Thursday, December 2, 2010

Hogwarts Reading Challenge 2011

Prepare yourselves for me to become dorkier than you've ever seen me before. Bunnitaz @ Worth Reading It? is hosting THE MOST AMAZING Harry Potter themed challenge EVER. EVER.

I may not have told you this but I am HP obsessed. I've read all the books (as many of you have), have seen all the movies (and complained about the things they left out and..fabricated) and was present for the opening weekend of The Wizarding World in Orlando, FL. There's me in the striped shirt freaking out in Hogsmeade. That's right folks I'm an HP freak.

But enough of my babbling. Here are some of the details on the challenge. For complete rules, click HERE.

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 (audio books counts) before you are enter in to the drawing. At the end of the Challenge one person will win a $15 Amazon Gift Card and one house will win the House Cup (purely a pride thing).

I will post all of the Mini Challenges in the next few days so that everyone can plan out their books in advance.

I'm in Gryffindor! WOOHOO! I will link all of the mini-challenges and books read to this page so look out for that in the future. I'm freaking out over here, this is the most amazing challenge ever.

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

Defense 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. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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. Charmed: Trickery Treat by Diana Gallagher
2. Charmed: Leo Rising by Paul Ruditis

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
1. The Giver by Lois Lowry
2. Those that Wake by Jesse Karp

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

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. Numbers by Rachel Ward
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

Divination - read any book that has divine in its title, any book about psychics or psychic abilities, tarot reading etc
1. Truly, Madly by Heather Webber
2. But You Knew That Already by Dougall Fraser
3. Temples on the Other Side by Sylvia Browne
4. Deeply, Desperately by Heather Webber
5. The Gift by Richard Paul Evans

Care of Magical Creatures - read any book that has magical or creatures in its title, about supernatural beings
1. Here Lies Bridget by Paige Harbison
2. Goddess Girls: Artemis the Brave by Joan Holub & Suzanne Williams

Muggle Studies - nearly any book works here, what better way to understand Muggles than to read what they read
1. The Willoughbys by Lois Lowry
2. The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks 
3.Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
4. The Lipstick Laws by Amy Holder
5. Trapped by Michael Northrop 
 6. Princess in the Spotlight by Meg Cabot
7. Princess in Love by Meg Cabot
8. Princess on the Brink by Meg Cabot
9. Busted by Phil Bildner
10. True to the Game by Teri Woods
11. Princess Mia by Meg Cabot
12. B is for Betsy by Carolyn Haywood
Perfect Mini Challenge
Time frame is Jan 14th to Feb 13th

1. The Running Man by Richard Bachman (+10)
2. A Crooked Kind of Perfect by Linda Urban (+10)
3. The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot (+10)
(+25) for challenge completion
4. Sweet Jiminy by Kristin Gore (+15)
5. HATE LIST by Jennifer Brown (+15)
6. The Running Man by Richard Bachman (+15)
Total: 100

Book in the Day Mini Challenge
Time frame is Feb 14th to March 13th
1. Cat and Mouse by James Patterson (+10)
2. The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl (+10)
3. The Giraffe, the Pelly and me by Roald Dahl (+10)
(+25 for challenge completion)
Total: 55

Hide and Seek Mini Challenge
Time frame March 14th and April 30th
1. Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (+10)
2. Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (+10)
3. Pop Goes the Weasel by James Patterson (+10)
(+25 for Challenge Completion)
4. Little Bee by Chris Cleave (+15)

Flight or Fight Mini Challenge
Time frame May1st to June 30th

Total Points: +251


  1. Hey,
    I'm checking points and I don't see anything under the last mini challenge. Did you read any books for it?

  2. OH geez, I read books for it and never posted. I fell way behind. I should probably email you this lol.


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