Best Harry Potter Books


The Top Ten

1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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!

I'm no sure why I like it but I do

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2 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

It is the best

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.

The book that made me love the series! It has better writing and the characters have more clear personality.

Pretty groovy book

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3 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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.

Nice and interesting

I love harry potter and the goblet of fire becuase it's so captivating and is just so good

The best one FACTS

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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

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

Probably my favourite, I love all of them, but this one is different, darker, sadder. It is informative and interesting and we learn more than we have in any of the other books. We learn about voldemorts past and about his horcuxes. It has more depth and has the perish of Dumbledore, Hogwarts pricipal and the one who helps harry through his adsolence. It is fantastic and a must read

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5 Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix

Yes this book is very long but it is jam packed with information and pulls at your emotions and is such a good read

This is my favorite book because, for one, Harry meets Luna. Meeting a crazy, weird, dreamy girl made me laugh harder. She took Hermione's place. Also, Hermione founds Dumbledore's Army, which I like hearing about in the books. I am pleased to find that Ginny comes up with the name, and comes to the Department of Mysteries. She has a good role, but in the past books, she is barely shown except in Chamber of Secrets. It made me sad when Sirius died, but this was, for sure, my favorite movie. I loved to be able to see what crazy, but beautiful Bellatrix Lestrange. I liked hearing all of it. Umbridge infuriated me, I hate her even more than Voldemort, but I liked hearing her scenes because her and Luna make the books more interesting. Hermione and Ron, not so much.

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.

Except when Siris died. (Did I spell that right? ) - HermioneKG4884

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6 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

This should be number 1

A GREAT way to begin the series! - HermioneKG4884

NO! I like the Philosopher's Stone! - MaxAurelius

Really good book and the one who started it all. We wouldn't have the rest if it wasn't for this one.

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7 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

My second favorite. - HermioneKG4884


This had the best, most mysterious plot

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.

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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

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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

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The Contenders

11 Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

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


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

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

People are so like Caillou with the Cursed Child.
Its not even one of the books its just script for a play we where lucky to get.

Ok, I guess.

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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
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