Best Harry Potter Books


The Top Ten

1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Best Harry Potter - simmonsjen11

I like this best

I haven't read it and my friend told me there was a lot of death. But it is called the deathly hallows... - HermioneKG4884

I love Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows the most!

2 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Great book. Love it!

I LOVE this one! It is a book with twists, turns, definitely my favorite Harry Potter book. It also introduces Lupin, the best defense against the dark arts teacher they have ever had! It is a fun and interesting book with character growth. This is my favorite, and always will be.

It is the best

Get this above that hackneyed fanfic that was so not a "perfect ending" like so many claim!

3 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

This book is so pivotal to the series. It is what changes Harry Potter from kids stories to war stories

I love this book

It's got a good storyline. The only problem with it is that it doesn't make good use of its length. When I read the previous book. I loved it very much. When I saw that this one was super long, I had high expectations, I was disappointed. There was just very little happening throughout most of the book. Because of this, I would take really long breaks from it. Anyways, its story was great, though, if it was shortened by a few hundred pages, it would have been a much better read. I haven't read Order of the Phoenix yet. I hope it makes better use of its legnth.

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4 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Until the sixth book came out, we had Lord Voldemort, a villain with no depth what so ever. We had a glimpse of his motivations in one of the final chapters of Order of the Phoenix, (which is, in my opinion the best chapter of the whole saga, where Harry destroys the office of Dumbledore because Sirius died) but that's it. We have no idea of how Tom Riddle became evil, nor how he resurrected. After Half-Blood Prince, a lot of things change. We learn about the Gaunts, on how soulless Tom is to kill is father and grandparents and blame it on Morfin, his uncle. We learn that Tom was a very proud person, who clung to everything that made him special, and threw away everything that made him normal. We learn about the Horcruxes, not that Dumbledore didn't know about them already, but we learn that there are six (later we find out that there are 7). About Snape: it's true that Snape has it's biggest twist in Deathly Hallows, but we can't ignore that it wasn't his first one; in fact, in ...more

This is pure amazment. Nobody can write a book as good as this. - Pika2222

I haven't read this. - HermioneKG4884

I found the book good at first but re reading it can be a drag because of the slower story and the arguing between Ron and Hermione. It's the only one I don't like to re-read - Sambazing

5 Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix

By far the best one. I just finished reading it and before that I liked the Chamber of Secrets best for it's intensity. But this one has and epic final battle and Umbridge is surprisingly even worse than Voldemort! Order of the Phoenix is by far the best Harry Potter book, hands down.

It is my favorite! Umbridge is deplorable, OWLS are crazy, and Harry and his friends are up for another adventure

I was in it for luna lovegood. The ultimate legend

If I listed my favorite Harry Potter books worst to best, it would go from shortest to longest. Although this may take the longest to read, it becomes the most interactive to read. I remember reading the book for the first time and feeling the tensity of the court case, the relief in going back to Hogwarts, the hatred for Snape, Malloy, and especially Umbridge, and the mourning over a certain characters demise. The first one may have been the original. The second may have been a darker and better version of the first. The third may have been the crowd-pleaser. The fourth May have been one that set the tone for the rest of the series. The sixth may have showcase the best sense of dread. The seventh may have made me want to read the series over again, but in my opinion, the best Harry Potter book is without a doubt The Order of the Phoenix.

6 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

I love the mystery element in this book. I loved trying to solve the puzzles along with the golden trio. This book is my favorite.

My second favorite. - HermioneKG4884


This had the best, most mysterious plot

7 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Sorcerer's Stone is a stupid title why?
Nicholas Flamel was a real person who tried to make a Philosopher's Stone and in real life he would've been killed or tortured to death if he had called it The Sorcerer's Stone. It was around the time in history of killing "witches".

So called fans miss the point of the house cup. Gryffindor was near winning before they even saved the stone but Professor McGonagall was outraged that three Gryffindors were out of bed at night and she took 50 points from them, then Harry, Ron and Hermione save the stone and Neville shows his early bravery and Dumbledore gives them back the points that they lost. Slytherin also won for 7 years before Harry knew his real life. Also Dumbledore was not humiliating Slytherin, Professor McGonagall was also at the feast and she was the one who ruined it.

This should be number 1

A GREAT way to begin the series! - HermioneKG4884

8 Quidditch Through the Ages

This was good, but sometimes it was boring. - HermioneKG4884

Man, this book was great. And this is coming from an American person who isn't into sports- I know, does that even exist? Of course, the Harry 'Potter books surpasses all others in tenderness and just wholesome story-telling, I want to see this one higher. So there. ; P

I loved it

The other Harry Potter books are a lot better than this one. I just feel bad how so little people voted for it. I voted for it. Deal with it :P

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9 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

I love this book

Hate it so much it ruins the series

They are making 3 films about this book/story - mneilan

I really need to get this-my friend showed it to me

10 The Tales of Beedle the Bard

This one is the WORST of the ones I've read. - HermioneKG4884

Buuut I do like the comentary. - HermioneKG4884

Very good and interesting. makes me go to sleep very fast

Dumbledore's comentary is superb


The Contenders

11 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

This website is too American.

It's got the American illustration on the cover.
It should be Harry in front of the Hogwarts Express.

They took the alliteration out of the name! What the heck! Good story though.

The perfect beginning to a truly magical series

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12 Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts One and Two: The Official Playscript of the Original West End Production

I do like this book but I had to reread it to understand it was VERY confusing

You just need to get it ok. The problem was that no one actually knew anything about the children of the Trio and Draco, we just had an epilogue at the end of the Deathly Hallows. Bellatrix said in the sixth book if she had sons she would allow them to follow the Dark Lord yeah she had a daughter but a small clue about her child and she had feelings for Voldemort, maybe she used a love potion and is Voldemort's most loyal follower so he wouldn't suspect. We had true time turners only two existed and used for full time and but still had the meddle with time is dangerous you know evil Cedric, Voldemort Day.

I didn't really get it, and being that it is a literal play script I didn't really enjoy reading it. Even if this was performed (which I think it probably was or still is, I don't know) it would still be just sort of eh. After reading all the HP books besides the extras like quidditch through the ages this is just unnecessary. It's not bad, I just didn't necessarily enjoy it - 10Jackson

This horrible fanfiction shouldn't exist. It ruins Harry Potter.

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1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
2. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
2. Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix
3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
1. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
2. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
3. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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