Convince me I should read any of the Harry Potter books. Oh, and welcome!
You should give any book a chance - especially one that is so well-known amongst all sorts of people. Have you watched any of the movies? Maybe that could convince you. Although personally, I began with the books.
Like szts77 says, I began with the books as well. Once I saw in the trades that the first movie was well into production, I could tell it was going to something big. The books were already huge and changing the ways kids were even thinking about reading, so being a junkie for all things pop culture I went out and bought all the Potter books that were out by that point. It only took me about a week to read the first four, so the time commitment isn't really high.
As for why you should read them, i'm not going to jump in the deep end of the Potter fanatics and say J.K. Rowling is one of the best authors i've ever read, but there is something simple, pure and reminiscent of childhood fantasy in this series. Harry Potter is a charmingly flawed character that you instantly feel the need to route for (even after you realize he gets himself into more trouble than anyone else and usually needs his friend to bail him out).
For me, charming would be the best way to describe the books. Whenever I finished one of them, I always had a soft smile on my face and I felt my time (what little of it I needed to actually read it) was not badly spent.
Because they are AMAZING!!!!!!! You can disappear into a magical world and it completely relieves all of your stress. I LOVE these books. They are also very well-written. You will find yourself re-reading them for years to come.
Like I told my husband (who never reads), just read the first sentence of the first book. The story will convince you to keep reading.
He did and found he could not put the book down. The series is one of the most compelling stories ever. It is magical.
Lorli, I love reading, but the Fantasy genre (like the Harry Potter series) is not my favorite. I prefer to read true dramas about real events/issues, biographies and historical romance.
by breathe2travel 6 years ago
Can you recommend a good book series - not Twighlight or Harry Potter - something new?
by ntmarketing 4 years ago
Should JK Rowling make more Harry Potter Books?New Series with Harry's Son?
by LoganG 6 years ago
Have you read any other Harry Potter-esque books that you would recommend?Preferably geared to a more adult audience than for kids.
by jkchandra 6 years ago
Have you read Harry Potter and do remember the first time you read the first book of your choice. I remember reading the 1st book when I was a 13year old and that was nearly ten years ago.
by MoltenHound 5 years ago
What do you think of the Harry Potter saga? Do you think it is any good?
by bradleyshartman 8 weeks ago
What kind of books do you like to read?Is it Action and Adventure, Suspense, Comedy, Science fiction or maybe real life, what trips you trigger?
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