Hello, fellow citizens of planet Internet!
Seeing as it is the merry month of July, and that the Chosen One’s birthday falls at the end of the month, I decided to do a Harry Potter-themed post. After all, how many times have we done things based on our Hogwarts houses? I’m a Ravenclaw, which I think suits me quite well 😀 My best friend is a Slytherin so we complement each other’s personalities.
Okay, let’s get started with this list! 😀
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell: This book, which is a spin-off of the book “Fangirl” by the same author, has a very Harry Potter-esque feel. The heroes, Simon and Baz, study in the Watford School of Magic. Full of magic, fantasy, adventure, and super brave main characters – with some romance and drama to boot. Gryffindors would love it, but to be honest I think most people would. (I, for one, adored it.)
A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin: Everyone knows about the TV show, but the book was better (if you ask me). A bit complicated, maybe, but it is full of amazingly written characters, an intricate storyline that twists and turns more than the White Knife. Gryffindors would love reading about the fights for their honor. Also dragons.
Maximum Ride by James Patterson: This book is perfect for people who love action, and a fast pace. It’s about Max and her friends, who are genetically-altered part-birds: hence the wings. Gryffindors will love Max’s fierce loyalty, bravery, and love for her surrogate family.
Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo: Kaz Brekker is a criminal mastermind in Ketterdam, but his latest heist can’t be executed alone. He gathers up a motley crew of six super-brave, super-illegal criminals to help him with the task. This is the book for Gryffindors who adventures and heists.
Graceling by Kristin Cashore: In a world where only certain people are born with powerful skills, Katsa has been “Graced” with the power to kill. This amazing story has a strong-willed, kickass heroine that Gryffindors will love. (This is a really underrated book, which is sad because it’s so awesome!)
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz: Both Ari and Dante are introspective characters that Ravenclaws can relate to, but the story on a whole is a quiet and though-provoking one. It’s the sort of book that you can get lost in. (I love it. So much.)
Matilda by Roald Dahl: This may be a children’s book, but the story and characters are vibrant, colorful, and meant for all ages. After all, what Ravenclaw hasn’t tried to move things through telekinesis? The book just goes to show how powerful knowledge can be.
The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater: This series has five complicated and addicting characters, an enthralling adventure to find a Welsh King, and cliffhangers that will leave you with a racing pulse. It also has witty banter that no Ravenclaw would pass up on. (No I did not select this book just because it has “raven” in it.)
I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson: Ravenclaws are immensely creative – just like Noah and Jude, the main characters of the story. Noah tells his story when he is 13, chasing after the boy next door and trying to get into the art college of his dreams. Jude tells her story when she is 16, convinced that a ghost is ruining her life. It comes together beautifully.
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green: Colin Singleton has been dumped too many times by girls called “Katherine”. He looks at life like one big math problem, and is out to prove his theory of relationships. Ravenclaws will love the smart characters and realistic plot.
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell: This is a sweet and poignant novel that Hufflepuffs will adore. Eleanor is having trouble fitting in at her new school, until she bonds with Park over music. Their love story will definitely win your loyalty.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han: This is an adorable novel about how unexpected love can be. Lara Jean has been in love with five boys in total, and she’s written love letters to all of them. She never sent them, though: and one day, when all the boys suddenly receive those letters, she has to figure out how to deal with the consequences. Hufflepuffs will love Lara Jean’s sweet, loyal, and loving nature – as well as her bond with her sisters.
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli: I would definitely put Molly (the main character in Hufflepuff). She’s quiet, a bit unsure, and careful with her heart. But eventually, over the course of the book, she learns to love herself for who she is, and lets others love her too. It’s perfect for Hufflepuffs who’ve been sitting on the sidelines too long.
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli: Another Becky Albertalli book? What can I say, her writing is just perfect for Hufflepuffs. Simon Spier isn’t openly gay yet, but an email that ends up with the wrong person threatens to change that. Martin, the class clown, blackmails him into being his wingman. The story is perfect for Hufflepuffs who like stories about stepping out of your comfort zone to find happiness.
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews: Greg and his best friend Earl love making recreations of movies – but they’re usually terrible. When Greg’s childhood friend, Rachel, is diagnosed with leukemia, he and Earl try to make a movie for her. This quick, funny, and heart-wrenching read is perfect for Hufflepuffs.
The Martian by Andy Weir: Cunning and cleverness are two qualities that survivors need, and Mark Watney will need both. Because he’s stranded. On Mars. Slytherins will admire his character and ambition.
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs: Jacob finds out that the bizzare stories his grandfather used to tell him are actually true: and when he goes on a holiday to Wales, he meets the people from the stories. Strange and mysterious, cunning Slytherins will like the book.
Caraval by Stephanie Garber: Caraval is magic. mystery. adventure. It’s a game that requires your wits, and your cunning. Scarlett has to use both to try and make it through alive, and find her sister: who has been kidnapped by Legend, the mastermind organizer. Slytherins will admire Scarlett’s drive and ambition, the mysteriousness of the story, and the underlying eeriness.
Heist Society by Ally Carter: In this fun, easy read, Katarina – a member of an art thief family – is about to embark on her first solo job. And what does it take to pull of a heist? Cunning, cleverness, and ambition – Slytherins will love this.
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern: Magicians Celia and Marco become locked in a duel at Le Cirque des Rêves, a traveling circus that only opens from sunset to sunrise. So OF COURSE they fall madly in love with each other to make everything harder. Their competition will appeal to cunning and ambitious Slytherins.
Aaand that is a wrap!
Was that helpful? Did I sort any books disastrously wrong? Which are you favorites from this list? What is your house? Do you have any other suggestions for more books to add?? TALK TO ME.