reading quest character card

In The Reading Quest, you have the opportunity to level up and gain extra health! Honestly, this feels like an RPG game and I’m too excited. Every person starts with 10 EXP and you will level up with every 50 EXP you gain. EXP can be earnt by:

  • Every book read in relation to a quest = 10 EXP
    • Unless it’s a graphic novel or manga, then it’s 5 EXP.
    • But, if it’s a book by a marginalized author, it earns you 20 EXP.
  • Complete your character quest = 50 EXP
  • Complete additional character quests = 30 EXP.

Additionally, everyone begins with 10 HP too. The way to earn HP is as follows:

  • Every 10 pages read / 20 minutes listened = 1 HP
    • Unless it’s a graphic novel or manga, then it’s 20 pages = 1 HP.
  • Meaningful tweets with #TheReadingQuest = 1HP (Max of 20HP for Social)
  • Meaningful Photos with #TheReadingQuest = 1HP (Max of 20HP for Social)

The purple squares represent the mandatory quests while the blue squares are side quests and can be attempted at any time in the challenge.

quest board

Now here comes my TBR. It’s quite a lot of books, some of which I don’t own yet but I’m planning to purchase soon. (These will be marked with an asterisk *)

I have to complete the Mage Quest before I can pursue the Knight, Rogue or Bard quests but I am free to do the Side Quests whenever I want. Also, I do not have to repeat corner quests which is great!

Mage Quest

First book of a Series – Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare – incomplete
A book set in a Different World – Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody – incomplete
Read a book based on Mythology – Magnus Chase and the Sword of Summer by Rick Riordan – incomplete
Book that contains Magic – Lord of Shadows by Cassandra Clare – incomplete
A book with a One Word Title – Want by Cindy Pon (*) – incomplete

Knight Quest

Read a book with a Verb in its Title – The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas – incomplete
A book with a Weapon on its Cover – Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan – incomplete
Book with a Red Cover – Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli (*) – incomplete
A book that has a TV/Movie Adaptation – Ready Player One by Ernest Cline (*) – incomplete

Rogue Quest

Read a Banned book – A Room With A View by E.M Forster (*)  – incomplete
Book with a Partially Obscured Face – When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon  – incomplete
A book with <500 Ratings on Goodreads – The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana (*) – incomplete
Book published by a Small Press – Geekerella by Ashley Poston (*) – incomplete

Bard Quest

A Fairy Tale Retelling – Because You Love To Hate Me by Various Authors (*) – incomplete
A book cover with Striking Typography – Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz (*) – incomplete
A book translated from another language – Maresi by Maria Turtschanioff (*) – incomplete

Side Quests

Potions (Read a book written by two or more authors) – The Copper Gauntlet by Holly Black & Cassandra Clare – incomplete
Time Warp (Read a book set in the past or future) – The Crown’s Game by Evelyn Skye – incomplete
Expansion (Read a companion novel or short story) – The Bane Chronicles by Cassandra Clare, Sarah Rees Brennan & Maureen Johnson – incomplete
Multiplayer (Buddy Read a book!) – Flame in the Mist by Renée Ahdieh – complete (+20 EXP & +39HP)
Open World (My choice!) – The Crown’s Fate by Evelyn Skye – incomplete
Mini-Game (Read a graphic novel, novella or poem collection) – A Change is Gonna Come by Various Authors – incomplete
Grind (Read a book with 500+ Pages) – The Gentlemen’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee – incomplete
Respawn (Read a book you previously DNF’d) – Cinder by Marissa Meyer – incomplete
Animal Companion (Read a book with an animal in the title) – The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater – incomplete

Current Health: 41
Current Level: 
Total EXP:
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Hey! I’m Joel Rochester; a 17-year-old teenage bookworm, traveler of the worlds and self-titled Prince of Stories.
I hope to share my love of stories with you through this blog. So, let’s pursue a reading and writing adventure together!


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