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5 Book Series to Read for Fans of Harry Potter

The Harry Potter series is a true fan favorite among many readers, both young and old. I mean, who wouldn’t love to read a series about a magical boarding school where you get to a) learn magic, b) learn magic and c) did I mention learn magic? While the recent actions of the series’ author, J. K. Rowling, against the trans community, are reprehensible, I believe that the series’ enduring messages of hope, courage, and love shine through to where they lie untouched by her bias. The Harry Potter series was a huge part of my, and many others’, childhoods, and therefore many want to be able to find that same magic in other series. Without further ado, here are 5 series to read if you are looking for a series similar to Harry Potter, as I think we could all use a bit of an escape into a magical world at the moment.


  1. Neil Shusterman’s Arc of a Scythe series

  2. Tamora Pierce’s Protector of the Small series

  3. John Flanagan’s Ranger’s Apprentice series

  4. Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson and the Olympians series (as well as his later companion series)

Cassandra Clare’s The Mortal Instruments series

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