I think by now we’ve all established how much of a sucker I am for reading challenges.
Which is why I’ve chosen to dedicate myself to another month of a reading challenge (though this one won’t be nearly as time-consuming as #TheReadingQuest).
Kelsey from Kelsey’s Cluttered Bookshelf, Alex of Book Daisy Reviews, Lauren of Live, Love, Read, and Erica of Escape Under the Cover are hosting the House Cup Reading Challenge from Sunday, October 15th to Sunday, November 12th!
It runs from first year to seventh year at Hogwarts and you can win prizes by completing seven books on your TBR list, as well as participating in bonus challenges and tweeting for more points!
I’m predominantly a Hufflepuff, so I’ll be showing some BADGER PRIDE and supporting my house in this challenge, which means I’ll report to the Hufflepuff Head, Kelsey.
I’m a minor, so I’m not eligible to win prizes because of addresses (but can I still win a Book Depository Gift Card? I’m not going to turn down book money.)
There are 4 Individual House Winners as the person who earns the most points in their house will receive a $5 Starbucks gift card and some HP-themed goodies (stickers, bookmarks, etc.).
There’s 1 House Cup Grand Prize Winner where one randomly selected grand prize winner from the Hogwarts house with the most points overall will receive a Harry Potter Funko Pop figure and a $25 giftcard to Barnes and Noble.
In the case of an international winner, that person will receive an e-gift card to The Book Depository, and apparently winners must be 18 years or older to win because they must provide addresses in order to receive out the prizes.
Twitter Chat 8 pm EST on October 15th to give everybody a chance to introduce themselves, talk about the competition, and answer some Harry Potter trivia questions.
Watch-along of one of the Harry Potter movies (to be decided via Twitter poll) at the end of the challenge.
POINTS & CHALLENGES
Main Challenges (20 points each)
First Year: reader’s choice
Second Year: reader’s choice
Third Year: reader’s choice
Fourth Year: reader’s choice
Fifth Year: reader’s choice
Sixth Year: reader’s choice
Seventh Year: reader’s choice
Bonus Challenges (10 points each)
Gryffindor: Read a book with an epic hero/heroine
Hufflepuff: Read a book that contains a strong friendship
Ravenclaw: Read a book that revolves around a mystery
Slytherin: Read a book set in a dystopian world
Astronomy Class: Read a book set in outer space
Care of Magical Creatures: Read a book that features an animal or magical/mythical creature
Tri-Wizard Tournament: Read a book that includes a competition
Occlumency: Read a book about a character with magical abilities or superpowers
Death Eater: Read a book told from the POV of a villain
Platform 9 3/4: Read a book that features travel
Time Turner: Read a book set in the future or past
Fantastic Beasts: Read a spin-off to a beloved series
Dumbledore’s Army: Buddy-read a book with a friend or group
Social Media Bonus Points
Use the hashtag #housecupreadingchallenge on Twitter to earn 1 point per tweet (limited to 20 points total).
If the title is in purple, it means I’ve completed that challenge!
First Year: This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab (+20)
Second Year: Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia (+20)
Third Year: The Love Letters of Abelard and Lily by Laura Creedle (+20)
Fourth Year: Cinder and Ella by Kelly Oram (+20)
Fifth Year: Happily Ever After by Kelly Oram (+20)
Sixth Year: Candide by Voltaire (+20)
Seventh Year: #famous by Jilly Gagnon (+20)
Gryffindor: A Shadow Bright and Burning by Jessica Cluess (+10)
Hufflepuff: The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis (+10)
Ravenclaw: Eight Days on Planet Earth by Cat Jordan (+10)
Slytherin: These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (+10)
Astronomy Class: The Empress by S.J. Kincaid (+10)
Care of Magical Creatures: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater (+10)
Tri-Wizard Tournament: Honor Among Thieves by Rachel Caine and Ann Aguierre (+10)
Occlumency: The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco (+10)
Death Eater: Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab (+10)
Platform 9 3/4: A Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzie Lee (+10)
Time Turner: Alex and Eliza by Melissa de la Cruz (+10)
Fantastic Beasts: The Moth & The Flame by Renée Ahdieh (+10)
Dumbledore’s Army: Wicked Like Wildfire by Lana Popovic (+10)
Total: 287 points for Hufflepuff
I’m ready for another month of lots of reading!
Are you participating in the House Cup Reading Challenge? Link up your posts & I’ll be sure to check them out!