Top Ten Tuesdays is BACK!
The ladies at the Broke and the Bookish have posted the first prompt in months!
Raise your hand if you’re excited!
The topic this week is “Ten Book Recommendations for _______”. Immediately, this read in my head as a Hogwarts house, so I’m going with SLYTHERINS*.
(Wait, what? I thought you were a Ravenclaw. WHY SLYTHERIN?)
Okay, well first of all, Slytherins need some love. They get a pretty bad rap, what with Voldemort and all.
If we get really specific, I’m actually a Slytherclaw. Oh yes, I who take so much pride in my Ravenclaw sorting am a better mixture of both houses. So, you know, I gotta represent for the Slytherin part of me ONCE AND A WHILE.
I chose books that have Slytherins in them, and therefore, the Slytherins may enjoy. The villains may be sneaky and twisted and liars or horrible, or maybe the main character is an ambitious, self-promoting prat. OR BOTH.
Books with a Slytherin Villain from the Very Beginning
The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket
Count Olaf never tries very hard to pretend he’s a good person. He wastes no time in making it very clear that he wants to be a rich and famous actor and at the moment, he’s just a famous actor (erm, according to him). He will stop at NO ENDS to get the Baudelaire fortune and that seems like a very Slytherin thing to do.
Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
I’m gonna mix it up already and throw in a really good non-fiction book. I think we can all agree that a serial killer would probably land in Slytherin. No offense to Slytherins, but well, he’s not going to be a Hufflepuff, is he?
Books with Characters that Seem Nice and Definitely End Up as Slytherins
In order to avoid SPOILERS! I’m just going to list these books without good reasons attached. Seemingly good guys actually being bad is an AWESOME twist. Even when it makes me want to throw things out windows.
by Amanda Foody
by Victoria Aveyard
by Alexandra Bracken
by Philip Pullman
by Christopher Paolini
Books with Ambitious Slytherin Characters
The White Queen by Philippa Gregory
Elizabeth Woodville starts off sweet, but as her position becomes more and more precarious, she turns to the dark history of her family to save herself, her husband, her sons and daughters.
The Hitchhiker’s Guide of the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
Zaphod Beeblebrox is president of the galaxy and probably ought not be. He’s selfish, arrogant, and a thief. He also makes an incredible fun but definitely Slytherin character to read. If you’ve never read this before, you can check out my review of the whole trilogy.
The Laughing Corpse by Laurell K. Hamilton
Another serial killer, but this one on the side of good. Edward is a bounty hunter and Anita Blake never really knows if he’s around to kill her or ask for her help. He appears multiple times throughout the series, but this is his introduction.
Well, that’s it my perfect pixies!
Don’t forget to check out the other lists on the linkups and tell me – what other books would you recommend for Slytherins based on a Slytherin character?
*Haha, sorry, couldn’t resist.