Hey Guys! This month’s Top Five Tuesday topics are based on the houses from Harry Potter. Each house has its own set of traits that determine which house you will be in. I love this topic because even if you haven’t read the books (or just haven’t finished them all, guilty!) you can still do this topic you just need to know the traits for each house. This week’s house is Gryffindor!
Gryffindor Traits – They are experience oriented, honest, practical, blunt, passionate, playful, funny, trusting, idealistic, stubborn and procrastinators. They live in the moment, don’t take themselves seriously, are wary of manipulators and liars, have a strong moral center, and are unafraid to seize opportunities and make changes.
The goal is to pick five books that you think that particular house might like to read or if characters from that book would fit into that house.
Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely Shanah @BionicBookWorm. Each week we respond to that week’s topic and link back to her page. Go check out her page to join in!
I picked You’re Not that Great because the author is very blunt and honest. He informs us that we’re not that great and thinking that we are was our first mistake. Take Harry, for example, he is one of the most known and popular wizards in the wizarding world because of what happened to him as a baby. Not knowing that he was this great and accomplishing wizard before he even knew he was a wizard, in my opinion, is what keeps him humble. Since Gryffindor is Harry’s Hogwarts house, I find this book very fitting.
I chose Beautiful Disaster because while the book is fiction, I think a similar situation could happen in real life. I also chose this book because the characters are passionate and stubborn. I think Gryffindor students would like this book (well maybe the upperclassmen).
I think Gryffindor first-years would really like Wonder because the main character August is scared to start at a new school and he’s very passionate in the way he feels about starting this new school. Once he’s been there a while he becomes more open to the idea and becomes more accepting.
I think Margo (one of the main characters in this book) would be a Gryffindor if she were a student at Hogwarts. She’s very imaginative and passionate about what she wants. She leaves clues for Q so he can come and find her after she’s run away, like a game.
I think The Quiet You Carry would be another book that Gryffindor students would like because the main character is very stubborn. After something major happens, Victoria (the main character) refuses to tell anyone what happens. By the end of the story, she is very passionate about helping her sister which means she has to tell the truth about what happened.