The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis – The Magician’s Nephew – The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe – The Horse and His Boy – Prince Caspian – The Voyage of the Dawn Treader – The Silver Chair – The Last Battle
Redwall Novels by Brian Jacques – Loamhedge – Rakkety Tam – High Rhulain – Eulalia! – Doomwyte – The Sable Qean – The Rogue Crew
Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling – Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone/ Philosopher’s Stone – Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets – Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban – Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire – Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix – Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince – Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows
The Missing Series by Margaret Peterson Haddix – Found – Sent – Sabotaged – Torn – Caught – Sought – Risked – Rescued – Revealed – Redeemed
What I both hate, and love, about this challenge, is that it doesn’t include any of the manga, webtoons, webnovels, or otherwise that I read over the course of the year. Those numbers would bolster these ones by so much. I read through four whole webnovels. I keep up to date on so many manga and webtoons, and none of those technically count on this list. In some ways, it’s nice to see just what books I read, but it’s not all the reading that I have done. Next year I think I will make note of all the other forms of fiction that I read on a similar list.
Regardless, this challenge was fun and easy to do. I am doing it again next year, for certain!
And so here ends this challenge. We have more posts to come. See you soon.
I’m SO Angry. I missed two prompts because I couldn’t get myself to read them. I was so close to completing it! Oh well. Here you go!
Harry: Prompt: re-read a Harry Potter Book Book Chosen:Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by JK Rowling Why: It’s the first book.
Ron: Prompt: under 200 pages Book Chosen: The Lost Sisters by Holly Black Why: Its a novella.
Hermione: Prompt: over 500 pages Book Chosen:Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallowsby JK Rowling Why: Have you seen how big that book is?
Ginny: Prompt: poetry book Book Chosen:2fish by Jhené Aiko Efuru Chilombo Why: This was the first poetry book I read after deciding to do this challenge, as such I just put it on the list immediately.
Luna Lovegood: Prompt: creativity or something unusual Book Chosen: Sorcery for Beginners by Euphemia Whitmore with Matt Harry Why: This book is a introductory book to magic as well as telling the story of a boy who is reading the book to get magic. Its unusual to tell a story in this way (and to have text book like experts on the side).
Fred & George: Prompt: with twins Book Chosen:The Foxhole Court by Nora Sakavic Why: Andrew and Aaron, need I say more?
Fleur Delacour: Prompt: translated from another language Book Chosen:Death Note Another Note: The Los Angeles BB Murder Cases by Nisioisin and translated by Andrew Cunningham from the original concept by Tsugumi Ohba and Takeshi Obata (Original was in Japanese) Why: I coulda picked a manga book, but I read this for OWLs in April, so I figured it was the best pick.
Dumbledore’s Army: Prompt: social justice or a current issue Book Chosen: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas Why: This book is everything. Periodt.
Professor McGonagall: Prompt: strong female lead Book Chosen:Sorcery of Thorns by Margaret Rogerson Why: I really could have picked almost any one of the YA novels that I have read this year. All the girls have been strong, mostly. I could have picked the girls from We Rule the Night or Girls of Paper and Fire. However I gave this book a 5/5 so I picked it.
Dumbledore: Prompt: involving a school or teacher Book Chosen:City of Dark Magic by Magnus Flyte Why: Our MC is a professor at a university in the states. Easy choice.
Gilderoy Lockhart: Prompt: from a celebrity book club Book Chosen: Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi (Jimmy Fallon book club) Why: It was on my list of books I wanted to read and it was in a book club. Easy pick here.
Umbridge: Prompt: with a pink cover Book Chosen: Torn by Margaret Haddix Why: It is closer to purple, but we are going with it.
Snape: Prompt: includes page 394 Book Chosen:Harry Potter and the Half Blood Princeby JK Rowling Why: This book is named for Snape, how could I not pick it?
Newt: Prompt: containing a fantastic beast Book Chosen:Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling Why: Dragons.
Bathilda Bagshot: Prompt: written by a woman Book Chosen:Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater Why: I could have picked almost any of the books I read this year, but this was one of the first books I read around the time of deciding to do this challenge.
Godric Gryffindor: Prompt: represents this founder’s values Book Chosen:Redwall by Brian Jacques Why: Traits: Chivalry, Daring, Bravery, Athletic, Courage, Nerve. Warrior mouse, learning to go use his courage to save the day. He has to fight a save his home and go on an adventure to find the sword to do this.
Helga Hufflepuff: Prompt: represents this founder’s values Book Chosen: All the Kings Men by Nora Sakavic Why:Traits: Dedication, Hardworking, Fairness, Patience, Kindness, Tolerance, Modesty, Loyalty. Okay so hear me out here. Dedication, and hardworking make sense for Exy. Fairness comes from the fact that they win in the end. Patience and Tolerance, for the members and their issues, trying to understand them with Neil being understood by his new family (team). Kindness from the members to Andrew and Neil. Loyalty between the foxes. Modesty… well that’s probably the only one that doesn’t completely fit, but the rest does.
Rowena Ravenclaw: Prompt: represents this founder’s values Book Chosen: Spellslinger by Sebastian De Castell Why: Trait: Intelligence, Wit, Wisdom, Creativity, Originality, Individuality, Sharpness, Acceptance. This took me a moment to decide, but I think that its a good example.
Salazar Slytherin: Prompt: represents this founder’s values Book Chosen:The Wicked King by Holly Black Why:Traits: Resourcefulness, Cunning, Ambition, Determination, Leadership, Self-Preservation, Fraternity, Cleverness. Do I need to go into the dynamic between Jude and Cardan? Jude is fighting for her family, controlling Cardan, and controlling the world of the Fae all from the shadows. It’s a pretty Slytherin book.
The Chosen One: Prompt: mentions Harry Potter in it Book Chosen:The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert Why: because it does?
He who must not be named: Prompt: character that shares a name with a character from Harry Potter-verse Book Chosen: Why: Yeah… This didn’t happen. Or it did, but I didn’t realize the name was the same, so oops.
Deathly Hallows: Prompt: symbol on the cover Book Chosen: These Rebel Waves by Sara Raasch Why: It does.
Gryffindor: Prompt: recommended by a Gryffindor Book Chosen:The Cruel Prince by Holly Black Why: Recommended by my friend.
Hufflepuff: Prompt: recommended by a Hufflepuff Book Chosen:Rat Race by Dick Francis Why: Recommended by my mom (for OWLs)
Ravenclaw: Prompt: recommended by a Ravenclaw Book Chosen: Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke Why: The whole series was recommended, but I forgot if I used the others or not.
Slytherin: Prompt: recommended by a Slytherin Book Chosen:I’m A Spider, So What by Okina Baba (Webnovel) Why: Recommended by my brother.
House Cup: Prompt: has won an award Book Chosen: Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo Why: Lots of awards it has won on Good Reads.
Quidditch: Prompt: involving a sport Book Chosen:The Raven King by Nora Sakavic Why: Exy.
Wizarding Radio: Prompt: listen to an audiobook Book Chosen: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Why: I had to for the NEWTs. I loved every minute of it!
Hogwarts Library: Prompt: checked out from the library or borrowed from a friend Book Chosen: Son of a Witch by Gregory Maguire Why: I checked it out and then the book came in that I purchased. So it counts enough.
Herbology: Prompt: related to nature Book Chosen: The Queen of Nothing by Holly Black Why: snek
Potions: Prompt: with potions, alchemy, or chemistry in it Book Chosen: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secretsby JK Rowling Why: Polyjuice Potion.
Astronomy: Prompt: with a star on the cover or in the title Book Chosen:A Bowlful of Stars by Florence Crannell Means Why: Self explanatory
Defense Against the Dark Arts: Prompt: about Good vs. Evil Book Chosen:Shadow of the Conqueror by Shad M. Brooks Why: The dichotomy of evil vs good is so interesting in this, considering the bad guy is the MC.
Transfiguration: Prompt: about a huge change Book Chosen:Siddhartha by Herman Hesse Why: This book is the actual definition of change. It’s the entire plot.
History of Magic: Prompt: historical fiction Book Chosen: The Lost Queen by Signe Pike Why: It takes place in the times of King Arthur and is Merlin’s origin story.
Charms: Prompt: charming cover Book Chosen:Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkabanby JK Rowling (Slytherin House Edition) Why: At this point, I’m just trying to make sure I use all of them at some point.
Care of Magical Creatures: Prompt: animal on the cover Book Chosen:Mattimeo by Brian Jacques Why: It does. It’s a mouse.
Arithmancy: Prompt: number in the title Book Chosen: 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne Why: 20,000 is a number
Ancient Runes: Prompt: set before you were born Book Chosen: The Beautiful by Renée Ahdieh Why: It takes place in the 1800s
Flying: Prompt: bird on the cover Book Chosen: The Merciful Crow by Margaret Owen Why: Because it does.
Divination: Prompt: includes prophecy or fortune telling Book Chosen:Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenixby JK Rowling Why: Introducing the entire plot of Harry Potter! The reason why Voldemort did what he did is in this book and it’s because of a prophecy.
Muggle Studies: Prompt: memoir or biography Book Chosen: Why: lol didn’t do this either
Apparition: Prompt: set somewhere you want to travel Book Chosen:Beyond a Darkened Shore by Jessica Leake Why: I love Ireland and want to go there one day.
Restricted Section: Prompt: banned book Book Chosen:The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorn Why: First classic I read this year that was also banned.
Durmstrang: Prompt: with a boat in it Book Chosen:Before the Broken Star by Emily R. King Why: We are dealing with pirates!
Beaubatons: Prompt: by a French author Book Chosen: Serpent & Dove Shelby Mahurin Why: It takes place in France, or a France Fantasy setting. Is that not good enough?
Ilvermorny: Prompt: by an American author Book Chosen: Winter Glass by Lexa Hillyer Why: She’s American.
Gringotts: Prompt: with gold foiling Book Chosen: Priory of the Orange Tree by Samantha Shannon Why: It actually isn’t but its embossed and that’s about as good as we are going to get.
Flourish and Blotts: Prompt: 2019 release Book Chosen:Nocturna by Maya Montanye Why: It released in May of 2019.
The Dark Mark: Prompt: dark cover Book Chosen: Onyx & Ivory by Mindee Arnett Why: It was pretty dark to me at least. (image wise, not color wise, like it’s a dark concept.)
Hogwarts-A History: Prompt: that intimidates you Book Chosen:A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin Why: Do you have any idea how long it took me to convince myself to read this book? Too long, that’s how long.
I created this challenge mostly as a challenge to read more, and in the next few weeks I will come up with the books I’m going to read for it. In a way, this is mostly to keep myself accountable, because I realized, at the end of this year, that I do not count my manga or web novels in my reading counts. I should, because I read a lot of them, but I do not and that is unfortunate. Thus, you should too!
I’ve watched many a debate on Twitter, and many a video on YouTube about this very specific topic, and I think that, while I don’t have all the answers, I have an answer for myself. For those of you who do not know what I am talking about, I will try to be as brief about this as I can.
In fiction novel categories there is the following classification system: Children’s Novels, Middle Grade (MG), Young Adult (YA), and Adult. Young Adult is marketed to 12-18 but caters to 12-24. As the book readers aged range grew, they did not want to give up the traditional YA story types. These are stories that have magic, saving the world, and dystopians like Harry Potter, The Hunger Games, and Divergent. While there is Adult fantasy, adult fantasy and adult sci-fi is just not the same as YA fantasy and sci-fi. Let’s not pretend like it is.
Hello friends! So, as the cover says, I got the Nerdy Story HP dust jackets. I was going to take the photos of the dust jackets on all the books together, but then I realized that I still do not own Sorcerer’s Stone and Chamber of Secrets in hard cover, American standard. As this is a sad predicament, the best I can do is just take photos of the jackets for you all.
This box came with seven limited edition dust jackets for the Harry Potter series. Additionally it came with seven pins. First I will show you the pins and then the covers.