Recommendations Based on Your Hogwarts House!

I think it’s fair to assume that everyone knows about Harry Potter by now. I mean seriously, it’s 2018 already! Even if you have never read the books (which you should), you’ve probably still heard about the Hogwarts houses: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin and maybe even taken the Pottermore test to find out which house you belong to. If not, well you can do it right here.  Go ahead, I’ll wait. 

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Done? Great, now that you know your house, let’s continue.

Each house at Hogwarts has a different set of traits that everyone in that specific house values over everything else. These values define the kind of person you are on the inside, even if you appear to be something else on the outside. For example, Neville is very loyal and hardworking which are traits of a Hufflepuff, however, what he values is bravery so he is sorted into Gryffindor. One person can have traits that describe all four houses but it is what the person values most that ultimately places them in their proper house.

That being said, I decided it would be interesting to recommend books based on what your Hogwarts house is. A way for everyone to see themselves in a main character of a YA novel. Let’s get into it!



Values: bravery, daring, nerve and chivalry.
Animal: lion
Element: fire
Motto: “Do what is right.”
“Where dwell the brave at heart,
their daring, nerve and chivalry set Gryffindors apart.”



These books are fast-paced, intense, action-packed adventures with main characters who are always looking to be the hero of their story. Red Queen is a high fantasy world with a dystopian arc/revolution. Percy Jackson is a middle-grade mythology story with the main character finding out he’s the son of Poseidon. Lastly, The Winner’s Curse reads like an urban fantasy which takes place in the middle of a war. Members of Gryffindor are sure to find their next favourite book in one of these. 

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Values: intelligence, knowledge, wit
and creativity
Animal: eagle
Element: air
Motto: “Do what is wise.”
Quote: “Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
If you’ve a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind.”


I am a little biased to Ravenclaws because I am one so maybe these are just my favourites? Lucky in Love is a cute contemporary that follows a quirky girl who is super smart and determined to make her way to university. Rebel Belle is a superheroine tale where our main character is at the top of her school but one day discovers she’s meant to save the world. Finally, Illuminae is a science fiction novel written in an innovative format following a super genius technology nerd. Ravenclaws are sure to relate. 

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Values: hard work, dedication, patience and loyalty
Animal: badger
Element: earth
“Do what is nice.”
Quote: “You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true,
And unafraid of toil.”



These books are very different from each other but they each demonstrate an important aspect of Hufflepuff. Truthwitch is a high fantasy that follows two best friends who are so incredibly loyal to each other it’s almost a bad thing. The Raven Boys is an eerie, paranormal read with a group of boys and one girl looking for “treasure”. Gansey is the most Hufflepuff of them all, so loyal to his search and patience in the years it takes him to get there. Last but not least, A Book of Spirits and Thieves is an urban fantasy/high fantasy novel following two sisters who are doing everything in their power to find their way back to each other. Stand back because these Hufflepuffs are badass. 

Slytherin Crest


Values: cunning, pride, resourcefulness, ambition
Animal: serpent
Element: water
Motto: “Do what is necessary.”
Quote: “Or perhaps in Slytherin,
You’ll make your real friends,
Those cunning folk use any means,
To achieve their ends.”



These books are so captivating and I love that they feature some great Slytherin characters that are NOT evil! Alive is a science fiction young adult novel following a group of teenagers who wake up without any knowledge of who they are. Em is relentless and becomes a natural leader for the group, always doing what is necessary to survive. Falling Kingdoms is a high fantasy which includes an overly ambitious prince with excess pride. Finally, Rook is a post-apocalyptic story which kind of reads like an urban fantasy portraying a character who is conniving and scheming, making you always second guess his intentions.  Slytherins are sure to get a bite out of these.

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And that’s all I have for this week! Let me know in the comments if you agree with my choices or if you have recommendations of your own for the Hogwarts houses! I would love to know your thoughts. (Remember, these books and their characters may have aspects of all four houses, this is entirely my own opinion)

Thanks for reading and until next week, keep reading bookies!


B ❤

P.S. Oh, and if you haven’t read Harry Potter yet… what are you waiting for!?


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Star Wars Book Tag

Hey bookies! We’re back with yet another tag… these are so fun to do, I can’t help myself. This one is extra special because it’s STAR WARS and that is pretty much my favourite thing ♥

This tag was created by Joana and Elizabeth and I will link their videos of this tag here and here!

In honour of the recent movie addition to the Star Wars world, I have added to this tag to include the new characters and some others I like. So, let’s get started!

(All pictures are edited by me)

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1. The Shadowhunter’s Codex – Cassandra Clare and Joshua Lewis

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Reading the notes left by the characters is hilarious, especially when it’s Simon and Jace banter.


2. Solara Brooks from Starflight – Melissa Landers


Solara is so badass! She uses her ‘master’ to find her way to the outer realm so she can make a better life for herself and let’s just say, he isn’t too happy when he finds out she tricked him.


3. Gale/Katniss/Peeta from The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins

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This love triangle was so pointless! I think everyone knew she was going to end up with Peeta. Was anyone even ON team Gale? Probably not after what he did in Mocking Jay.


4. Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman


LOVE THIS BOOK! The authors did an amazing job bringing these characters and this world to life using a unconventional method.


5. The House of Night – P.C. and Kristin Cast


I have read almost all of the books in this series and I can’t even explain why. It started out okay but it just kept going downhill. Sometimes, a series just needs to stop.


6. Albus Dumbledore from Harry Potter – J.K. Rowling

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I understand why he had to die but the way he died was so sad. To be killed by a friend is tragic and see him in your eyes as you fall from a tower is overkill.


7. Victoria Enright from The Darkest Powers – Kelley Armstrong

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She is the sass master; girl doesn’t quit.


8. The Winner’s Curse – Marie Rutkoski

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The politics in this world is so well thought out and the story behind it is so well written.


9. Alive – Scott Sigler

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When I first got into this book I was not expecting it to be so good. I generally don’t have much luck with male young adult authors but Scott Sigler proved to be a worthy writer.


10. The Outsiders – S.E. Hinton

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I had to read this book in 8th grade and I am so grateful because it made me grow as a reader and as a person.


11. Sebastian Morgenstern from The Mortal Instruments – Cassandra Clare


… He is evil incarnate, and I think we are all waiting for his devil fairy child to appear.

(The next few ones are the ones I added)

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12. Reagan from Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell


I loved the relationship she has with Cath because they are polar opposites and yet they still clicked.


13. Jill Dragomir from Bloodlines – Richelle Mead


Jill has a good heart but it takes her a while to understand the true meaning of her safety and in the meantime, she gets herself into situations that requires Sydney’s saving.


14. Uhm.. everyone from Salt to the Sea – Ruta Sepetys

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They literally went through a war.


15. Jin from Rebel of the Sands – Alwyn Hamilton


We don’t know anything about Jin until the end of the book and even then, details of his past are fuzzy at best.


16. Vin from The Mistborn Trilogy – Brandon Sanderson


Vin was always taught that the nobility are bad people who exploit others, but when she is forced to work undercover right under their noses, she begins to question whether or not they are all bad after all.


17. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – Ransom Riggs


Traveling through time is a bit of a stretch with this book because they technically just pause it, however I have not read many time travel novels so this is the closest I could get.


18. Harry Potter  from Harry Potter series – J.K. Rowling

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I didn’t want to repeat Harry Potter but how could I not!? I mean, poor Harry was pretty much chosen at birth to defeat Voldemort. He walked to his death to bring him down (literally walking to his death people!).


19. Juliette from Shatter Me – Tahereh Mafi


Even when she develops as a character, I still feel disconnected from her. She can KILL people with her touch, and she learns how to control it but she is so grounded by the boys in her life that I feel like she never really got the chance to fly.


20. Catching Fire from The Hunger Games series – Suzanne Collins


This book is so great! It is the best in the series and probably my favourite dystopian novel.

That’s all! Thank you so much for reading and don’t forget if you want to do this tag, let us know and give credit where credit is due.


B ❤