Top 5 Ravenclaw reads!

Possibly the most exciting week in the Harry Potter themed month….. my own Hogwarts house! I most definitely identify as a Ravenclaw, even though I was originally sorted into Gryffindor on the first Pottermore questionnaire (if you haven’t sorted yourself into your own house, CLICK HERE to get started with sorting yourself into a house!!). I’ve also noticed that many other bookworms seem to be in this house as well. Coincidence??

Once again, if you’re not familiar with Ravenclaw house and their traits, here is some more information about their traits:

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!)

As I did last week, this will be a list of both books and characters that represent those traits. Here we go:

We are in the midst of a freezing rain/ice storm and it’s been a CHAOTIC morning. Branches and trees are falling, and we were without power for quite a while. It’s still raining, but the power has been restored for now. SO SORRY for not having the list updated! I’m getting to things as soon as I can! If something ever is missing or i’m late, you can usually find an update on Twitter.

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme where I explore different topics. If you are interested in participating I would love to have you! Here is a list of my Upcoming topics in February – please remember to ping back a specific post of mine so I get a notification and I will add you to the participants list!

City of Brass

THE CITY OF BRASS by S.A. Chakraborty – Specifically the characters Nahri and Ali
Basically everything in the description above describes Nahri and Prince Ali! They’re both incredibly intellectual people. They both enjoy learning despite the negative feelings towards their choices in the things they’re learning about. The world they live in seems to be so focused on fighting, guarding, and protecting, yet Prince Ali is interested in the stars and the history of his people. The subject matter of the whole book fits Ravenclaw as well 🙂


THE NAME OF THE WIND by Patrick Rothfuss – Specifically the main character, Kvothe
I don’t care what anyone says – Kvothe is DEFINITELY a Ravenclaw! The man is obsessed with knowledge – and it just comes easy to him. He’s obviously logical and very impractical. His creative and inquisitive nature gets him into a lot of trouble…. but his creative nature also gets him OUT of a lot of trouble lol. He has a serious drive to understand and learn as much as possible as well. Kvothe is a very interesting person! Maybe that’s because I relate to a fellow Ravenclaw??

Children of blood and bone

There’s just something about this book that calls to my Ravenclaw soul. Everything about it, from the plot, to the world, to the characters, makes me interested. There’s so much to learn about the magic and the world, that my mind is consistently intrigued. The main character also displays a lot of Ravenclaw qualities – she’s creative, intelligent, witty, independent, and curious!

The hunger games

THE HUNGER GAMES by Suzanne Collins – Specifically Katniss
I feel a little weird putting this one on the list for Ravenclaw seeing as how it was such a popular choice for Gryffindor. But hear me out! Yes, I can see Katniss as a Gryffindor. She’s kind of like Hermoine but with weapons. But, it was the “Observe rather than participate” line that made me think of Katniss. She’s a leader, yes, but she was a reluctant one. She was more comfortable behind the scenes than at the front line. I think that she’s more of a Gryffin-Claw….


THE ILLUMINAE FILES by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – Specifically Hanna and Kady
Kady and Hanna are definitely Ravenclaw! They’re both incredibly smart and really only apply themselves 100% when it’s things that they’re interested in (or things that will eventually save their asses lol). Their creativity and ingenuity is what gets them through each day as they’re always thinking outside the box. Not to mention they are HIGHLY independent! Don’t ask these ladies if they need help…. you might end up getting throat punched lol.

Flower divider


Flower divider

I can’t wait to see everyone’s list today! Last week with Gryffindor house, there were so many incredible lists! Also, there were so many different perceptions of what makes a book/character a Gryffindor. This week should be interesting as, like I said above, there are so many book lovers who seem to be a part of Ravenclaw…… or maybe i’m just thinking this because it’s my own house and I want everyone to be a part of it?! lol

Until next time, happy reading!

38 Comments Add yours

  1. kyera says:

    The Illuminae Files series is able to fit into every house for different reasons! Children of Blood and Bone is a fantastic pick though for Ravenclaw!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. So many cool choices. I really need to check out City of Brass! The Hunger Games are such an interesting choice. For some reason the never popped into my head for any of the houses, but it’s such a great fit!

    my picks:

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Erica Mae says:

    This is a nice list, Shalini! I’ve only read The Hunger Games in here but my copies of The Illuminae Files and Children of Blood and Bone are already waiting for me!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Hannie says:

    I think it’s really interesting to see how people can single out specific traits and pick books for different houses. I totally see how Hunger Games could fit as a Ravenclaw read!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Jenna says:

    Awesome list! I also put Name of the Wind on my list. And yes, totally agree about The Hunger Games. I put that on my Gryffindor list, but I feel like Katniss exhibits traits from all four houses. She’s brave, smart, loyal to her family, and able to outsmart the others in the games. It’s so hard to sort her!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Priyasha says:

    City of Brass sounds great 💞
    That’s an awesome post 😍

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Nice! The Hunger Games is such a good series :).

    Liked by 1 person

  8. The Hunger Games is perfect for Ravenclaw. I don’t know why I forgot about it. 🙂 🙂 Great list Shanah.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. One day I will read Illuminae! Excellent recs!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I really hope you do! I’m forcing my 13 year old daughter to read it 😂

      Liked by 1 person

  10. Beware Of The Reader says:

    You might be onto something with Katniss! Reluctant leader 😉 As usual my post …late

    Liked by 1 person

  11. hannawsreads says:

    This gave me a kind of different perspective for Hunger Games! And as for Illuminae, I can see that series fitting kind of every house now.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Lol Illuminae would be a hard one to sort! It can fit in everywhere!

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Tammy Brackley says:

    LOVE this theme!! I agree with your list, my daughters argued with Katniss but I feel the same.

    My Top 5 Ravenclaws:

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I’m SO SORRY I’m just seeing this now! My week has been chaos and I’m just checking my notifications now. I’ll get you added ASAP!


  13. thebookofjess7504 says:

    I am a Gryffindor but I was sorted into Ravenclaw on my first attempt. Sadly I lost that account and then I was sorted into Gryffindor! I am a major bookworm and loved these suggestions! Hunger Games is one of my faves!

    Liked by 1 person

  14. evelynreads1 says:

    I really need to read city of Brass now haha! I totally agree with the rest of the list though!


    Liked by 1 person

    1. The City of Brass is one of my all time favourites! Though it’s not for everyone. Some people with the same reading tastes as me were bored – just putting that out as a disclaimer if you hate it 😂

      Liked by 1 person

      1. evelynreads1 says:

        Hahah I guess we just have to see ☺️

        Liked by 1 person

  15. Hope you’re ok with all of the storms!! x

    Liked by 1 person

    1. We were good! We have no trees on our property lol

      Liked by 1 person

  16. Sophia Ismaa says:

    Hmm. I just can’t see Katniss in any of the houses, I think she’s more of a Slytherin and a good representation of a good Slytherin. Practical, grounded, logical, thinks about the long-term, deeply protective of her loved ones. But I can see a hint of Ravenclaw when she and Peeta connived to eat the berries because that was definitely out of the box thinking.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Katniss is one of those characters that would fit anywhere and everywhere. Maybe she’s the headmaster type! I think so!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sophia Ismaa says:

        She could… she’s divergent basically. But I can’t help but think of her as predominantly Slytherin!


  17. I really think Kvothe could go in almost any house at this point. He’s a Gryffslytheravenpuff. 😂😂

    Liked by 1 person

  18. Bahahaha!!! As a Ravenclaw I am delighted by these picks and I have read all except The Iluminae which is high up on my TBR. I love these lists!

    Liked by 1 person

  19. The Other Weasley says:

    I will substitute The Lies of Locke Lamora for The Name of the Wind. Maybe my Gryffindor side id the part that can’t do the Epic stuff.


  20. Ruqs says:

    great post! I really need to read the name of the wind 👀

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s