100 Chapter Books Project: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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Just barely making it onto the Top 100 list at #98 is Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling, fourth in the Harry Potter series. (Three of the books–Sorcerer’s StonePrisoner of Azkaban and this one–made it onto the list.)

As I’m just recovering from a horrid weekend of stomach virus and Z and I are still reading this together (Harry just completed the First Task) and none of you really need me to tell you the good and/or bad of this book or whether to buy it or not (duh … BUY IT), let’s just talk about the series.

Is this one you plan on buying (or have already bought) for your kids’/students’ shelves? And is this series going to become more beloved or less so as time goes by?

I already owned the series for myself before Z was even a twinkle in anyone’s eye, buying the last couple of books on release day even though I was a sort-of-adult at the time. But even if I didn’t own them already, I’m pretty sure that I would have bought them for Z’s shelves at some point. He loves the movies and looks forward to each of the books. I think that The Wizarding World of Harry Potter should go a long way to keeping the love for HP alive too. I was very excited to see the news about the new Diagon Alley opening this summer even though I have no idea when I will ever make it there. I’ll probably just have to wait until they finish building the California version.

I’ve got the graphic novel version of A Wrinkle In Time (adapted and illustrated by Hope Larson) to read next. It’s longer than I expected it to be so I’m excited. I only read it for the first time a couple of years ago so I’m glad to be revisiting it so soon and in a different format.

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Schedule – January through April

note: dates are not necessarily set in stone – posts may go up a day or two before or after

February 15 – #2 A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L’Engle (1962)

February 28 – #11 When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (2009)

March 15 – #35 Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing by Judy Blume (1972)

March 31 – #60 Bud, Not Buddy by Christopher Paul Curtis (1999)

April 15 –  #90 The Children of Green Knowe by L.M. Boston (1954)

April 30 – Spring Break!

2 thoughts on “100 Chapter Books Project: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

  1. The Harry Potter series should be sitting on every child’s shelves in my opinion! Love this series so much! I waited until my son was 7 before I started reading these with him. This year, I caved and started the series over to include my daughter who is 5 1/2. They are loving it and I love sharing it with them!!

  2. I think we started around 7 too. And I’m on the fence about whether we’re doing Goblet a bit early right now at 9 1/2 just because of what’s coming at the end and all of the budding romances but I think we’re okay. Z asks me to read even when he’s super tired. It makes me happy. :)

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