Best J.K. Rowling Books That Are Pure Magic To Read – 2019 Price & Reviews

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Best J.K. Rowling Books That Are Pure Magic To Read

Joanne Rowling, penned as J.K Rowling and Robert Galbraith, is a British novelist, philanthropist, screenwriter and film and television producer. She is best known for her Harry Potter book series. Apart from fiction, she also writes crime novels for adult readers. Detailed narration, strong characterization and deep story plot define Rowling’s writing style.

Read below to find out more about her magical world and what makes her books one of a kind. Here are our top picks for Best J.K. Rowling books.


Bestselling J.K.Rowling Books – Updated Price & Reviews (2019)

J.K. Rowling Books Price Rating
Harry Potter And The Sorcerer’s Stone Rs.225 4.6/5
Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets Rs.260 4.7/5
Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban Rs.249 4.4/5
Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire Rs.440 4.7/5
Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix Rs.495 4.5/5
Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince Rs.490 4.6/5
Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows Rs.490 4.6/5
The Tales Of Beedle The Bard Rs.335 4.5/5
Harry Potter And The Cursed Child Rs.275 4/5
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them Rs.416 4.3/5

 


1. Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone

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The first feather in Rowling’s fantasy series, Harry Potter And The Philosopher’s Stone is a mark of creative excellence. The story unfolds with a letter arriving for Harry Potter, a young boy who lived with his evil relatives. The letter reveals that he is the son of wizards and is one himself. This takes Harry on a journey to Hogwarts, a school of wizards and witchcraft. The book moves further with a missing stone that is a means of both, value and tragedy. Find out how the chosen one, Harry and his friends attain the stone and stop the comeback of the dark wizard, Lord Voldemort.

Year Of Publication: 1997
Number Of Copies Sold: More than 120 million copies worldwide 
Price: Rs.225
Awards:

  • Nestle Smarties Book Prize for 9 to 11 years in 1997
  • FCBG Children’s Book Award in 1997
  • Birmingham Cable Children’s Book Award in 1997
  • Young Telegraph Paperback of the year in 1998
  • Sheffield Children’s Book Award in 1998
  • Carnegie Medal in 1998
  • British Book Award for Children’s Book of the year in 1997
  • Whitaker’s Platinum Book Award in 2001
  • Voted as nation’s favourite children’s book in Reading Charity Booktrust’s
  • ‘100 Best Books For Children’ in 2013
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2. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

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Post spending a miserable summer with his only relatives (Dursleys), a house-elf called Dobby gives Harry a warning about a terrible plan that is about to unfold at Hogwarts. Soon after, Harry’s friend Ron rescues him from the Dursleys in a magical flying car and they head back to Hogwarts for their second year. Strange whispers and dreading messages on the wall followed by attacks, all indicate that the Chamber of Secrets has been opened again. Harry, Ron and Hermione must investigate these incidents to stop the outrageous attacks and close down the Chamber of Secrets and track down the Heir of Slytherin.

Year Of Publication: 1998
Number Of Copies Sold: 77 million copies worldwide as of 2012 
Price: Rs.260
Awards:

  • Nestle Smarties Book Prize gold medal for 9 to 11 years in 1998
  • FCBG Children’s Book Award in 1998
  • Scottish Arts Council Children’s Book Award in 1999
  • British Book Award for Children’s Book of the year in 1998
  • North East Book Award in 1999
  • North East Scotland Book Award in 1998
  • The Bookseller Association/The Bookseller Author Of The Year in 1998
  • Whitaker’s Platinum Book Award in 2001

3. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban

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After the thrilling two years at Hogwarts, Harry returns to explore new adventures in his third year. The book starts with a prisoner, Sirius Black escaping the heavily-guarded wizard prison Azkaban to go after Harry. Alongside, he encounters evil spirits called dementors who have been sent to guard the school and learns how to safeguard himself with the help of his new Defence Against the Dark Arts teacher. Harry, Ron and Hermione investigate Black who they believe are one of Lord Voldemort’s old allies. The film adaptation of the novel was released in 2004.

Year Of Publication: 1999
Number Of Copies Sold: More than 65 million copies worldwide 
Price: Rs.249
Awards:

  • Whitbread Children’s Book Awards in 1999
  • Bram Stoker Award
  • Locus Award For Best Fantasy Novel in 2000

4. Harry Potter And The Goblet Of Fire

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is a tale about Harry’s fourth year at Hogwarts. The story begins with Harry’s strange dream and the Quidditch Cup being attacked by the Dark Lord. Thereafter, Hogwarts preps up to host the Triwizard Tournament. To everyone’s surprise, Harry’s name pops out of the magical cup, which forces him to compete in the tournament. Learn how he faces death-defying tasks, dragons and dark wizards to make it through the competition alive.

Year Of Publication: 2000
Number Of Copies Sold: 3.8 million copies for the first print run
Price: Rs.440
Awards:

  • Hugo Award for Best Novel in 2001
  • Indian Paintbrush Book Award in 2002
  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Awards
  • 2nd position in the list of The New Classics: Books – The 100 Best Reads from 1983 to 2008

5. Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix starts with an unexpected attack on Harry by a group of evil spirits called the dementors. Harry is saved and taken to Sirius Black’s home, which is also the headquarter of the Order of Phoenix, a group of wizards led by Albus Dumbledore. Trouble starts to build up when Dolores Umbridge starts teaching the Defense against Dark Arts and soon enough becomes the Hogwart’s headmistress by exposing Dumbledore’s army.

Year Of Publication: 2003
Number Of Copies Sold: 5 million copies in 24 hours
Price: Rs.495
Awards:

  • American Library Association Best Book For Young Adults in 2003
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6. Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince

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The battle between good and evil continues in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. In the sixth year at Hogwarts, Harry explores the past of his nemesis, Lord Voldemort and prepares for the final battle alongside his headmaster and mentor Albus Dumbledore. Albus also informs Harry about some critical secrets about the half-blood prince.

Year Of Publication: 2005
Number Of Copies Sold: 11 million copies in 24 hours
Price: Rs.490
Awards:

  • British Book Of The Year Award in 2006
  • Quill Award For Book Of The Year

7. Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is the last clash between Harry Potter and Lord Voldemort. Harry must put the pieces of the mystery together before its too late. As the Dark Lord grows stronger and more powerful, Harry, Ron and Hermione race against time and evil to destroy the Horcruxes and ultimately demolish Voldemort. The film adaptation of this book was presented in two parts.

Year Of Publication: 2007
Number Of Copies Sold: 8.3 million copies in the US and 2.65 million in the UK
Price: Rs.490
Awards:

  • Guinness World Record for Most Read Novel within 24 hours of release
  • Colorado Blue Spruce Book Award in 2008
  • The American Library Association named it the ‘Best Book For Young Adults’

8. The Tales Of Beedle The Bard

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The Tales Of Beedle The Bard is a companion book to the Harry Potter Series, first mentioned in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. This short story collection includes five tales namely, ‘The Tale of the Three Brothers’, ‘The Fountain of Fair Fortune’, ‘The Warlock’s Hairy Heart’, ‘The Wizard and the Hopping Pot’ and ‘ Babbitty Rabbitty and her Cackling Stump’.  These fairy tales from the wizarding world are enchanting and captivating.

Year Of Publication: 2008
Number Of Copies Sold: 367,625 copies sold in 3 days while one of the original handwritten copies sold at an auction by Sotheby’s in 2007 for 1.95 million pounds
Price: Rs.335
Awards:

  • Galaxy Children Book of the Year

9. Harry Potter And The Cursed Child

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The story of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child starts in a scene that is 19 years apart from the events of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Harry who is now an employee of the Ministry of Magic is all set to send his youngest son Albus Severus Potter back to Hogwarts. How will his journey be different from that of his father? Read this fascinating fiction to find out.

Year Of Publication: 2008
Number Of Copies Sold: More than 2 million copies in 2 days
Price: Rs.335

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10. Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them

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Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them is a book about the magical creatures in the Harry Potter universe. The book will help you discover the curious habits of magical beasts across five continents. Some of these beasts will be familiar to the Harry Potter readers including the Hippogriff, Basilisk and the Hungarian Horntail while other magical beings will surprise even the most ardent readers. It also discusses the history of magizoology. The story was adapted into a series of five films by the Warner Bros.

Year Of Publication: 2001
Number Of Copies Sold: 370,724 copies in the UK and 690,336 copies in the US
Price: Rs.416


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