8 Best Harry Potter Books In Order To Read (2023)

Harry Potter – a name we all are familiar with, no matter what age group we belong to. What meant to be a children’s book has made a special place in everyone’s heart! There is no wonder why Harry Potter is one of the best selling books. We are in awe of this series and we couldn’t thank enough J.K Rowlings for bringing this wizarding world in our life. Ever since the first Harry Potter book released in 1998, everyone must have dreamed of getting that letter to Hogwarts.
Even if you haven’t read the books you must have seen one of the Harry Potter movies. Being a Potterhead I won’t suggest you see the movies first because the books have a different level of charisma which just won’t be in the movies. If you are looking for a post where you get the idea about the Harry Potter books then you are in the right place.
In this article, we have listed all the harry potter books with a little summary for the plot so you would know what can you expect from the books. Let’s get started and see what the Harry Potter fuzz is all about.

Harry Potter books in order

harry potter books in order

1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

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The very first book of the Harry Potter series which introduces us to the character of Harry and his relatives and the wizarding world that is Hogwarts.
The story starts with Harry as an infant who is left at the door of Dursely’s, who is Harry’s only relative. Although they have partly made Harry’s life miserable as he actually lives in a cupboard under the staircase. But his miserable days are over on his 11th birthday when he found out that he is a wizard and receives a letter from Hogwarts. He also learns about the death of his parents and the person who is behind it- Voldemort.
After struggling a bit he finds the Hogwarts school comforting as it finally feels like a home. He makes friends, Ron and Hermione and the three of them have a fun time. He also becomes familiar with Quidditch, a wizarding game.
There are a lot of teachers who teach subjects like, charms, potions, spells, etc. Although he has quite a hard time with professor Severus Snape.
The main story of the book starts when someone mentions Sorcerer’s Stone. And a few mysterious stuff which Is guarding the stone. He now knows enough that the stone is quite important and shouldn’t fell in the wrong hand. Although he has suspected one of the teachers who would be behind the Sorcerer’s Stone but the reality will surprise you!
The first book is just the starting and by the time you finish it you will wanna read all the books in one sitting.

2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

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After battling for the stone and finding who was actually behind this and saving the stone from getting in the wrong hands, Harry spent a long holiday at Dursely’s. He couldn’t wait to get back at the Hogwarts. But things get confusing when a magical creature named Dobby appears at Harry’s and say Harry Potter must not return to Hogwarts. And he actually troubles Harry and made him miss the Hogwarts express. But somehow he reached the Hogwarts.
Things aren’t simple and normal there this year. Someone or something is attacking the students. And things get worse when Harry finds out they may close the school as well. So Harry must do something to stop it otherwise he will spend the rest of his life in the cupboard at Dursely’s. Meantime, Harry also realizes that he can speak Parslemouth, through which he can talk to snakes.
Soon he discovers the chambers of secrets which have all the answers, why and who is behind all this. What happens next? Well you gotta read the book to find that out!

3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of the Azkaban

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After discovering what was in the chambers of secret, he again came back at Dursely’s to spend the holidays. But things get a little tough when he uses the magic on his Aunt. And runs away from the Dursely’s house.
But soon he realizes that he isn’t safe out there, as one of the dangerous prisoners from Azkaban (kind of a jail in the Wizarding world) has run away and he might be after Harry because he is accused of betraying his parents and that’s what made Voldemort kill them. The story takes many twists and turns and you will find many new faces and facts related to Harry’s life.

4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

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Hogwarts is all set to host the biggest competition among the various Wizarding schools, which is the Triwizard Tournament. What comes as a shocking element is, Harry is also selected to participate in the tournament despite the fact that no one can participate in the tournament at this age.
Although the tournament isn’t going normal many stuff is happening which may or may not be normal for the tournament. And in the end, you will find a number of shocking stuff.

5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

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After the horrific incident that took place in the Triwizard Tournament, Harry knows that Voldemort is back. But the ministry doesn’t believe this and they are trying everything in their power to make people believe that the Dark Lord hasn’t returned and everyone is safe.
What’s most disturbing about the book is a new character, Umbridge who has been sent to Hogwarts to oversee the administration and keep things “normal” at the school. But will she able to make everyone believe that everything is normal? And what kind of changes she will bring to the Hogwarts?

6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

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Everyone now knows that Voldemort has indeed returned. And after what happened last summer, Harry is distressed and feeling anxious about everything. But he has to return to Hogwarts and prepare himself for the fight against the Dark Lord.
Although he soon finds a book which is the property of Half-Blood Prince! The books have changed the way Harry looked at the potion classes, this is partly because Snape is no longer a professor of Potions!
On the other hand, Professor Dumbledore is on a mission with Harry as he wants Harry to find out a little more about Voldemort. Because only then he will be able to defeat him. There is also something going on with Malfoy as Harry thinks he is from Voldemort’s side and planning something huge.
The story will not end on a happy note and it’s is just the beginning of the great war.

7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

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Everyone is shocked, terrified, and in the trauma of what happened in the last term. But it wants the end, worse things are just waiting for Harry and the whole wizarding world. With Voldemort returning to full power, everyone who isn’t on his side is under threat.
This Is the last book of the Harry Potter series so be ready to expect some horrific deaths and lots of adventure! We leave you at this note hope you are in love with the Harry Potter series books already.

8. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Part one and two

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We have invested so much in the life of Harry Potter but what happens to Harry Potter after the great battle? That’s what this book is all about. It takes you 19 years after the Hogwarts battle. And you will know what Harry Potter is up to these days!


So these are the Harry Potter books! We would suggest you read the books in order because the story continues. The books will interest all the people from a different page group. I haven’t seen a single person in my life who has read the book and didn’t like it, so I can say that you are gonna enjoy this beautiful journey with Harry Potter. And it will be complete before you know it. This was the first book series I have ever read and I fell in love with all the characters and the places and even some of the villains too.
Here are article comes to an end and we hope you have enjoyed the article and decide to buy the whole series because it’s totally worth it! Thank you for visiting our page and keep coming for more such content!

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