I saw this reading challenge on a book blog I follow, and it looks like a lot of fun!
Hogwarts Reading Challenge 2010
March 8 2010 to December 13 2010
Challenge @ Worth Reading It? blog
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 $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. You can also become a fan of the I Love Reading Challenges Facebook fan page and keep you list there as well.
Reading a Harry Potter book earns you 25 house points.
First of all, my house...
Get Sorted By The Hogwarts Sorting Hat!
Prefect Badge: I noted these down below as I read them, but I don't think they got counted. So I'm going to list them here as well.)
- A Perfect Day (4/24/10)
- A Crooked Kind of Perfect (4/18/10)
- The Perfect Storm (5/8/10)
- 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
- The Host (7/6/10) - "Changing one thing into another" seems an appropriate description for the inserting process of the souls.
- Belle (7/18/10) - retelling of "Beauty and the Beast"
- 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
- All Around the Town (6/12/10) - murder mystery
- Night (6/14/10) - memoir of a Holocaust survivor
- Loves Music, Loves to Dance (6/20/10) - murder mystery
- Wild Orchid (7/10/10) - retelling of the story of "The Ballad of Mulan" and how she saved China
- The Hunger Games (7/20/10) - tributes fight for survival in a game to the death
- Catching Fire (7/22/10) - sequel to The Hunger Games
- Mockingjay (8/28/10) - finale to The Hunger Games trilogy
- 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)
- Pride & Prejudice (4/14/10) - Even though no one's character truly changed, the whole book is about changed perceptions.
- A Perfect Day (4/24/10) - Perfect Badge Mini-Challenge - An unhappy radio salesman becomes a successful author, triggering a transformation from a nice guy to a jerk (and eventually back to a nice guy again).
- read any book that has potion in its title, cookbooks count but you must cook at least one recipe out of the book
- read any book that has astronomy in its title, books about planets, stars, etc, sci-fi
History of Magic
- read any book that has history or magic in its title, books about magic, witches, etc
- 100 Cupboards (5/23/10) - has magical cupboards which are doors to other worlds, as well as a witch and other potentially magically beings (1st of a series)
- Princess of the Midnight Ball (5/25/10) - magical curse, retelling of The Twelve Dancing Princesses fairytale
- 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
- 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
- Eight Men Out: The Black Sox and the 1919 World Series (3/20/10)
- Book of a Thousand Days (5/9/10)
- Thirteen Reasons Why (8/16/10)
- 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
- read any book that has divine in its title, any book about psychics or psychic abilities, tarot reading etc
Care of Magical Creatures
- read any book that has magical or creatures in its title, about supernatural beings
- Dragon Slippers (6/24/10)
- Storm Thief (6/29/10) - my best guess as to where to put this... one of the characters has been made into a golem
- Maximum Ride: The Angel Experiment (7/26/10) - The heroes of this book are 6 kids who have had avian DNA grafted into them
- Maximum Ride: School's Out-Forever (7/29/10) - book 2 of the Maximum Ride series
- Maximum Ride: Saving the World and Other Extreme Sports (8/6/10) - book 3 of the Maximum Ride series
- Maximum Ride: The Final Warning (8/10/10) - book 4 of the Maximum Ride series
- Maximum Ride: Max (8/14/10) - book 5 of the Maximum Ride series
- nearly any book works here, what better why to understand Muggle than to read what they read
- Preparing Your Daughter for Every Woman's Battle (4/3/10)
- The Thrill of the Chaste: Finding Fulfillment While Keeping Your Clothes On (4/5/10)
- A Crooked Kind of Perfect (4/18/10) - Perfect Badge Mini-Challenge
- The Perfect Storm (5/8/10) - Perfect Badge Mini-Challenge
- The Giver (5/30/10)
- The Last Lecture (6/1/10)
- Gathering Blue (6/6/10)
- Messenger (6/7/10)
- Imaginary Companions and the Children Who Create Them (8/3/10)