Books Similar to Harry Potter?

Harry Potter is one of the most iconic book series out there. Most families have read them more than once over the years so I think it’s time to make a thread about books that are similar to Harry Potter. These books will range from any age-appropriate books for those who read Harry Potter. I’m going to just list about 20 books form the GoodReads list but you can check out the link which will be at the bottom of this topic post. So from the looks of it, GoodReads rates between 1-5 star rating. I will post books that 3.5+ out of the 20 books I list here. I will be listing by choice of the book instead of name, rating, the year it was released.

1. Artemis Fowl - by Eoin Cofer

2. The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians) - Rick Riordan

3. Magyk (Septimus Heap) - Angie Sage

4. Midnight for Charlie Brown (Children of the Red King) - Jenny Nimmo

5. The Alchemyst (The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel) - Michael Scott

6. FableHeavan - Brandon Mull

7. Skulduggery Pleasant - Derek Landy

8. The Fairy-Tale Detectives (The Sisters Grimm) - Michael Buckley & Peter Ferguson

9. James Potter and the Hall of Elders’ Crossing - G. Norman Lippert

10. The Trials of Morrigan Crow (Nevermoor) - Jessica Townsend

11. Keepers of the Lost Cities (Keepers of the Lost Cities) - Shannon Messenger

12. The Sword of Summer (Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard) - Rick Riordan

13. The Sword in the Stone (The Once and Future King) - T. H. White

14. Redwall (Redwall) - Brian Jacques

15. Inkheart (Inkworld) - Cornelia Funke

16. Storm Front (The Dresden Files) - Jim Butcher

17. Eragon (The Inheritance Cycle) - Christopher Paolini

18. The Green Ember (The Green Ember) - S.D. Smith

19. The Summoning (Darkest Powers) - Kelley Armstrong

20. The Name of the Wind (The Kingkiller Chronicle) - Patrick Rothfuss

Goodreads list Link



OMG! Look at this list… it’s incredible.


Love this


I remember enjoying these! Can’t remember what they were about though :smile: They should be in my bookshelf…


I read Inkheart along time ago but I need to reread it! I have never heard of Fableheavan until I found this list.

Thanks! Goodreads is a very helpful website for finding books.

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YES! Love Goodreads for that!

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I really liked these books. They were set in a world where mythical creatures all existed in one place, which I thought was a really interesting idea. I don’t remember what happened in them, however. They kind of remind of Barimaeus (because the same friend recommended them to me. Bartimaeus mostly just had magic, but featured some nice sarcastic commentary from Bartimaeus himself.


Good to know! I might check it out then!


Awesome list, especially with Artemis Fowl up there!

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The Magisterium by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

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I have not heard of that book. It sounds interesting.

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I’ve never actually read Artemis Fowl before.

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Bookmarking this

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Sounds good!

I’ve heard it’s a great book/series.

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I never hated a books as much as I hate the book I was told to read because it was like Harry Potter. honestly the worst you can do to get people to read a book is comparing it to another because then they expect that and get something els.

I will think about checking it out but who knows.

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I’ve been thinking about checking it out.

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