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A Slytherin Reading List

Since my Ravenclaw reading list was such a big hit last month, I thought I’d continue the fun for each House. I firmly believe that no House is any better than any other House. They each have their strengths and weaknesses, and all are full of wonderful people. I actually believe that I’m a little bit of each House all jumbled together, just more Ravenclaw than any other. I’ve actually heard lots of people say that about themselves which I think is very cool and interesting. I mean, I wonder how many other students argued with the Sorting Hat over which House they should be in. I’m almost completely positive that Harry Potter wasn’t the only one.

But today, let’s focus on the ambitious and cunning Slytherins!

P.S. I wasn’t able to translate the entire post in Parseltongue, maybe next t.


1. The Young Elites trilogy by Marie Lu

Adelina is the ultimate badass. She’s smart, ambitious, and isn’t afraid of anything. Basically, she’d be the Queen Bee of the Slytherin House. I’m pretty sure that even Malfoy wouldn’t want to mess with her!

2. Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas

Y’all cannot tell me that Celaena wouldn’t be in Slytherin! I mean, she’s full-blooded nobility and she’s oozing resourcefulness from every pore. I don’t think this girl even knows how to back down from a challenge. I think we can all agree that she embodies everything that Slytherin stands for.

3. Vengeance Road by Erin Bowman

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What do Slytherins love? Well I think they love people who earn their respect and the main character in Vengeance Road is one such person. I dare you to read this book and not dream of becoming best friends with Kate.

4. The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas

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A man hell bent on revenge for being wrongly imprisoned for 13 years thanks to his former best friend? Get out your popcorn, Slytherin, because you’re in for a damn good ride!

5. Shades of Magic trilogy by V.E. Schwab

I’ll admit that I went a little back and forth on this selection. I honestly felt that Lila could actually fit in both Slytherin and Gryffindor (with Kell definitely being a Hufflepuff), but I ultimately decided that this is a series for Slytherins. Fear isn’t a word in Lila Bard’s vocabulary and she goes after exactly what she wants, and I’d have to say that she prides herself on that.

6. The Godfather by Mario Puzo

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Please… You know that the Corleone’s are the muggle equivalent to the Malfoy’s. Both are families that share legacies of tradition and blood, and they are extremely proud of that fact too.

7. Vanity Fair by William Makepeace Thackeray

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A novel about how an ambitious young works her way to the upper echelons of British society in the early 19th century? Oh yes, Becky Sharp is a total Slytherin. Watching her maneuver and manipulate her way to the top is nothing short of extraordinary.

8. Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

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3 sisters battling to the death in order to win the crown? HA! Child’s play…

9. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn

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I think it’s okay to admit that Amy Dunne would be a Slytherin. Cunning? Check. Resourceful? Check. Proud? Check. Yep, the Sorting Hat would definitely know where to stick her immediately.

10. The Broken Empire trilogy by Mark Lawrence

A prince who’s fled his thrown and decided to lead a band of outlaws raiding and pillaging across the land? Hmmm, sounds like something a Slytherin might do if they were really pissed off.


Slytherins, what did you think of this list? What books do you disagree with? What are some books that you would add? Let me know in the comments!

24 thoughts on “A Slytherin Reading List

  1. Awesome list, girl! Highest of praise for The Godfather! 🙌 That is a book every Slytherin must read at one point in their life. That book is amazing! Dare I say it, I even love the book more than the movies. 😱 And Gone Girl is essential. Amazing. Amy is my girl! I love that book. 👍

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  2. Excellent choices for this list! I haven’t read all of these yet, but the ones I did are definitely Slytherin. Even ADSOM, although it kind of breaks my heart… Then again, as a Ravenclaw Lila would have fit in our team anyway. 😉

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    1. Yeah, I was really torn on including ADSOM. I felt like that series actually represents all of the Houses but Lila can be so cunning and resourceful, that she kind of sold me on being a Slytherin. But she could definitely be a Ravenclaw too! 😁

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      1. True, Lila has a littlebit of most houses in her… Although the most dominant would be Slytherin and Griffindor. The sorting hat would have a difficult job with her for sure haha.

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