Tuesday, March 16, 2010

A Hogwarts Reading Challenge - COMPLETE

I saw this on Amanda's blog and I couldn't resist. A Hogwarts Reading Challenge? Say what? So awesome.

Challenge runs from 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).  Harry Potter books are worth 25 points.

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

+ The Dead-Tossed Waves  Carrie Ryan
+ The Blonde of the Joke Bennett Madison 
+ Shiver Maggie Stiefvater 
+ Howl's Moving Castle Diana Wynn Jones 
+ Sleepless Cyn Balog 
+ Sleeping in Flame Jonathan Carroll 
+ Clockwork Angel Cassandra Clare 
+ Virals Katy Reichs 
+ White Cat Holly Black
+ Another Faust Daniel and Dina Nayeri

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

+ Liar Justine Larbalestier 
+ Graceling Kristen Cashore 
+ Leviathan Scott Westerfeld 
+ Beautiful Malice Rebecca James 
+ The Year of the Flood Margaret Atwood 
+ The Knife of Never Letting Go Patrick Ness 
+ Sapphique Catherine Fisher 
+ Mockingjay Suzanne Collins 
+ Low Red Moon Ivy Devlin
+ Blockade Billy Stephen King
+ Poison Study Maria V. Snyder 
+ The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner Stephenie Meyer

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)

+ Lord Sunday  Garth Nix 
+ Wicked Gregory Maguire 
+ Birthmarked Caragh O'Brien 
+ Angel Star Jennifer Murgia
+ Incarceron Catherine Fisher
+ Princess of Glass Jessica Day George
+ The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May and June Robin Benway
+ The Candidates Inara Scott
+ No Going Back Jonathan Langford
+ Delirium Lauren Oliver
+ Matchless  Gregory Maguire
+ A Season of Gifts Richard Peck
+ Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

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

+ This World We Live In Susan Beth Pfeffer

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

+ Into the Wild  Sarah Beth Durst
+ Perchance to Dream Lisa Mantchev
+ Frost Moon Anthony Francis 
+ The Demon's Lexicon Sarah Rees Brennan 
+ The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Frank L. Baum 
+ Everlasting Angie Frazier 
+ Nocturne L.D. Harkrader 
+ Shadowland Alyson Noël
+ Dark Flame Alyson Noël
+ Red Hood's Revenge Jim C. Hines

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

+ The Witch's Guide to Cooking with Children Keith McGowan

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

+ The Eternal Ones Kirsten Miller

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

+ A Golden Web Barbara Quick
+ The Maze Runner James Dashner
+ Shadow of the Sun Laura Kreitzer
+ The Red Pyramid Rick Riordian

Divination - read any book that has divine in its title, any book about psychics or psychic abilities, tarot reading etc

+ Insatiable Meg Cabot 
+ Gone Lisa McMann 
+ Inside Job Connie Willis

Care of Magical Creatures - read any book that has magical or creatures in its title, about supernatural beings

+ The Mermaid's Madness - Jim C. Hines 
+ Bones of Faerie - Jannie Lee Simner 
+ 13 to Life - Shannon Delany 
+ Forgive My Fins Tera Lynn Childs 
+ Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg Gail Carson Levine 
+ Fairy Haven and the Quest for the Wand Gail Carson Levine 
+ Sisters Red Jackson Pearce 
+ Fairies and the Quest for Neverland Gail Carons Levine 
+ Extraordinary Nancy Werlin 
+ A Christmas Carol Charles Dickens 
+ Miracle on 34th Street Valentine Davies

Muggle Studies - nearly any book works here, what better why to understand Muggle than to read what they read
+ The Truth About My Bat Mitzvah - Nora Raleigh Baskin 
+ Going Bovine - Libba Bray
+ Buddha Boy - Kathe Koja
+ Will Grayson, Will Grayson - John Green and David Levithan
+ Scarlett Fever - Maureen Johnson
+ Anything but Typical - Nora Raleigh Baskin
+ Alive and Well in Prague, New York Daphne Grab
+ This Lullaby Sarah Dessen
+ A Love Story Starring My Dead Best Friend Emily Horner
+ The More You Ignore Me Jo Brand
+ Donut Days Lara Zielin
+ Mackenzie Blue Tina Wells
+ The Secret Crush Tina Wells
+ Friends Forever? TinaWells
+ The Girl with the Mermaid Hair Delia Ephron
+ Virgin Territory James Lecesne
+ Adios, Nirvana  Conrad Wesselhoeft
+ The DUFF  Kody Keplinger 
+ My Invented Life Lauren Bjorkman
+ Dylan and the Baby Doctor Sherryl Woods
+ Mostly Good Girls Leila Sales
+ The Kid Table Andrea Seigel
+ Shopgirl Steve Martin
+ The Education of Madeline Beth Williamson
+ Deadly by Julie Chibbaro

Harry Potter (worth 25 points)

+ The Sorcerer's Stone (audio)
+ Chamber of Secrets (audio)
+ Prisoner of Azkaban (audio)
+ Goblet of Fire (audio)
+ Order of the Phoenix (audio)
+ The Half-Blood Prince (audio)
+ Deathly Hallows (audio)

I was sorted into the Ravenclaw house!  which is my favorite house.
I was Sorted!
Get Sorted By The Hogwarts Sorting Hat!

I'll keep my list here on this post.

Total: +276


  1. Welcome to the Hogwarts Reading Challenge . Just a reminder that points for March will be posted in April.

    Also list the books that you read for this challenge under the subject it fits with the date you finished the book next to it.

    Happy Reading

  2. I don't do reading challenges, but this one is quite amazing =D Best of luck :)

  3. @Amanda - FTW!

    @Bunnitaz - Thanks so much!

    @runa - Thanks. It seems like it will be fun.

  4. new mini challenge posted


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