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Mugglenet's 45 Books to Get Hooked on After Harry Potter - Which have you read?

I'm sure you know of Mugglenet's The Book Trolley. Robbie Fischer made a list of 45 books to get hooked on after HP ended. Which have you read? Thoughts and opinions? Reviews?

Ones I've read I bolded.

LIST:

1. Coraline by Neil Gaiman

2. Eragon by Christopher Paolini

3. So You Want to Be a Wizard by Diane Duane

4. Faerie Wars by Herbie Brennan

5. Five Children and It by E. Nesbit

6. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

7. The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett

8. Charmed Life by Diana Wynne Jones

9. The Indian In the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks

10. Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper

11. The Witch Trade by Michael Molloy

12. A School for Sorcery by E. Rose Sabin

13. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl


14. The Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson

15. The 13 Clocks by James Thurber

16. Half Magic by Edward Eager

17. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

18. A College of Magics by Caroline Stevermer

19. Molly Moon’s Incredible Book of Hypnotism by Georgia Byng

20. The Princess Bride by William Goldman

21. Bedknob and Broomstick by Mary Norton

22. The Gammage Cup by Carol Kendall

23. The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald

24. The Once and Future King by T. H. White

25. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken

26. The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander

27. The Midnight Folk by John Masefield

28. The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley

29. The Brave Apprentice by P. W. Catanese

30. A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

31. Mimus by Lilli Thal

32. Dragon and Thief by Timothy Zahn

33. The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

34. The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

35. Airborn by Kenneth Oppel

36. Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins

37. Tangerine by Edward Bloor

38. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

39. The Various by Steve Augarde

40. The Children of Green Knowe by L. M. Boston

41. The Tears of the Salamander by Peter Dickinson

42. Hidden Talents by David Lubar

43. Sabriel by Garth Nix

44. The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud

45. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

I didn't read many, but I plan to.


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Re: Mugglenet's 45 Books to Get Hooked on After Harry Potter - Which have you read?

When on mugglenet had you seen this? I've read SOo You Want to be a wizard, and I didn't really like it much. I also read Johnathan Strange and Mr Norrell, I couldn't really get into that one though...:/


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It's in The Book Trolley.


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Re: Mugglenet's 45 Books to Get Hooked on After Harry Potter - Which have you read?

Where are The Golem's Eye and Ptolemy's Gate, the two sequels to The Amulet of Samarkand? And no His Dark Materials?
The Merlin series is really good too. I forget what exactly it's called, there might even be several series about the same character. Seven Songs of Merlin?

But I'm glad to see that Inkheart is on there.


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Which have you read? Thoughts and opinions? Reviews?

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6. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

20. The Princess Bride by William Goldman

24. The Once and Future King by T. H. White

25. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken

45. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
Those are the ones that I have read. I am not a big fan of fantasy, which is why my list is so short.
The Wizard of Oz is nothing like the old MGM movie. It was actually a series of books and I had read somewhere that each new book was eagerly anticipated by the readers, much like the HP books were today.

The Princess Bride is just a fun, fast read. If you want a good laugh, read it.

The Once and Future King - classic literature, very good.

The Wolves of Willoughby Chase was one of my very favorite books from my childhood.

ETA: I've read the 1st three Percy Jackson books by Rick Riordan. There are for middle schoolers, but I emjoyed them.


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Re: Mugglenet's 45 Books to Get Hooked on After Harry Potter - Which have you read?

1. Coraline by Neil Gaiman

4. Faerie Wars by Herbie Brennan

6. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

9. The Indian In the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks

13. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

17. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

43. Sabriel by Garth Nix

44. The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud - I did get this from the library but didn't have time to read it so I gave it back.

Most of these i'd read before HP finished :/


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I've read:

Eragon by Christopher Paolini
Faerie Wars by Herbie Brennan
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

I plan to read The Princess Bride, but the other books seem a bit more childish, IMO.


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1. Coraline by Neil Gaiman

2. Eragon by Christopher Paolini
I swear, that kid is a walking thesaurus or something; he never uses the same adjective twice. It gets kind of annoying after awhile, actually. But overall a good story.

3. So You Want to Be a Wizard by Diane Duane don't remember much of this one...

4. Faerie Wars by Herbie Brennan I <3 these books!!! They've got TONS of action, adventure, suspense, romance...*sigh* they're great!

5. Five Children and It by E. Nesbit

6. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

7. The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett

8. Charmed Life by Diana Wynne Jones

9. The Indian In the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks

10. Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper

11. The Witch Trade by Michael Molloy

12. A School for Sorcery by E. Rose Sabin Pretty good, but I don't remember much of it...

13. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

14. The Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson Read this, it was good, if I remember correctly. Granted, it's been about 6 years since I read it...

15. The 13 Clocks by James Thurber

16. Half Magic by Edward Eager

17. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

18. A College of Magics by Caroline Stevermer

19. Molly Moon’s Incredible Book of Hypnotism by Georgia Byng

20. The Princess Bride by William Goldman

21. Bedknob and Broomstick by Mary Norton

22. The Gammage Cup by Carol Kendall

23. The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald

24. The Once and Future King by T. H. White

25. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken

26. The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander

27. The Midnight Folk by John Masefield

28. The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley

29. The Brave Apprentice by P. W. Catanese

30. A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

31. Mimus by Lilli Thal

32. Dragon and Thief by Timothy Zahn

33. The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

34. The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

35. Airborn by Kenneth Oppel

36. Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins

37. Tangerine by Edward Bloor

38. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

39. The Various by Steve Augarde

40. The Children of Green Knowe by L. M. Boston

41. The Tears of the Salamander by Peter Dickinson

42. Hidden Talents by David Lubar

43. Sabriel by Garth Nix

44. The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud

45. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan



So I haven't read very many of these...but I might.


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Wow, this is quite a list, and I'm reproducing it for my own benefit. I'll boldface the ones I've read, not many--and give a few comments if I remember the ones I know I HAVE read.


1. Coraline by Neil Gaiman--don't own this yet, but I have some of his other work.

2. Eragon by Christopher Paolini--Solid, enjoyable read. Lots of LotR influence present, but it's good, and fun. Eldest is also entertaining, and I'm looking forward to Brisingr

3. So You Want to Be a Wizard by Diane Duane--interesting concept, haven't finished this one yet.

4. Faerie Wars by Herbie Brennan--I've read up through The Purple Emperor. These are solid, interesting books, just a touch bizarre, though.

5. Five Children and It by E. Nesbit

6. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum--I own and have read the entire Oz series that I could locate up to Glinda of Oz, but this was over a decade ago, and I'm afraid unlike McKinley, Aiken, Pierce, Alexander, etc. Baum didn't leave much of an impression on me.

7. The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett

8. Charmed Life by Diana Wynne Jones

9. The Indian In the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks--read the three in this series, nice fantasy with an interesting concept.

10. Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper--Cooper is rock solid. I enjoyed the entire Dark is Rising series with the Green Witch (#3 as the only possibly weak link). A nice mix of Arthurian legend and the supernatural.

11. The Witch Trade by Michael Molloy

12. A School for Sorcery by E. Rose Sabin

13. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl--Delicious in every sense of the word, like most of Dahl's fiction. However, I prefer Mathilda to all his other efforts in spite of my issues with the ending.

14. The Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson

15. The 13 Clocks by James Thurber

16. Half Magic by Edward Eager--I read this over a decade ago and only remember a couple of scenes.

17. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke

18. A College of Magics by Caroline Stevermer--haven't finished this (I think it might be my issues with the reviews more than anything else).

19. Molly Moon’s Incredible Book of Hypnotism by Georgia Byng

20. The Princess Bride by William Goldman--I own this and I enjoy his humor in small controlled doses (as in the screenplay for the adaptation of this book) but the work itself is a little too...um, bawdy for me.

21. Bedknob and Broomstick by Mary Norton

22. The Gammage Cup by Carol Kendall--I own this and have read it, but I remember almost nothing about it.

23. The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald

24. The Once and Future King by T. H. White--comprehensive, stirring, and intriguing.

25. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken--Excellent. I love her work...in spite of the fact that she tried to write sequels to Austen classics.

26. The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander--Another solid opening to a quality series (Prydain) numbering five books. Like Cooper, his only stumble was the third in that series (The Castle of Llyr).

27. The Midnight Folk by John Masefield

28. The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley--Absolutely brilliant. McKinley is better than any author I've read (and I've read some great ones) at completely immersing the reader in a world so that it can be touched, felt, and tasted without burying the explorer in an avalanche of prose. I highly endorse both Damar chronicles.

29. The Brave Apprentice by P. W. Catanese

30. A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin--I own this, but I haven't gotten around to it, yet.

31. Mimus by Lilli Thal

32. Dragon and Thief by Timothy Zahn

33. The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

34. The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau--have since finished this. It's pretty good, but not at the top of my list.

35. Airborn by Kenneth Oppel

36. Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins

37. Tangerine by Edward Bloor

38. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke

39. The Various by Steve Augarde

40. The Children of Green Knowe by L. M. Boston

41. The Tears of the Salamander by Peter Dickinson--Robin McKinley's husband. He has an interesting style, but I find his wife superior; I'll have to pick this up to make a judgment on it, though.

42. Hidden Talents by David Lubar

43. Sabriel by Garth Nix--owned, but not read yet.

44. The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud--same as above.

45. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan--Another rollicking good time. If you like the first book, you should enjoy all four books that have been published so far.

That makes (I think) 14 of the 45 that I've read so far.


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Eragon, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Half Magic are the only ones I've read. Never seen that list before though. Most of those books are a bit too childish content-wise for my tastes.


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Re: Mugglenet's 45 Books to Get Hooked on After Harry Potter - Which have you read?

So far I've read:
Eragon
The Indian In the Cupboard
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

I'm surprised that the Artemus Fowl and Septimus Heap series aren't on there, as they seem to have to do with magic and wizards (though I've not read either of them). Also, I'm surprised Harry Dresden isn't listed (which I have read), though I suppose that's more of an adult series.


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The only one I've read is Half Magic by Edward Eager. I read it when I was very young, and it was one of my favorites, from what I can remember. It looks like I have some reading to do! I'll definitely check out some of the books on the list.


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Eragon, part of So You Want to Be a Wizard, The Wizard of Oz (I think...), The Indian in the Cupboard, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Inkheart, The City of Ember, part of Gregor the Overlander.

Not very many...I haven't really been into too much fantasy besides HP.


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This sounds like a good list to get book ideas from.

6. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
9. The Indian In the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
13. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

I've read only three on the list.

I doubt I'll read all the books on the list, but it seems like a good place to start when looking for a fantasy book at the library.


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I have only read

So You Want to Be a Wizard by Diane Duane
The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
The Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson
Half Magic by Edward Eager

I attempted to read Sabriel years ago, but became bored with it very quickly. I also have a copy of Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, but I have yet to start on it.

Although Half Magic and The Wizard of Oz are two of my favorite books, I'm not a big fan of the fantasy genre itself. HP is one of the few exceptions.


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Which have you read? Thoughts and opinions? Reviews?
Ones I've read I bolded.

LIST:

1. Coraline by Neil Gaiman (Haven't read, but he's on the list, as Neil is an old friend.)

2. Eragon by Christopher Paolini

3. So You Want to Be a Wizard Due for a reread soon as I prepare to start work on the updated (25th anniversary) edition.

4. Faerie Wars by Herbie Brennan

5. Five Children and It by E. Nesbit Possibly one of the first children's / YA fantasies I ever read. The book is much better than any of the screen adaptations.

6. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum Also read when I was about 8. Many sequels, some now being written by a new generation of authors: but the Baum books are the best. (All Wizard of Oz movies are combinations or syntheses of various Oz books, which is why TWoO doesn't feel all that much like the most famous film.)

7. The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett The earliest Discworld book, but not the best, the funniest or the most moving by a long shot. Terry was just getting started, and like many of us, he improves as he goes along.

8. Charmed Life by Diana Wynne Jones

9. The Indian In the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks

10. Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper Read some time back, with all its sequels. Cooper seems not to have done anything else since. Meanwhile, it's a real pity that "The Seeker: The Dark is Rising" tanked so badly, as it probably means there will be no more films of the series, which improved as it went along.

11. The Witch Trade by Michael Molloy

12. A School for Sorcery by E. Rose Sabin

13. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl Read long ago. I wasn't wild about it, but I seem to be missing the "Dahl gene", so this doesn't mean anything one way or the other.

14. The Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson

15. The 13 Clocks by James Thurber A lot of fun, but not Thurber's best fantasy: I prefer The White Deer.

16. Half Magic by Edward Eager One of the great "Magic is more complicated than you think" tropes, simply restated.

17. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke I haven't read the book, but I have read the screenplay. The movie looks like it'll be a lot of fun (they've cast Brendan Fraser as the dad). Apparently the film's release has been pushed into early 2009, probably due to troubles associated with the studio's (New Line's) absorption by Warner Bros (though at first the 07/08 writers' strike was being blamed).

18. A College of Magics by Caroline Stevermer

19. Molly Moon’s Incredible Book of Hypnotism by Georgia Byng

20. The Princess Bride by William Goldman One of the great classics from one of our best screenwriters, originator of the famous screenwriting rule or truism, "Nobody knows why anything works."

21. Bedknob and Broomstick by Mary Norton

22. The Gammage Cup by Carol Kendall These days notable mostly for the use of the term "Muggles" (as a character's name) in 1959. However, also a Newbery Honor Book.

23. The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald Another borderline-19th century classic, approximately contemporary with Nesbit.

24. The Once and Future King by T. H. White Probably his greatest work. The publishers who sell part 1 of the book ("The Sword in the Stone") as a separate book, on the grounds that the remainder is too tough for children, are really idiots to do so.

25. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken

26. The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander Alexander's seminal trilogy. Disney's version of "The Black Cauldron" is a complete waste of great source material.

27. The Midnight Folk by John Masefield

28. The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley Great stuff.

29. The Brave Apprentice by P. W. Catanese

30. A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin Unquestionably one of the great classics of the wizard-school genre, even if Ursula has been "retconning" the universe a little in later works. What the heck -- she's the author, she gets to say how her universe runs.

31. Mimus by Lilli Thal

32. Dragon and Thief by Timothy Zahn

33. The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner

34. The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau

35. Airborn by Kenneth Oppel

36. Gregor the Overlander by Suzanne Collins

37. Tangerine by Edward Bloor

38. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susanna Clarke This is rich, dense stuff: it reminds me of E. R. Eddison in some ways (not so much the language as the style and the complete realization of the world). Wizardry in a much dryer, more minimalist style.

39. The Various by Steve Augarde

40. The Children of Green Knowe by L. M. Boston

41. The Tears of the Salamander by Peter Dickinson

42. Hidden Talents by David Lubar

43. Sabriel by Garth Nix

44. The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud

45. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan

(...A side note for those who might be interested: The Young Wizards series -- which starts with So You Want to Be a Wizard above -- is now up to eight-books-going-on-nine, and will soon be continuing with A Wizard of Mars. There are those who say the later books are far better than the earlier ones. Though there are also those who say that the first ones, especially Deep Wizardry, are the best. Go figure.)

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Only three... I must say that most of the books in the list are unpublished in my country, so that's a bit of an excuse.


2. Eragon by Christopher Paolini: Didn't like it too much. I heard C. Paolini wrote it at 15... IMO, had he waited till 30, the book would have improved a lot. The story has posibilities, but the way he tells it doesn't fit them.

13. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl. I LOVE it. Dahl is a genius for satire; his humour is sometimes a bit cruel, but always so funny.


20. The Princess Bride by William Goldman . I grew up watching the movie once and again and still can say the dialogues, so of course I've read it. I must say that I like the movie better, but the italics and brackets (comments of GOldman or Morgenstern) are great.


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2. Eragon by Christopher Paolini
9. The Indian In the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
17. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
20. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
I guess I haven't read as much fantasy novels as I thought. I enjoyed these for some light reading. Nothing great really. I'd rather watch The Princess Bride movie as opposed to reading the book.


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Re: Mugglenet's 45 Books to Get Hooked on After Harry Potter - Which have you read?

The only book on that list that I've read is 'Eragon'
I thought it was quite good, however I should start trying to read something outside of the Harry Potter series. It's hard though, I don't think there will ever be a book that stirs up my emotions and gets me as hooked as HP.


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I have read:

1. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
2. Eragon by Christopher Paolini
44. The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud


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