My name is Chiara and I am a Bookworm.
As I announced a couple of days ago on twitter I’ve decided to take part in Hogwarts House Battles Readathon this September. Tomorrow is the 1st September and I can’t wait to get started.
For any of you unfamiliar with this readathon it is fairly new and it is hosted by Katie @swizzlemonster1 (twitter) and bookmarked (YouTube). The twitter page is @HouseBattles. Check out the twitter page for all the sign up information if you still want to take part.
So a bit of information about the readathon. You sign up and put yourself into a house. I, like most of the other participants I think, use their Pottermore house. I happen to be a Ravenclaw.
For each class there is a task and yes, you can double up. There are then house group reads and weekly challenged which will be announced as we go along.
I’ve gone through each class and found a book that I want to read for each except about 4 topics.
Here is the list straight from the sign up sheet.
For the first one, Alchemy, I need your help. Please recommend a book for me to read. I’ve posed this question on twitter as well … so all help will be appreciated.
Apparition … Reading a book in public. I’m not se which one but I think that one of the other books I’ll just keep in my bag and only read when I’m on my break at work or sat around … but I have no definite plans to complete that one .. or Astronomy.
Arithmancy … A book with a number on the cover. For this one I plan to read Five Feet Apart by Rachael Lippincott, Mikki Daugherty and Tobias Jaconis.
I found out about this book because of the film and I’m deliberately holding off on watching it till I’ve finished the book. Part of me is scared that this will be another Fault in Our Stars but I’m excited to read it.I’m also reading this for Charms class as well which is a new-to-you book.
Next is Care of Magical Creatures. I couldn’t when I started this list think of a book that had an animal on the cover and without pulling every single book I’ve not read off my shelves and checking I don’t think its going to be easy to find one.(Any recommendations)
Defence Against the Dark Arts … This one is a book that I have previously put down. For this I have chosen Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard.
I started reading this a few years ago when it first came out. I think I was either at uni or college and a combination of studying and exams meant I put it down and never found the time to pick it back up. I’m excited to read it. I’m also reading this for Divination … I think this really could be a 5 ⭐️ read.
Flying … my most anticipated book. I have been waiting to read for moths this book and every time I see it in the shops it is a new version and it has a new award attributed to it. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alice Sáenz.
I am also reading this book for Transfiguration.
Herbology … a book that means a lot to you. For this I chose to do a re-read and this book is the only re-read I plan to do for the competition.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
This is my most favourite book of all time. I have given up counting exactly ow many times I have read this book. Every time I read this it feels like the first time.
I am also reading this for History of Magic and Study of Ancient Runes as it fits in with both topics.
Muggle Studies … a hyped book. I have really wanted to read Viper by Bex Hogan for a while.
Everyone was talking about it on twitter, so I ordered it and as soon as it arrived from Amazon my dad picked it up and read it first. He’s now finished it and I’m reading it for this readathon.
Potions … A genre I wouldn’t usually pick up. For this I chose In Paris With You by Clémentine Beauvais. This book was a french original and was translated by Sam Taylor.
I kept seeing this book at different Waterstones every time I went in. I love Paris and anything to do with it so that’s what made me pick it up and notice it. But it took me a little while to convince myself to buy it. The best way I can describe this book is poetry fiction.