Book Recommendations

Gryffindor

  • 50 Shades of Dobby by Hermione Granger
  • The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx
  • Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, the script by JK Rowling
  • There Are More Beautiful Things Than Beyonce, poetry by Morgan Parker
  • Antony & Cleopatra, play by Shakespeare
  • Swing Time, by Zadie Smith
  • Magicians by Lev Grossman
  • “The Night Circus” by Erin Morgenstern
  • The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
  • Boys Life by Robert McCammon
  • The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic by Emily Croy Baker
  • Everyday by David Levithan
  • The Stranger by Max Frei
  • Mercy Thompson series by Patricia Briggs
  • 1984 by George Orwell
  • Feed by Matthew Tobin Anderson
  • Leaving Paradise and Returning to Paradise by Simone Elkless
  • The Lost by James Patterson
  • A darker shade of magic by V.E. Schwab
  • Looking for Alaska by John Green
  • Eleanor & park by Rainbow Rowell
  • Maze Runner Series
  • Missing Presumed by Susie Steiner
  • The Death Ship by B. Traven
  • Profiles in Courage – JFK
  • The Foundation Series – Isaac Asimov
  • The Fountainhead – Ayn Rand
  • Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
  • Doors of Perception – Aldous Huxley
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God – Zora Neale Hurston
  • The Night Angel Trilogy – Brent Weeks
  • Wolf by Wolf (as well as the prequel and sequel) – Ryan Graudin
  • Welcome to Nightvale – Joseph Fink
  • Fortunately the Milk (kid’s book) – Neil Gaiman
  • Firebird (anthology) – Sharyn November
  • Fang Girl – Helen Keeble
  • Dealing with Dragons – Patricia C Wrede
  • Literally everything by Tamora Pierce (I do recommend starting with Alanna the First Adventure or the Winding Circle series)
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society – Trenton Lee Stewart
  • The Looking Glass Wars series – Frank Beddor
  • Uglies – Scott Westerfield
  • The Fairy’s Mistake – Gail Carson Levine
  • Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy) – Mira Grant
  • Graceling – Kristin Cashore
  • Night World- L.J. Smith
  • Maximum Ride – James Patterson
  • Witch & Wizard – James Patterson
  • Sandman – Neil Gaiman
  • Zink – Cherie Bennett
  • Outliers, by Malcolm Gladwell
  • The Tipping Point, by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Blink, by Malcolm Gladwell
  • David and Goliath, by Malcolm Gladwell
  • Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me?, by Mindy Kaling
  • Why Not Me?, by Mindy Kaling
  • Muslim Girl: A Coming of Age, by Amani Al-Khatahtbeh
  • Black Boy: A Record of Child and Youth, by Richard Wright
  • The Audacity of Hope, by Barak Obama
  • Hard Choices: A Memoir, by Hillary Clinton
  • Crazy Rich Asians, by Kevin Kwan
  • China Rich Girlfriend, by Kevin Kwan (trust me, read these. They are the most preposterously beautiful things you will ever lay your eyes on)
  • 13 Reasons Why, by Jay Asher
  • Of Crowns and Glory series, by Morgan Rice (7 books as of this July!!!)
  • Lion, by Saroo Brierley
  • Deadly Little Secret by Laurie Faria
  • The Alchemyst by Michael Scott
  • The Necromancer by Michael Scott
  • The Warlock by Michael Scott
  • The Magician by Michael Scott
  • The Sorceress by Michael Scott
  • The Enchantress by Michael Scott
  • American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  • All Christopher Paolini Books
  • All Rick Riordan Books
  • The boy in the suitcase by Lene Kaarberbol
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie
  • The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton – classic!
  • We Were Liars by E. Lockhart
  • A Wrinkle In Time by Madeline L’Engle
  • If I Stay by Gayle Forman
  • An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
  • Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
  • The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
  • The Naked Roomate and 107 other issues you might run into by Cohen
  • I am Charlotte Simmons by Tom Wolfe
  • A Death in the family by Agee
  • A Yellow Raft in Blue Water by Michael Dorris
  • Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston
  • No Exit by Jean Paul Sarte
  • Invisible Man by Ellison
  • The Color Purple by Alice Walker
  • Monster Island by David Wellington
  • Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
  • The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry by Ronson
  • Flowers of Algernon by Daniel Keyes
  • The Stranger by Albert Camus
  • Heaven’s Needle by Liane Merciel
  • 2030: The Real Story of What Happens to America by Albert Brooks
  • East of Eden by John Steinbeck
  • What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang
  • Sleepless by Cyn Balog
  • The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  • The Boy In Striped Pajamas by John Boyne
  • One Day by David Nicholls
  • Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Foer
  • Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  • Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson
  • Red Rising by Pierce Brown
  • Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
  • A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  • Let Me In by Lindqvist

Ravenclaw

  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • A Song of Ice and Fire //George R.R. Martin
  • The Brothers Karamazov // Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Crime & Punishment // Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • The Idiot // Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • Steppenwolf // Herman Hesse
  • The Glass Bead Game // Herman Hesse
  • Narcissus and Goldmund // Herman Hesse
  • On the Road // Jack Kerouac
  • The Dharma Bums // Jack Kerouac
  • Nausea // Jean-Paul Sartre
  • No Exit // Jean Paul Sartre (Screenplay)
  • Gravity’s Rainbow // Thomas Pynchon
  • The Crying of Lot 49 // Thomas Pynchon
  • Thus Spoke Zarathustra // Friedrich Nietzsche
  • Post Office // Charles Bukowski
  • Arthur Rimbaud’s poetry
  • The Unbearable Lightness of Being // Milan Kundera
  • Radioactive // Lauren Redniss
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude // Gabriel García Márquez
  • The Sound and the Fury // William Faulkner
  • As I Lay Dying // William Faulkner
  • Grendel // John Gardener
  • The Picture of Dorian Gray // Oscar Wilde
  • Graffiti  by Savannah Brown
  • More Than This, by Patrick Ness
  • All the Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
  • Remember Me This Way by Sabine Durrant
  • Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  • Timeline by Michael Crichton
  • The Genealogy of Morals by Friedrich Nietzsche
  • And Still I Rise by Maya Angelou
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs (v different than movie)
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • Uglies by Scott Westerfield
  • Leaving Time by Jodi Picoult
  • Doctor Zhivago by Boris Pasternak
  • The Princess Saves Herself in This One by Amanda Lovelace
  • The Help by Kathryn Stockett
  • Misery by Stephen King
  • Cujo by Stephen King
  • Mosquitoland by David Arnold
  • Pillow Thoughts by Courtney Peppernell
  • Note to Self by Connor Franta
  • The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
  • Suicide Notes by Michael Thomas Ford
  • It’s Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
  • Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone
  • Teen Angst? Naaah… by Ned Vizzini
  • I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
  • Paperweight by Meg Haston
  • The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
  • Bone Gap by Laura Ruby
  • My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga
  • Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  • Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
  • Openly Straight by Bill Konigsberg
  • Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven
  • A Work in Progress by Connor Franta
  • Welcome to the Monkey House by Kurt Vonnegut
  • A Life in Parts – Bryan Cranston
  • 11/22/63 – Stephen King
  • Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk – Ben Fountain
  • Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore – Robin Sloan
  • Catch-22 – Joseph Heller
  • Poems by Robert Frost: A Boy’s Will and North of Boston
  • Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery – Robert Kolker
  • Franny and Zooey – JD Salinger
  • Born to Run – Bruce Springsteen
  • All Quiet on the Western Front – Erich Maria Remarque
  • Tuesday’s With Morrie – Mitch Albom
  • The Alchemist – Paulo Coelho
  • The War of the Worlds – HG Wells
  • The Time Machine – HG Wells
  • The Old Man and the Sea – Ernest Hemingway
  • IT – Stephen King
  • The Giver – Lois Lowry
  • A Man Called Ove – Frederik Backman
  • Girl, Interrupted – Susanna Kaysen
  • The Screwtape Letters – CS Lewis
  • In Cold Blood – Truman Capote
  • The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
  • The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Blue Lily by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater
  • The Raven King by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Lord of the Rings series by J.J. Tolkien
  • The Vampire Lestat ; Anne Rice
  • Redwall Series ; Brian Jacques
  • Inkheart Trilogy; Cornelia Funke
  • Count of Monte Cristo; Alexandre Dumas
  • The Diary of Anne Frank ; Anne Frank
  • Le Petit Prince ; Antoine de Saint-Exupery
  • Spring Awakening: A Children’s Tragedy  ; Frank Wedekind
  • The Color Purple ; Alice Walker
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest ; Ken Kesey
  • Atlas Shrugged ; Ayn Rand
  • Matilda ; Roald Dahl
  • Where the Red Fern Grows ; Wilson Rawls
  • The Call of the Wild ;  Jack London
  • And Then There Were None ; Agatha Christie
  • Wolf Fang ; Jack London
  • The Golden Compass ( His Dark Materials) ; Phillip Pullman
  • The Gift of the Magi ; O. Henry
  • Sophie’s World ; Jostein Gaarder
  • Candide ; Voltaire
  • The Mists of Avalon ; Marion Zimmer Bradley
  • Mere Christianity ; C.S.Lewis
  • Death of a Salesman ; Arthur Miller
  • Charlie Bone Series; Jenny Nimmo
  • Chronicles of Ancient Darkness series; Michelle Paver
  • Warriors; Erin Hunter
  • Mickey Spillane book series

Hufflepuff

  • House of Leaves by Mark Z Danielewski
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon
  • Egghead by Bo Burnham
  • TEOTFW (The End of the Fucking World) by Charles Forsman (it’s a graphic novel fyi)
  • Blankets by Craig Thompson (another graphic novel)
  • This Is A Book by Demetri Martin
  • Anything by David Foster Wallace
  • The Summer I Turned Pretty // Jenny Han
  • Yes, Please // Amy Poehler
  • Pride and Prejudice // Jane Austen
  • Percy Jackson Series // Rick Riordan
  • Modern Romance // Aziz Ansari
  • Between the Lines // Jodi Picoult
  • Fallen // Lauren Kate
  • Halo // Alexandra Adornetto
  • The Future of Us // Jay Asher & Carolyn Mackler
  • Burn for Burn // Jenny Han
  • Starcrossed // Josephine Angelini
  • Fangirl // Rainbow Rowell
  • Vampire Academy // Richelle Mead
  • Gregor the Overlander // Suzanne Collins
  • P.S. I Still Love You // Jenny Han
  • Ripple // Mandy Hubbard
  • Shatter Me // Tahereh Mafi
  • Towering // Alex Flinn

 

Slytherin

  • A Thousand Splendid Suns, by Khaled Hosseini
  • The Kite Runner, by Khaled Hosseini
  • Shantaram, by Gregory David Roberts
  • Gone With The Wind, by Margaret Mitchell
  • Three Cups of Tea, by Greg Mortenson
  • A Long Way Gone, by Ishmael Beah
  • The God of Small Things, by Arundhati Roy
  • One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
  • Flowers for Algernon, by Daniel Keyes
  • Life of Pi, by Yann Martel
  • Lord of the Flies, by William Golding
  • Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë
  • The Little Prince, by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
  • Beloved, by Toni Morrison
  • Feed, by M. T. Anderson
  • Milk and Honey, by Rupi Kaur [POETRY]
  • IT, by Stephen King
  • The Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood
  • The Women In The Castle, by Jessica Shattuck
  • Born A Crime: Stories from a South African Childhood, by Trevor Noah [NONFICTION]
  • Thinking, Fast and Slow, by Daniel Kahneman [NONFICTION]
  • To Kill A Mockingbird, by Harper Lee
  • Trial of the King of Hampshire, by Elizabeth Foystee
  • Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, by Benjamin Alire Saenz
  • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda, by Becky Albertalli
  • The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change, by Adam Braun [NONFICTION]
  • Paper Towns, by John Green
  • The Opposite of Loneliness: Essays and Stories, by Marina Keegan [NONFICTION]
  • The Bell Jar, by Sylvia Plath
  • All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr
  • The Poisonwood Bible, by Barbara Kingsolver
  • Eleanor & Park, by Rainbow Rowell
  • The Dictator’s Last Night, by Yasmina Khadra
  • Midaq Alley, by Naguib Mahfouz
  • The White Tiger, by Aravind Adiga
  • East, West, by Salman Rushdie
  • Midnight’s Children, by Salman Rushdie
  • The Great Gatsby, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • The Mysterious Benedict Society, by Trenton Lee Stewart [SERIES]
  • Slaughterhouse Five, by Kurt Vonnegut
  • The House on Mango Street, by Sandra Cisneros
  • The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, by Sherman Alexie
  • Flygirl, by Sherri L. Smith
  • The Association of Small Bombs, by Karan Mahajan
  • Big Machine, by Victor LaValle
  • Thieves I’ve Known, by Tom Kealey
  • Necessary Errors, by Caleb Crain
  • NYPD Red 3, by James Patterson and Marshall Karp
  • Prodigal Son, by Danielle Steel
  • In the Unlikely Event, by Judy Blume
  • Yes Please, by Amy Poehler [NONFICTION]
  • The Nightingale, by Kristin Hannah
  • Deep Down Dark, by Héctor Tobar [NONFICTION]
  • The Invisible History of the Human Race, by Christine Kenneally [NONFICTION]
  • Bad Feminist, by Roxane Gay [NONFICTION]
  • The Underground Girls of Kabul, by Jenny Nordberg [NONFICTION]
  • The True American, by Anand Giridharadas [NONFICTION]
  • Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel
  • The Book of Unknown Americans, by Cristina Henriquez
  • The Underground Railroad, by Colson Whitehead
  • Hamilton: The Revolution, by Lin-Manuel Miranda [NONFICTION]
  • Rebel of the Sands, by Alwyn Hamilton
  • Persuasion, by Jane Austen
  • Winter’s Tale, by Mark Helprin
  • Wuthering Heights, by Emily Brontë
  • Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi
  • The Story of a Brief Marriage, by Anuk Arudpragasam
  • Hidden Figures, by Margot Lee Shetterly
  • Look, by Solmaz Sharif
  • Private Citizens, by Tony Tulathimutte
  • We Love You, Charlie Freeman, by Kaitlyn Greenidge
  • The Regional Office Is Under Attack!, by Manuel Gonzales
  • Imagine Me Gone, by Adam Haslett
  • Version Control, by Dexter Palmer
  • The Ballad of Black Tom, by Victor LaValle
  • Your Heart is a Muscle the Size of a Fist, by Sunil Yapa
  • Sofia Khan is Not Obliged, by Ayisha Malik
  • The Last Illusion, by Porochista Khakpour
  • The High Mountains of Portugal, by Yann Martel
  • Grendel, by John Gardner
  • The Count of Monte Cristo, by Alexandre Dumas
  • Watchmen, by Alan Moore
  • The Book Thief, by Markus Zusak
  • Graceling, by Kristin Cashore
  • The Alchemist, by Paulo Coehlo
  • Into Thin Air, by Jon Krakauer
  • Someone Knows My Name, by Lawrence Hill
  • The Odyssey, by Homer
  • Live From New York: The Complete, Uncensored History of Saturday Night Live, by James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales
  • Modern Romance, by Aziz Ansari
  • NOS4A2, Joe Hill
  • Where the Sidewalk Ends, Shel Silverstein  (this one is just fun)
  • Lord of the Flies, William Golding (still super disturbing, but I really love it)
  • Throne of Glass (and rest of the series), by Sarah J. Maas
  • The Forest of Hands and Teeth, by Carrie Ryan
  • Sharp Objects, Gillian Flynn
  • Dark Places, Gillian Flynn
  • Gone Girl, Gillian Flynn
  • Bridge to Terabithia, Katherine Paterson
  • The Body Finder, Kimberly Derting
  • The Lord of the Rings Trilogy, J. R. R. Tolkien
  • The Shannara Chronicles, Terry Brooks
  • Something Strange and Deadly, Susan Dennard
  • Erec Rex: The Dragon’s Eye (and the rest of the series), Kaza Kingsley
  • The Lovely Bones, Alice Sebold
  • Watership Down, Richard Adams
  • Eragon Series, Christopher Paolini
  • Insomnia, by Stephen King
  • Firestarter, by Stephen King
  • The Shining, Stephen King
  • Doctor Sleep, Stephen King
  • American Psycho, Bret Easton Ellis
  • The Silence of the Lambs, by Thomas Harris
  • Hannibal, Thomas Harris
  • Enclave, by Ann Aguirre
  • The Da Vinci Code, by Dan Brown
  • Incarceron, Catherine Fisher
  • In Death Series, Nora Roberts (but jc there’s like 40 books in the series I haven’t gotten through all them)
  • Outlander, Diana Gabaldon
  • Series of Unfortunate Events, Lemony Snicket
  • Choose Your Own Autobiography, by Neil Patrick Harris (NONFICTION)
  • Speak, by Laurie Halse Anderson
  • Will Grayson, Will Grayson, by John Green and David Levithan
  • A Separate Peace, by John Knowles
  • Les Misérables, by Victor Hugo
  • Rebecca, by Daphne Du Maurier
  • The Metamorphosis, by Franz Kafka
  • Cat’s Cradle, by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
  • The Plot Against America, by Philip Roth
  • Flight, by Sherman Alexie
  • Maus, by Art Spiegelman [GRAPHIC NOVEL]
  • The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams
  • Kaffir Boy, by Mark Mathabane [NONFICTION]
  • I Will Plant You Like A Lilac Tree, by Laura Hillman [NONFICTION]
  • The Naked Ape, by Desmond Morris [NONFICTION]
  • War, Women, and the News, by Catherine Gourley [NONFICTION]
  • I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou [NONFICTION]
  • Freakonomics, by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner [NONFICTION]
  • Imperial Life in the Emerald City, by Rajiv Chandrasekaran [NONFICTION]
  • Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, by Robert M. Pirsig
  • Invisible Monsters, by Chuck Palahniuk [KIND OF DISTURBING]
  • Play It As It Lays, by Joan Didion
  • Me Talk Pretty One Day, by David Sedaris
  • The Beautiful and Damned, by F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Never Let Me Go, by Kazuo Ishiguro
  • A court of thorns and roses, by Sarah J Maas
  • The tenth circle, Jodi Picoult
  • Plain truth, Jodi Picoult
  • Stormdancer, Jay Kristoff
  • Gathering Blue, Lois Lowery