Top 10 Best Harry Potter Books

The Top Ten
1 Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

An incredible ending to an incredible book series. The Battle of Hogwarts was amazing, Snape's memories were top-notch, and it was all just a really emotional and climactic book. The epilogue was pretty satisfying as well. Unfortunately, the rest of the book is just okay. I just didn't like how we didn't get to see how Hogwarts was during the Death Eaters' rule, and instead had to go camping to a bunch of different places looking for Horcruxes. If we could maybe see the book from Neville's perspective in Hogwarts, that would've been great. Other than that, it's still great, though.

2 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

How can I describe the amazing ride that is the Prisoner of Azkaban? The first two books were already pretty great and exciting stories, but the third entry raised the bar even higher. While it did get rid of some of the elements that made the first two great, other, better elements came in their place! I mean, sure, the first half is pretty boring, and there's barely any relevant plot, but once it gets good, it's way too freakin' great to even describe. The twists are everywhere by that point, and I was even overwhelmed by how complex it was. I can't wait for the next installments.

3 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

I've read the first four books of this series and have found it hard to distinguish the best one, as all of them are masterclasses. However, there is something about this book that the film doesn't deliver - happiness, excitement, and an air of mystery. And I hate to say it, but the film just didn't succeed in doing so. The book showcases the Quidditch World Cup, the mystery of Barty Crouch Junior, the maze with all the interesting obstacles, and a lot more that I can't think of off the top of my head. This book just beats out the first three, and I'm looking forward to reading the last three.

4 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

This is the most intricate and suspenseful Harry Potter book, although it gets somewhat slow in the middle. This is J.K. Rowling at her very best: haunting yet powerful and uplifting.

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, featuring plenty of mystery, action, and quality literature.

5 Harry Potter and The Order of the Phoenix

If I listed my favorite Harry Potter books from 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 intensity of the court case, the relief in going back to Hogwarts, the hatred for Snape, Malfoy, and especially Umbridge, and the mourning over a certain character's 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 set the tone for the rest of the series. The sixth may have showcased 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 Sorcerer's Stone

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.

7 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

It's great, but I found Philosopher's Stone to be better. This one feels a bit too much like a rehash of said book, and the attempts to be different come off as forced at times (like Harry getting locked up and the train not letting the duo in), especially in the beginning. But it gets better overall as it goes on, with new mysteries and characters (like Myrtle). However, any day of the week, I'm rather more interested in people trying to steal a stone that grants immortality than in people getting turned into stone one by one.

8 Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

I like this one, except then I had dreams about being eaten by Lethifolds.

9 Quidditch Through the Ages

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 surpass all others in tenderness and just wholesome storytelling, but I want to see this one ranked higher. So there.

After the 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, but it's different. The witches and wizards are good.

This was good, but sometimes it was boring.

10 The Tales of Beedle the Bard
The Contenders
11 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, okay? 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 that 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 her feelings for Voldemort maybe suggests she used a love potion. She is Voldemort's most loyal follower, so he wouldn't suspect her. We had true Time-Turners. Only two existed and were used for full time. But still, meddling with time is dangerous, you know. Think of evil Cedric, Voldemort Day.

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