Friday, April 2, 2010

Hogwarts Reading Challenge

I've decided to enter one more reading challenge because this one sounds like a lot of fun! The Hogwarts Reading Challenge is hosted by Worth Reading It and it runs from March 8-December 13, 2010.
In the Hogwarts Reading Challenge you are a student of the school. You will be sorted into houses (Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Hufflepuff, Slytherin). Each book you read must fit in to the subject of one the classes. You do not have to read books that fit all the subjects. Each book equals one point (toward the house cup).

You must read at least 5 books (audio books counts) before you are enter in to the drawing. At the end of the Challenge one person will win a $25 Amazon Gift Card and one house will win the House Cup (purely a pride thing).

Reading a Harry Potter book earns you 25 house points.

The Sorting Hat placed me in:
I was Sorted!
The Classes

Transfiguration - read any book that has trans or figure in its title, is about shape shifting, has a shape shifter in it, or is about anything having to do with changing one thing into another

Cross My Heart, Hope to Spy by Ally Carter 3/13
Still Sucks to Be Me by Kimberly Pauley 3/20
The Iron King 4/4
Mistwood by Leah Cypess 5/3
The Iron Daughter by Julie Kagawa 6/28
Forgive My Fins by Tera Lynn Childs 8/15
Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin 8/24
Nightshade by Andrea Cremer 9/5
Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare 9/20
Firelight by Sophie Jordan 10/24
Nevermore by Kelly Creagh 10/28
Paranormalcy by Kiersten White 11/27
Defence Against the Dark Arts - read any book that has defence(defense), dark and/or art(s) in its title, read any book that is about self defense, war, history of war/martial arts, murder mysteries

The Seduction of the Crimson Rose by Lauren Willig 3/9
All Unquiet Things by Anna Jarzab 3/11
The Temptation of the Night Jasmine by Lauren Willig 3/16
The Betrayal of the Blood Lily by Lauren Willig 3/19
House Rules by Jodi Picoult 3/27
A Spy in the House by Y.S. Lee 4/4
The Sheriff's Surrender by Susan Page Davis 4/9
The Less-Dead by April Lurie 4/11
The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting 4/20
The Dead Tossed Waves by Carrie Ryan 4/23
Incarceron by Catherine Fisher 4/29
The Plague by Joanne Dahme 5/1
The Devlin Diary by Christi Phillips 5/19
A Distant Melody by Sarah Sundin 8/16
Sapphique by Catherine Fisher 8/16
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 9/10
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins 9/11
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins 9/12
The Gathering Storm by Bodie Thoene 9/28
A Memory Between Us by Sarah Sundin 10/11
The Body at the Tower by Y.S. Lee 11/2

Charms - read any book that has charm in its title, any book that deals with or gives something or someone a new aspect (for example the nerdy guy becomes a handsome doctor)

Wish by Alexandra Bullen 3/22
Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock 3/25
The Bad Queen by Carolyn Meyer 4/17
Jekel Loves Hyde by Beth Fantaskey 4/28
Oh. My. Gods. by Tera Lynn Childs 5/6
Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles 5/10
Gateway by Sharon Shinn 5/23
My Invisible Boyfriend by Susie Day 5/28
The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg 5/28
Sophomore Switch by Abby McDonald 5/30
Don't Judge A Girl By Her Cover by Ally Carter 6/9
She Walks In Beauty by Siri Mitchell 6/11
The Cinderella Society by Kay Cassidy 6/12
Fairest of Them All by Jan Blazanin 6/14
Toads and Diamonds by Heather Tomlinson 6/18
Matched by Ally Condie 7/11
Only The Good Spy Young by Ally Carter 7/16
The Education of Bet by Lauren Baratz-Logsted 7/31
Beachcombers by Nancy Thayer 8/12
The Opposite of Me by Sarah Pekkanen 8/15
A Matter of Character by Robin Lee Hatcher 8/18
The Juliet Club by Suzanne Harper 9/16
Juliet by Anne Fortier 9/27
Tell Me a Secret by Holly Cupala 9/29
The Twin's Daughter by Lauren Baratz-Logsted 10/30
Girl in Translation by Jean Kwok 11/6
The Mischief of the Mistletoe by Lauren Willig 11/8
Flipped by Wendelin Van Draanen 12/13

Potions - read any book that has potion in its title, cookbooks count but you must cook at least one recipe out of the book

Astronomy - read any book that has astronomy in its title, books about planets, stars, etc, sci-fi

History of Magic - read any book that has history or magic in its title, books about magic, witches, etc

Silver Phoenix by Cindy Pon 3/23
Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins 4/6
Guardian of the Dead by Karen Healey 6/4
Deception by Lee Nichols 6/7
Shadow Hills by Anastasia Hopcus 6/15
Goddess Boot Camp by Tera Lynn Childs 6/19
White Cat by Holly Black 6/20
Princess of Glass by Jessica Day George 6/22
The Demon's Covenant by Sarah Rees Brennan 6/25
Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev 6/26
The Necromancer by Michael Scott 7/2
The Sleeping Beauty by Mercedes Lackey 7/17
Beautiful Darkness by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl 7/19
Kiss Me Deadly ed. by Trisha Telep 8/13
Herbology - read any book that has herb in its title, again cookbooks count and again you must cook at least one recipe out of the book

Arithmancy - read any book that has arithmancy in its title, any book with a number in its title, any book that deals with numbers or math

Thirteenth Child by Patricia C. Wrede 4/2
One True Love by Lori Copeland 5/4
Sixteen Brides by Stephanie Grace Whitson 6/27
13 to Life by Shannon Delany 8/11
Seven Year Switch by Claire Cook 10/23
Ten Things I Love About You by Julia Quinn 11/10
Ancient Runes - read any book that has ancient or runes in its title, books about historical places like the pyramids, Stonehenge, Great Wall of China, or any book about symbols

Thief Eyes by Janni Lee Simner 5/4
Cleopatra's Daughter by Michelle Moran 5/25
The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan 6/3
Shade by Jeri Smith-Ready 6/22
Prophecy of the Sisters by Michelle Zink 7/27
Guardian of the Gate by Michelle Zink 8/4
The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan 10/18
Divination - read any book that has divine in its title, any book about psychics or psychic abilities, tarot reading etc

The Mark by Jen Nadol 3/16
The Dark Divine by Bree Despain 5/16
Dead in the Family by Charlaine Harris 6/16
Insatiable by Meg Cabot 6/19
Double Take by Catherine Coulter 7/12
Care of Magical Creatures - read any book that has magical or creatures in its title, about supernatural beings

Hearts at Stake by Alyxandra Harvey 3/10
Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson 3/14
My Soul to Keep by Rachel Vincent 3/21
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead 3/29
Frostbite by Richelle Mead 4/7
Shadow Kiss by Richelle Mead 4/8
Blood Promise by Richelle Mead 4/9
Jane Slayre by Charlotte Bronte and Sherri Browning Erwin 4/14
Glass Houses by Rachel Caine 4/18
Soulless by Gail Carriger 4/19
Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead 5/19
The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer 6/7
Winter's Passage by Julie Kagawa 6/11
Changeless by Gail Carriger 6/15
Crescendo by Becca Fitzpatrick 8/4
Blood Feud by Alyxandra Harvey 8/24
Slayed by Amanda Marrone 10/14
The Replacement by Brenda Yovanoff 11/21
Linger by Maggie Stiefvater 12/12
Last Sacrifice by Richelle Mead 12/13
Muggle Studies - nearly any book works here, what better why to understand Muggle than to read what they read

Boys, Bears, and a Serious Pair of Hiking Boots by Abby McDonald 3/8
The Raven Saint by Marylu Tyndall 3/10
The Courteous Cad by Catherine Palmer 3/12
One Amazing Thing by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni 3/14
The Secret Year by Jennifer Hubbard 3/18
The Queen's Dollmaker by Christine Trent 3/28
The Other Mr. Darcy by Monica Fairview 3/31
Fireworks Over Toccoa by Jeffrey Stepakoff 4/1
Sarah's Key by Tatiana de Rosnay 4/3
Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles 4/7
The Naughty List by Suzanne Young 4/9
A Match Made in High School by Kristin Walker 4/10
The Off Season by Catherine Gilbert Murdock 4/10
Front and Center by Catherine Gilbert Murdock 4/10
The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson 4/10
The Unwritten Rule by Elizabeth Scott 4/11
The Anonymous Bride by Vickie McDonough 4/13
Anastasia's Secret by Susanne Dunlap 4/25
Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles 4/26
Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver 5/1
Mr. Darcy Broke My Heart by Beth Pattillo 5/5
A Field Guide for Heartbreakers by Kristen Tracy 5/14
Cranford by Elizabeth Gaskell 5/15
Dirty Little Secrets by C.J. Omololu 5/18
For Keeps by Natasha Friend 5/26
A Sweet Disorder by Jacqueline Kolosov 5/31
The Queen's Governess by Karen Harper 6/7
Into The Wild Nerd Yonder by Julie Halpern 6/9
Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shepard 6/9
Not Quite Paradise by Adele Barker 6/14
Crazy Beautiful by Lauren Baratz-Logsted 6/18
The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler 6/18
 Pretty Face by Mary Hogan 7/3
Return to Paradise by Simone Elkeles 7/8
Saving CeeCee Honeycutt by Beth Hoffman 7/9
One Season of Sunshine by Julia London 7/16
What Happens in London by Julia Quinn 7/18
Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols 7/20
Cate of the Lost Colony by Lisa Klein 7/22
Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill 7/28
Caleb + Kate by Cindy Martinusen-Coloma 7/31
Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson 8/2
The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier 8/6
Love's First Light by Jamie Carie 8/7
Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly 8/10
Forget You by Jennifer Echols 8/20
Stealing Heaven by Elizabeth Scott 8/25
Sea by Heidi Kling 8/29
Safe Haven by Nicholas Sparks 9/24
Embers of Love by Tracie Peterson 10/7
Confessions of a Triple Shot Betty by Jody Gehrman 10/8
The Silent Governess by Julie Klassen 11/3
Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella 11/14
Delirium by Lauren Oliver 12/5
Harry Potter Books Read
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 9/7 (+25 points)
Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince 11/21 (+25 points)

Summer Reading Mini Challenge

July 23rd-August 29th, 2010

My books:

1. The Book of Negroes/Someone Knows My Name by Lawrence Hill
List: O's Summer Reading List
Related to: The Monster Book of Monsters
2. Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
List: Goodreads Sweet Summer Reads 2010
Related to: Magical Drafts and Potions
3. Kiss Me Deadly ed. by Trisha Telep
List: Goodreads Sweet Summer Reads 2010
Related to: Magical Me
4. Forget You by Jennifer Echols
List: Goodreads Sweet Summer Reads 2010
Related to: Death Omens: What to Do When You Know the Worst is Coming
My points for this mini challenge:

10 (per book) X 3=30 + 30 (completing challenge)=60 +15 (extra book)= 75 + 100 (four books relate to list)= 175 points


  1. I need one more challenge like I need a hole in my head .... but this one sounds like so much fun. Heading on over to sign up! :)

  2. Agh! I must join! Thanks for sharing this one :D

  3. new mini challenge posted

  4. Awesome job with the Summer Reading Challenge. I don't think many people thought to just link the simple words.

  5. Hi just letting you know that the Hogwarts Reading Challenge 2011 is up. There are more twists for those who do the mini challenges. Thanks

    Also you are the winner I will be contacting you soon.


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