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Books for Ravenclaws

May 23, 2019

I got the inspiration for this little series after seeing Emmmabooks' version. It was such a cute idea. I've already done one for Gryffindor as it was a topic for Top 5 Wednesday a few weeks back. This time I'm recommending books for Ravenclaws. These next few titles are either ones that contain characters with Ravenclaw like qualities or are simply ones I think a Ravenclaw would enjoy.

1. Frat Girl by Kiley Roache

There's a huge emphasis on academia in this novel, in particular relating to gender studies. The main character Cassandra, in order to meet the conditions for her scholarship, has to create a research project and write up her results. She chooses to investigate the misogyny stereotype Frat Houses have gained by pledging herself and living amongst them.

I have a review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

4. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

Scientific progress at the expense of morality is probably how I'd describe Frankenstein. It's one of my favourites and definitely, one that I feel would appeal to anyone with academic inclinations...a Ravenclaw. Both Victor and his Monster and determined to gain knowledge, though not on the same topic.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

Bradbury emphasises the importance of books within Fahrenheit 451. The entire novel is based around the premise that books are now illegal and to own one is a crime. The firemen no longer put out fires but start them in order to burn the books. A world without books is such a grim picture and Bradbury paints this situation perfectly. There is little individuality and all are glued to the tv-esque screens with interactive elements. It's not a world I want to live in.

I have a review here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco

Audrey Rose Wadsworth has a keen mind for pathology, not the typical role of a woman in the Victorian period. She is a complete anachronism and utterly wonderful to read from. Her investigative mind is such a joy to witness. She remains one of my favourite characters I've ever read. The plot of the novel, the hunt for Jack the Ripper, I feel would appeal to an inquisitive mind also.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

 

5. Passenger by Alexandra Bracken

There is so much historical reference packed into this book. I love how time travel can be utilised to journey through such varying historical periods. It made me want to research the different periods mentioned in the book. The second novel of this duology builds upon this too. We move from Tsarist Russia to pirates in the West Indies (I think) and so much more.

I have a review for Wayfarer here.

You can find the Goodreads page here.

Those are the novels I would recommend for Ravenclaw.

What would you suggest?

Thank you for reading,

Katie x

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