T5T: Books for Slytherins

Hello, my darling readers!
It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a T5T post!
It’s hosted by Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
For this month, we get a very special treat: for the first time ever, there is a theme! So all four T5T posts for February are related to the Hogwarts houses.
Today, I’ll share some recs for the final Hogwarts house: Slytherin. Believe me, when I say I saved some really good stuff for them!

#1 A Song of Ice and Fire series by George R. R. Martin:

If I had to choose one books series that represent the very essence of Slytherin, it’d be ASOIAF. Those novels scream the word ambition which is a major trait of the Slytherin kids. There’s lots of scheming, plotting and killing going on which I also imagine them enjoying. There are many ruthless and badass characters. It’s almost as if Martin had written the books just for Slytherin. 😉

Cover from Goodreads

#2 The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson:

I saved this one exclusively for the Slytherins. It kept popping up in my head with most of the other houses too, but here it’s the ultimate fit. Lisbeth Salander would most certainly be sorted into Slytherin and you can’t convince me otherwise. The books by Stieg Larsson have this dark and unsettling vibe about them the Slytherin would relish. They’d devour the series!

Cover from Goodreads

#3 The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick:

There’s not really a logical reason why I think the guys and gals from Slytherin would like this book. But out of all the Hogwarts houses, I can simply imagine them being the most interested in alternate history. They’d totally spend house debating the outcome of imaginary battles and the aftermath. So TMITHC would be a fascinating read for them, although I am also a little scared it would give them some bad ideas.

Cover from Goodreads

#4 Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn:

While I myself do not particularly enjoy what I refer to as the “crazy bitch genre”, I think the Slytherins would have hell of a time with books like this one. So many scheming going on, plot-twist and everybody are basically fucked. If that doesn’t scream Slytherin, I don’t know what does.

Cover from Goodreads

#5 American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis:

Whatever goes for Gone Girl is also true for American Psycho. I don’t like Bret Easton Ellis’ novels but they are perfect for Slytherin – especially the story of Patrick Batman who is super ruthless and goes on a killing spree every now and then. He’d be a poster body for the Slytherins!

Cover from Goodreads

Which books would you recommend to a Slytherin? Let me know in the comments!

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