Mar 14, 2010

Hogwarts Reading Challenge 2010!

This challenge is being hosted by Bunnitaz at Worth Reading It?.
March 8 2010 to December 13 2010 

In the Hogwarts Reading Challenge you are a student of the school. You will be sorted into houses. 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 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). 

Check back regularly as there will be Mini Challenges. The first Mini Challenge will start on April 2nd. Come back to see what the challenge will be and it's incentive. 

To be eligible to win prizes you must have a blog and sign up using Mr. Linky. Then start a Hogwarts Reading Challenge post and link it back to this post. 
Update: you can be eligible for prize if you become a member of I Love Reading Challenges on Shelfari and keep the list of the books you read for this challenge under the Hogwarts Challenge post there 

Click here to go to the Sorting Hat. Please be honest. If there are too many in one particular house you may be place into another. So if the Sorting Hat places you in Slytherin you are Slytherin for duration of this challenge. 

Click here to check your individual points and your house points. 

Have any questions leave them in a comment and I will get back to you. Have fun, good luck and Happy Reading!

 ****you can also find this challenge at my group I Love Reading Challenge on Shelfari 

Reading a Harry Potter book earns you 25 house points.
  1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone 11/9/2010
  2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 11/12/2010
  3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 11/15/2010
  4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 11/18/2010
  5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 11/24/2010
  6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 11/26/2010
  7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows 11/28/2010
Other books by J. K. Rowling connected with the Harry Potter series:

  • The Tales of Beedle the Bard 12/6/2010

The Houses:
  • Gryffindor 
  • Hufflepuff 
  • Ravenclaw 
  • Slytherin

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 
  1. The Dark Divine by Bree Despain 3/27/2010
  2. Playing with Fire by Gena Showalter 5/10/2010 
  3. Changeless by Gail Carriger 7/23/2010
  4. Everlost by Neal Shusterman 11/1/2010
  5. Everwild by Neal Shusterman 11/2/2010
  6. Odd and the Frost Giants by Neil Gaiman 11/5/2010  

  • 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/marital arts, murder mysteries
  1. Sex, Murder and a Double Latte by Kyra Davis 3/20/2010 
  2. Leviathan / Murder on the Leviathan by Boris Akunin 3/31/2010 
  3. The Remains of the Dead by Wendy Roberts 4/3/2010 
  4. Devil May Ride by Wendy Roberts 4/4/2010
  5. Nightmare Academy by Dean Lorey 6/2/2010 
  6. Monster Madness by Dean Lorey 6/12/2010
  7. The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting 6/22/2010
  8. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick 6/23/2010
  9. Glazed Murder by Jessica Beck 7/17/2010
  10. The Light by D. J. MacHale 7/28/2010
  11. Vacations from Hell by Claudia Gray, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Sarah Mlynowski & Maureen Johnson 8/25/2010 
  12. Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry 9/20/2010
  13. The Christopher Killer by Alane Ferguson 9/21/2010
  14. Coraline by Neil Gaiman 9/26/2010
  15. Jonas by Eden Maguire 10/13/2010
  16. The Replacement by Brenna Yovanoff 10/17/2010
  17. You've Got Murder by Donna Andrews 11/2/2010
  18. Pretend You Don't See Her by Mary Higgins Clark 12/2/2010
  19. The Cellar by A. J. Whitten 12/9/2010
  20. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman 12/9/2010
  21. Faceless Killers by Henning Mankell 12/12/2010 

  • Charms - read any book that has charm in its title, any book that deals with gives something or someone a new aspect (for example the nerdy guy become a handsome doctor) 
  1. Firespell by Chloe Neill 3/18/2010 
  2. The Amaranth Enchantment by Julie Berry 5/27/2010 
  3. Beastly by Alex Flinn 8/3/2010 
  4. Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George 8/6/2010 
  5. The Sevenfold Spell by Tia Nevitt 10/20/2010 

  • Potions - read any book that has potion in its title, cookbooks count but you must cook at least one recipe out of the book
  1. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles 5/5/2010 

  • Astronomy - read any book that has astronomy in its title, books about planets, stars, etc, sci-fi 
  1. Stardust by Neil Gaiman 4/13/2010 
  2. Eyes Like Stars by Lisa Mantchev 4/18/2010 
  3. The Electric Church by Jeff Somers 5/15/2010 
  4. The Maze Runner by James Dashner 5/27/2010 
  5. The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams 6/4/2010
  6. Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card 6/14/2010
  7. The Last Dodo by Jacqueline Rayner 6/18/2010
  8. Made of Steel by Terrance Dicks 6/20/2010
  9. The Feast of the Drowned by Stephen Cole 6/24/2010
  10. Wooden Heart by Martin Day 6/27/2010
  11. InterWorld by Neil Gaiman & Michael Reaves 7/12/2010
  12. Unwind by Neal Shusterman 7/14/2010
  13. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins 7/18/2010
  14. Leviathan by Scott Westerfeld 7/23/2010
  15. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins 7/27/2010
  16. Incarceron by Catherine Fisher 8/1/2010
  17. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins 8/28/2010 
  18. Edge by Thomas Blackthorne 9/21/2010
  19. Thomas Riley by Nick Valentino 10/10/2010
  20. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld 10/22/2010
  21. Exchange by Dale R. Cozort 10/30/2010
  22. The Giver by Lois Lowry 11/7/2010
  23. Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion 12/6/2010 

  • History of Magic - read any book that has history or magic in its title, books about magic, witches, etc 
  1. A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin 6/2/2010 
  2. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins 6/11/2010
  3. The Warrior Heir by Cinda Williams Chima 7/3/2010
  4. A Kiss in Time by Alex Flinn 7/4/2010
  5. The Wizard Heir by Cinda Williams Chima 7/4/2010
  6. The Dragon Heir by Cinda Williams Chima 7/8/2010
  7. Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner 7/12/2010
  8. The Great Bazaar and Other Stories by Peter V. Brett 7/14/2010
  9. Witch in the House by Jenna McKnight 7/25/2010
  10. The Demon King by Cinda Williams Chima 8/3/2010
  11. Princess of the Midnight Ball by Jessica Day George 8/5/2010
  12. Unholy Ghosts by Stacia Kane 10/14/2010
  13. Unholy Magic by Stacia Kane 10/20/2010
  14. The Exiled Queen by Cinda Williams Chima 10/22/2010
  15. Once a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough 10/24/2010
  16. Always a Witch by Carolyn MacCullough 10/24/2010
  17. The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J. K. Rowling 12/6/2010  

  • 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 deal with numbers or math
  1. Real Women Don't Wear Size 2 by Kelley St. John 4/15/2010 
  2. Nine Rules to Break When Romancing a Rake by Sarah MacLean 4/19/2010 
  3. The Thirteen Problems by Agatha Christie 5/8/2010 
  4. Ten Things I Love About You by Julia Quinn 6/7/2010
  5. One Dance with a Duke by Tessa Dare 6/19/2010
  6. The Two Towers by J. R. R. Tolkien 7/26/2010
  7. Two-Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt 8/23/2010 
  8. Seven Exes Are Eight Too Many by Heather Wardell 8/26/2010 
  9. Three Nights with a Scoundrel by Tessa Dare 8/29/2010 
  10. It Happened One Autumn by Lisa Kleypas 11/16/2010

    • 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 
    1. The Red Pyramid by Rick Riordan 5/13/2010
    2. Kisses To Go by Irene Peterson 5/24/2010 
    3. Servant of the Underworld by Aliette de Bodard 10/4/2010 

    • Divination - read any book that has divine in its title, any book about psychics or psychic abilities, tarot reading etc
    1. Graceling by Kristin Cashore 7/6/2010
    2. Good Omens by Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett 8/19/2010
    3. Dating Can Be Deadly by Wendy Roberts 9/13/2010
    4. Abby Cooper, Psychic Eye by Victoria Laurie 9/26/2010
    5. Dead and Kicking by Wendy Roberts 9/30/2010   

    • Care of Magical Creatures - read any book that has magical or creatures in its title, about supernatural beings
    1. Soulless by Gail Carriger 5/8/2010
    2. Wings by Aprilynne Pike 5/9/2010 
    3. The Painted Man by Peter V. Brett 5/20/2010 
    4. The Desert Spear by Peter V. Brett 5/22/2010 
    5. The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien 6/12/2010
    6. Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl 6/27/2010
    7. Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman 6/30/2010
    8. Intertwined by Gena Showalter 7/18/2010
    9. Paranormalcy by Kiersten White 9/23/2010
    10. The Return of the King by J.R.R. Tolkien 9/26/2010
    11. Eragon by Christopher Paolini 10/9/2010
    12. Undead and Unwed by MaryJanice Davidson 10/9/2010
    13. The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey 10/17/2010
    14. Eldest by Christopher Paolini 11/2/2010
    15. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis 11/6/2010
    16. Prince Caspian by C. S. Lewis 11/7/2010
    17. Tyger Tyger by Kersten Hamilton 11/14/2010
    18. The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S. Lewis 11/30/2010

    • Muggle Studies - nearly any book works here, what better why to understand Muggle than to read what they read
    1. Breakfast in Bed by Robin Kaye 3/12/2010
    2. Save the Date by Tamara Summers 3/15/2010
    3. Knock Me for a Loop by Heidi Betts 3/21/2010 
    4. The Madness of Lord Ian Mackenzie by Jennifer Ashley 3/23/2010 
    5. The Truth About Lord Stoneville by Sabrina Jeffries 3/24/2010 
    6. Jemima J by Jane Green 3/27/2010 
    7. The Turkish Gambit by Boris Akunin 3/30/2010 
    8. Magpie Hall by Rachael King 4/2/2010 
    9. All or Nothing by Debbi Rawlins 4/6/2010 
    10. Risque Business by Tawny Weber 4/6/2010 
    11. Lois Lane Tells All by Karen Hawkins 4/7/2010 
    12. Burning Up by Sarah Mayberry 4/8/2010 
    13. All Over You by Sarah Mayberry 4/8/2010 
    14. Desires of a Perfect Lady by Victoria Alexander 4/9/2010 
    15. Courting Miss Lancaster by Sarah M. Eden 4/10/2010 
    16. Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James 4/19/2010 
    17. The Perfect Wife by Victoria Alexander 4/22/2010 
    18. Something Reckless by Jess Michaels 4/25/2010 
    19. Nothing Denied by Jess Michaels 4/26/2010 
    20. Just the Sexiest Man Alive by Julie James 4/27/2010
    21. The Cinderella Deal by Jennifer Crusie 5/3/2010 
    22. Promise Me Tonight by Sara Lindsey 5/4/2010 
    23. Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles 5/6/2010 
    24. Chasing Perfect by Susan Mallery 5/6/2010
    25. Good Girls Don't by Kelley St. John 5/7/2010 
    26. The Care and Taming of a Rogue by Suzanne Enoch 5/10/2010 
    27. A Lady's Guide to Improper Behavior by Suzanne Enoch 5/14/2010 
    28. Private Confessions by Lori Borrill 5/15/2010 
    29. Putting It To The Test by Lori Borrill 5/15/2010 
    30. The Best Girl by Emma Harrison 5/16/2010 
    31. Too Good to be True by Kristan Higgins 5/25/2010 
    32. On the Steamy Side by Louisa Edwards 5/29/2010 
    33. Led Astray by a Rake by Sara Bennett 6/1/2010 
    34. A Most Sinful Proposal by Sara Bennett 6/3/2010
    35. The Rake by Suzanne Enoch 6/4/2010
    36. England's Perfect Hero by Suzanne Enoch 6/5/2010
    37. London's Perfect Scoundrel by Suzanne Enoch 6/6/2010
    38. Never Marry a Stranger by Gayle Callen 6/15/2010
    39. Deep Dish by Mary Kay Andrews 6/15/2010
    40. Too Wicked to Tame by Sophie Jordan 6/17/2010
    41. Wanted! by Vicki Lewis Thompson 6/19/2010
    42. Goddess of the Hunt by Tessa Dare 6/21/2010
    43. Body Check by Deirdre Martin 6/25/2010
    44. Fair Play by Deirdre Martin 6/28/2010
    45. The Monster of Florence by Douglas Preston & Mario Spezi 6/30/2010
    46. Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers 7/3/2010
    47. Tempting the Marquess by Sara Lindsey 7/7/2010
    48. Sweet Talk by Susan Mallery 7/8/2010
    49. Sweet Spot by Susan Mallery 7/9/2010
    50. Sweet Trouble by Susan Mallery 7/10/2010
    51. Surprise Me... by Isabel Sharpe 7/14/2010
    52. Twice Tempted by a Rogue by Tessa Dare 7/14/2010
    53. Total Rush by Deirdre Martin 7/21/2010
    54. While She Was Sleeping... by Isabel Sharpe 7//21/2010
    55. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson 8/1/2010
    56. My Fake Fiancee by Nancy Warren 8/4/2010
    57. You Can't Hide by Karen Rose 8/12/2010
    58. Something About You by Julie James 8/18/2010 
    59. Perfect You by Elizabeth Scott 8/21/2010 
    60. When It Happens by Susane Colasanti 8/21/2010
    61. Fools Rush In by Kristan Higgins 8/27/2010 
    62. Lady Isabella's Scandalous Marriage by Jennifer Ashley 8/28/2010 
    63. Love with the Proper Husband by Victoria Alexander 8/31/2010
    64. The Lady in Question by Victoria Alexander 8/31/2010 
    65. The Pursuit of Marriage by Victoria Alexander 9/1/2010
    66. A Visit from Sir Nicholas by Victoria Alexander 9/3/2010
    67. The Raven Prince by Elizabeth Hoyt 9/3/2010
    68. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte 9/22/2010
    69. Return to Paradise by Simone Elkeles 9/24/2010
    70. You've Got Male by Elizabeth Bevarly 10/4/2010
    71. Unlucky by Jana DeLeon 10/18/2010
    72. Persuasion by Jane Austen 10/19/2010
    73. You're the One That I Don't Want by Alexandra Potter 11/2/2010
    74. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak 11/11/2010
    75. Her Highness, My Wife by Victoria Alexander 11/12/2010
    76. Lost in the River of Grass by Ginny Rorby 11/12/2010
    77. The Devil in Winter by Lisa Kleypas 11/17/2010
    78. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman 11/29/2010
    79. Sans Famille by Hector Malot 11/30/2010
    80. Stand-In Groom by Kaye Dacus 12/7/2010
    81. Adios, Nirvana by Conrad Wesselhoeft 12/8/2010
    82. Kiss and Tell by Suzanne Brockmann 12/11/2010
    83. Love Is a Battlefield by Annalisa Daughety 12/13/2010

    The Sorting Hat placed me in Gryffindor!

    Points: 422

    Perfect Mini Challenge: The Prefect Badge (completed/55 points)
    Time frame is one month April 14th to May 15th
    So what do you have to do?

    Read at least 3 books with the word Perfect in the title or read at least 3 books that you give a perfect rating to.

    Practice Makes Perfect by Julie James 4/19/2010 - review
    The Perfect Wife by Victoria Alexander 4/22/2010 - review
    Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles 5/5/2010 - review


    1. Welcome to the Hogwarts Reading Challenge. Point for March will be posted in April. Any questions just leave me a comment. Happy Reading

    2. Chemistry and potions goes together in my head so I will count Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles as part of that class

      points will be posted soon

    3. Yeah, they go in my head together too ;) but I didn't know that I should add the books from the mini challenge to the classes, so if I should, I will add Practice Makes Perfect to Muggle Studies, too!

    4. New mini challenge posted

    5. Hogwarts Challenge is completed and I am adding up points now. Hogwarts Challenge pt2 is coming soon...I am more organized and know what to expect so it will be better with more mini challenges.

    6. Hi Hogwarts Reading Challenge 2011 is now up and running until June 30th. This is the last Hogwarts Challenge for me as such it will be more involved and hopefully more fun. Click Mini Challenges for dates and info. I am not announcing any prizes other than the $15 gift card to a random winner for participating in the main challenge with the 5 book minimum met. However, there will be a drawing for a prize for all those who are able to accumulate 450 plus points and well as participate in all the mini challenges as well as read 7 books from one series (in honor of the 7 HP books). This final challenge is called the Triwizard Tournament. All prizes will be given out any time after the mini challenge or right the main challenge but if you win you will get your prize.
      *A series is when the main character is the same in all subsequent books. Ex: Eve Dallas in the Death in…, James Patterson Alex Cross books. When in doubt, ask me. Have fun and Happy Reading