Best Harry Potter Books

The Top Ten

1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Product Image

8.Cursed Child
7.Sorcerers Stone
6.Chamber of Secrets
5.Goblet of Fire
4.Prisoner of Azkaban
3.Half Blood Prince
2.Order of Phoenix
1.Deathly Hallows

It is obvious when I frist read it was and is still now my favorite book

1) Deathly Hallows
2) Half Blood Prince
3) Order Of The Phoenix
4) Prizoner Of Azkaban
5) Goblet Of Fire
6) Chamber Of Secrets
7) Philosopher's stone

Captivating and a really brilliant piece of literature. An end to the greatest book series ever.

2 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban Product Image

I really like this one because it is... just great!
This is also where my favourite character Sirius is. This book is just wonderful.

10. Cursed Child
9. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
8. Quidditch Through the Ages
7. Chamber of Secrets
6. Half Blood Prince
5. Order of the Pheonix
4. Philosopher's Stone
3. Deathly Hallows
2. Goblet of Fire
1. Prisoner of Azkaban

I've just finished this book. So far I've only read the 3, but this one surpasses the other two by a substantial amount. It gives background knowledge that the other two lacked. It gives lots of plot twists keeping you at the edge of your seat. It gives shocking secrets and moments where you can't help but gasp at. And it also manages to give us an ending that leaves us both mystified and eager to read the next book. So well done how the twisty plot all comes together in the end. Just brilliant.

Just wait til you read order of the Phoenix and deathly hallows - Sambazing

It is still that book that makes you feel all nostalgic when you read it again after finishing the next few books (or whole series). It still has an era of mystery and lots of plot in it, and it also reveals lots of secrets for the future. Cleverly written. They are still young, but no starters like in the first book. Great.

3 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire Product Image

Very exciting. Especially when he dodged the Hungarian Horntail's flames and spiked tail

Very interesting. especially when he dodged the Hungarian Horntail's flames and spiked tail. It rocks!

This one is where it really starts to come together. The detail and revelations from this book exceed any in the rest of the series, and the final duel definitely grabs the reader's attention, something I can't really say for the "Deathly Hallows," which was basically a repeat of this, except shorter and not as believable for some reason. It doesn't drop you in a random scene in the lead.

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

4 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Product Image

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

If someone ever asks me why The Half Blood Prince is my favorite, I'm just sending them to this comment

This is the best book in my opinion. Followed by The Deathly Hallows. I absolutely love this book.

Though dark and sad, the sixth book in the Harry Potter series is both action packed and informative. As Harry learns about Voldemort's past with Dumbledore, it becomes clear why the Dark Lord was so feared during his first years in power. The book focuses on finding Voldemort's weaknesses via memories and old friends, and eventually, using them against him. Relationships form between the characters and political, psychological and emotional traits come into focus, Riddled with suspense, love and hatred, the Half Blood Prince is one of J.K Rowling's best novels, having plenty of mystery, action and quality literature.

Definitely, all that. Draco's showing fear. Hermione realizing her love for ron, Lavander such a whore, Harry with his moments, and of course, the Ginny and Harry kiss! Best scene ever.
and we can't forget about Dumbledore's death and Riddle's past

5 Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix Product Image

My Favorite Harry Potter book by far. I love all the new characters, and Umbridge is a great villain. The battle at the ministry is so entertaining. Luna is one of the best characters ever!

I honestly really like this book. I found it quite entertaining.

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.

The best. Luna was my favourite character. I hate Bellatrix though.

6 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets Product Image

This book is totally the best because they trio are going on a mystery and Ginny gets introduced and Harry Potter learned more about Voldemort so he could defeat him

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.

I love this one so much! The mystery is so much more entertaining than all the other ones, especially the last one. I love the feeling of the first four so much more than the last three.

I've read the whole series (including cursed child) 57 times, and this has been my favourite (other than deathly hallows). I really liked this. I just recently finished this for the 58th time and I have realised that this was a really good book. I can't really decide, but since the chamber of secrets is really interesting, I chose this one to vote for.

7 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone Product Image

Harry finds out that he is a wizard! Meets Ron and Hermione! Escapes Voldemort narrowly?

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 is the only book in the series I've read so far and I LOVED IT SO MUCH! I would never want to read anything but I couldn't put this book down! I got hooked in reading because of this book! I thought it was honestly going to be a peice of nerdy wizzarding garb but it's definitely not. It's for anyone that wants a book that will keep them on the edge of their seat and just will not be able to put it down. Because of this book I will read the whole rest of the series! Awesome book I am sure to read again!

8 Quidditch Through the Ages Quidditch Through the Ages Product Image

After Fantastic Beasts movies finish I hope they make Quidditch Through the Ages.
or even Beedle the Bard stories. Oh people hate Beedle the Bard because it's a fairytale book, well its different the witches and wizards are good.

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

This was good, but sometimes it was boring.

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

9 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Product Image

They are making 3 films about this book/story

Hate it so much it ruins the series

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

I love this book

10 The Tales of Beedle the Bard The Tales of Beedle the Bard Product Image

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

Dumbledore's comentary is superb

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

Buuut I do like the comentary.

The Contenders

11 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone Product Image

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

This website is too American.

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

I just need people to get that THIS IS NOT A BOOK! Cursed Child is a phenomenal PLAY. It is absolutely amazing when it is experienced the way it is intended to be. I understand that not everyone can afford it, but that still doesn't give you the right to judge it without really seeing it. Having seen it on stage, I can assure all of you that it is FANTASTIC. I would see it infinitely if I had the money. Everyone just needs to stop treating it like it's a book when it really isn't.

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

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