People are always asking me for a good book recommendation, so I decided to take it a step further and create lists of book recommendations based on your Hogwarts House. This is something that I have seen done on YouTube and wanted to put my own spin on it. I will split the lists between my YouTube channel and here on my blog, so be sure to follow on both.
Ah, Hufflepuffs, known for their dedication, kindness, loyalty, and patience. Their house colors are yellow and black. Using both the characters of the house and the colors, I have come up with books that I think any Hufflepuff would love to have on their shelves. Happy reading!
The Female of the Species - Mindy McGInnis || The cover is cute and unassuming, yellow and perfectly Hufflepuff…but the inside is brutal at times. A contemporary YA novel that is complicated and important. This is not the fluffy, sweet book that you would assume to be assigned to Hufflepuffs. Hufflepuffs tend to known as simple and kind, but I know Hufflepuffs would understand the true importance of this book.
Turtles All The Way Down - John Green || If someone randomly asked me to choose an author for each Hogwarts House, I would definitely put John Green in Hufflepuff. This is his latest work about living with mental illness, the intimacy of an unexpected reunion, and Star Wars fan fiction.
Anne of Green Gables - Lucy Maud Montgomery || Can you imagine a better place for a Hufflepuff than the Green Gables? Really, need I say more? Anne’s imagination is vast, her positivity infectious.
Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda - Becky Albertalli || I haven’t read these books, but I did watch Love, Simon and I did, in fact, love Simon. It’s cute, funny, emotional, and really important. It wasn’t so long ago that YA did not, could not, include LGBTQ+ characters. This is one of those feel-good nostalgia types that takes you back to high school and makes you cry and laugh along the way.
Bear Town - Frederick Backman || Loyalty. Family. Bear Town is full of Hufflepuffs. Frederick Backman is a well-known and well-loved author, but this is the first of his work that I have read. I was instantly sucked into the story, his writing is so compelling. Hufflepuffs, you will love this one if you love a tale about small towns, big dreams and the people that feel pressure to live up to expectations.
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before - Jenny Han || I’m not sure that Lara Jean is a Hufflepuff, but she definitely has some of the house characteristics. This is such a feel good movie, I have to imagine the books are the same way. It made me laugh and cry and everything in between.
The UnHoneymooners - Christina Lauren (May 2019) || I chose this one for the cover. It is a tale of unlikely love. A romantic comedy, honestly, you might laugh so hard you cry. Good vibes all around, and if there is anyone who appreciates fun-loving good vibes, it’s a Hufflepuff.
I’ll Give You the Sun - Jandy Nelson || Do read this. Not only is the cover warm and perfect, so is the story inside. Every word is such a thing of radiant beauty, i know my soul is incapable of feeling anything other than joy when reading this. this book is true art at its finest.
Eleanor & Park - Rainbow Rowell || “Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.” This book will make you feel all the feels. Wholesome, adorable, fun-loving…a must read.
Field Notes On Love - Jennifer E. Smith (March 2019) || Two characters meeting under unlikely circumstances setting out on an adventure together. Maybe a bit predictable but fun and heartfelt all the same. It sits snugly as a typical YA romance and if that is your thing, you won’t be disappointed.