Last week, I got to show off my Ravenclaw pride for Top 5 Tuesday, and this week, I am showing off my Hufflepuff pride. While I usually call myself a Ravenclaw, I’m definitely more of a Ravenpuff.
Hufflepuffs are categorized by valuing hard work, patience, loyalty, fair play, and of course, cake. Seriously, their common room is located near the kitchens and I’m pretty sure they’re always sneaking late night pumpkin pasties.
Here are five books that I think Hufflepuffs would love.
Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine
I believe this book is good for Hufflepuffs even though the main character is basically the anti-Hufflepuff. She’s always putting herself first, doesn’t have any friends, and is super duper impatient.
However, in the book she becomes friends with Raymond, the IT guy at her office, and oh boy, Raymond is definitely a Hufflepuff. He’s so patient, especially when it comes to Eleanor, who most people find prickly and hard to deal with. He’s got a big heart and he’s a good friend, and that’s something that all Hufflepuffs can get on board with.
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before
I’m not 100% sure of why this belongs here. It’s just one of those books I picture reading while curled up in a fuzzy blanket, in my PJs, drinking tea. And that most definitely is a Hufflepuff activity. Oh, and don’t forget the snacks.
I guess Lara Jean is a bit of a Hufflepuff too, so that’s an added bonus.
Cormoran Strike novels
I put these in here because Robin strikes (actually did not intend this pun, but I refuse to pick a different word) me as a Hufflepuff. She’s incredibly loyal to Strike, even when it’s to the detriment of other things or people in her life.
She’s also an incredibly hard worker. She works so hard to help Strike solve cases and eventually works her way up to become a partner. Even though she’s way underpaid, she does whatever it takes to solve the case.
The Rest of Us Just Live Here
Okay, I hate when Hufflepuffs are characterized as the “leftovers” house or the rejects. That’s not what they’re all about.
However, I’m about to do that here. Kind of. The Rest of Us Just Live Here is about a group of friends who live in a town with a Chosen One (in this case more of a Buffy the Vampire Slayer than a Harry Potter). Crazy things are always happening, but our main character just wants to make it through his senior year.
That’s kind of what I imagine the Hufflepuffs doing in Harry Potter. There are main characters in Harry Potter from every other house, but the only Hufflepuff we get is Cedric Diggory, and that’s only for one book! So when reading the books, I literally had no clue what the Hufflepuffs were up to. They were probably just hanging around like “come on, man, can’t we just eat some snacks and hang out without having to worry about dying every year?”
On the Homefront
On the Homefront is a historical fiction novel about three sisters (well sisters-in-law) during WWII.
The women in this story are very hard working and almost immediately sign up to work in factories to support the war. They also are all loyal to one another and comforting of each other. Throughout the book we get to know more and more about their relationship with each other, and how the war affects each of them.