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If you’ve been sorted into the Ravenclaw house yourself, here are some must-read books for Ravenclaws. The Ravenclaw house is home to some of the most intelligent witches and wizards.
“Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
If you’ve a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind.”
– The Sorting Hat
Ravenclaws pride themselves on creativity, problem-solving, and critical thinking. They adore riddles and puzzles, and solving problems bring them happiness. Because of their wit, Ravenclaw’s can make the best detectives. They also can use their creativity to pose new ideas and ask important questions.
Being a Ravenclaw myself, I enjoy reading books that have characters with these traits! The characters in the book list are in fact much like Ravenclaws themselves. They use tend to use their smarts to reach their goals and take life by the horns.
If you’re a Ravenclaw, you’ll enjoy relating to these characters!
Books for Ravenclaws
The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau
Malencia Vale must save her life by passing a series of tests that challenge her intelligence, beliefs, and physical capabilities.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Elizabeth and her sisters struggle to navigate their romantic affairs during 18th century England, where marrying the right suitor can change your life.
The Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia & Margaret Stohl
Lena and Ethan live in a rural southern town harboring secrets, as Lena’s powers increase, so does Ethan’s unexplainable attraction to her.
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
Pi Patel gets lost at sea with a 450-pound tiger, after spending months in the ocean his rescuers are hesitant to believe Pi’s experience.
The Queen’s Gambit by Walter Tevis
Beth Harmon is the best female chess player in the world, but as her fame grows her personal demons become bigger and bigger.
American Panda by Gloria Chao
Mei graduated high school early and has just started her freshman year at MIT, but Mei is worried about disappointing her parents after realizing she wants to change her current situation in life.
The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken
Forced to live in a rehabilitation camp, Ruby has grown up to become a dangerous asset, escaping her childhood prison Ruby joins a group of kids who are just like her.
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Passengers of the infamous Orient Express become suspects in the investigation of millionaire Samuel Edward Ratchett’s gruesome murder.
A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin
With a civil war on the verge of breaking out, several kindgsom vy to gain control of The Irone Throne and become the most powerful ruler in the lands.
Book Recommendations for Ravenclaws
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Hired as a governess, Jane Eyre meets a handsome mysterious man Mr. Rochester, with whom she falls greatly in love with.
Ross Poldark by Winston Graham
Ross Poldark returns home from war to discover his love Elizabeth is engaged to his cousin and that his father’s legacy was ruined by lazy servants, so now Ross must start over.
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
After the curator Robert Langdon was supposed to meet ends up dead, he teams up with a cryptologist to decode the clues left behind.
Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Sherlock Holmes and his best friend Doctor Watson work together to solve crime cases in London during the 19th century.
The Circle by Dave Eggers
Mae Holland receives the opportunity to work with a popular internet company, The Circle, Mae soon realizes the nefarious schemes happening behind closed doors.
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Mare Barrow has been a commoner her entire life, but when the kingdom finds out she has supernatural abilities Mare is forced to pose as a lost princess and marry the king’s son.
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
In 1893, Cora Seaborne is intrigued when a mythical serpent terrorizes her small town, eager to solve the mystery she teams up with a handsome man of faith, William Ransome.