Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the wonderful Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm.
I love that this month is all about Harry Potter! This week is all about Ravenclaws. I know many of you are probably part of this house, because from what I can tell many readers are!
Here are the Ravenclaw traits that Shanah shared:
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!)
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
There is something about Alice that makes me think that she is a Ravenclaw. She is definitely curious and inquisitive. She reminds me of Luna Lovegood in a lot of ways. I also think the book will appeal to Ravenclaws with the dreamy atmosphere, the puzzles, and the different cast of characters.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
I saw that Benedict Cumberbatch is a Ravenclaw, which made me think that there is no way that Sherlock himself isn’t one as well! He fits all of the characters that Shanah shared- curious, intelligent, cynical, etc. The books are also perfect for Ravenclaws who enjoy solving puzzles and trying to work out whodunit.
Matilda by Roald Dahl
I mean is this one too on the nose? Is anyone more of a Ravenclaw than Matilda? I think Ravenclaws will very much relate to her and her passion for learning and reading.
Every Heart a Doorway by Seanan McGuire
I think that Every Heart a Doorway will appeal to Ravenclaws for many of the same reasons as Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, but I just had to mention it. It is about what happens to children after they return from a place like Wonderland, and it is utterly fascinating.
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie
I truly think that any thriller/mystery novel has the potential to appeal to Ravenclaws because there is a puzzle to be solved, but I think Christie is the queen of the whodunit and Ravenclaws would love her. And Then There Were None is my favourite of hers that I read so far and it was brilliant. I did not see the end coming at all, but I think a Ravenclaw just might or they will at least love the challenge,
Do you agree with my choices? What book do you think every Ravenclaw should read? I think that it is interesting that I chose so many classics for Ravenclaws!
22 thoughts on “Books for Ravenclaws”
Awesome list and looks good with the classics! I’m a hufflepuff and the first books I thought about were books with curious young girls as main characters because I somehow see a little bit of Luna on them. And Luna is my favorite! ❤
Here’s my Top Five Tuesday Post if you want to check it out: https://livingahundredlives.wordpress.com/2019/02/12/top-five-tuesdays-ravenclaw-reads/
Thank you! Luna was definitely my inspiration for a lot of these choices. Adore her!
So happy to see Matilda on your list.
I’m glad! She’s the best!
These are perfect choices! Matilda is totally a Ravenclaw 🙂
Thanks! She definitely is.
Lovely list! I definitely second the adventure of Sherlock Holmes! 💕
Thank you! Perfect for Ravenclaws!
wow. i’m a ravenclaw and i adore literally all of these books (except And Then There Were None, which i haven’t read yet.) amazing post!
Yay! I’m glad you related to this. You should read And Then You Were None. I really think you will love it!
Wonderful list! There are all perfect Ravenclaw picks 😊
I think Alice and Sherlock would be Ravenclaws too!
Other than those, I haven’t read those books, tho Every Heart a Doorway is on my TBR. But great list anyway!
Thank you! I’m glad you agree. I highly recommend Every Heart a Doorway.
We share Sherlock Holmes this week 😀
Matilda is such an inventive yet perfect pick! Great choices!
my list: https://thepunktheory.wordpress.com/2019/02/12/t5t-books-for-ravenclaws/
Thank you! Sherlock was the first one I thought of!
These are really great choices! I feel like mystery book are perfect for Ravenclaws – I know I really love them haha!
Thank you! I completely agree.
This post is great! I love Alice 😀 I’ve been wanting to read Every Heart A Doorway for awhile now. I finally seen that it’s on e-book sale today, so I can’t wait to read it soon.
Thank you! That is great timing! I hope you enjoy it.
Fantastic list! As a ravenclaw I definitely approve of alice in wonderland, and then there were none and matilda 😉
Thank you! So glad you agree!