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September 29: Ten Books To Read If You Like This Super Popular Book/Author.

Let’s see, super popular book… Harry Potter!

american gods

  1. American Gods; Neil Gaiman. Admire the magical system? The weird creatures? The lurking dangers? The mix of past and present? Then this book, where old clashes with new in a war of gods might work for you.


2. The Magicians; Lev Grossman. A little darker, with a much less likable main character, but amazing world building, and he redeems himself in the end.

madness of angels

3. A Madness of Angels; Kate Griffin. This hero lives, too–well, comes back from the dead–and brings down plenty of bad guys.

paper magician

4. The Paper Magician; Charlie M. Holmberg. A complicated magic system, plenty of training, and nifty spells.

Wrinkle in Time

5. A Wrinkle in Time; Madeline L’Engle. Children in danger. Questionable but exciting guardians!

rosemary and rue

6. Rosemary and Rue; Seanan McGuire. A grown-up fairyland, with a bit more damage to the misfit crew, but the same bright sense of hope anyway.


7. Sabriel; Garth Nix. Magic and music, and plenty of magical critters.

wee free men

8. Wee Free Men; Terry Pratchett. Plenty of humor, fighting, and some less than nice fairies.


9. Fangirl; Rainbow Rowell. The fanfiction in this book is very HP, and the characters are very like a HP fan.

howls moving castle

10. Howl’s Moving Castle; Diana Wynne Jones. This book has a castle of magic proportions, plenty of curses, and weird transformations.


About Caitlin Stern

I have a MA in English, and have so many fantasy/urban fantasy WIPs it's not even funny. I'm an avid reader of science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, biography, fiction, and anything else that catches my interest. I collect books, and bookmarks I find that are visually appealing and useful.

7 responses »

  1. Love your list! I really need to read Howl’s Moving Castle. I feel like it’s a must read for fantasy fans. My TTT!

  2. hermionefowl says:

    I loved the Paper Magician and Fangirl, so I can definitely trust your judgement 🙂 Nice list!

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