Wrap-up: The House Cup Reading Challenge

Hi Munchworms!

I’ve been looking forward to this wrap-up for a while now! Maybe it’s time to admit that wrap-ups are simply my favorite kind of posts in a way, because I have this lovely overview of what I achieved the past couple of weeks.
Or is that weird?

Anyway! As you guys know, I joined in The House Cup Reading Challenge as a proud Gryffindor and tried to read as many books as possible to collect as many points as possible for my house. Time to see how I did!

PictureName: Kathy
Hogwarts House: Gryffindor
Wand Type: Cedar wood, unicorn hair core, 10 ¾”, brittle flexibility
Pet: Owl
Favorite Subject: Potions
Favorite Professor: Prof. Flitwick

Main Challenge (20 points each)

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 First Year: The Demon Catchers of Milan – Kat Beyer (288 p.)
 Second Year: Milk and Honey – Rupi Kaur (204 p.)
 Third Year: *Always Red – Isabelle Ronin (320 p.)
 Fourth Year: Looking for Alaska – John Green (368 p.)
 Fifth Year: Seeking Mansfield – Kate Watson (300 p.)
 Sixth Year: *Shoot the Moon – Kate Watson (282 p.)
 Seventh Year: *Christmas at the Candied Apple Café – Katherine Garbera (231 p.)

Bonus Challenges (10 points each)

Gryffindor: Read a book with an epic hero/heroine
Hufflepuff: Read a book that contains a strong friendship
√ They Both Die At The End – Adam Silvera (384 p.)
Ravenclaw: Read a book that revolves around a mystery
√ *Busted – Gina Ciocca (352 p.)

Slytherin: Read a book set in a dystopian world
Astronomy Class: Read a book set in outer space

Care of Magical Creatures: Read a book that features an animal or magical/mythical creature
√ Turtles All The Way Down – John Green (304 p.)

Tri-Wizard Tournament: Read a book that includes a competition
√ Throne of Glass – Sarah J. Maas (p. 404)

Occlumency: Read a book about a character with magical abilities or superpowers
√ *The Hidden Legacy – Christine Rees (301 p.)
Death Eater: Read a book told from the POV of a villain
Because You Love To Hate Me – Ameriie (353 p.)
Platform 9 3/4: Read a book that features travel
√ The Monster of Selkirk: The Heart of the Forest – C.E. Clayton (325 p.)
Time Turner: Read a book set in the future or past
√ Death Note Vol. 8 & 9 – Ōba, Tsugumi (201 p. + 193 p.)
Story starts in 2001
Fantastic Beasts: Read a spin-off to a beloved series
 The Assassin’s Blade – Sarah J. Maas (435 p.)

Dumbledore’s Army: Buddy-read a book with a friend or group
√ Crown of Midnight – Sarah J. Maas (418 p.) [Together with Adrienne and Alex!]

Social Media Bonus Points
Use the hashtag #housecupreadingchallenge on Twitter to earn 1 point per tweet (limited to 20 points total).
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Points earned for Gryffindor: 256
Number of books read: 18
Number of pages read: 5663 p.

I tried to check off all challenges but my reading slump at the start of this month kind of ruined that… Still think I did a stellar job though! 
Here’s to hoping Gryffindor wins the House Cup, ha!

If you haven’t participated yet, be sure to check out my giveaway!
I’ll be closing it by the end of this week to announce the winners!




41 thoughts on “Wrap-up: The House Cup Reading Challenge

    1. Haha, you should still be proud! It’s not like we can all have the same amount of reading-time.. If we could, I’d like to have it 24/7, haha. :’)
      [Not to mention that I often ignore household chores just so I can read.. Oopsie?]


    2. Haha yes, finding the reading time can be tough sometimes. I have a 2 year old so I just have to squeeze it in where I can 😂

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    3. There’s the reason I’m still waiting with kids as well – apart from the boyfriend freaking out whenever he has to hold his little nephew, haha.

      I still value my me-time a bit too much.. :’)


  1. Gryffindor all the way! Wow, this reading challenge is so cool! I wish I could have participated …but damn, you read a lot of books… I can’t remember the last time I read so many books in such a short amount of time (unless I count manga and graphic novels and for some reason that always seems unfair for reading challenges because you read one volume in maybe half an hour)

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    1. Yess!
      Haha, it was a really fun one. Did think it was a bummer I, as a Gryffindor, didn’t even complete the Gryffindor challenge but I’m totally blaming my reading slump for that one. :’)
      I’m a pretty fast reader and.. on top of that, I simply have a lot of time to read as well. Having a job instead of going to school definitely helps since homework and studying is something I don’t have to do in my spare time, haha.
      I know right! I kinda feel guilty for using Death Note in this reading challenge but I kind of think I made up for it by counting two volumes as one book? Oh well, haha. :’)

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    2. Yeah, uni and my job really cut into my reading time. When I just ook back to my school days and the amount of books that I devoured…good old times…I really miss it. Your fellow Gryffindor forgives you for not completing the Gryffindor challenge because you managed to complete so many others! 😀
      Well, counting two volumes as one is fine especially because Death Note has so much dialogue that it almost feels as if it is a novel with the amount of words that are in one little speech bubble.

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    3. Understandable, haha. One day you’ll have as much reading time as then! Or at least I hope so for your sake.. I think I’d go nuts if I have to go back to reading maybe one book a month. :’)
      Whoooo! The relief!
      That’s true! And in the end I’m still getting used to reading manga’s – it’s the first series of manga’s I’m reading – so it takes me a bit longer to finish a volume as well. I don’t even want to know how many times I turned the wrong page without realizing it at first.. :’)


    4. Haha, I’ve been reading manga’s ever since I could basically read. But when I first started to read graphic novels last year I had a huge problem with the page turning as well. I would always try to read it the wrong way…it drove me nuts 😀

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    1. Haha, so many people found out too late apparently. Such a shame. :/
      Nothing wrong with a Ravenclaw! One of my best friends is a Ravenclaw as well, ha. But I’ve always been a proud Gryffindor. Nothing’s going to change that. :p

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  2. Oh my god, this is so fantastic!! Congrats on your readings, you did very well, Kathy!! This was very, very fun to read 😀 and wrap-ups are very fun to read, for me, so keep doing those please 😀

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    1. Thank you!
      I honestly hope they do one like this again soon. Added something extra that you were reading for your House instead of just randomly trying to tick off as many challenges as possible, haha.


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