{Top 5} Books For Your Hogwarts House

After a bit of hiatus from them last month, I was determined to get back into Top 5 Wednesdays this week. Today’s Top 5 Wednesday topic is a fun one, and as a huge Harry Potter fan, basically the one I’ve been waiting my entire life to write.

While my interest in the Harry Potter fandom has certainly waned a bit in my adult life, it was a huge part of my childhood. I’ve read the majority of the books multiple times, and I spent way more time than I’d like to admit on Virtual Hogwarts. In my time there and on other websites I’ve been part of a few Hogwarts houses.

So in the interest of making this as truthful as possible to who I am today, I retook the sorting quiz on Pottermore before writing this post and will be going off of those results. Here we go!


{Top 5} Books For Your Hogwarts House – Gryffindor

by Meagan Spooner

Don’t let the green cape fool you, this is no Slytherin story. In fact, I’d say that Yeva is a quintessential Gryffindor at her heart. She is fierce and brave and incredibly loyal to the people that matter to her, even when it places her in great danger by association. I have no doubt that the sorting hat would know where to put her in an instant.


by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

I went back and forth between this and Illuminae, trying to decide which was most fitting to Gryiffindor. Ultimately I settled on this one because Hanna ended up being one of my favorite kick-butt protagonists in recent years, and I think she fits Gryffindor slightly better than Kady. The daughter of a Waystation Heimdall’s captain, Hanna is pampered and could easily have fallen into the helpless-damsel trope. Instead, when things stop being polite, and start getting real on the station, she becomes a one-woman wrecking ball to save herself and her friends. What’s more Gryffindor than that?

The Archived
by Victoria Schwab
The Archived

Alright, so I’m obsessed with strong women. Mackenzie Bishop was another great leading woman. We’re dropped in alongside her working her job as a protector of the Archives. She’s already familiar with the supernatural elements of the story, which allows her to bravely confront each situation as it occurs. She feels in a way like a new age Buffy Summers, with her sarcastic quips and ability to kick ass and take names in the name of a role she feels bound to, but is not entirely in love with.

Six of Crows
by Leigh Bardugo
Six of Crows

Okay, so this one might be the biggest stretch title on my list, but I couldn’t well overlook my favorite team of heisters for their bravery, or their loyalty to one another. Even though the characters really are very well layered and complex, to the point of feeling a bit morally grey at times, they still are bound to each other by loyalty and love for one another, (especially Kaz and Inej!) And we can’t overlook how brave they are in this story too!

The Child Thief 
by Brom
The Child Thief

I’m going with a personal favorite for my final choice. Like the last choice, there is a LOT of moral ambiguity in this book – which I personally love – but there’s a lot of loyalty and bravery here too. The Devils (this books version of Peter Pan’s lost boys) are a bit more wild here, but it’s undeniable that they are committed to protecting one another and seeing through even the most difficult of obstacles.

What do you think about my choices? Can you think of any I missed? What’s your Hogwarts house? 

Thanks for reading!



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  1. You’re the first person I’ve seen do Gryffindor for this! You’d think that more Potter fans would identify as Gryffindor. Ironically, I think I’m least Gryffindor of all the houses.

    Great list!

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  2. It’s so funny because I keep seeing Six of Crows in other T5W but each time with a different house! I totally peg Kaz as a Slytherin
    I’m really gonna have to read The Child Thief now though

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  3. I loved this!! I love, love strong female characters!! I think your list is fantastic!! I just read Hunted and LOVED it… I am not a Gryffindor 😦 but I still really enjoyed your list 😀

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  4. I really loved the books you’ve picked (even though I haven’t read any of them oops)! I’ve seen a lot of people choosing Six of Crows for their Slytherin recommendations but I can totally see why you’d use it for Gryffindor and I have to say I agree! 😊

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  5. Ohh this was fun !!! I can only agree with Six of Crows, since I haven’t read the other books yet (Gemina by the end of the month hopefully !)
    So cool that you ended up in Gryffindor !! I’m jealous ! XD I took the quiz and ended up Hufflepuff ! I just couldn’t accept so I kept taking the quiz again and again and again and I always was sent to Hufflepuff ! Something must be wrong with that quiz… XD

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    1. Funny story, back when I was a wee young one, I used to roleplay on a website called Virtual Hogwarts – and the character I roleplayed as was a Hufflepuff. I definitely still love that house, so I was really surprised Pottermore sorted me into Gryffindor to be honest!


  6. What about A Woman of Substance by Barbara Taylor Bradford? It’s a classic. Or Gone With The Wind. Pride & Prejudice is a good one too. Some of the oldies have the most iconic lion-hearted women. A lot of these books could be equally Hufflepuff and Gryffindor books because they’re about women willing to doggedly and courageously work, to fight through obstacles and get through lots of bad times in order to find their own personal victory. I actually think Hufflepuff and Gryffindor houses are quite similar in a lot of ways.

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