Happy Tuesday! I’ve missed the last two Top 5 Tuesdays because of work, so I thought I’d combine this weeks topic and the first week into one post. So here are my book recommendations for Gryffindors and Hufflepuffs!
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They are experience oriented, honest, practical, blunt, passionate, playful, funny, trusting, idealistic, stubborn and procrastinators. They live in the moment, don’t take themselves seriously, are wary of manipulators and liars, have a strong moral centre, and are unafraid to seize opportunities and make changes.
THE MORTAL INSTRUMENTS
This series has a variety of characters and all have traits from each of the Harry Potter houses. But with Clary as the main protagonist, she definitely stands out as a Gryffindor the most to me; she’s stubborn, has strong morals, determined, and always wants to do the right thing (along with loads of other traits).
I think that the plot of this book has so many things that a Gryffindor would enjoy; from the magic to the game itself. Whilst the protagonist in this one, Scarlett, isn’t necessarily a Gryffindor, it would still be really enjoyable to read. Plus Legendary has Tella as the main character who definitely has some Gryffindor in her!
The way that each of these characters embrace the situation that they are thrust in to (being stranded in the Amazon jungle) just screams Gryffindor to me. Each character could be part of different houses, but the way that they learn to love their new surroundings and enjoy the adventure, is definitely true to the Gryffindor traits!
They are hard working, determined, tenacious, loyal, honest, genuine, well rounded, fair and just, open minded, giving, good hearted, accepting, compassionate, practical, patient, unemotional, and dependable. Their loyalty is not given – it’s earned.
THE INFERNAL DEVICES
Another Shadowhunters book but one that’s perfect for Hufflepuffs. Whenever I think of TID, I always think of extremely loyal characters, alongside those that are hard-working too!
THE NOWHERE GIRLS
The change that the characters in this book inspire and the support and loyalty they give to everyone is what makes it worthy of being a great Hufflepuff read.
SINCE YOU’VE BEEN GONE
This book is about so much more than friendship and whilst that it a major theme throughout, it’s also about personal growth. I really do feel like Emily is a Hufflepuff at heart and I love that Sloane gives her a list to really push herself out of her comfort zone. And obviously Emily’s dedication to finding out where Sloane disappeared to just shows her Hufflepuff loyalty!
BOOKS FOR BOTH GRYFFINDORS & HUFFLEPUFFS
PERCY JACKSON SERIES AND THE HEROES OF OLYMPUS
What are some books that you think would be great reads for Gryffindors and Hufflepuffs?