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Pick 5 Novels and We’ll Tell You Your Hogwarts House

The Sorting Ceremony always struck me as suspect. How do we know the Sorting Hat can see into our souls? Because some long-dead wizards with funny names said so? How do we know the Hat’s not just tossing people into houses willy nilly? “Yeah, this guy looks like a Gryffindor. And this guy? Total Hufflepuff. I’m like 50% sure on this.”

Personally, I feel that a more accurate assessment of a person’s character would involve choosing from a list of books. Nothing on this earth reveals more about you than the kinds of books you read. With that in mind, let’s give the REAL Sorting Test a try.

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