You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true,
And unafraid of toil;Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
Sorry that the featured image is Gryffindor themed, I couldn’t find a Hufflepuff one :(. So I love everything about Harry Potter – except the author (she who must not be named) – and a long time ago I took the sorting quiz and found out I’m in Hufflepuff, which is known as “the friendliest house” at Hogwarts. I was doing some fun googling recently, and I found that people were making lists of books that are “required readings” for Hufflepuffs, so I decided to make one too!
Here are some books that I think Hufflepuffs should read – featuring some inspiration from the lists I read.
Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe – Benjamin Alire Sáenz
This book screams Hufflepuff to me. There is so much love and loyalty and pureness in Dante and Ari’s relationship. I can’t imagine a Hufflepuff not enjoying this. Read my review for it here!
The Hobbit – J.R.R Tolkien
Disclaimer: I marked this book as DNF, because I was not in the mood for it at the time, but I do acknowledge that it is really well written. I’ve included this because Bilbo Baggins seems like a Hufflepuff to me. He’s patient, and accepting of all the guests in his house – none of which he was expecting – and he continues to cater to their several absurd demands. He also goes on the adventure despite that it is out of his comfort zone, which reminds me of all the Hufflepuffs who joined Dumbledore’s Army.
Love, Creekwood – Becky Albertalli
Simon, Bram, Leah, and Abby are the definition of best friends. They are the four kindest characters I’ve come across.
Percy Jackson and the Olympians – Rick Riordan
Hufflepuffs need to read this series. Not only do we appreciate the hard work of the quests that these young kids go on, but we appreciate Percy Jackson. Percy is loyal to his friends to a fault, which he has been told several times, and yet he still never changes.
The Death Cure – James Dashner
Okay so I’ve included this book for similar reasons as The Lightning Thief. I know that brave is something attributed to Gryffindor, but Hufflepuffs are “unafraid of toil”, and I take that to be brave as well. Hufflepuffs will do what needs to be done even when it’s scary, like Percy risking his life for his friends, and in this case, Newt telling Thomas to kill him when he is infected. Also, again there is a recurring theme of loyalty between these two throughout the series, which makes this scene so much more emotional and powerful.
A Series of Unfortunate Events – Lemony Snicket
I read these books as a kid, and then re-read them a few years ago, and I found that the kids just really reminded me of some Hufflepuffs in the Harry Potter series. Again, they’re quite young, and yet so willing to do whatever it takes to keep each other safe.
The Twilight Saga – Stephenie Meyer
This is kind of a joke. I hope I don’t need to explain why.
Before I go, here’s a fun little poll I made to find out what Hogwarts house people are in!