5 Must-Read Books for Every Ravenclaw

Top Five Tuesday is hosted by Shanah @ Bionic Book Worm. The topics for each month are announced in the previous month. Each participant shall post their top five list and pingback to the host’s. The theme for February 2019 is Harry Potter – Hogwarts house based book recommendations. The topic for February 12th, 2019 is: Top 5 Ravenclaw Reads.

Top 5 Ravenclaw Reads | Nandini @ Unputdownable Books (post graphic image)

1. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Genre: Mystery/thriller

Age range: 18+

Content warnings: On-page rape, sexual assault, violent crimes

Ravenclaw character: Lisbeth Salander

Blurb: Disgraced journalist Blomkvist and brilliant but troubled Salander dig up the skeletons in the closet of the powerful Vanger clan to solve a girl’s disappearance

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson | Nandini @ Unputdownable Books (book cover)

2. Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce

Genre: High fantasy

Age range: 13+

Content warnings: Slavery, prejudice based on skin colour, gruesome descriptions of wounds and sicknesses

Ravenclaw character: Arram Draper

Blurb: The story follows Arram, the youngest student at the Imperial University of Carthak, and his friends during their school years as they forge friendships, make deadly enemies and learn the complicated ways of magic

Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce | Nandini @ Unputdownable Books (book cover)

3. American Panda by Gloria Chao

Genre: Contemporary

Age range: 13+

Content warnings: Parental pressure and overprotectiveness

Ravenclaw character: Mei

Blurb: In this heartfelt coming-of-age story, Mei, a seventeen-year-old college student, struggles to keep her Taiwanese parents happy while staying true to herself and pursuing her own dreams

American Panda by Gloria Chao | Nandini @ Unputdownable Books (book cover)

4. The Martian by Andy Weir

Genre: Science fiction

Age range: 18+

Content warnings: On-page expletives, brief mentions of sex and violence

Ravenclaw character: Mark Watney

Blurb: Stranded and alone in Mars, biologist Mark Watney must survive in the harsh red planet for close to a year with limited resources and a slim chance at a rescue

The Martian by Andy Weir | Nandini @ Unputdownable Books (book cover)

5. Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

Genre: Fiction (classic)

Age range: 13+

Content warnings: Antiquated views of gender

Ravenclaw character: Eleanor Dashwood

Blurb: Sensible Eleanor and impulsive Marianne, sisters who cannot be more unlike each other, discover their own paths to happiness in a society where status and money govern the rules of love

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen | Nandini @ Unputdownable Books (book cover)

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Which book would you recommend to a Ravenclaw? Which Hogwarts house do you belong to? If you could attend any wizarding school in fiction, which would you choose? Let’s discuss in the comments section below.

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A reaing list of smart reads with clever protagonists - curated book recommendations for Ravenclaws | Nandini @ Unputdownable Books

37 thoughts on “5 Must-Read Books for Every Ravenclaw

  1. Thank you so much for joining Top 5 Tuesday! You have an absolutely gorgeous blog!!
    I would have had you added to the list sooner but we are in the middle of an ice storm and I had power restored only a few hours ago. It’s been a chaotic day!
    Thanks for participating! 🙂

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    1. Her latest book still has that charm. I was introduced to her very late, only 3 years ago, and I’ve managed to finish only one series by her. I want to get caught up on all the Tortall books though. I hope you do give her a second chance someday! ♥️


      1. I’ve only read The Protector of the Small series by her. I’m planning to read Alanna, move on to Trickster and then pick up the other series if I’m still interested. I’ll probably wait for this series (The Numair Chronicles) to finish before as this is a prequel series and it’s more interesting if I don’t know what’s going to happen years later. 😅

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  3. evelynreads1

    This is the second list where I see the martian, I really want to read that one! I watched the movie quite a while back, and now I really want to read the book, since I expect it to be better 🙂


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  4. Read&Create

    I am a Ravenclaw and I like this post. But I have read Sense and Sensibility and the Slythering in me didn’t liked it 😂. But now I have interest in the other 4 books.

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  5. Ravenclaws for the win!!
    I’ve never actually read any book by Tamora Pierce but I feel like I should because most of them are high fantasy and I really love that genre.
    I think it’s time to read The Martian. All the excerpts I’ve read look really funny.
    I feel like Carry On is both Gryffindor and Ravenclaw material – like the spells and characters are very Ravenclaw but the plot/action is Gryffindor. I’m all ready to attend Watford School of Magicks. Or any fantasy/magic school.

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