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You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart.
– The Sorting Hat
8 Books for Gryffindors
Because I’m obsessed with Harry Potter, I wanted to make this special Gryffindor book list!
The Gryffindor house is heavily prided for their unyielding bravery, loyalty to their loved ones, and strong courage in trying times. Some of the most well known wizards & witches in the Gryffindor house are Harry Potter, Hermione Granger, Ron Weasley, and Ginny Weasley.
If YOU yourself just happen to be in Gryffindor, here are 8 Books for Gryffindors that you’ll love.
The characters & story lines all match with the traits of the Gryffindor house, and you may just see a bit of yourself within the book characters!
8 Books for Gryffindors
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl. . . . Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg.
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Set in the near future, it describes life in what was once the United States and is now called the Republic of Gilead, a monotheocracy that has reacted to social unrest and a sharply declining birthrate by reverting to, and going beyond, the repressive intolerance of the original Puritans.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
When Death has a story to tell, you listen. It is 1939. Nazi Germany. The country is holding its breath. Death has never been busier, and will become busier still. Liesel Meminger is a foster girl living outside of Munich, who scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books.
The Maze Runner by James Dashner
When Thomas wakes up in the lift, the only thing he can remember is his name. He’s surrounded by strangers—boys whose memories are also gone. Outside the towering stone walls that surround them is a limitless, ever-changing maze. It’s the only way out—and no one’s ever made it through alive. Then a girl arrives. The first girl ever.
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
Readers in the twenty-first century will find themselves absorbed as this Victorian novel traces the origins of problems and possibilities which are still challenging a hundred and fifty years later: the complex relationships, public and private, between men and women of different classes.
Reflection: a Twisted Tale by Liz Braswell
Mulan is still disguised as the soldier called Ping, wrestling with the decision to reveal her true identity to her closest friend. Will Mulan be able to save Shang before it’s too late? Will he ever be able to trust her again? Or will she lose him–and be lost in the Underworld–forever?
The Martian by Andy Weir
After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he’s alive—and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive.
The Alchemist by Paula Coelho
Paulo Coelho’s masterpiece tells the mystical story of Santiago, an Andalusian shepherd boy who yearns to travel in search of a worldly treasure. His quest will lead him to riches far different—and far more satisfying—than he ever imagined.
Other than these 8 Books for Gryffindors, what other books would you recommend? Are YOU a Gryffindor? I’d love to hear in the comments!