Fantasy Books You Should Read Based on Your Hogwarts House
This week we thought it would be fun to suggest books to read for your Hogwarts house! Each book or series we chose symbolizes each house’s main qualities. We hope you enjoy our picks, and maybe you will find your new favorite!
Intelligent and eccentric, Ravenclaws will enjoy fantasy books that help them to learn. They would gravitate towards long books or series, especially where there are puzzling or historical elements.
- Temeraire series: A Ravenclaw would love learning about the Napoleonic Wars as they enjoy their fantasy read. Not to mention the main dragon, Temeraire, loves to read and understand, to the dismay of his Captain, a former Naval Officer who was not at all a reader. This intelligent, creative, historical series will please any Ravenclaw.
- Wheel of Time series: At fourteen massive books, the Wheel of Time series is an ambitious undertaking that only a Ravenclaw would commit to. The complex fantasy world would appeal to a Ravenclaw, who would enjoy trying to figure out the meaning behind the various prophecies and dreams.
- The Way of Kings: Written by Brandon Sanderson, the author who took over the Wheel of Time series after Robert Jordan passed, is another incredibly epic fantasy series. With lots to ponder, and an incredible story with mysteries to uncover it is perfect for Ravenclaws!
Slytherins are ambitious and competitive and will do whatever it takes to come out on top. They would not shy away from dark fantasy and enjoy rooting for anti-heroes, or even an ambitious villain.
- The Modern Faerie Tales: A fair amount of the characters in Holly Black’s books, especially in this trilogy, teeter between the line of good and evil. Some actions may be questionable to achieve their desired end goal, and characters you may have thought were evil turn out to be pivotal, just like Draco Malfoy! The dark and twisted way Fae is painted in these books is perfect for any Slytherin.
- Six of Crows: Our protagonists in this duology are a group of ambitious criminal masterminds that any Slytherin is sure to admire. The dark themes and urban fantasy setting make this a world where a Slytherin would fit right in.
- Artemis Fowl: Artemis Fowl, the protagonist, is a twelve-year-old genius and criminal mastermind. He uses his cunning and ambition in illegal and dark ways to gain money by kidnapping, scheming, and tricking Fae Folk. Artemis Fowl would most assuredly be in Slytherin!
Gryffindors would love tales of bravery and adventure, and the Sword and Sorcery subgenre would appeal to them most. They would root for a courageous and determined protagonist on an epic journey.
- Game of Thrones: This series can be extremely dark at times, but is also filled with characters who are brave and loyal throughout, and would give up everything for the people and the home they love. This series is full of twists and turns set in an epic fantasy world, with battles and adventure nonstop! I think this series could teeter between Slytherin and Gryffindor, just like Harry Potter!
- Eragon: Eragon fits well into the Sword and Sorcery subgenre, which would appeal to the brave Gryffindor. This series is full of dragons and battles and adventuring across lands, which are all things a Gryffindor is sure to enjoy.
- Flame in the Mist: The Flame in the Mist duology is a Mulan retelling, and I believe Mulan would be a Gryffindor, with her bravery and determination. The series is full of fighting, spying, and adventure, which make it the perfect read for a Gryffindor.
- The Lord of the Rings: Adventure and bravery, there is no better tale that has these elements all throughout. Countless characters show only courage when faced with pure evil, and some make the ultimate sacrifice for the greater good of Middle-Earth.
Everyone knows a Hufflepuff would make the best of friends. They value loyalty and are the kindest house. Warm tales focused on friendship and kindness would appeal to Hufflepuffs the most. Hufflepuffs also value justice and fairness, so they would root for a kind hero that brings villains to justice.
- The Hobbit: This is a heartwarming tale of friendship and adventure. The unlikeliest group of dwarves, a hobbit and a wizard forge an unbreakable bond. Not to mention Beorn, a kind man that can morph into a bear, houses and takes care of countless animals, and welcomes this band of heroes with open arms into his home. A fantastic and relatively quick read for a Hufflepuff!
- A Court of Thorns and Roses: My favorite element of this series is the realistic and relatable characters. They each have distinct and entertaining personalities, and how they interact with each other is heart-warming at times and full of sassy banter and teasing, just like real relationships. These characters put their friendships first and are willing to sacrifice, just like any Hufflepuff would do.
- Chronicles of Narnia series: A kind-hearted Hufflepuff would enjoy the magical land of Narnia and all its friendly inhabitants. The tone of the series is more light-hearted and hopeful than a lot of other fantasy books and would be perfect for a Hufflepuff to read. Not to mention Aslan is the ideal hero for a Hufflepuff, being kind, patient, and just.
What did you think of our picks? What house are you in, and what would you recommend for your house? Let us know in the comments below!
Thank you so much for reading!