So which house would you fit into in the world of Harry Potter?
I thought it might be fun to put together is list of books that you could find some favorites no matter what house you are in (and you might like a few recs for the other ones… but I won’t tell)
Values: bravery, daring, nerve, and chivalry.
House Colors: scarlet and gold
Books that those in Gryffindor might love:
- The Wrath and The Dawn, simply because I feel Hermione would appreciate a brave heroine who holds her ambitions high. Gryffindors love a good story of justice. (Recommended by and reader on Facebook, Katie.)
- Divergent– Known for her bravery and daring. Tris would be a protagonist Gryffindor could stand behind
- Throne of Glass– Celaena’s fight for freedom becomes a fight for survival, and a desperate quest to root out the evil before it destroys her world. Gryffindors woudl love this kind of nerve!
And a beautiful gold and red cover… with an added bonus of Fire
Values: hard work, dedication, patience, loyalty, and fair play
House Colors: Yellow and Black
Books that those in Hufflepuff might love:
- The Lunar Chronicles, a story of great friendships and loyalty. Two of the things they pride themselves in. (Recommended by and reader on Facebook, Katie.)
- And three more books that exhibit some of their great qualities: Hunger Games, The Hobbit, and The Kite Runner
And a great book with an amazing yellow and black cover, which COULD catch the Hufflepuff eye.
Values: intelligence, knowledge, and wit
House Colors: blue and bronze
Books that those in Ravenclaw might love:
- I’ll Give You The Sun – a story about intelligence and creativity. Overcoming obstacles and finding peace, like every good Ravenclaw. (Recommended by and reader on Facebook, Katie.)
- Me and Earl and the Dying Girl– This is the funniest book you’ll ever read about death.
- Ender’s Game and A Wrinkle in Time– for highly intelligent main characters
Check out this blue cover:
Values: ambition, cunning and resourcefulness
House Colors: green and silver
Books that those in Slytherin might love:
- The Forbidden Game- a story of nightmares and rules. Two things that every Slytherin can respect, living by their own rules as well. (Recommended by and reader on Facebook, Katie.)
- Across the Universe– the ambitious protagonist in this story about cryogenically frozen passenger aboard the spaceship of will pique the interest of any Slytherin
- Elementals 3: The Head of Medusa– Medusa? Yeah.. ’nuff said.
And a striking green cover:
- Everlost – In this imaginative novel, Neal Shusterman explores questions of life, death, and what just might lie in between.
And a bonus book
- Emerge-A fantasy that offers a peek into a world where mermaids aren’t just real but live secretly among us. Slytherins will love the luxurious Malibu estates and the morally ambiguous decisions the main character faces when she encounters new, dangerous magic.
Did I leave any off? Put your thoughts in the comments?
Sandie Mumford says
Elsa Munoz says
Yes!! Love the recs for Slytherin! I’m a Slytherin and I’ve already read Emerge 🙂 I have to admit I like the crush-worthy guys a lot more than the luxurious Malibu estates 😉 but to each their own 🙂
Dianna Slowey-Thomas says
Pretty cool idea but I must admit that I like books from all of the houses!
CassieRose Wangerin says
Wow that list for Hufflepuff is tiny!
lol.. it’s 5 books 🙂
Neil Rees says
Being born in Wales, land of the dragon, it would have to be Slithering.
Chelsy McGee says
Me And Earl And The Dying Girl, while not necessarily the most amazingly written piece of literature, does do something that perhaps no other book does- it makes cancer funny. Sort of.
You should do The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare for Gryffindor.
I’m enjoying the Teardrop series. But I don’t know what house I am. I’ve read several of the series mentioned from each of the houses & loved them all. What about Maximum Ride series? The worst part about series reads is that they come to an end!! 🙁
I have started to read me and Earl and the Dying Girl. Some great recs. I may have to check them out.
I think that the Frostfire series would be pretty good. It would be a bit confusing to explain unless you read at least the first book.
I LOST THE FIRST LIKE HALF WAY THROUGH!😭😭😭😭
When I got to the slytherin reading list, which said medusa’s head I totally lost it.
I’m Hufflepuff and I LOVE the lunar chronicles.
For gryffindor you should add a book series called warriors it’s a book about cats in clans that fight against each other ist really cool
Throne of glass is more for slytherins, I’d say. Celaena is a cold minded and calculating hero, and she protects herself by hiding her emotions. She always seems to be unimpressed by everything that happens around her, and only her true friends know how sentimental and fragile she really is. All those traits are very Slytherin! I remember when I read the book, I thought : “Finally, a Slytherin hero ! ” Slytherins would love to read this book, because the Slytherin in the story is, for once, not a villain or a secondary character! And, since Celaena’s reputation is a lot like Slytherins’ reputation, they can easily rely to her. 🐍🐍