book recommendations for each enneagram type | all rhodes lead here, the foxhole court, normal people…

Hey everyone, welcome to or welcome back to my blog! It’s been a hot minute since I recommended some books here on my blog so I figured what better time than now? I was originally going to do recs directed at each enneagram but then I decided to recommend books based on characters with their enneagram type instead!* I’ve tried to put a broad range of books on here and to categorise the characters myself (some of these I haven’t read in quite a while!) so I’m curious to see how my guesses might compare to yours!

Fun fact, I’m a 6w9 with some type 4 traits too. I’d be really curious to know if you read a lot of books with characters who have a similar enneagram to you or if you read a wide selection of personality types in the books you pick up! I’ve found, in romances in particular that male love interests (in the books I’ve been picking up) have a lot of type 6 and 8 traits. I also tend not to read a lot of books with type 9 characters as main characters.

*Also please keep in mind that a lot of this is just me guessing enneagram numbers and wings so it’s totally okay for you to have a different opinion/ view of that character!

*Just a heads up, it took me a while to put this list together and in that time I slightly forgot how wings work and did them slightly wrong (even if I agree with the wrong numbers lol) with a wing you can only do a number directly left or right of the main enneagram type. e.g. 4w3 or 4w5 πŸ˜‚

Type 1 The Reformer

The Rational, Idealistic Type: Principled, Purposeful, Self-Controlled, and Perfectionistic


  • Get A Life, Chloe Brown (Chloe is a 1w6 & Red is a 7w9)
  • All Rhodes Lead Here (Aurora is a 3w2 & Rhodes is a 6w8)
  • Captive Prince (I absolutely think that Laurent is a type 1, but that Damen is probably a 9w8)
  • Kulti (Sal is a 1w8 & Kulti is a 1w6)
  • Keeper of The Lost Cities (Sophie is a 1w6)
  • The Viscount Who Loved Me (Kate is a 1w8 & Anthony is a 3w2)

Type 2 The Helper

The Caring, Interpersonal Type: Demonstrative, Generous, People-Pleasing, and Possessive


  • Twisted Games (Bridget is a 2w8 & Rhys is a 8w6)
  • Persuasion (Anne is absolutely a 2w6)
  • Mansfield Park (Fanny is a 2w9)
  • Check, Please (Eric is a 2w3, Jack is a 3w4 & Shitty is a 4w3)
  • Wolfsong (Ox is a 2w6, Joe is a 8w7)

Type 3 The Achiever

The Success-Oriented, Pragmatic Type: Adaptive, Excelling, Driven, and Image-Conscious

  • Take a Hint, Dani Brown (Dani is a 3w5 and Zafir is a 6w9)
  • Terms and Conditions (Iris is a 3w6 & Declan is a 8w4)
  • Emma (Emma is a 3w4 or a 3w2)
  • The Wall of Winnipeg and Me (Vanessa is probably a 3w6 & Aiden is probably a 1w8)
  • Weather Girl (Ari is a 3w7 & Russell is a 6w9)
  • Romancing Mister Bridgerton (Penelope is a 3w5/9 & Colin is a 7w6)
  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo (Evelyn is a 3w4)

Type 4 The Individualist

The Sensitive, Withdrawn Type: Expressive, Dramatic, Self-Absorbed, and Temperamental


  • Normal People (Marianne also has type 5 traits! Connel is either a 9w5 or a 6w5)
  • The Foxhole Court (Neil is a type 4 but Andrew is absolutely a type 8)
  • The Diviners (Evie is absolutely a type 4 with some type 7 & 8 traits)
  • It Happened One Summer (Piper is a 4w8 & Brendan is a 8w6)
  • Anne of Green Gables (Anne is a 4w3 & Gilbert is a 3w2)

Type 5 The Investigator

The Intense, Cerebral Type: Perceptive, Innovative, Secretive, and Isolated


  • A Study in Scarlet (Sherlock Holmes is absolutely a 5w4)
  • A Study in Charlotte (Charlotte is a 5w6 & Jamie is a 6w8)
  • Truly Devious (Stevie is a 5w6)
  • Magic For Liars (Ivy is a 5w8)
  • The Pisces (Lucy is a 5w4)
  • Stalking Jack The Ripper (Audrey-Rose is a 5w4 & Thomas is a 8w7 with type 8 and 5 vibes too)
  • The Inheritance Games (Avery is a 5w4)

Type 6 The Loyalist

The Committed, Security-Oriented Type: Engaging, Responsible, Anxious, and Suspicious


  • Wait For It (Diana is a 6w8 & Dallas is a 8w3/6)
  • Magnus Chase trilogy (Magnus is a 6w7)
  • Sense and Sensibility (Elinor is a 6w3 or w5)
  • The Seven Ancient Wonders (Jack West Jr is a 6w5)
  • Heartstopper (Charlie is a 6w5, Nick is a type 9w1, Tao is a 6w7, Elle is a 1w2, Isaac is a 9w2, Darcy is a 7w6, Tara is a 9w 1/3 & Tori is a 5w4)
  • Spy x Family (Loid is a 6w5, Yor is a 9w1 & Anya is a 7w6)


  • The Kiss Quotient (Stella is a 6w5 & Michael is probably a 9w8)
  • Things We Never Got Over (Naomi is a 6w3 & Knox is a 8w6)
  • A Darker Shade of Magic (Kell is a 6w5 & Delilah is a 7w8)
  • Caraval (Scarlett is a 6w5 & Julian is a 7w6)
  • The Love Hypothesis (Olive is a 6w7 & Adam is a 1w9)
  • The Spanish Love Deception (Catalina is a 6w7 & Aaron is a 1w9)

Type 7 The Enthusiast

The Busy, Fun-Loving Type: Spontaneous, Versatile, Distractible, and Scattered


  • Act Your Age, Eve Brown (Eve is a 7w8 & Jacob is a 5w6)
  • Hands Down (Zac is a 7w6, Bianca is a 3w6)
  • Boyfriend Material (Luc is absolutely a type 7 whereas, Oliver is more a mix of Type 1 & 6)
  • The Martian (Mark is a 7w8)
  • The Trials of Apollo (Apollo is a 7w8)
  • Pride and Prejudice (Lizzie is a 7w8. Mr Darcy is 6w1. I think Mr Bingley & Jane are type 9s.)


  • Marriage For One (Rose is a 7w3 & Jack is a 8w1)
  • The Fine Print (Zahra is a 7w8 & Rowan is a 3w8)
  • The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue (Addie is a 7w8, Henry is a 2w1 & Luc is a 8w9)
  • Legendary (Donatella is a 7w8/4 & Legend is a 4w3)
  • Red, White & Royal Blue (Alex is a 7w8 & Henry is a 2w1)

Type 8 The Challenger

The Powerful, Dominating Type: Self-Confident, Decisive, Willful, and Confrontational


  • From Lukov with Love (Jasmine is a 1w4 & Ivan is a 3w2 or a 3w8)
  • Brutal Prince (Ada is a 8w7 & Callum is a 8w3)
  • Skulduggery Pleasant series (Skulduggery is a 8w7 & Stephenie/Valkyrie is a 7w8)
  • Twisted Love (Alex is an 8w5, Ava is a 2w1)
  • Terms and Conditions (Declan is an 8w3, Iris is a 5w2)

Type 9 The Peacemaker

The Easygoing, Self-Effacing Type: Receptive, Reassuring, Agreeable, and Complacent


  • Malibu Rising (Nina is a 9w1)
  • Percy Jackson and The Olympians (Percy is absolutely a 9w8, Annabeth is a 1w8 & Grover is a 9w6)
  • Lore Olympus (Persephone is a 9w1 & Hades is a 6w5)
  • Sweat and Soap (Asako is a 9w6/2)
  • A Court of Mist and Fury (Feyre is a 9w8, Rhysand is a 1w2, Nesta is a 8w6/5 & Elain is a 9w1)

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3 thoughts on “book recommendations for each enneagram type | all rhodes lead here, the foxhole court, normal people…

  1. hi there!! I love all of this and the effort you put in! I just want to let you know, though, that enneagram types can only have wings that are directly to the right or left of the number. so a 1 could be a 1w2 or a 1w9, but never a 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 wing πŸ™‚

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