Book Hunters in Brief #79: Harry Potter's First Publication Anniversary

A lot of us grew up with Harry Potter--literally. That was part J.K. Rowling's genius; her character's aged in a fairly good facsimile of real time right along with her target audience. Another part of her genius was not just the originality and charm of the world she imagined, but it's completeness. We stepped into the world of Harry Potter and it was both strange and oddly familiar--much like the world we live in--only more full of possibilities, more morally well-defined, more fun.

This week the Book Hunters celebrate the eighteenth anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone with something to please every age group.

For Kids:

So, You Want to Be a Wizard by Diane Duane

For Young Adults

A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

For Adults

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

The Sorcerer’s Companion: A Guide to the Magical World of Harry Potter by Allan Zola Kronzek

The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook by Dinah Bucholz

When you're done with these, or if you are looking for something different, visit Book Hunters and answer a few questions about what you like and don't like. Before you'll know it, a custom reading list will magically appear in your inbox.