TOP FIVE WEDNESDAY: Top five Hufflepuff recommendations

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Huh. If you didn’t already get the memo, I’m not a huge Harry Potter fan. I’ve only read the first three novels and I’ve only watched the first three films.

This week’s Top Five Wednesday topic is “Books for your Hogwarts house”. I’m a Hufflepuff – I’ve done enough quizzes to know that. But what the hell is a Hufflepuff?

What the hell is a Hufflepuff?
Thank you, A Very Potter Musical, for this summary of the humble Hufflepuff

I found this topic remarkably difficult, and at this point I don’t even know if these choices make sense. I hope you enjoy this post, because I sure didn’t enjoy writing it…

5)‘The Lost and the Found’ by Cat Clarke

The Lost and the Found cover

I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. HUFFLEPUFFS ARE PARTICULARLY GOOD FINDERS! Things get lost, things get found… My bet is that a Hufflepuff is right at the centre of the action, trying to sort all the shit out.

4) ‘The Animals of Farthing Wood’ by Colin Dann

The Animals of Farthing Wood cover

The house animal is a badger. This was the only book that I could think of with a badger placed so prominently on the cover. I remember absolutely adoring this story when I was younger. Might be time for a reread!

3) ‘Anatomy of a Misfit’ by Andrea Portes

Anatomy of a Misfit cover

From what I can gather, Hufflepuffs are seen as rather special. They don’t fit in. I mean, they have a vampire in their midst: they seem to be a raggedy crew who adopt anyone who could be described as ‘other’.

2) ‘We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves’ by Karen Joy Fowler

We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves cover

The black-and-yellow colour scheme of ‘We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves’ matches the house colours of Hufflepuff. I feel as though I’m a Hufflepuff mostly because of their colours. The red of Gryffindor is too bright, while the green of Slytherin and the blue of Ravenclaw are too dark.

1) ‘Spellbook of the Lost and Found’ by Moira Fowley-Doyle

Spellbook of the Lost and Found cover

If I was a Hufflepuff, I’d have a spellbook. Because – as we all know – Hufflepuffs are particularly good finders, this particular spellbook would be very appropriate.

What’s your Hogwarts house? Let me know, and I’ll see if I can think of any book recommendations for you. Or can you think of some Hufflepuff-appropriate books?

  • Freja Findsen

    This is very funny for some reason…

  • Barb(Boxermommyreads)

    Sadly I wouldn’t really know where to start with this topic either, but hey, I think you did a hell of a job! I’m a Ravenclaw for all that’s worth. I read the books and saw all the movies but I’m far from a die-hard fan.

    • Ahh, Ravenclaw’s are cool too! Our houses definitely have the best colours 😉

  • Lauren

    I haven’t read any of these, but I can’t wait to try Spellbook! 🙂