Monday, 9 October 2017


The House Cup Reading Challenge is a reading challenge hosted by Lauren of Live Love Read Ya, Alex of Book Daisy Reviews, Kelsey of Kelsey’s Cluttered Bookshelf, and Erica of Escape Under the Cover and it will take place between Sunday 15th October to Sunday 12th November.
"During this challenge, you will progress from a first-year to seventh-year Hogwarts student by completing seven books on your TBR list. In addition to the main challenge, you will have opportunities to earn even more points by participating in the themed bonus challenges and tweeting with the challenge hashtag on Twitter. First, you’ll need to choose your Hogwarts house. During the challenge, you’ll not only be earning points for yourself but for your Hogwarts house as well. At the end of the challenge, each reader should report their points to their house’s Head Girl. "
I don't know if I've mentioned it here before, but I'm houseless. 🙈 Since the first Harry Potter film was released, I've taken every single Sorting Hat quiz and I always end up in a different Hogwarts house. Since I've ended up twice on Ravenclaw and Gryffindor it seems I've to choose between the two of them. But how can I? 😭 *closes her eyes & eeny, meeny, miny, moe

*drum rolls* GRYFFINDOR!!!!!

Hogwarts Student Questionnaire

Name: Tânia. If my name doesn't sound Anglo-American, it's because it isn't. I'm from Portugal, a small country in Europe that most people think to be part of Spain. Anyway, I can't believe I finally received my Hogwarts letter.
Hogwarts House: After a children's counting rhyme, it seems I'm a Gryffindor for the time being. It may change when another Sorting Hat quiz is created.
Wand Type: Acacia wood with a Dragon heartstring core 12 ¾" and Brittle flexibility.
Pet: Cat 🐱 Can I bring my five cats with me? I promise they will behave... well, the oldest ones will definitely behave, but I'm not so sure about the two younglings.
Favorite Subject: How can I choose a favourite subject? Maybe the eeny, meeny, miny, moe should have sorted me into Ravenclaw... Okay, Defence Against the Dark Arts? But I also really like Care of Magical Creatures! Potions and Herbology also seem very interesting - to learn how to make the polyjouice potion or the uses of mandrake.
Favorite Professor: Hagrid & Remus Lupin. By now you must have figured out my favourite book in the series is Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Challenge Events
"To kick off the challenge, we’ll be hosting a Twitter chat starting at 8:00 p.m. EST to give everybody a chance to introduce themselves, talk about the competition, and answer some Harry Potter trivia questions. Be sure to follow along with the #housecupreadingchallenge hashtag. At the end of the challenge, we’ll also be hosting a watch-along of one of the Harry Potter movies (to be decided via Twitter poll). We’ll have more details about this as we get closer to the end of the challenge."

Books I'm Planning to Read:

Main Challenges (20 points)

First Year:
Second Year:
Third Year:
Fourth Year:
Fifth Year:
Sixth Year:
Seventh Year:

Bonus Challenges (10 points)

Gryffindor, a book with an epic hero/heroine:
Hufflepuff, a book that contains a strong friendship:
Ravenclaw, a book that revolves around a mystery:
Slytherin, a book set in a dystopian world:
Astronomy Class, a book set in outer space:
Care of Magical Creatures, a book that features an animal or magical/mythical creature:
Tri-Wizard Tournament, a book that includes a competition:
Occlumency, a book about a character with magical abilities or superpowers:
Death Eater, a book told from the POV of a villain:
Platform 9 3/4, a book that features travel:
Time Turner, a book set in the future or past:
Fantastic Beasts, a spin-off to a beloved series:
Dumbledore’s Army, buddy-read a book with a friend or group:


  1. Thanks for joining us for the challenge! Hope you have fun! :)

    1. Thank you. This challenge has been a great idea. Harry Potter & Books? Nothing can go wrong. Happy readings! ;)

  2. Go team Gryffindor! :)

    1. Team Gryffindor is going to win the House Cup. =P

  3. Good luck! I hadn't made a proper TBR list yet either. Flying by the seat of my pants I think.

    1. Thank you. I'm not really good at creating long TBR lists. I only know which book I'm going to read when I finish my current reading because I've to send the review to the publisher.

      Happy readings! ;)

  4. Good luck, even though we are different houses. And thanks for stopping by my blog :)