Classic Must-Reads Based on Your Hogwarts House

Want to feel a little house pride as we celebrate the twentieth birthday of the Harry Potter series?

Grab one of these classic books (old and new), step into your common room with these Ambient-Mixer vibes in your earbuds, and embrace your house values.

Gryffindor: 

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

The Power of One

The Power of One

By Bryce Courtenay

Gryffindors don’t need much more than the power of one.

The Count of Monte Cristo

The Count of Monte Cristo

By Alexandre Dumas

The count was for sure a Gryffindor. Think you can take him down? Nope! He’ll just come back like a boss . . . in a cape, no less.

Divergent

Divergent

By Veronica Roth

Those Dauntless have the bravery thing down pat.

Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation)

Unbroken (The Young Adult Adaptation)

By Laura Hillenbrand

The loyalty and iron will of a Gryffindor shall forever remain unbroken.

Hufflepuff :

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

How to Win Friends and Influence People

How to Win Friends and Influence People

By Dale Carnegie

Hufflepuffs don’t need to be told how to make friends. It just comes naturally. But they might find this book interesting nonetheless.

Anne of Green Gables

Anne of Green Gables

By L. M. Montgomery

Our girl Anne is basically the poster child for team Hufflepuff. As she would say, “Kindred spirits are not so scarce as I used to think.”

Little House on the Prairie

Little House on the Prairie

By Laura Ingalls Wilder

With its core messages of hope, love, kindness, and good ‘ole fashion hard work, any Hufflepuff can relate to this classic series.

The Hunger Games

The Hunger Games

By Suzanne Collins

Peeta = Hufflepuff. Enough said.

Ravenclaw:

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

Ulysses

Ulysses

By James Joyce

No punctuation? No problem. Ravenclaws can handle it.  After all, “Wit beyond measure is man’s greatest treasure!”

Red Queen

Red Queen

By Victoria Aveyard

We found the lost diadem of Ravenclaw . . . on the cover of Red Queen.

In Search of Lost Time

In Search of Lost Time

By Marcel Proust

Ravenclaws don’t need to prove how smart they are, but being spotted reading this seven-volume oldie would really seal the deal.

Coriolanus

Coriolanus

By William Shakespeare

These smarty-smarts read all the classics, including that one Shakespeare play you’ve never heard of.

Slytherin:

 “Or perhaps in Slytherin, you’ll make your real friends, these cunning folks use any means, to achieve their ends.”

The Art of War

The Art of War

By Sun Tzu

Watch your back . . . Slytherins know all about this subject.

Crime and Punishment

Crime and Punishment

By Fyodor Dostoyevsky

A little light reading so your enemies know what’s up, perhaps?

Le Morte d’Arthur

Le Morte d’Arthur

By Sir Thomas Malory

Gotta read up on Merlin—he’s a famous Slytherin, after all!

Frankenstein

Frankenstein

By Mary Shelley

Sometimes Slytherins can feel a little misunderstood, just like the poor monster Frankenstein created that one time. He said it first: “Beware; for I am fearless, and therefore powerful.”

What is your Hogwarts House? Tag us @GetUnderlined and tell us which book most represents you!