The House Cup Reading Challenge Update Post


The hosts of The House Cup Reading Challenge are Kelsey of Kelsey’s Cluttered Bookshelf, Alex of Book Daisy Reviews, Lauren of Live, Love, Read, and Erica of Escape Under the Cover. The House Cup Reading Challenge took place from October 15th to November 12th (today). The point was to get from a first year student to a seventh year student by reading seven books before the month is over with. I represented Ravenclaw. The house Head Girls who you report your points to are listed below:

Gryffindor: Lauren @BetweenDPages
Hufflepuff: Kelsey @Kelsenator
Ravenclaw: Alex @booksydaisy
Slytherin: Erica @slytherinchica


I used the #HouseCupReadingChallenge hashtag during the reading challenge. It’s 1 point per update tweet (20 points total limit). I ended up tweeting 10 updates for 10 points.



Challenge Categories and Points Breakdown


Main Challenge (20 points each)
First Year: book of reader’s choice – The Sun Is Also a Star (20 points)
Second Year: book of reader’s choice – This is War (Checkmate Duet #1) (20 points)
Third Year: book of reader’s choice – Monstress Vol. 1 (20 points)
Fourth Year: book of reader’s choice – Saga Vol. 7 (20 points)
Fifth Year: book of reader’s choice – Ms. Marvel Vol. 3 (20 points)
Sixth Year: book of reader’s choice – Rat Queens Vol. 1 (20 points)
Seventh Year: book of reader’s choice – Hooking Up (20 points)



Bonus Challenges (10 points each)
There are 13 bonus challenges, but books you read for these can’t count for the main challenge:
Gryffindor: Read a book with an epic hero/heroine
Hufflepuff: Read a book that contains a strong friendship – This is Love (Checkmate Duet #2) (10 points)
Ravenclaw: Read a book that revolves around a mystery – The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett (10 points)
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 – Once Upon a Frog (10 points)
Tri-Wizard Tournament: Read a book that includes a competition
Occlumency: Read a book about a character with magical abilities or superpowers – Beautiful Creatures (10 points)
Death Eater: Read a book told from the POV of a villain
Platform 9 3/4: Read a book that features travel – The Fortunate Ones (10 points)
Time Turner: Read a book set in the future or past
Fantastic Beasts: Read a spin-off to a beloved series
Dumbledore’s Army: Buddy-read a book with a friend or group


Final Points Count:
10 points – Twitter updates
140 points – First-Seventh Year books
50 points – Bonus Challenge books
200 points for #TeamRavenclaw!!!!!


Maybe I didn’t do as well as some people with the challenge, but I’m so happy with what I all read. I had some reading slumps and still managed to read 12 books (mostly due to audiobooks and graphic novels). If you participated, how’d you do with the challenge? Let me know in the comments!

The Reading Quest Update Post


Aentee from Read at Midnight hosted #TheReadingQuest! The quest took place from August 13th to September 10th. I chose the Knight path.


My stats from this challenge are as follows:

EXP: 150

HP: 341

Level: 3

Books finished: 9

Total pages read: 1,779

Audiobook hours: 48 hours 44 minutes



The Knight’s Quest:

  • The first book of a series – Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon – approx. 8 hours
  • A book with a verb in its title – Coming Up for Air by Miranda Kenneally – 304 pages
  • A book with a weapon on its cover – Lover Awakened by J.R. Ward – 434 pages
  • A book with a red cover – A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas – 421 pages
  • A book that has a TV/Movie adaption – City of Bones by Cassandra Clare – approx. 13 hours 45 minutes
  • Grind: A book with 500+ pages (side quest) – Thoughtless by S.C. Stephens – 530 pages
  • Open World: Read whatever you want (side quest) – City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare – approx. 12 hours 20 minutes
  • Mini Game: Read a graphic novel, novella, or poem collection (side quest) – Seducing His Student by London Hale – 92 pages
  • Time Warp: A book set in either the past of the future (side quest) – Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard – approx. 14 hours 40 minutes





I shared some updates on Twitter via the hashtag #TheReadingQuest. Overall, I’m really happy with my progress. After being in a reading slump, finishing 9 books is great. All of the artwork was provided by Aentee of Read at Midnight, and was created by CW of Read, Think, Ponder.

ARC April: Week Three Update Post

Well the third week of ARC April is done, which means the month is nearly over with. I read one ARC this past week (four ARCs total so far). The review for my latest ARC (Genius: The Game) will go live on my blog on May 1st i.e. Sunday. I’m not sure I’ll be reading anymore ARCs this week. I have books I pre-ordered coming in tomorrow, and I want to read them really bad. We’ll see. Regardless, four ARCs for ARC April is better than none!



In Real Life by Jessica Love

  In Real Life

Summer of Sloane by Erin L. Schneider (Review to go live on 5/29 for Sunday Street Team)

 Summer of Sloane

The Girl Who Fell by S.M. Parker

The Girl Who Fell

Genius: The Game by Leopoldo Gout (Review to go live on 5/1 for Sunday Street Team)




 9780399175411_OutrunTheMoon_BOM.indd The Star-Touched Queen And I Darken The Art of Not Breathing Did I Mention I Need You You Were Here Beyond the Red Blackhearts Whisper to Me Summer of Supernovas


What ARCs can you recommend after two weeks of ARC April? And what ARCs are you looking forward to reading in the next two weeks?