Good morning bookworms!
Today’s Top 5 Tuesday is ‘Ravenclaws’ (it’ll all make sense in a minute). Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by the super lovely Shanah over at the Bionic Bookworm. You can visit her here, and join in for Top 5 Tuesday by checking out all the amazing topics we have coming up!
In the words of Shanah, let me explain how this one works:
For each week of the month of February, we will be doing a different Hogwarts house! Each Hogwarts house is uniquely different in their traits (which I will outline below), and you can choose books that you think a person of that house would enjoy, or a book with characters that fit the traits of that house.
So, this week, I’ll be listing my top 5 books (or series) that have characters that should be sorted into Ravenclaw! I’m pretty excited about this one because Ravenclaw is my house, and I have a lot of team pride. Also, I saw Amie Kaufman on the weekend at a book event, and she is also a proud Ravenclaw – so that made my day a little bit!
Also, as a proud Ravenclaw I feel like I need to address something very pertinent. Our mascot is an eagle, not a raven, and that annoys me to NO END when I am buying merch. It’s not hard guys. Just saying. (It’s not like the animal for Hufflepuff is a huffle!)
Ravenclaws are analytical, intelligent, logical yet impractical, curious, inquisitive, creative, witty, wise, interested in understanding things, cynics, fond of intellectual discussion, introspective, independent, wordy, and self entertaining. They observe rather than participate, are fond of learning for the sake of learning, and good at school (or really anything that they have an interest in)!
So, let’s get started on some pretty awesome Ravenclaws!
Cinder and Cress, the first and third books from the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyers. Cinder fits the profile because she is analytical and intelligent – she’s the best mechanic in New Beijing (and from memory she is also self-taught). Cinder prefers to live on the outskirts and she is quite witty. 10 POINTS TO RAVENCLAW!
Cress on the other hand is very bright, curious and inquisitive. She’s fascinated by Earth, and has built entire computer programs to entertain herself in her little space bubble above the world. Also one who is an observer rather than a participant, but she does step outside her comfort zone a bit too. 20 POINTS TO RAVENCLAW!
Anna from Stephanie Perkins’ Anna and the French Kiss also would be sorted into Ravenclaw. Anna wants to be a film critic. She studies movies with a passion, including the movie guide for Paris, and takes her cues by learning from others. Anna is bright and has great grades, but doesn’t like to venture outside her own bubble too often either (at least not without encouragement). 30 POINTS TO RAVENCLAW!
I believe that Kady from Illuminae would make a great Ravenclaw. She can be as logical as AIDAN yet highly unpractical. She is fiercely independent, creative in her problem solving, and very intelligent. She’s also a bit of a badass. 40 POINTS TO RAVENCLAW!
At the same time, you also have Ella in Gemina by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff. Don’t get me wrong, Ella is also throwing off some Slytherin vibes, but she is so smart and a great lateral thinker. Ella is the real star of the series for me, and she has this whole wizard of Oz thing going on as she likes to operate as the person behind the scenes. 50 POINTS TO RAVENCLAW!
Kevin Day from The Foxhole Court by Nora Sakavic is such a Ravenclaw. Kevin is a methodical thinker – he likes to research everything and improve by doing the same action over and over until it becomes muscle memory. He analyses opponents and games and strategies before each match, always trying to better himself. 60 POINTS TO RAVENCLAW!
Because I feel like I’ve been throwing some witches of the Discworld (by Terry Pratchett) around these parts lately, I do need to address our Ravenclaw witch. Of course I am talking about Miss Tiffany Aching. Girl prodigy, unofficial heir to Granny, and witch of the Ramtops. Tiffany is well versed in interspecies politics, expanding her repertoire of knowledge and doing it all with no thanks required. 70 POINTS TO RAVENCLAW!
Of course, the head of Ravenclaw has to go to none other than Henry Branwell from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare. Henry is an inventor. Curious about the world around him and trying not to be dampened by technology, Henry would be happy in a laboratory all day testing new devices and researching. Admittedly, we would need someone to oversee the actual running of the house, but everyone would feel very welcome to study whatever they like to their heart’s content!
Total points: 280 POINTS TO RAVENCLAW! (Currently in the lead…)
Until next time, happy reading! 😊📚