Top Five Tuesday: Gryffindor Reads!

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.

Erica’s picks

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).

View on Goodreads | Read my Review

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.

Read my Review: Heart of Mist | Reign of Mist

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!

View on Goodreads | Read my Review

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.

View on Goodreads | Read my Review

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.

Let’s Talk!

  • 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!

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37 thoughts on “Top Five Tuesday: Gryffindor Reads!

  1. would you believe me if I say, I haven’t read Percy jackson though I know the stories so yeah, they deserve to be in this list, 🙂 🙂
    Love your list Erica and by the way, I can see you’re catching up on posting on your blog. 🙂

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    1. OMG YOU HAVE TO READ IT SOON, LILI! Hahahaha kidding, no pressure but it really is worth the read 🙂 Thank you so much!! I’m spending more time drafting posts and I’m glad my blog’s back on track 🙂

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      1. Hahaha. ang reason ko lang naman kung bakit hindi ko pa siya nababasa kasi hindi pa kompleto copies ko. Gusto ko ksi basahin as physical books pero kapag nasa bookstore naman ako laging nabibili ko ibang libro. haha.
        Glad you’re back on track, my blogging schedule is still a mess. 🙂

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  2. I also thought of the Rick Riordan books, but I am saving those for another Hogwarts house 😉
    Wonder Woman sounds really fascinating, however, I want to check out Leigh Bardugo’s other books first – I still haven’t read Six of Crows although it’s been on my to-read pile for ages.

    Great list!

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  3. Great list, Erica! I … know very little about the Harry Potter houses so I won’t even attempt to comment on the accuracy of any of these picks. (I know the houses, and the main traits, but sorting people? into them? not a chance!)

    But Percy certainly seems Gryffindor, and Wonder Woman? I’m flashing back to the film (yes, okay, didn’t read the book yet *blushes*) when she rushes on to the battlefield swearing that she has to what she can to help the innocent, no matter what.

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  4. Percy Jackson is an auto pick for me too! I haven’t read anything from Julie Dao. But I have seen your reviews on my timeline. And nothing but love for the books. Another YAAAS Helen had crafted such an addicting world with both Heart and Reign of Mist. Very excited for the third one! War of Mist.Eepp! Warbringer?! Still reading and very much enjoying. Great list Erica!

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    1. Yaayy for Percy Jackson! Julie Dao’s books are amazeballs, if you’re into bitchy anti-heroines, you’ll definitely enjoy Forest of a Thousand Lanterns. And super excited for War of Mist too! Signed up/asked to be an early reviewer in her newsletter hahaha. Thank you, Justine! Warbringer made me love Diana even more 🙂

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  5. OMG YES! PERCY JACKSON! When asked about book recommendations for Gryffindor, I’ll automatically think of the PJO series as well. Well, honestly, everyone from ALL houses should read this in my opinion LMAO. I love that series with all my heart. But aside from that, I haven’t read anything else from your list, which sucks because they all sound so good! 🧡

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