So came about, 'Books I Recommend for your Hogwarts House' Whether you're a loyal Hufflepuff (me) or a wise Ravenclaw, be sure to find out what books your house might like! I assure you this post isn't an attempt for me to see who else can hardly differentiate between the real world and Harry Potter.
First up is Hufflepuff, I couldn't not start with my designated house. In the name of all things Cedric Diggory it would be wrong.
You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true
And unafraid of toil.
My first recommendation for a fellow Hufflepuff would be Beauty and the Beast by Gabrielle-Suzanna Barbot de Villenueve. Playing on the whole Tonks and Remus theme here, Beauty and the Beast is perfect for Hufflepuffs. Head in the clouds, a love story as well as showcasing Belle's compassion, a must read for fellow Hufflepuffs. This version by MinaLima is breathtaking and would look wonderful on any Hufflepuff's bookcase. A must have! (MinaLima also have stunning covers for Peter Pan and the Jungle Book as well as others- I've yet to see prettier versions than these! You can buy Beauty and the Beast at Book Depository here: http://www.bookdepository.com/?a_aid=110498 with discounts and free delivery why wouldn't you?)
Another recommendation is Code Name Verity. A compelling novel set in WWII, packed with action and espionage and a powerful friendship within. Any Hufflepuff will be able to relate to the bond and loyalty of two friends within this novel.
A further recommendation is a Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. This is one of my favourite books of all time. A classic telling of the power of love, determination and ultimately the relationships between people. Utterly heart-breaking, I'm yet to meet someone who has read this and didn't fall in love with it!
Notable mention: Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger, a perfect coming of age novel, as all- if not most -Hufflepuffs are always striving to understand themselves better. I think these books are perfect for any Hufflepuff.
Next Up is Gryffindor!
You might belong in Gryffindor, Where dwell the brave at heart, Their daring, nerve, and chivalry Set Gryffindors apart.
Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson, is a novel filled to the brim with heroic actions. Tiger Lily herself is admirable and independent like a Gryffindor and that has to count for something! A retelling of Peter Pan but from Tiger Lily's perspective, you will fall in love with the story in a different way, all over again. Hermione and Tiger-Lily would be best of friends.
Let alone fighting for House Elf rights, Hermione Granger would defo be friends with an array of feminist authors. To add to the list of female protagonists she would be friends with, we have Chimamanda Adichie's - Americanah. A tale of adventure, identity and strength. Three classic Gryffindor qualities.
Notable mention: Erin Morgenstern's The Night Circus, a wonderful story of bravado and nerve. The novel's theme of sacrifice for the sake of love, is also reminiscent of a true Gryffindor quality.
Next we have Ravenclaw
Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
if you’ve a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind.
My first recommendation for Ravenclaw is Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Whenever I imagine Alice I always think of Luna, to me they are basically the same. Dreamy but incredibly intelligent and a little out there, but definitely not afraid to be themselves, a true Ravenclaw.
My next recommendation is The Martian by Andy Weir. The scientific side to this novel, with space, astronomy and a futuristic element would really appeal to the intelligent aspect of a Ravenclaw. Having read recently this myself I thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend it.
Another recommendation is Big Little Lies by Liane Moriarty. Buy it here: http://www.bookdepository.com/?a_aid=110498. Big Little Lies is perfect for Ravenclaw's. As it is a murder mystery it is sure to pique the interest of an inquisitive Ravenclaw.
Notable Mention: Sam Maggs - Wonder Women. This little book is perfect for a Ravenclaw wanting to brush up on their knowledge of trailblazing women throughout history. This book is filled with so much knowledge and wonderful illustrations to go with it! I love this book myself. Divided into segments there is bound to be something for every house.
Last but not least, in my opinion the misunderstood house: Slytherin.
Those cunning folks use any means
To achieve their ends.
And power-hungry Slytherin
Loved those of great ambition.
My recommendation is Half Bad by Sally Green - inside every Slytherin is simply a misunderstood bookworm! Not all good, but not all bad, the Half Bad Trilogy by Sally Green is fantastic if you're looking for another witchy read. I would very highly recommend this trilogy! Following the story of Nathan who is a 'half-bad' witch and his misadventures. Check it out: http://www.bookdepository.com/?a_aid=110498
There's a theme with my Slytherin book picks as my next Slytherin option is Kendare Blake’s Three Dark Crowns for magic that is witchy and darker still. I read this book as my first book of 2017 and I fell in love! I'm recommending it to the Slytherin's as a story about three sisters competing to become queen by all means necessary, that I think will really appeal to the cunning sides of Slytherin's.
The White Princess by Philippa Gregory is my next pick. Slytherin's would love the suspense and villainous characters within this novel. A story about Elizabeth of York and the choosing between her mother's rebellion and her husband's tyranny, This historical pick would be unputdownable.
Finally my notable mention: Ransom Riggs’ Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. For the twists and turns the story takes, the creepy photos as well as the cunning way the main character Jacob, goes about solving problems.
I hope this helped you find some great books, (that I have read and loved myself) and given you a sense of house pride! Have you got any recommendations for me? want me to review a piece of written work for my blog? or want to subscribe? send me an e-mail or fill out the contact form below! I look forward to hearing from you.