Are you a fan of the Harry Potter books but unsure of the correct reading order? Fear not, for this guide will provide you with all the information you need to enjoy the magical world of Harry Potter in the correct order. From the original series to the companion books, we’ve got you covered.
The Original Series
The original Harry Potter series consists of seven books, written by J.K. Rowling. The books follow the story of Harry Potter, a young wizard, and his friends Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley as they attend Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry and battle the evil Lord Voldemort.
1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
The first book in the series introduces readers to the world of Harry Potter and his magical abilities. We follow Harry as he learns he is a wizard and begins his journey at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry.
2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
In the second book, Harry returns to Hogwarts for his second year. When strange things start happening, Harry and his friends set out to discover the truth behind the mysterious Chamber of Secrets.
3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
The third book sees Harry and his friends in their third year at Hogwarts. They must confront the dangerous Sirius Black, who has escaped from Azkaban prison and is believed to be after Harry.
4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
In the fourth book, Harry competes in the Triwizard Tournament, a dangerous competition between three schools of magic. But the real danger lies in Lord Voldemort’s return and the threat he poses to the wizarding world.
5. Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix
The fifth book sees Harry and his friends forming Dumbledore’s Army to fight against the tyrannical rule of the Ministry of Magic and their denial of Lord Voldemort’s return.
6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
In the sixth book, Harry continues to learn about Lord Voldemort’s past and discovers the truth about the mysterious Half-Blood Prince. But with the Dark Lord’s power growing, Harry must prepare for the ultimate battle.
7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
The final book in the series sees Harry and his friends on a mission to destroy the remaining Horcruxes, objects that contain pieces of Voldemort’s soul. The fate of the wizarding world rests on their success.
In addition to the original series, J.K. Rowling has written several companion books that provide additional information and insights into the world of Harry Potter.
1. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a fictional textbook written by Newt Scamander, a character in the Harry Potter series. The book provides information on the magical creatures that inhabit the wizarding world.
2. Quidditch Through the Ages
Quidditch Through the Ages is another fictional textbook, this one focusing on the popular wizarding sport of Quidditch. The book provides a detailed history of the sport and its rules.
3. The Tales of Beedle the Bard
The Tales of Beedle the Bard is a collection of wizarding fairy tales that are referenced throughout the Harry Potter series. The book provides a deeper look into the history and culture of the wizarding world.
So, what is the correct reading order for the Harry Potter books? The answer is simple: read them in the order they were published. Start with Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and work your way through the series, ending with Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.