The best Harry Potter books are those favorite books from J.K. Rowling that chronicle the story of the young wizard Harry Potter and his crew of friends at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It’s hard to pick a favorite among the seven books in the best-selling book series in history but that won’t stop us from ranking all the best Harry Potter books below.
Starting with the first book, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (or Sorcerer's Stone, in the U.S.) released in 1997, the Harry Potter franchise has become more than a household name. It quickly became one of the most profitable empires in history. Between the hundreds of millions of books sold to the immensely popular film series and all of the tie-in merchandise and even a theme park that followed, Harry Potter is quite the big deal international phenomenon.
So how do we rank the best to worst Harry Potter books? That’s a really good question. Some may adore the final book in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, while others might be more in favor of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, which sold nine million copies in the first 24 hours of its release.However you rank the top Harry Potter fantasy novels, whether you’re a fan of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets or Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, or all of the above, rank them all right here!
- 1Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is the sixth and penultimate novel in the Harry Potter... more on Wikipedia2,8431,200
- 2Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is the fourth novel in the Harry Potter series, written by... more on Wikipedia2,9351,252
- 3Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is the third novel in the Harry Potter series,... more on Wikipedia3,3021,437
- 4Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is the first novel in the Harry Potter series and J.... more on Wikipedia2,4241,056
- 5Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the seventh and final novel of the Harry Potter... more on Wikipedia2,7501,209
- 6Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is the fifth novel in the Harry Potter series,... more on Wikipedia2,6961,200
- 7Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is the second novel in the Harry Potter series,... more on Wikipedia2,2041,221