The House Cup Reading Challenge

This is my first time trying out a reading challenge – being a total Potterhead I couldn’t resist this!


I saw this on Kelsey’s Cluttered Bookshelf and will be joining Team Ravenclaw under the oversight of my head girl Alex from BooksyDaisy


Hogwarts Student Questionnaire

Name: Christina

Hogwarts House: Ravenclaw

Wand Type: Laurel wood with a phoenix feather core, 10 ” and hard flexibility

Pet: Fox

Favourite Subject: Ancient Runes

Favourite Professor: Professor McGonagall


Above is my recent library haul – so I will be working my way through these, alongside many on my shelves which are waiting to be read for the main challenge. I also have quite a long list of ARCs I need to read…

I will update the list below as I read!

First Year: The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden. This was  brilliant, will review in full soon!


Second Year: How to Catch a Witch by Abie Longstaff. This was an adorable MG read with a stuttering protagonist – going to try to get number 2 which has just been published.
How to Catch a Witch (1)
Third Year: The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon Complete!
Fourth Year:
Fifth Year:
Sixth Year:
Seventh Year:
Bonus Challenges
Gryffindor: Read a book with an epic hero/heroine
Beetle Boy by M.G. Leonard – Baxter and the other beetles are the most epic heroes and heroines I know! (Complete!)
Hufflepuff: Read a book that contains a strong friendship
Ravenclaw: Read a book that revolves around a mystery
The Goldfish Boy by Lisa Thompson
Slytherin: Read a book set in a dystopian world
The Boy in the Tower by Polly Ho-Yen (Complete!) Another new favourite, full review to come!
Astronomy Class: Read a book set in outer space
The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James (Complete!) and/ or Satellite by  Nick Lake
Care of Magical Creatures: Read a book that features an animal or magical/mythical creature
The Boy with One Name by J.R. Wallis Complete!
Tri-Wizard Tournament: Read a book that includes a competition
Warcross by Marie Lu
Occlumency: Read a book about a character with magical abilities or superpowers
A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab and A Conjuring of Light (though this might also work for another category) Complete – or at least A Gathering of Shadows! My local library doesn’t have an available copy of A Conjuring of Light…that cliffhanger!
Death Eater: Read a book told from the POV of a villain
Platform 9 3/4: Read a book that features travel
A Story Like the Wind by Gill Lewis Complete! Amazing, important book about the journey many refugees face.
Song of the Current by Sarah Tolcser Complete!
Time Turner: Read a book set in the future or past
Invictus by Ryan Graudin
Fantastic Beasts: Read a spin-off to a beloved series
Would the companion book to the Harry Potter exhibition at the British Library count for this? Harry Potter: A History of Magic
Dumbledore’s Army: Buddy-read a book with a friend or group
Looking forward to trying to meet the requirements for all the bonus categories too!
How is everyone getting on with the Reading Challenge?
Have you any suggestions for books I could read to meet the requirements for each category?

One Comment Add yours

  1. Incredibly excited to see what you think of Boy in the Tower!! X


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