June 07, 2017

Top 5 Wednesday| Books For Ravenclaw Pride

No matter what I can't escape being pinned with the Ravenclaw badge. No matter how many of my email accounts I used to open a Pottermore account and retake the quiz- I Am a Ravenclaw.

This weeks T5W is all about books and characters that we think fit in with our houses qualities.

  • Intelligence
  • Wit
  • Wisdom
  • Creativity
  • Originality
  • Individuality
  • Acceptance

Strange the Dreamer (Muse of Nightmares #1)
Laini Taylor

The biggest debate of the year- is Lazlo Strange a Ravenclaw or a Hufflepuff? (Just kidding. Not the biggest debate.)

To me, Lazlo is a Ravenclaw, hands down. 

The lines:

"He read while he walked. He read while he ate. The other librarians suspected he somehow read while he slept, or perhaps didn't sleep at all."
"His nose was broken by a falling volume of fairy tales his first day on the job, and that, they said, told you everything you needed to know about strange Lazlo Strange: head in the clouds, world of his own, fairy tales and fancy." 
 He is a reader. A dreamer, for the creatives. And is accepting of Sarai and the other Godspawn. 

Maggie Harcourt

To me this book just screams Ravenclaw!

Our love interest is an author (although rather a Hufflepuff at heart), it's all about that creative space of conventions. 

Whether they be artists, organisers, cosplayers, actors, writers, and comic book enthusiasts. 

It celebrates individuality.

The Wide Window (The Series of Unfortunate Events #3)
Lemony Snicket

I could have picked any one of these books in the series and it could stand. 

Violet, Klaus and Sunny are exceptional children. Intelligent, have wit and accepting of each others quirks. 

One scene in this book in particular, stands out as Ravenclaw. When Klaus discovers a code in a letter from their Aunt Josephine. 

Solving it like all Ravenclaws must do in order to get into the common room.

Clockwork Angel (The Infernal Devices #1)
Cassandra Clare

Would this list be complete without mention of my favourite Cassandra Clare protagonist? Really?

She's smart, loves reading and fits outside the box. If you've read the series you may know what I mean. One of the struggles Tessa must face is accepting herself and the world that she belongs in.

Plus, us Ravenclaws love us an "oddball".

The Night Circus
Erin Morgenstern

It could be argued that this could be a Slytherin book in its nature of plot.

But, I'd argue the crafting of the novel is worthy of a Ravenclaw mind. 

This book pulls you in. Spinning a tale of tragedy, pushing and pulling between narrative devices such as: perspective persons. 


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