A feature in which I recommend you books based on your favorite character.
A while back I introduced a new feature in which I recommend you books that remind me of a certain character. So it’s either books I think they as a character would enjoy or that remind me of the character itself. The first in the installment was obviously Ronan Lynch, and this time I am doing Hermione’s reading list.
Hermione is one of my favorite character of all time and she is one of the first characters that I really related to. And Harry Potter’s obviously my favorite series of all time. As for Hermione’s reading list, I feel like her list would be dominated by non fiction, feminist writing and classics. So without further ado, here’s Hermione Granger’s Reading List.
1. Dear Ijeawele, or a Feminist Manifesto in Fifteen Suggestions by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
This is a book Adichie wrote as a response to her friend asking her how to raise her daughter as a feminist and it’s a book that debunks myths about women but also goes really deep into the sexual politics of today. I feel like this is something that Hermione or anyone who loves her as a character would definitely enjoy.
2. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
This is a modern classic and a book everyone knows about. But a feminist dystopian is something that I feel Hermione would really love.
3. Nabokov’s Favorite Word Is Mauve: What the Numbers Reveal About the Classics, Bestsellers, and Our Own Writing by Ben Blatt
This is a non fiction book about books, and I feel that any lover of books like Hermione would love this. It’s a sort of statistical overview of famous writers’ work. It showcases what words they use and how often and it’s a fascinating read for anyone who loves literature.
4. Akata Witch by Nnedi Okorafor
This has been dubbed the Nigerian Harry Potter AND it has a female main character. That speaks Hermione to me so much. I can imagine her exploring and reading about magic in different settings and cultures and this book is steeped in Nigerian myths, folklore and magic.
5. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
I feel that Hermione as a social justice advocate would really love this. It’s a book that is powerful and angry and so insightful, with a wonderful main character and I think Hermione would really like this. If you’re interested, you can read my full review on it HERE.
6. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Ending with a classic, Jane Austen seems like the sort of writer Hermione would enjoy. She wrote women who were very ahead of their time and I think Hermione would really appreciate Lizzie Bennet. I also feel like Hermione is a romantic and obviously the hate-to-love relationship is something she can relate to. It fits perfectly.
So those are my recommendations! Hope you enjoyed this, let me know what you think of these books and if you have any recs of your own, I’d love to hear them!
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