This challenge has a lot of prompts taking you through the different wizarding schools from Harry Potter. You have to be a part of the HPOOTP-Flourish and Blotts group on FB to participate in this one, which you can find HERE.
You have the option to go with one or more schools with this challenge, but you know me. I like to go big, so I’m going for them all! Let’s see how I’m doing so far.
Beauxbatons (4/7) ~
- Read a book set in Spain or France
- Read a book set at Christmas
- Read a book from a series with six or more books or the sixth book on your TBR ~ Unvravel Me by Tahereh Mafi
- Read a book with blue on the cover ~ Ignite Me by Tahereh Mafi
- Read a book about or written by someone you respect
- Read a book involving horses ~ Cold-Hearted Rake by Lisa Kleypas
- Read a book where a character breaks the law ~ Pretty Reckless by L.J. Shen
I have read at least one book that was partially set in France, but I’m holding out for a book entirely set in Spain or France. And likewise with a book set at Christmas. I’ll probably wait until Christmas to fulfill that prompt, though. For a book written by or about someone you respect, I’m intending to read The Hiding Place.
Castelobruxo (6/7) ~
- Read a book set in a tropical climate
- Read a book related to plants ~ Marrying Winterborne by Lisa Kleypas
- Read a book that contains a magical creature ~ A Heart So Fierce and Broken by Brigid Kemmerer
- Read a book with a green dust jacket ~ The Guinevere Deception by Kiersten White (I have the green OwlCrate edition)
- Read a book with gold on it ~ The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
- Read a book that includes a troublemaker ~ American Royals by Katharine McGee
- Read a book that was translated into your language ~ The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
I have read books where they visited a tropical climate but not one set entirely in a tropical climate. If you have any suggestions, I’d love to hear them!
Durmstrang (6/7) ~
- Read a book that involves a secret ~ Addicted to You by Krista & Becca Ritchie
- Read a book related to the cold ~ Winterwood by Shea Ernshaw
- Read a book that is set outdoors
- Read a book that includes a boat ~ What the Wind Knows by Amy Harmon
- Read a book with a dark cover ~ Gus by Kim Holden
- Read a book featuring a major combat ~ Immortal Fire by Annette Marie
- Read a book that includes a villain ~ Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare
The outdoors prompt is also one where I’m looking for a good book to read that is set completely outdoors. If you have suggestions, I’d love to hear them!
Hogwarts (5/7) ~
- Read a book involving a train ~ The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
- Read a book that mentions the Harry Potter universe ~ Dating You Hating You by Christina Lauren
- Read a book set in multiple locations ~ Long Shot by Kennedy Ryan
- Read a book related to art or a poetry book
- Read a book that’s a guilty pleasure ~ Wrong by Jana Aston
- Fill this prompt when you require a mood read of your choosing ~ The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
- Read a book with a gem in the title or on the cover
I have a few possibilities for the art/poetry book, but I don’t know yet about the book with a gem in the title or cover.
Ilvermorny (6/7) ~
- Read a book set in the northwest United States ~ Summer of ’69 by Elin Hilderbrand
- Read a book published in 2020 ~ Fighting for Rain by BB Easton
- Read a book with food on the cover
- Read an own voices book ~ The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang
- Read a book featuring diversity/inclusivity ~ The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty
- Read a book that includes a trip ~ Wild at Heart by K.A. Tucker
- Read a book with a body part on the cover ~ The Watchmaker’s Daughter by C.J. Archer
I have some ideas for the food on the cover prompt, but I just haven’t gotten to one yet.
Koldovstoretz (5/7) ~
- Read a book by a Russian author
- Read a book involving magic ~ The Mapmaker’s Apprentice by C.J. Archer
- Read a book set in a palace ~ Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
- Read a book related to a serpent ~ Serpent & Dove by Shelby Mahurin
- Read a book written in or set in your favorite decade
- Read a book tied to your roots (heritage) ~ The Tattooist in Auschwitz by Heather Morris
- Read a book involving potions ~ The Apothecary’s Poison by C.J. Archer
I have ideas for both of the prompts I’m missing here. I’m going with the 80s for my favorite decade. I’m always up for suggestions, though, especially for great books on the 80s or written then.
Mahoutokoro (4/7) ~
- Read a graphic novel
- Read a book set in a school
- Read a book under 150 pages ~ Destroy Me by Tahereh Mafi
- Read a middle grade novel ~ The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend
- Read a book where the dust jacket and cover are different colors
- Read a book involving a sport ~ The Wall of Winnipeg and Me by Mariana Zapata
- Read a book with an exquisite cover ~ The Kingdom of Copper by S.A. Chakraborty
I already have a graphic novel sitting on my bookshelf waiting to be picked up. I have some ideas for the book set in a school, but I’m open to suggestions. I may have already read a book where the dust jacket and cover are different colors. I just have to go through my bookshelves.
Uagadou (5/7) ~
- Read a book over 450 pages ~ A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles
- Read a book with a moon on the cover ~ Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Lauren
- Read a self-help book
- Read a book that includes an animal ~ Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren
- Read a book where a character follows a dream
- Read a book with a symbol on the cover ~ The Convent’s Secret by C.J. Archer
- Read a book with a hand on the cover ~ The Magician’s Diary by C.J. Archer
I really could use some suggestions for the self-help book. I don’t read self-help books. I don’t have any major issues in my life that I need to address, not that I don’t believe we all have room to grow. But there aren’t any specific issues I feel the need to get some encouragement on. I definitely believe books are great for improving our characters whether in minor or major ways, but I like it to come about more organically, for instance, when a fictional character inspires me to make a change. So, any ideas for a non self-helper like me??? I’m also open to ideas for a character that follows a dream. I’m looking for a book where this is the major focus of the story, or at least not watered down under other story lines.
Overall I’m feeling really good about this challenge! We’re just barely over the halfway mark for the year, and I’d say I’m at about 80% through with the challenge. *NOTE* I didn’t do any actual math here…
Be sure to send me any suggestions!