If you don’t believe that Hufflepuffs are the underdog Hogwarts house, then you are delusional! HUFFLEPUFFS RULE. And I am so happy to have a post that centers around this “just and loyal” house, because I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen the same dumb “aesthetic” post on Tumblr for Hufflepuff that’s literally just like the color yellow and some sunflowers… and that’s it! So it’s time to make some different posts for us badgers! Here are the top 5 books I think are for Hufflepuffs or have Hufflepuff characters & themes!
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
In my opinion, Anne Shirley is one of the most Hufflepuffian characters in literature (that is totally a word, I will fight you on it). Her values of friendship, loyalty, trustworthiness, kindness, and friendship are exemplary. She is the epitome of each of those characteristics, and each of those things are core principles of the Hufflepuff house. Her ability to see the best in people, be ever so kind and inclusive, and her big ol’ heart make me firmly believe that she would be sorted into this house. Furthermore, the book itself is one I think Hufflepuffs would enjoy because it is a light-hearted read but still demonstrates important lessons readers should take seriously.
If I Stay by Gayle Forman
One of the most important and strongest aspects of this book is family. Mia Hall and her parents and little brother have one of the best family relationships I have ever read. Mia is also incredibly dedicated at her cello, becoming a major prodigy and gaining entrance to Julliard. She also is a fierce friend to Kim and those 2 are in their own little world. Finally her relationship with her boyfriend Adam is healthy and happy and full of respect and kindness. For these reason, I think this book is very Hufflepuffian. The themes and main character of this book stand for the same beliefs as house Hufflepuff.
Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares
This book (and the whole series) sets the standard for friendship in ya novels in my firm opinion. If there is one consistency in Hufflepuff, it is loyalty. And boy are these girls dedicated to one another! Their love for each other is so endearing and inspirational, and I cherish it like its my own friendship. I think that any Hufflepuff would feel delighted when reading this book, because they would identify with it and just have all the feels for it.
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
I feel like a lot of people will put this in Gryffindor because the bravery of these girls, specifically in a time of war, is unreal and emotional. But. I would argue that Hufflepuffs would appreciates the 2 main characters in this book so so much, and the things they do for one another and the way they think about each other is something any Hufflepuff can identify with. These girls are all about justice, loyalty, and friendship. If “Sisterhood” sets the standard for friendship in ya books, then “Code Name Verity” sets the standard for loyalty. Because GOD DAMN.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
I could not make a list of Hufflepuff house book recommendations and not include this masterpiece. Liesel’s patience, kindness, bravery, and warmth solidify for Hufflepuffs how valuable and necessary these kinds of people are in our world. And I just think that this story and Liesel act in the fashion of any Hufflepuff. Liesel may be the only fictional character more Hufflepuffian than Anne Shirley!