Top Five Tuesdays: Ravenclaw Reads!

Ravenclaws rejoice! It’s your time of the month!

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.

A little recap…

Last week, the prompt was Gryffindor reads! Read Shanah’s post here.

Check out my Top Five Tuesday post last week which features book recommendations from a Hufflepuff to a Gryffindor.

This week’s house is Ravenclaw!

They are analytical, intelligent, logical yet impractical, curious, inquisitive, creative, witty, wise, interested in understanding things, cynics, fond of intellectual discussion, introspective, independent, wordy, and self-entertaining. They observe rather than participate, are fond of learning for the sake of learning, and good at school (or really anything that they have an interest in!)

Okay, so as a Hufflepuff, I picked five books that I hope Ravenclaws would enjoy! Some of the books here feature very curious and analytical characters. And some are picked because of the really interesting plot.

Erica’s picks

Here are my top five picks for The Ravenclaw house:

The Marvelous Adventures of Gwendolyn Gray by B.A. Williamson

This is an MG read with the ever curious Gwendolyn as the main character. In this dystopian read, everything is black and white. The world is dull and without color. But Gwendolyn was different. She has a vast imagination and it’s gets harder for her everyday to keep it under control.

Her dreams come alive and the Faceless men want to erase Gwendolyn to preserve the order. If Gwendolyn Gray isn’t considered a Ravenclaw, then I don’t know anymore. She’s a very curious girl and I enjoyed reading about her. P.S. She reminds me of Merida because of her hair.

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The Zanna Function by Daniel Wheatley

Wait, another curious young girl? Yes! Zanna is a scientist and she was accepted to study at
St. Pommeroy’s School for Gifted Children. There are other intelligent children in her school. What’s amazing in this read it them controlling functions. Like matter. Or the chemical arrangements of an object. Okay in other words, it’s like combined science and magic! Pretty cool right?

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The Book Jumper by Mechthild Gläser

This is another great fantasy book! An ancient family has the ability to go inside books. Oh yes, you heard that right. They can live in the stories but they’re not supposed to change anything from it. Their duty is to protect the stories. Everything changes when Sherlocke Holmes dies and core elements of some classic books were stolen. They had to catch the thief before it’s too late.

This pick of mine isn’t that character-driven but more of the plot. Well, the characters can pass off as Ravenclaws but this would really make a pretty good read because it’s a book about books?

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Ghost by Helen Grant

This is a bit thrilling to read but it features Augusta who lives with her grandmother at a remote Scottish estate. She’s never been outside the house before so imagine her ignorance. She was made to believe that there’s still a war going on. So of course, she’s curious. She wants to know what’s outside. When her grandmother goes out and never returns, Augusta digs and investigates to find out what really happened and why she was told that there’s still a war going on. It may be a little eerie to read but I guarantee you that you’ll find yourself looking for more clues like Augusta. The discoveries and reveals would surely surprise you.

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The Divergent Trilogy by Veronica Roth

Okay, I know Tris didn’t really choose Erudite but don’t forget that she’s a divergent. If I’m not mistaken, she could also be considered as an Erudite. This trilogy really is thought-provoking. With all the factions, wouldn’t you want to know how everything started?

This is one of my favorites and I know I’ll always be open to the idea of rereading them but if you’ve read it too, didn’t it bring out the inner Ravenclaw in you? *winks*

And that’s five! Oh God, I was really excited to draft this post but when I started editing it, of course, my mind went blank! So it really is a huge relief to come up with top five book recommendations!

I hope Ravenclaws would enjoy the books a certain Hufflepuff (me!) thought of! Next week’s house would be HUFFLEPUFF! If you want to join in the fun, it would never be too late!

Let’s Talk!

  • Are you a Potterhead? What house were you sorted in?
  • If you’re a Ravenclaw, 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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22 thoughts on “Top Five Tuesdays: Ravenclaw Reads!

    1. Yes! Still have an MG galley with the same publisher as Gwendolyn Gray but I haven’t gotten to it yet. Lili, I actually thought I was a Ravenclaw and then I took the sorting quiz and got into Hufflepuff but I regret nothing. I’m a proud badger! (And I want to visit all of the houses’ dormitories hehe)

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  1. I completely forgot about the Divergent series when it came to picking books for this month’s T5T posts. Unfortunately I really really didn’t like Veronica Roth’s books 😢
    Your other picks seem really fascinating though, especially the first one!

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    1. It’s like having a lot of books in mind then your mind would suddenly go blank once you start writing your post, haha. That’s me everytime I write my T5T post. Thanks! It was a really nice read and I hope you get the chance to read it soon 🙂

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  2. Love this, Erica! So I haven’t read HP yet…I know! And I own the books! But I recently took the quiz and while my friends guessed I’d be a Hufflepuff like you, I’m supposedly a Ravenclaw. I’m going to take it again at some point because my friends can’t be wrong! 😂 Love all these book recs!

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