Hogwarts House Book Recommendations

Okay, so I wanted to do a little something special to celebrate my dear friend Imi’s new beautiful bookmarks that celebrate each Hogwarts house! So, I thought it would be a cool idea for me to do house recommendations for each house and tell you all why I think these would be perfect picks! 💚💙💛❤

Also, Imi is currently having an Easter sale from now until April 1st, in her shop, and if you use my rep code, Meltotheany15, you’ll get 45% off of your order! I in no way get money or any compensation for this, I just truly love Imi and want to share with the world her amazing bookmarks!

But without further ado, here are the recommendations!


“Or perhaps in Slytherin,
You’ll make your real friends,
Those cunning folk use any means,
To achieve their ends.”

Black Iris | Three Dark Crowns | The Cruel Prince | Vicious | Six of Crows

I know, you all are probably like, “Melanie, are you sure you aren’t a Slytherin, because some of these books have changed who you are as a person?” I think that sometimes the lines between Slytherins and Gryffindors become a bit blurred at times. But these five books all hold some of the strongest protagonists between their pages. They are all ambitious, cunning and resourceful, and I’d give my life for any one of them.


“Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
If you’ve a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind.”

The Secret History | The Hate U Give | Station Eleven | Strange the Dreamer | The Name of the Wind

First off, all of these books are damn masterpieces in every single way. But besides being masterpieces, they make you think, they make you want to change, and they make you want to be better. intelligence, knowledge, and wit, these books all encompass those traits seamlessly. And all of these books moved me beyond words, and two in this stack are my absolute favorites of all time.


“You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true,
And unafraid of toil.”

The Lord of the Rings | Every Heart a Doorway | Wild Beauty | The Raven Boys | Fangirl

Hufflepuff is the house that values equality and welcomes friendship above all else. All of these books have love and friendship at the heart of their stories. They all showcase hard work, dedication, patience, loyalty, and fair play. And the characters in these books all warm my heart more than I have words for. All the cinnamon rolls. All of them.


“You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve, and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart.”

The Fifth Season | Red Sister | The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo | Traitor’s Blade | Homegoing

I may or may not have been saving the best for last. I am a Gryffindor through and through, even though a lot of people do believe me to be at least part Ravenclaw! With values like bravery, daring, nerve, and chivalry, I try so very hard to always do what is right, while also trying to turn everything I do into an adventure! I feel like the books I picked completely embody that, and some of these main characters are the bravest protagonists I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading, and they each go on such important adventures!

Friends, I hope you enjoyed! I have read all twenty books I have listed above, and I’ve given them all four or five stars! So, even if a book interests you that is not a part of the house you identify with, it is probably still worth your time to pick up! Also, these are just my personal feelings about which books going into which houses! I know many have so much crossover potential! *looks at The Raven Boys forever* Happy reading, my wizards, I love you all! 💚💙💛❤

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling (The Gryffindor 20th Anniversary Edition)

I know I said that June would be a month where I only read my ARCs, but what kind of reader would I truly be if I didn’t drop everything to reread a new edition of the series that made me a reader? And seriously, I couldn’t resist even if I tried. Look how breathtaking this Gryffindor version is!

And the inside? The inside is even more spectacular!

Each of these four versions, one for each of the different Hogwarts houses, has a few special pages at the beginning and at the end to celebrate the love and glory of that house.

Even though I’m constantly battling an internal crisis over the fact that the new Sorting Hat on Pottermore put me in Ravenclaw, I feel like I am and always have been a Gryffindor. And I suppose that internal struggle, much like Neville Longbottom, is actually very Gryffindor of me.

But I’m here to show you some of this glorious art in the Gryffindor edition, while just trying to celebrate every piece of happiness that J.K. Rowling and this life changing series has given us. I am beyond words of gratitude, so hopefully my pictures suffice.

If you are interested in purchasing the Gryffindor edition or any/all of the other four houses, you can order them at a reasonable price, and with free shipping, from Book Depository!

Hardcover: Gryffindor | Ravenclaw | Hufflepuff | Slytherin
Paperback: Gryffindor | Ravenclaw | Hufflepuff | Slytherin

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