Top 5 Tuesday: Books for Ravenclaws and Slytherins!

Happy Tuesday!

Today, I’m combining this weeks theme that’s centred around Slytherins with the  Ravenclaw theme a few weeks ago. I’ve got 6 books in total that I’m really excited to talk more about. It was a lot easier to think of books for these Hogwarts houses, mainly because I’m a Ravenclaw, and because there’s so many characters that have Slytherin qualities which I never noticed before!

Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah at Bionic Book Worm and each week there’s a different bookish topic to discuss. If you’re interested in participating, or checking out Shanah’s blog, click here!


They are analytical, intelligent, logical yet impractical, curious, inquisitive, creative, witty, wise, interested in understanding things, cynics, fond of  intellectual discussion, introspective, independent, wordy, and self entertaining. They observe rather than participate, are fond of learning for the sake of learning, and good at school (or really anything that they have an interest in!)

Truly Devious by Maureen Johnson


Truly Devious really sums up what it is to be a Ravenclaw – even down to the blue cover haha! This was a really mysterious book and I loved following along with the journey to uncover what really happened at Ellingham Academy.

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Stalking Jack the Ripper

To me, Audrey-Rose definitely seems like a Ravenclaw. She’s just such an incredible character that I adore so much. Although, she would much rather get her hands dirty rather than watch from afar!

Tessa Grey

Clockwork Princess

Whilst the whole of the Infernal Devices series would have been a perfectly good choice, I thought I’d choose one specific character instead. There’s no doubt about it that Tessa Grey is a Ravenclaw and I feel like her knowledge, independence, and love of books solidifies that!


They are ambitious, driven, goal focused, determined, prepared, perfectionists, adaptable, realistic, self reliant, charming, assertive, and ruthless. They are highly selective with their loyalty, love positive attention and thrive on praise, care about the impression they give, demand respect, and can be disloyal.

The Cruel Prince by Holly Black

Cruel Prince

This was the book that first came to mind when I thought of books for Slytherins, mainly because I just finished it and loved it. I feel like the main character Jude has a lot of qualities from the other houses, especially Gryffindor and Ravenclaw, but there’s just a little extra Slytherin in her.

A Danger to Herself and Others by Alyssa B. Sheinmel

a danger to herself

This book was incredibly intense at certain parts but it was the main character Hannah who really stuck out to me. She’s definitely someone that I would categorise as a Slytherin; she’s determined, ambitious, charming… the list could go on.

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo


Everything about Six of Crows immediately makes me think Slytherin! Each character has the typical qualities associated with that Hogwarts house – from their ambition to their self-reliance and especially their determination.

What books would you choose for these Hogwarts houses?

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