Book Recommendations if Your Hogwarts House is Hufflepuff

If you aren’t already aware, I’m giving book book recommendations based on Hogwarts Houses this week. My last blog post focused on Gryffindors, so next up of Hufflepuff. An underrated house, in my opinion! Hufflepuffs are dependable, open-minded and compassionate amongst many other admirable qualities, so I focused on finding books that reflect strong friendships and the hard work of Hufflepuffs.

You can find Gryffindor recommendations here.

You can find Ravenclaw recommendations here.

You can find Slytherin recommendations here.


❝Where they are just and loyal, those patient Hufflepuffs are true, and unafraid of toil.❞


Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno

Rosa Santos is cursed by the sea-at least, that’s what they say. Dating her is bad news, especially if you’re a boy with a boat.

But Rosa feels more caught than cursed. Caught between cultures and choices. Between her abuela, a beloved healer and pillar of their community, and her mother, an artist who crashes in and out of her life like a hurricane. Between Port Coral, the quirky South Florida town they call home, and Cuba, the island her abuela refuses to talk about.

As her college decision looms, Rosa collides – literally – with Alex Aquino, the mysterious boy with tattoos of the ocean whose family owns the marina. With her heart, her family, and her future on the line, can Rosa break a curse and find her place beyond the horizon?

For the passionate Hufflepuffs . . . the ones who always follow their dreams.

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

It was Sloane who yanked Emily out of her shell and made life 100% interesting. But right before what should have been the most epic summer, Sloane just…disappears. All she leaves behind is a to-do list.

On it, thirteen Sloane-inspired tasks that Emily would normally never try. But what if they could bring her best friend back?

Apple picking at night? Okay, easy enough.

Dance until dawn? Sure. Why not?

Kiss a stranger? Um… 

Emily now has this unexpected summer, and the help of Frank Porter (totally unexpected), to check things off Sloane’s list. Who knows what she’ll find?

Go skinny-dipping? Wait…what?

For the Newt Scammanders of Hufflepuff . . . the ones who aren’t afraid of adventure.

Tweet Cute by Emma Lord

Meet Pepper, swim team captain, chronic overachiever, and all-around perfectionist. Her family may be falling apart, but their massive fast-food chain is booming ― mainly thanks to Pepper, who is barely managing to juggle real life while secretly running Big League Burger’s massive Twitter account.

Enter Jack, class clown and constant thorn in Pepper’s side. When he isn’t trying to duck out of his obscenely popular twin’s shadow, he’s busy working in his family’s deli. His relationship with the business that holds his future might be love/hate, but when Big League Burger steals his grandma’s iconic grilled cheese recipe, he’ll do whatever it takes to take them down, one tweet at a time.

All’s fair in love and cheese ― that is, until Pepper and Jack’s spat turns into a viral Twitter war. Little do they know, while they’re publicly duking it out with snarky memes and retweet battles, they’re also falling for each other in real life ― on an anonymous chat app Jack built.

As their relationship deepens and their online shenanigans escalate ― people on the internet are shipping them?? ― their battle gets more and more personal, until even these two rivals can’t ignore they were destined for the most unexpected, awkward, all-the-feels romance that neither of them expected.

For the hard-working Hufflepuffs . . . the ones that you can unfailingly rely on.


Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery

As soon as Anne Shirley arrives at the snug white farmhouse called Green Gables, she is sure she wants to stay forever . . . but will the Cuthberts send her back to to the orphanage? Anne knows she’s not what they expected—a skinny girl with fiery red hair and a temper to match. If only she can convince them to let her stay, she’ll try very hard not to keep rushing headlong into scrapes and blurting out the first thing that comes to her mind. Anne is not like anyone else, the Cuthberts agree; she is special—a girl with an enormous imagination. This orphan girl dreams of the day when she can call herself Anne of Green Gables.

For the hopeful Hufflepuffs . . . the ones who believe in themselves above all.

The Help by Kathryn Stockett

Three ordinary women are about to take one extraordinary step.

Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone.

Aibileen is a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her seventeenth white child. Something has shifted inside her after the loss of her own son, who died while his bosses looked the other way. She is devoted to the little girl she looks after, though she knows both their hearts may be broken.

Minny, Aibileen’s best friend, is short, fat, and perhaps the sassiest woman in Mississippi. She can cook like nobody’s business, but she can’t mind her tongue, so she’s lost yet another job. Minny finally finds a position working for someone too new to town to know her reputation. But her new boss has secrets of her own.

Seemingly as different from one another as can be, these women will nonetheless come together for a clandestine project that will put them all at risk. And why? Because they are suffocating within the lines that define their town and their times. And sometimes lines are made to be crossed.

For the tolerant Hufflepuffs . . . the ones that will be a friend to another in the unlikeliest of times.

Persuasion by Jane Austen

Twenty-seven-year old Anne Elliot is Austen’s most adult heroine. Eight years before the story proper begins, she is happily betrothed to a naval officer, Frederick Wentworth, but she precipitously breaks off the engagement when persuaded by her friend Lady Russell that such a match is unworthy. The breakup produces in Anne a deep and long-lasting regret. When later Wentworth returns from sea a rich and successful captain, he finds Anne’s family on the brink of financial ruin and his own sister a tenant in Kellynch Hall, the Elliot estate. All the tension of the novel revolves around one question: Will Anne and Wentworth be reunited in their love?

For the patient Hufflepuffs . . . the ones who know you need to sometimes wait for something great.


Caraval by Stephanie Garber

Scarlett Dragna has never left the tiny island where she and her sister, Tella, live with their powerful, and cruel, father. Now Scarlett’s father has arranged a marriage for her, and Scarlett thinks her dreams of seeing Caraval—the faraway, once-a-year performance where the audience participates in the show—are over.

But this year, Scarlett’s long-dreamt-of invitation finally arrives. With the help of a mysterious sailor, Tella whisks Scarlett away to the show. Only, as soon as they arrive, Tella is kidnapped by Caraval’s mastermind organizer, Legend. It turns out that this season’s Caraval revolves around Tella, and whoever finds her first is the winner.

Scarlett has been told that everything that happens during Caraval is only an elaborate performance. Nevertheless she becomes enmeshed in a game of love, heartbreak, and magic.

For the loyal Hufflepuffs . . . the ones that will do anything for those that they love.

An Enchantment of Ravens by Margaret Rogerson

A skilled painter must stand up to the ancient power of the faerie courts— even as she falls in love with a faerie prince—in this gorgeous debut novel.

Isobel is a prodigy portrait artist with a dangerous set of clients: the sinister fair folk, immortal creatures who cannot bake bread, weave cloth, or put a pen to paper without crumbling to dust. They crave human Craft with a terrible thirst, and Isobel’s paintings are highly prized. But when she receives her first royal patron—Rook, the autumn prince—she makes a terrible mistake. She paints mortal sorrow in his eyes—a weakness that could cost him his life.

Furious and devastated, Rook spirits her away to the autumnlands to stand trial for her crime. Waylaid by the Wild Hunt’s ghostly hounds, the tainted influence of the Alder King, and hideous monsters risen from barrow mounds, Isobel and Rook depend on one another for survival. Their alliance blossoms into trust, then love—and that love violates the fair folks’ ruthless laws. Now both of their lives are forfeit, unless Isobel can use her skill as an artist to fight the fairy courts. Because secretly, her Craft represents a threat the fair folk have never faced in all the millennia of their unchanging lives: for the first time, her portraits have the power to make them feel.

For the empathetic Hufflepuffs . . . the ones that can see behind someone’s mask.

Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan

Percy Jackson is a good kid, but he can’t seem to focus on his schoolwork or control his temper. And lately, being away at boarding school is only getting worse – Percy could have sworn his pre-algebra teacher turned into a monster and tried to kill him. When Percy’s mom finds out, she knows it’s time that he knew the truth about where he came from, and that he go to the one place he’ll be safe. She sends Percy to Camp Half Blood, a summer camp for demigods (on Long Island), where he learns that the father he never knew is Poseidon, God of the Sea. Soon a mystery unfolds and together with his friends—one a satyr and the other the demigod daughter of Athena – Percy sets out on a quest across the United States to reach the gates of the Underworld (located in a recording studio in Hollywood) and prevent a catastrophic war between the gods.

For the Cedric Diggorys of Hufflepuff . . . the ones who aren’t afraid of a challenge, but have a little help along the way.

If you’re a Hufflepuff, let me know what you think in the comments. Arguably, Percy Jackson could be Gryffindor, but I think the friendship, trust and loyalty between the characters in those books is rather Hufflepuff.

read it and weep,

20 replies on “Book Recommendations if Your Hogwarts House is Hufflepuff”

I’m glad! I didn’t know if Percy Jackson would be a controversial one because Percy is probably more Gryffindor, but my favourite part of that series is honestly the friendships and the lengths they go to in order to help each other.


Hufflepuffs are SO UNDERRATED!!! And make the best friends, not gonna lie. I mean, it’s totally JK’s fault that they’re so underrated. I think all houses are awesome! I totally agree with the books! I think percy jackson could be the peeeeerfect book for huffledors (gryffinpuffs??? gryffinpuffs.) Either way, thanks for the great post!

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YES! I was trying to think of famous Hufflepuffs and the only ones I could think of were Newt, Cedric and Tonks. It’s a shame they’re so underrated. And for sure! I feel like a lot of the characters in Percy would probably be sorted in Gryffindors, but a lot of the book themes are very Hufflepuff, in my opinion.

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Totally agree!!
And 2 of those 3 characters died… yikes JK 💀The three of them are in my favorite HP characters list too they’re awesome. So underrated! But at least potterheads are giving them some credit not like… someone else lol

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Ooh, I’m glad you’re going to read Caraval soon. I won’t spoil anything, but the sibling relationship and emphatic nature of the main character always makes me smile. I hope you enjoy it.


Love these suggestions, I haven’t read that many of them, but Persuasion is one of my favourite classics, and I love Percy Jackson of course! Definitely going to add some of the others to my TBR

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Yes! I was never huge on classics until I started picking up Jane Austen, she’s definitely my favourite classic author to read. I’m glad to hear you’ll be adding some books to your TBR also.


Okay so pottermore said I’m a Hufflepuff and honestly I resist that, BUT these books were a mixture of books I absolutely loved and books that are super high on my tbr.. so maybe I am really a Hufflepuff. Awesome post!!

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Interesting, what house do you think you are? I was convinced I was a Ravenclaw for the longest time, but eventually accepted I was a Slytherin after I got it a bunch of times on the test. Glad you liked the post!


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