The House Cup Reading Challenge | Wrap Up

As you may remember, I enthusiastically (and a tad foolhardily) signed up for the House Cup Reading Challenge – if you don’t remember, you can find my sign-up/tbr post here! The readathon lasted from Sunday 15th October until Sunday 12th November and was hosted by Lauren of Live, Love, Read/@BetweenDPages; Alex of Book Daisy Reviews/@booksydaisy; Kelsey of Kelsey’s Cluttered Bookshelf/@Kelsenator; and Erica of Escape Under the Cover/@slychica08. The aim was to read some books based on the challenges which were Hogwarts-themed!

You earnt points based on the number of books you completed which fulfilled the Main and Bonus Challenges (20 points and 10 points respectively) and then reported your points to your House’s Head Girl at the end of the readathon. Using the hashtag #housecupreadingchallenge on Twitter also earnt you 1 point per tweet (limited to 20 points total).

I periodically (read: when I remembered) updated a progress thread via Twitter which you can find here. And let’s see how many challenges I managed to complete, shall we?

The Reading Challenges

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First Year: reader’s choice
The Tenant of Wildfell Hall by Anne Bronte (I originally planned to (re)read Jane Eyre but I didn’t get along with Charlotte, so switched to Anne)
Points earnt: 20

Second Year: reader’s choice
Saga Volume 4 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Points earnt: 20

Third Year: reader’s choice
Saga Volume 5 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Points earnt: 20

Fourth Year: reader’s choice
Saga Volume 6 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Points earnt: 20

Fifth Year: reader’s choice
Saga Volume 7 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples
Points earnt: 20

Sixth Year: reader’s choice
milk and honey by rupi kaur
Points earnt: 20

Seventh Year: reader’s choice
This Is Going To Hurt by Adam Kay
Points earnt: 20

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Overall total: 140 reading points + 7 social media bonus points = 147 points

Ok so I didn’t quite manage any further than the Main Challenges, but, considering how poorly I was doing before the last weekend of the readathon, I didn’t do too badly in the end. I may have substituted “real books” for a few graphic novels but I really did desperately want to read Saga and this reading challenge provided me with the perfect excuse to eat up the remaining volumes – now I have to wait until the next one is released and I am not ok with this! I ended up really enjoying everything I read during the Reading Challenge and it was great to see people cheering each other on in the hashtag too. All in all, I really hope the organisers run this event again (or something similar) because I love the whole ‘reading challenges based around a game board’ setup and earning points for every challenge you complete – mostly I just love readathons.

And that’s all folks! Did you join in with the readathon? How did you do?


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