Which L. M. Montgomery Book Should You Read Based on Your Hogwarts House?

L. M. Montgomery’s most popular heroine is the red-headed Anne Shirley, but Montgomery wrote far more than Anne of Green Gables.  Below we recommend a few of Montgomery’s titles we think you might like based on your Hogwarts House!  We’ve even included a few of her lesser-known short story collections edited by Rea Wilmhsurst.

16 thoughts on “Which L. M. Montgomery Book Should You Read Based on Your Hogwarts House?

  1. paulavince says:

    What a great idea! I think it’s accurate too. I’ve always been sorted into Ravenclaw in every quiz, including Pottermore, and I’m very partial to the Emily series 💗 I can see why you’d make those selections for the other houses too. Well done.

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  2. Ana says:

    ha! What a great concept. I have never read any of the Harry Potter books nor have I seen the movie but I am fascinated by all the following and how one book changed so many young people’s reading habits. This is a great post focusing on what readers might light based on what house they fall under.

    Ana

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    • Krysta says:

      I (obviously) think the HP books are great and worth getting around to one day! And sometimes I just like to read popular books/watch popular movies so I know what people are talking about. I didn’t realize how many Star Wars jokes I had been missing out on until I finally saw the films…. 😉

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  3. Artsyteen777 says:

    Omg Krysta I need help, I can’t even decide on my house. I might be a Gryffindor because I am told to have a good heart and I’m outgoing. But I’m very competitive like a Slytherin… what do I do? Being a Gryffindor is such an honor? Idk I don’t know if I’m good enough. Help!!!!

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  4. Jackie B @ Death by Tsundoku says:

    Reflecting on my experience reading the Anne of Green Gables series, Rainbow Valley is my second-least favorite of the books in this series. O_o As a die-hard Hufflepuff, I don’t know what this says about me…I feel like I should certainly keep reading the Montgomery books in my row, however! Knowing I wasn’t a huge fan of Rainbow Valley, which book would you recommend I pick up next?

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    • Krysta says:

      I would recommend the Pat books 1) because they are my favorite (even though I am a Ravenclaw!), but also because I like how different Pat is from some of Montgomery’s other protagonists. She’s not really “special” like Anne or Emily. She doesn’t have a writing talent or big dreams. She just likes to be at home. And I love that. I love that she’s so “ordinary” but still gets to be the heroine of a story. Also, there’s a dog named McGinty and he’s the cutest.

      But if you want something really different, I’d recommend one of Montgomery’s two books for adults. My favorite is A Tangled Web, which is about how a woman’s dying wish causes everyone in her family to behave differently in an attempt to earn a family heirloom. I like how all the stories intersect.

      Other people seem to favor The Blue Castle, though, which is sort of a rom com, in my opinion. “Old maid” Valency Stirling (she’s in her 20s, haha!) believes she has only weeks to live, so she decides to live it up and proposes to community outsider Barney. It’s a marriage of convenience, but can it be something more? (Yeah, yeah, we all know it will be something more! XD) Kind of Hallmark Channel, but saved by Montgomery’s gift for characterization and landscape descriptions.

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      • Jackie B @ Death by Tsundoku says:

        Ravenclaw or not, you are welcome to recommend whatever your favorites are at all times! 🙂 Besides, my Hufflepuff-ness appreciates that you selected books in my row. And Slytherin books! GASP

        Pat seems like the sort of character I could love. It’s okay to be at home and just want to be yourself. I wish more books featured characters like that. But, then again, that might not be a NYT best seller in the current market. XD

        I have heard of The Blue Castle many times– but not A Tangled Web. This sounds fascinating! I wonder why Montgomery didn’t write more adult literature? She has a knack for interesting stories.

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        • Krysta says:

          I’ve always had a sneaking suspicion that Slytherins and Ravenclaws are closely related. They’re both intelligent, both probably willing to go to great lengths to achieve their projects.

          I was reading N. D. Wilson’s final book in the Outlaws of Time series and he seems to have a character similar to Pat. An average boy–but he finds himself enmeshed in an adventure. But…it didn’t work for me. The boy, Alex, just lets things happen to him for essentially the whole book. It’s…boring. Maybe he’d work better in a realistic fiction, not a fantasy.

          I don’t know why Montgomery didn’t write more adult works, but, maybe, money? Fans associated her with children’s books and wanted more? I don’t know!

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