Guest Post: Reading Lists for the Hogwarts Houses

Posted November 28, 2016 by shooting in Uncategorized / 9 Comments

Hogwarts House Reading Lists 
by Veronica Franklin
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student who is accepted to Hogwarts receives a book list, but everyone knows
that required reading is very, very different from reading for fun. I’m sure
there are books and stories that are loved by all.
The Tales of Beedle the Bard is one such collection. However, personal
reading choices can vary greatly. One factor that can affect how a person chooses
their books is personality. In light of this, I have set out to compile a
recommended reading list based on the different houses. This list will, in no
way, be exhaustive, but I hope it will be a good start.

decided to start this list off with Hufflepuff because, as a Ravenclaw, I found
this house to be the hardest to pick books for!
You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

You’ve Been Gone
is a great Hufflepuff read because the main
theme of this book is loyalty and friendship and finding! I honestly wouldn’t
be surprised if the main character, Emily, was a Hufflepuff herself! This book
is a fun read that doesn’t shy away from taking on more serious topics.
Hollow Kingdom by Clare B. Dunkle

Hollow Kingdom
is the first book in The Hollow Kingdom
Trilogy. Set in 19th century England, this book (and series) will
speak to the Hufflepuffs’ loyalty and hard-working nature. The magical elements
of this story will be a treat for any young witch or wizard as well.
You Up by Francesca Zappia

Made You Up is the one book I struggled
with including for the Hufflepuff selection. On one hand, none of the
characters are even remotely Hufflepuff. However, I really do think that
‘finding’ is a huge theme in this book and that makes it perfect for

was the second hardest house for me to pick books for. There are plenty of
books that have brave characters, but many of them are overshadowed by
secondary traits that would better suit them to other houses. I think the books
I’ve chosen will appeal to Gryffindors in the whole rather than only parts.
Ranger’s Apprentice by John Flanagan

With no
small amount of bravery and adventure, The Ranger’s Apprentice series is
perfect for Gryffindors. Add to that a cast of amazing characters, both friendly
and not, and you have a story that will enrapture even the most restless

by L.A. Kelly

book that is chalk full of bravery and adventure, Tahn (and the other two books in the Tahn Dorn trilogy) is a great
choice for Gryffindors. It’s main theme is the struggle between good and evil,
as well as a healthy dose of chivalry.
Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson series is another series that fits in with Gryffindor traits. It
has adventure, bravery, and friendship. There is even a copious amount of
recklessness and quick tempers!

Now on
to the house that is second closest to my heart! I am a Ravenclaw and a
Slytherclaw, so I found it easy to pick books for this house because they
mirror my own reading habits closely.
Lost Gate by Orson Scott Card

betrayal, cunning, and survival all make the plot of The Lost Gate a compelling choice for Slytherin readers. The twists
and turns this book takes will keep readers guessing until the very end! There
is some good though, The Lost Gate is
the first book in the Mither Mages series, so if you liked the first one, there
are more to keep you entertained.
by Naomi Novak

Uprooted is the only stand-alone novel
on this list. The story starts out kind of slow and would seem to contain way
more foolish bravery than a Slytherin would like. It isn’t long, maybe a few
chapters, before the characters and plot really develop and the focus shifts to
resourcefulness and resilience in the face of daunting circumstance.

Star by Cecil Castelucci

story is all about betrayal and survival at any cost. The main character is one
of the most Slytherin characters I have ever read! It’s a pretty short read,
but that makes it perfect for people who want a good story but don’t have the
time to dedicate to big books (like students)!

We are
finally at my own house, Ravenclaw! I had trouble narrowing down my selection.
I decided to completely ignore the classics because, let’s face it; Ravenclaws
would read the classics and the modern classics. They’d also read biographies,
autobiographies, and DIY books, so I decided not to consider those either.

Discovery of Witches

This book is a whopping 579
pages of glorious detail (add to that the two other books in the series and you
have a lot of reading material)! There is plenty of history and science
throughout the plot and the main point of this story is research and love.

The Selected Works of T.S.
Spivet by Reif Larsen

The appeal of this book is hard to explain. The story is
really interesting, following a 12-year-old on his subterfuge filled journey to
the Smithsonian. However, it’s the added detail on every page (maps, graphs,
curious details, etc.) that will really speak to a Ravenclaw reader.

Artemis Fowl

Books with adventures are all well and good, but
sometimes you need a cautionary tale or two! This story is all about a boy
genius who uses his knowledge for personal gain, and gets himself in to no
small amount of trouble along the way. Ravenclaws will appreciate the
dedication and intelligence required to get in to and out of some of the crazy
situations Artemis finds himself in.

9 responses to “Guest Post: Reading Lists for the Hogwarts Houses

  1. Such a great idea for a post! I'm Hufflepuff all the way, so I'm super excited for those picks, but also intrigued about the other ones! My reading list keeps on expanding! I wish I had more time!

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