Sorting 5* Books into Hogwarts Houses

22 October 2019



Hello Readers & Friends,

I was looking for inspo on something I could write up for you guys and came across this idea for a post by Miss Maddy Chats.  I love the idea of sorting my favourite books into the four Hogwarts Houses. I'd love to hear your thoughts on my sorting hat takeover...

(FYI: These are all books I gave 5*s to on Goodreads.)


Slytherin

 

 

Lolita by Vladimir Nobakov

One of the most beautifully written books, but of course it's about pedophilia and abduction so I have to put it in Slytherin. (Don't come at me for this, I'm a Slytherin myself! And not all Slytherins are bad! But let's be honest, if it had to be in any of the houses it would be this one. It's the Voldemort of the book world. Incredible but horrific.)


Junk by Melvin Burgess
Another iconic read, a new classic which caused a lot of controversy when it came out. A gritty and realistic portrayal set in Bristol of two young teenagers hooked on heroin. If any house was likely to tell it how it is regardless of shocking or upsetting people, it would be Slytherin. (The Candor of the Divergent world.)

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
A story about a girls ambition to fit into a world she doesn't belong in. Sounds pretty Slytherin to me!


Ravenclaw

 

Animal Farm by George Orwell
A black satire about political corruption and communism disguised by farm animals. It had to be Ravenclaw. 
 
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
A book that draws emotions into one of the biggest problems facing America today - police brutality and racism. This book really tackles difficult subjects with an intellectual grace that could only be Ravenclaw. 

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
The twists and turns, the ups and downs, the riddles and edge-of-the-seat fight scenes... I put Six of Crows into Ravenclaw. 

Hufflepuff

 

Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett
An easy, breezy YA romance by Jenn Bennett that sees two former friends lost in the woods together. Obviously, they fall in love. Obviously, this is Hufflepuff.

It Only Happens in the Movies by Holly Bourne
A book about a feminist who hates romance movies, works at the cinema and falls for the cliche bad-boy. I loved all of this, it was so different from most YA romances just because the protagonist was so great. 
 
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
This is an emotional heartbreaker. You will cry for hours after you finish it and think about it for a long time after and it's written for anyone who has a kind heart and has empathy. AKA: Hufflepuffs.

Gryffindor


Noughts & Crosses by Malorie Blackman
A bold book series where race privilidge is reversed and one couple has to fight society to be together. It made such huge strides that it's still continuing now, with recent releases despite being originally released in 2001.


The Book Thief by Markuz Zusak
Brave, brave, brave. The only way to describe the protagonist of The Book Thief, and all those who she surrounds herself with. Every character in this Nazi Germany story would be a Gryffindor, and so would the storyline. 

Ready Player One by Ernest Cline 
A book about boldly investing all you have into winning a competition so you can save the world you love from corruption. Obviously a Gryffindor. 



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