Reading Lists for the Hogwarts Houses

I really love reading. I love books, I love exploring new authors and genres, and I love making lists. I also love Harry Potter. When you put all of these interests together, what do you get? Personalized reading lists based on which Harry Potter House you identify with! Enjoy!


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

How-To: How to Overcome Fear by Marcos Witt

Biography: The Rise of Theodore Roosevelt by Edmund Morris

Shakespeare: Henry V

Gothic: Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Folklore: Grimm’s Fairy Tales by Jacob Grimm and Wilhelm Grimm

Fantasy: Beowulf

Classic: The Call of the Wild by Jack London

British: The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien

Middle-Grade: Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson

Contemporary: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins


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

How-To: How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Biography: Cleopatra: A Life by Stacy Schiff

Shakespeare: Othello

Gothic: Dracula by Bram Stoker

Folklore: One Thousand and One Nights

Fantasy: 1984 by George Orwell

Classic: Lord of the Flies by William Golding

British: Great Expectations by Charles Dickens

Middle-Grade: Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie

Contemporary: A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin


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

How-To: How to Be Happy (or at Least Less Sad) by Lee Crutchley

Biography: The Autobiography Of Eleanor Roosevelt

Shakespeare: King Lear

Gothic: Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Folklore: The Complete Hans Christian Andersen Fairy Tales

Fantasy: The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Classic: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott

British: Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Middle-Grade: The Giver by Lois Lowry

Contemporary: The Princess Bride by William Goldman


“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

How-To: How to Learn Anything Quickly by Ricki Linksman

Biography: Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson

Shakespeare: The Tempest

Gothic: Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson

Folklore: The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer

Fantasy: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Classic: Candide by Voltaire

British: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

Middle-Grade: Matilda by Roald Dahl

Contemporary: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury