I did. It’s action-packed, but I didn’t connect with the characters – however most reviews seem to have been favorable.


  3. I’m joining in with this reading challenge too! I’ll be in Ravenclaw. 🙂 Not sure what I’ll be reading yet but I’ll have a TBR post up sometime before it starts on Sunday (hopefully).

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