This February, I’ll be joining on Shanah @ Bionic Bookworm’s Top Five Tuesdays! I happen to stumble into her post revealing the prompts for February and I was excited when I saw that we’d be doing a HARRY POTTER theme!
That’s right, Potterheads! For the month of February, prompts will be HP-themed! Each week, different houses are assigned. Choose top five (or more) books that you think would a person of the house would enjoy or a book with a character that has the traits of the house featured.
For more info, check out Shanah’s post here.
This week’s house is Gryffindor!
They are experience oriented, honest, practical, blunt, passionate, playful, funny, trusting, idealistic, stubborn and procrastinators. They live in the moment, don’t take themselves seriously, are wary of manipulators and liars, have a strong moral centre, and are unafraid to seize opportunities and make changes.
So as a Hufflepuff, I may not be able to pick that great picks but the first thing that came into my mind was “The Chosen One” trope. Well, Harry is a chosen one of course. Books with the said trope and a crazy-ass, thrilling adventure would be my picks for this house.
Here are my top five picks for the Gryffindor house: (excluding HP of course)
This was an auto-pick for me. THE PERCY JACKSON SERIES BY UNCLE RICK.
The Percy Jackson series follows Percy Jackson, a demigod and son of Poseidon (yes, the sea god). The five books feature his adventures with his demigod friends (and a satyr). Percy, being the chosen one has a thirst for adventures. I think Percy would make a pretty great Gryffindor. Plus, the quest in every book keeps on getting better. This is the series that got me into reading and made me into a mythology nerd. If you haven’t read this before? Whatcha waiting for dude? (actually recommended to all houses)
Check out the 5 books here.
KINGDOM OF THE BLAZING PHOENIX BY JULIE C. DAO
Hello to all fans of Jade from the Blazing Phoenix! This is one of my favorite reads last year and I super enjoyed writing my review of this book. This is the amazing sequel to Forest of a Thousand Lanterns.
Jade is utter perfection. She’s a princess. She’s graceful with a courageous heart. In order to save her Kingdom from her evil stepmother, she goes to quests to raise the Dragon Lords.
Filled with action and asian folk tales, this book is a masterpiece and would definitely give you the chills (the good ones).
THE OROMERE CHRONICLES BY HELEN SCHEUERER
- Royal court drama?
- Female heroines?
- Unique worldbuilding?
- Unexpected plot twists and revelations?
- Fast paced with a lot of action?
- Check, check, check, check, and check!
Preparations are needed for the upcoming war with awesome bad-ass female characters joining in the fight as they uncover more about the mysterious Kingdom, Oromere.
More kick-ass female heroine for everyone! Of course, WONDER WOMAN: WARBRINGER BY LEIGH BARDUGO is on the list!
An amazon who’s thirsty to prove herself to her sisters looks throws her chance way when she rescues Alia, without knowing that she actually is a warbringer. As they race to avoid unleashing Alia’s destructive magic, the two forge an alliance and kicks asses of everyone who gets on their way.
I really admire Diana here because she seems so calm and strong all the time even though it’s a very stressful time. She’s ready to face everything with a brave face. Total Gryffindor!
I can’t believe how I almost forgot about this one. Wisp lives with her “Dad” at the Endless Forest. One day, he goes hunting/foraging and doesn’t return. Wisp’s been worried until she decides to face her fear of the forest and look for her dad.
Wisp really is brave and has a lot of courage. She’s 12 years old and I was so proud of her. I mean, me myself was a little
scared nervous while reading it. This also is a great read. Wisp’s innocence and courage really is refreshing.
That’s five! I was really excited when I started writing this but then when I was about to list my picks, my mind immediately went blank. But hey, I was able to think of a few nice reads.
I’m a Hufflepuff and I don’t really have a clue if a Gryffindor would enjoy the books I did but I picked them out mainly because of the Main Character/s. They all displayed great courage and are always ready for an adventure!
February has an amazing theme! And if you want to join in the fun, check out the prompts from the remaining weeks in Shanah’s post.
- Are you a potterhead? What house were you sorted in?
- If you’re a gryffindor, what do you think of the books I picked?
- What books would you add to the list?
- If you have a Top Five Tuesday post, put your post link in the comments!