A list of the Harry Potter Books in Order.

I have found an interesting phonemenon in the book world and I’m sure I’m not the only one who has been caught out by this. The current trend is that there is no longer any indication whatsoever on a book as to where it belongs in the series. If you pick up a book in the middle of the series, the blurb gives away what happened in the previous books. I personally have a love for the Harry Potter series so for those who are in need of some clarification on the order of books in the series, I have compiled a simple list for you, along with some interesting reviews from around the web. 

1- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling

The Philosopher’s Stone is the first in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series of seven novels that have made her the most successful literary author of all time, selling in excess of 400 million copies world-wide. The books are read and enjoyed by children and adults alike and have also been made into hugely popular films.

Do the Harry Potter books live up to the hype?…

Read more of this review by Amanda White.

2- Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets by J.K. Rowling

The first three of J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books follow a detective-story pattern: Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry faces a problem of some sort, and the plucky young hero and his friends are determined, despite their junior standing and almost complete lack of expertise, to get to the bottom of the matter. The second in the series, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, sticks most faithfully to this tried and tested mystery formula, and it is for this reason, I think, that it is one of my favourites…

Read more of this review by Achala Upendran.

3- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling

The famous wizard, Harry Potter, is back for another year at Hogwarts, School for Witchcraft and Wizardry.

Harry is delighted when he gets on the Hogwarts Express for the second time, as the summer has been very unenjoyable due to the Dursleys being the only relatives of his left.

When Harry sees the school after what seems like ages, he sees hooded figures standing outside…

Read more of this review from The Guardian.

4- Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire by J.K. Rowling

If there’s anybody in the English speaking world that hasn’t read or, better, listened to J.K. Rowling’s latest Harry Potter book, they should do so immediately. Hard as it is to believe, Rowling has not only kept the phenomenon going, she’s improved on it…

Read more of this review by Miriam Drennan.

5- Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix by J.K. Rowling

We first met the Weasley whereabouts grandfather clock in Book Four of Potter’s Progress. Its nine golden hands, rather than pointing at numerals, stopped instead to suggest a location where each of Ron Weasley’s family members might be found: ” ‘Home,’ ‘school’ and ‘work’ were there, but there was also ‘lost,’ ‘hospital,’ ‘prison’ and, in the position where the number 12 would be on a normal clock, ‘mortal peril.’ ” Mortal peril! By the time this wonderful clock reappears in Book Five, the witching hour will have arrived for almost everybody we care about…

Read more of this review by John Leonard.

6- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

The sixth Harry Potter book is worth the wait. It starts a bit differently from the other books, and we see more of the Muggle (non-magical) world outisde Harry’s family. But after some detours, Harry, Ron and Hermione return to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for a sinister sixth year…

Read more of this review by Janet.

7- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

The seventh and final book in the modern witchcraft series Harry Potter tells the story of famous Harry Potter’s final battle against the evil Lord Voldermort. However this doesn’t take place until the final third of the book, a vast amount has to happen before Harry and his friend’s are ready to face the battle of their lives…

Read more of this review by Bestfantasybooks.

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The illustrator for these original paperback versions was Mary GrandPré

Looking for a great teen read? Check out my novel Sidon Charm, The Book of Mysteries. 

Book cover images from amazon.com.

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