Book Recommendations Based on Your Hogwarts House

Yet another 1st September has come and gone, and you still haven’t found Platform 9 ¾ . We feel your pain. And we identify with it fiercely. Although we can’t make it to Hogwarts this year, we can immerse ourselves in the comfort of our Hogwarts Houses. How about some book recommendations based on the qualities of your House? You can while away some time reading, as you wait for next September.

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Every Potterhead knows their House affiliation (and makes snap judgements about other fans based on their House. Don’t pretend, we all do it. It’s okay.) Still, need to find out which House is yours? Head on over to Pottermore to take the quiz (you will need to create a free account using your email). Then come back here, for some reading recommendations geared especially towards you.

1. Gryffindor

“Said Gryffindor, we’ll teach all those
with brave deeds to their name”
—Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

The Martian by Andy Weir


An adventure based on pure wits and daring. It’s also heavy on the technical details, but that’s okay. Try telling Hermione that Gryffindors are all brawn and no brains.

Buy it here.

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis.


A strong, royal adventure full of magic and chivalry. Also, there’s a lion, which is always a consideration for Gryffindor.

Buy it here.

2. Ravenclaw

“And only those of sharpest mind,
were taught by Ravenclaw”
—Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin


The delicate strategies, the politics, the sly wit, and the world-building are all right up a Ravenclaw’s alley. And personally, I’m positive Olenna Tyrell belongs to your House.

Buy it here.

Circe by Madeline Miller


A mesmerizing, emotional re-telling of a classical story, packed full of references to Greek mythology.

Buy it here.

3. Slytherin

“And power-hungry Slytherin
Loved those of great ambition”
—Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

A Captive Prince by C.S. Pacat

the captive prince

Beautiful, manipulative, and deadly characters trapped in a lethal political web makes a perfect read for those full of cunning ambition.

Buy it here.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

six of crows

Six dangerously intelligent outcasts carrying out an impossible heist. The group is led by Kaz Brekker, the most devious criminal mind in the fictional town of Ketterdam (definitely a Slytherin).

Buy it here.

4. Hufflepuff

“For Hufflepuff, hard workers were
Most worthy of admission”
—Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

How to Train Your Dragon by Cressida Cowell

how to train your dragon

Secretly, Hufflepuffs know they could befriend and train any fearsome creature.

Buy it here.

Jackaby by William Ritter


A paranormal detective, as seen through the eyes of his adventurous assistant. Odd, loyal, and lovable characters are all a Hufflepuff needs.

Buy it here.


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