Book Recs With Lily @ Sprinkles of Dreams + Olivia // what hermione, ginny, and luna would read!! (guest post)

A lot of my favorite things are in this post.

I love Harry Potter, I love collaborating with my fellow bloggers, and I love Lily from Sprinkles of Dreams! All of these are featured in today’s post, and I have to say, I’m incredibly excited and happy about it.✨

In this collab, Lily and I are giving you all book recommendations based on Harry Potter characters! Because yes, we’re obsessed. Lily is going to be guest posting in this post (I’m just here for the intro) about book recs for Hermione Granger and Luna Lovegood and on Lily’s blog, I gave recs for all the Marauders.

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It was an honor to work with Lily on this collaboration! If you don’t know Lily, I highly recommend that you go visit her beautiful blog and get to know her. She has the sweetest, most welcoming, encouraging personality! We’ve bonded over so many things in the fairly short time we’ve known each other through the blogosphere, and I think everyone who knows her can also speak to her angelic, kind nature.

She’s a wonderfully bright light in the community, and I’m so happy to be able to collab with her. My hope is that I can introduce some people to her and her blog because they are both truly phenomenal!

Without further ado, I’m going to hand this over to Lily, and I’ll see you all at the end of this post. 😉


Hi, everyone & happy Monday!! ☺️🌸

I’m so incredibly excited to be here on Olivia’s blog, and for you to finally be able to read the product of our collaboration—one we’ve been planning for what feels like half an eternity.

As you all most likely already know, Olivia is a huge Harry Potter fan, and we’ve bonded over our mutual love for it as soon as we found each others’ blogs, amongst other fandoms and really everything under the sun, so we of course were bound (fated, really) to collaborate on a blog post sooner rather than later.

(Though in this case, it’s later rather than sooner, I guess, but … we made it!!)

We decided on presenting to you books based on Harry Potter characters, and I really hope you love both our recommendations—you can head over to my blog Sprinkles of Dreams to see the books Olivia picked based on The Marauders. I’m absolutely head over heels in love with her post, and you definitely don’t want to miss out on her amazing recommendations!

Without further ado, here are my recommendations. 💫


Hermione Granger

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Hermione is easily one of my absolute favorite characters of all time. She’s smart, and witty, and cares about social issues—and without a doubt would make a brilliant feminist and social rights activist in our time.

As we all know, she’s a Gryffindor, but she could have also been a Ravenclaw, and her intelligence coupled with her bravery, her adamance to never shy away from what she believes is important and just, is what ultimately led me to my book recommendations.

We Should All Be Feminists, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Will I ever stop recommending this book to anyone and everyone I know? Probably not. Feminism—intersectional feminism, of course—is such an important issue that we as girls and women in particular can not afford to be ignorant about, and this book is the perfect one to start with, especially if you’re only just starting out with feminist literature.

The Secret History, by Donna Tartt

I irrevocably believe that Hermione, smart as she is, would have loved diving into this novel late at night, after finishing all her assignments (and doing some studying ahead of schedule, naturally).

The Secret History tells the story of a small group of “clever, eccentric misfits”, who find themselves in over their heads as they’re drawn into a web of lies and deceit, following a murder they may or may not have had a hand in themselves—elegant, and shrouded in mystery, the narrative envelops you so tightly that you can’t help but find yourself ensnared by this book.


Ginny Weasley

I must confess that Ginny was not my favorite character when I first encountered her in the books—far from it actually. But she’s gone through such great character development, and grown into such an admirable person; from a shy and timid girl (though there’s nothing wrong with being either, of course) to someone who stands up for herself, and doesn’t let others dictate her actions and opinions.

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The Female of the Species, by Mindy McGinnis

The Female of the Species is pretty much the embodiment of Ginny Weasley—it features a main character who’s determined, strong-willed, and loves animals (remember Ginny’s Pygmypuff Arnold?). She takes matters into her own hands, and is not afraid to go against what society expects of her. And that is the exact quality you find in the main character of this book.

Legend series, by Marie Lu

I would like to think that Ginny would have loved to curl up with this series late at night, getting lost in the adventures of June Iparis, a young prodigy set on revenging her brother’s death, who falls in love with an equally smart and resourceful boy from the streets. This series is one of my absolute favorites—it’s addictive, and deliciously angsty, and just … gives you all the ~feels.


Luna Lovegood

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Luna, my love. I’ve adored her ever since she managed to dissolve some of Harry’s grief at the end of Order of the Phoenix with only a few words, when he was avoiding everyone else in his life—because that’s who she is. Quick-witted, loyal, with a golden heart nestled on her sleeve, and unwaveringly honest (often to the point of heartbreaking honesty). I honestly can’t fathom how anyone could ever not like her. Genuinely, if you do, we can’t be friends. I don’t make the rules.

Strange the Dreamer, by Laini Taylor

Doesn’t the title alone already tell you everything you need to know, and make it more than crystal clear that this is the exact kind of book that was made for Luna? Dreamy, peculiar, smart—all adjectives that fit Luna, as well as this book’s protagonist, Strange.

In a different world, I believe with my entire heart that they would be the best of friends—both willing to lend a helping hand to whomever needed it, and ready to believe in the unproven, wondrous, and magical.

Foolish Hearts, by Emma Mills

Listen. Luna has a heart of gold, and if I absolutely had to choose someone in the Harry Potter universe who is a romantic, it’d be her. Both Friendship and Love are intrinsically woven into her personality, and just … the essence of who she is—and Foolish Hearts is a book that just portrays both of these so wonderfully.

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Have you read any of these books?
Which Harry Potter character is your favorite?
Which book do they make you think of? 💗

xx, lily - Sprinkles of Dreams


It’s Olivia again, just popping back on here at the end of this post to thank Lily so much for being here on my blog!! It’s truly an honor to have her here on my blog, and I hope you all loved her phenomenal post as much as I did.

As I said earlier, I gave recommendations for all the Marauders over on Lily’s gorgeous blog, so if you’re interested in reading that, you can visit it here!

I hope you have a great week and I’m wishing you all the magical reading!⚡️

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49 thoughts on “Book Recs With Lily @ Sprinkles of Dreams + Olivia // what hermione, ginny, and luna would read!! (guest post)

  1. Luna’s my favorite HP character actually! She’s awesome and I wish I had a Luna friend in real life. And I agree that she and Lazlo would be the BEST of friends. But actually I think that Luna’d get along with basically anybody.

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  2. I LOVE this idea!! I’ll admit that I’ve read almost none of the books mentioned here, but the one I have read – Strange the Dreamer – fits so perfectly for Luna, and the others seem just right for their characters as well! I can totally imagine “We Should All Be Feminists” being the Muggle version of “Hogwarts: A History” that Hermione constantly badgers everyone about reading 😂

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  3. OHH, I LOVE THIS! Lily’s recs are always interesting and combining them with these lovely characters is such a wonderful idea. I’ll be looking forward to reading more of this series, Olivia!

    ps: this is my first time to visit your blog and I just want to say that I love your contents! x

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  4. OH MY GOSH!!! Two of my favorite bloggers teaming together to write some posts based on my favorite book of all time. Somebody pinch me, because this must be too good to be true. haha. But seriously, what an ADORABLE post idea, and I love the books you picked for each character, Lily! (Especially Luna’s!) The cover of Foolish Hearts totally fits Luna’s “aesthetic”. Anyways, I LOVED THIS POST. AND I LOVE YOU BOTH. That is all.

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  5. Love this post & the idea!! I want to see this for all the HP characters now haha
    I haven’t read any of the books Lily recommended but a couple are on my tbr and sound really good! Strange The Dreamer sounds amazing so I definitely need to get to that one in particular, & We Should All Be Feminists also sounds really interesting too.
    Great post!💛

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  6. This is such an awesome idea for a post and I absolutely loved reading it!!
    I loved how Lily described Hermione and how she cares about social issues as I feel like it is such an important part of her character. I will have to check out we should all be feminists– it sounds like an interesting read.
    I haven’t read The Female of the Species (although I really want to) but the strong willed character definitely seems like something Ginny would like and take inspiration from.
    Ahhh.. Luna is my absolute favourite– so honest and loyal!! I need to read both Strange the Dreamer and Foolish Hearts but if Luna would like them I am sold!! haha!!
    Great post!! ❤

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    • Oh, interesting! It’s true Emma Watson is the face of Hermione, but as Lily mentioned, I think Hermione’s involvment in bettering wizarding society throughout the series points to her interest in social issues and therefore she would likely be a feminist. Thank you for your comment! ❤

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  7. Oh these are all amazing picks, Lily! I think your picks are awesome, you managed to combine the character’s traits really well! I l think Hermione’s will truly enjoyed non fiction and interesting mystery, Ginny will adore June Iparis, and Luna switching between contemporary and fantasy! 🙂

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  8. Ahh what a fun post, I love it so much and I love the books and characters pairings here SO much as well. Somehow Foolish Hearts gives me Luna vibes as well and Hermione’s choices seem on point. I haven’t read these two books, but from what I know about them… they seem like the perfect choice 😀

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  9. Ah, I love this collab so very much! You both gave so many awesome recs that beautifully reflect each characters! I thought that Luna’s recs in particular were SPOT ON! You both did such amazing jobs with these posts, and I cannot wait to maybe see more future collabs in the future with you two! 😉 ❤

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  10. I’m commenting on this so late but this is like the ultimate collab ahhhh!! I love all of the books you recommended, and I’m so happy that they’re all either on my tbr or books that i have read already! also Hermione, Ginny, and Luna are like my 3 queens! I’m not joking when I say that they are my three biggest role models ❤ I loved reading both of your recommendations. you both are such amazing personalities, so the fact that you chose to collaborate is AMAZING

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  11. i loved these picks so much! i just got myself a physical copy of the secret history by donna tart and i can not wait to dive into it. from the premise, it totally sounds like something hermione would’ve devoured indeed – i’m glad to have her approval, hahah.
    amazing list, lily!

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  12. TWO OF MY FAVES IN A COLLAB?? DO YOU HEAR ME ~SCREAMING~?? UGH how are you both so good at recommendations? I just came from Lily’s post and was gushing about how those picks were scarily accurate and these are just the same. I can definitely see Ginny loving the Legend series. I feel like she’d connect a lot with June as a character too. I’ve never picked up We Should All Be Feminists but if Lily is recommending it and Hermonie would read it, then YUP it’s there on my TBR now!

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  13. I love this post!! The books for Luna Lovegood are *so perfect*! And there are so many good book recommendations here. I’ve been meaning to read Donna Tartt’s The Secret History, I don’t actually know what it’s about, but it looks really interesting 😁

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  14. this post was so fun and spot on??? i love it! i can totally see hermione read the secret history and also goldfinch?? and basically every donna tartt book tbh. i like to think that in an alternate universe those three have their own bookclub and talk about their favorite books…bghfjdksndf

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  15. Ahh this is so fun! I’m pretty sure I told you in one of the comments that I’ve read four of the Harry Potter books so far, which hasn’t changed as of then. I brought a book on my mission but exactly zero pages were read. I still haven’t met Luna Lovegood yet although when the selki(?) girl was first introduced in Goblet of Fire, I thought it was going to be her. Also, have you heard about the book club Emma Watson had? I don’t know if it’s going on, but I know at some point it was a thing!

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