Thursday, June 9, 2016

Harry Potter House Book Recommendations

Harry Potter House Book Recommendations

There are a lot of fun aspects to the Harry Potter universe for its die hard fans. Like many of us, I have visited Pottermore and got sorted into a house (Ravenclaw!). I have had detailed discussions about which houses celebrities and various characters would be in, as well as which combo houses I'm suited to (I think I'm actually more of a Huffleclaw). I've walked the streets of Diagon Alley (in Florida) and had a wand pick me. It was made of willow and I've worked magic with it:
Willow wood has powers of protection, especially against natural disasters. Willow people are strong and flexible; they recover quickly from the unexpected. Willow people should face new challenges confident that each encounter only makes them stronger.
Knowing how strongly fans dig into the HP world, I decided to build a Suggested Reads list for each Hogwarts house. The books are all YA or YA-adjacent.

If you haven't officially been sorted into your Hogwarts house, click on the link above for Pottermore to find out where you belong, then peruse the lists below to find a great new read!

Books for Gryffindors:

  • Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
  • Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  • Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  • Read Player One by Ernest Cline
  • The Eye of Minds by James Dashner
  • Front Lines by Michael Grant
  • The Giver by Lois Lowry
  • Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
  • Dumplin' by Julie Murphy
  • The Wee Free Men by Terry Pratchett
  • Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson
  • Ember in the Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
  • The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Books for Hufflepuffs:
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chboskey
  • The Last Dragonslayer by Jasper Fforde
  • To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
  • Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
  • Hold Me Closer: The Tiny Cooper Story by David Levithan
  • Legend by Marie Lu
  • The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness
  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  • Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
  • Winger by Andrew Smith
  • Black Dove, White Raven by Elizabeth Wein
  • Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson

Books for Ravenclaws:
  • A Drop of Night by Stefan Bachmann
  • Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger
  • Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
  • A Study in Charlotte by Brittany Cavallaro
  • Illuminae by Amie Kaufman
  • Glory O'Brien's History of the Future by A.S. King
  • Cinder by Marissa Meyer
  • Jackaby by William Ritter
  • Challenger Deep by Neal Shusterman
  • Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor
  • Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman
  • Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld

Books for Slytherins: 

Now it's your turn: tell us your Hogwarts House and if you think any of the books above would be better suited for a different House, or if the list is missing a great title for a specific house! 

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