Top Five Tuesday: Slytherin Reads!

The time has come for the very last reading recommendations for the Hogwarts houses!  I’d just like to thank the one and only Bionic Book worm for coming up with and organizing such a fun idea.  Slytherin is the only house remaining, and they are known for their cunning and ambition.  When I think about this house I tend to think about people that would love reading about moral ambiguity and characters that wish to do what is best for them and their friends, regardless of the cost.  Let’s take a look at some wonderful recommendations for Slytherins!

game of thrones

A Game of Thrones is a book filled to the brim with Slytherin characters.  Quite a few people of George R.R. Martin’s fantasy world do what they believe is best in order to protect their loved ones.  The use of questionable moral choices, as well as following multiple characters from different sides of the same conflict, allows people to think about why characters are making certain choices.


Scythe is a book that will intrigue Slytherins because it raises a lot of questions about what is best for society.  In general, Scythes are likely to have a lot of traits that reflect this house best because they need to be able to think rationally and come up with the best ways of keeping the population count under control.  It’s particularly interesting to read about how different Scythes may come up with different methods to determine which people should die and which should live, raising debates about whose life is most important in a given scenario.

Lady Audley's Secret

Lady Audley’s Secret is an underrated classic.  The thriller genre is, in general, a great pick for Slytherins due to their twists and turns being the perfect breeding ground for tough choices.  As one of the first thrillers ever written, Mary Elizabeth Braddon creates a fascinating character out of Lady Audley that will leave readers guessing until the final pages.

Night Film.jpg

This is another thriller that is perfect for Slytherins due to its exceptionally dark tone and morally ambiguous characters.  Cordova and McGrath are both interesting characters that keep readers on their toes as they try to determine whether either of them are actually the “good guy” or not.

Locke & Key

Slytherins are not evil people, but it is known that the Slytherin common room is in the dungeons, so there’s definitely a common underlying thread in this house that embraces creepy vibes.  Locke & Key has the Lovecraftian horror down to a science and it’s executed extraordinarily well.

Well, that wraps up my book recommendations for all of the Hogwarts houses!  I will be concluding my video game recommendations later this week.  I’ve had a ton of fun picking out all of these books and I’m so glad I did this.

What books would you recommend for Slytherins?  Let me know in the comments below!




11 thoughts on “Top Five Tuesday: Slytherin Reads!

  1. Three of these five books are already on my TBR! (Night Film, Scythe, and Locke and Key). Hopefully I’ll get around to reading at least a couple of them this year. Maybe I’ll wait for Octomber to put me in a spooky vibe for Night Film and Locke and Key but I have a horrible memory so we’ll have to see what happens. Great list 🙂

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    1. Night Film was unbelievably creepy. I remember that I read it on the plane to a job interview and was so freaked out that I had trouble sleeping in the hotel room by myself that night. Not the best idea I’ve had…

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  2. Oooh I totally agree with GOT, I didn’t even think of that! And I haven’t read Locke and Key but the comics have really cool covers! I don’t know if the ones I saw were special covers or not, but I loved how the key was glossy and the rest of the background was matte

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