Today marks my first book post! This is also the first of my “favorite books” series. Harry Potter was my first of so many things. It was my first “young adult” novel series, although admittedly I first read this series in third grade, at the urging of my parents. Since then, I have reread these books countless times, and no matter how many books I read, I don’t think anything will ever replace them. They have helped me through so many difficult times, and I couldn’t be more grateful to J.K. Rowling for writing them. She is a queen and the most phenomenal author out there. Her writing flows like nobody else’s. It is elegant without being pretentious, and every single sentence was a deliberate written. There is hidden symbolism everywhere. Her words paint vivid pictures, and her books create a world that you can live in, one where you can interact with her characters.
Harry Potter was also my first fandom. It was really a catalyst for my obsession with books. I liked reading well enough when I was younger, but Harry Potter changed my life. These books are classics, and they will always remain in my heart.
If you haven’t read the series, stop what you are doing and this series to the top of your TBR list. These books are classics and honestly I can’t say enough about them to do them justice. If you don’t know what they’re about, here’s a basic summary: the Harry Potter series revolves around the title character, an orphan, who discovers at age eleven that he is a wizard and has been invited to study at the prestigious Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Each book follows a year of Harry at the school, as well as the friends he makes, the enemies he defeats, and of course, the magic he encounters.