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

This is kind of pathetic, but I've only read two , The Thief, and Eragon. I have read two of the books by Cornelia Funke other than Inkheart, but I haven't actually read Inkheart or Inkspell


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Also, I'm surprised Harry Dresden isn't listed (which I have read), though I suppose that's more of an adult series.
That's what I thought of too when I read the list. While the list as a whole is good, I think it is more centered for the younger Harry Potter fans. They should make an adult one too, not that adults can't read the books on the list but rather have books that appeal more towards adults. Like Harry Dresden and even Southern Vampire Novels. I am also surprised that most of the books are single books and not series, I would have thought Chronicles of Narnia would be on there too.

As for the list I have read The Indian and the Cupboard, but that was ages ago in elementary school, same with Wizard of Oz and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

I didn't even know The Princess Bride was actually a book first, I have just seen the movie.


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I read Susan Cooper's "Dark Is Rising" novels (of which Over Sea, Under Stone is one) when I was in middle school, before Harry Potter even was. I was addicted right away! That series truly almost feels like a prequel to HP in a lot of ways, and makes me wonder, for as crazy as I was about a series that very few of my friends knew about, what my middle school years would have been like if I'd gone through them in a world where HP did exist!

And I heartily agree with dduane that the film ended up being so terrible. I used to fantasize about a movie being made of Cooper's novels, and now that one of my childhood dreams has been realized. . . it ends up being a flop!


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I haven't read any of them. In fact, I dont even know most of them, but well, I live in Argentina so it is possible those books have not been published here yet.


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1. Coraline by Neil Gaiman - Have it, HAVEN'T read it

2. Eragon by Christopher Paolini


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

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


45. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan--Awesome (I actually have a fansite for this.. cough cough)


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1. Coraline by Neil Gaiman (Excellent little book. Gaiman just doesn't do bad work.)

2. Eragon by Christopher Paolini (I thought it was good but not really my thing. It's clear that Paolini, who has an unbounded imagination and passion, was young at the time because a lot of immaturity shows through but it's fun to read. Couldn't get into Eldest at all though.)

13. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (A true children's classic. Funny, grotesque, slightly evil and full of imagination.)

19. Molly Moonís Incredible Book of Hypnotism by Georgia Byng (Can't remember much about it.)

20. The Princess Bride by William Goldman (Amazing, I can't stress enough how amazing this book is!)

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The Dresden Files - Jim Butcher
Temperence Brennan series - Kathy Reichs
Artemis Fowl - Eoin Colfer
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Re: Mugglenet's 45 Books to Get Hooked on After Harry Potter - Which have you read?

I've read these books from the list:

1. Coraline by Neil Gaiman (I liked this book. I was scared of dolls with black button eyes for many weeks after I read it. I've read another books by Gaiman, and writes really good.)

2. Eragon by Christopher Paolini (This isn't the best book I've ever read. Eldest was not better than Eragon, but they are worth reading and have a good story.)

13. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl (Dahl is a fantastic writer. There's nothing more to say, except that he is half Norwegian )

17. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke (Funke is an amazing writer. I've read the second book in the Inktrilogy, and I'm about to start on the third, and I've read The Thief Lord as well. I can't read these books often enough.)

44. The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud (Very funny and well-written book. I've read the rest of the Bartimaeus Trilogy, the books is so funny! I laughed my head of when I read them... I've tried to buy some other books by Stroud but unfortunately I couldn't find them.)

Some of the other books on the list I will read eventually, but it seems to me that most of them are ment for younger readers.


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35. Airborn by Kenneth Oppel
This is the only one of the list that I have read. Quite intense action and a good romance build up too (none of the ridiculous falling-in-love at first sight nonsense that rubs me the wrong way). I recommend this book to anyone too.


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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 I absolutely loved it. Neil Gaiman is one of my favourite authors ever.

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 Moonís 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


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6. The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

7. The Color of Magic by Terry Pratchett

9. The Indian In the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks

13. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

20. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
I only started The wizard of oz and couldn't get into it, and I haven't read The Colour of magic but have read Mort from the same series and Terry Pratchett's Jonny series.
I had a phase when I read all the Lynne Reid Banks stories, i remember it took me ages to find the last Indian in the Cupboard book, they didn't have it in my local or school library.
The Princess Bride is the only one I've read recently and I think it's better than the film.

Oh and I'm surprised Phillip Pulman's His Dark Materials isn't there


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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.

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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 Moonís 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.
I only read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I saw the movie to. I also read the sequeal, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator.


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

The Lightening Theif, was my absolute favorite!!! Luke is awesome!!!! Ive also read;
Eragon,
Inkheart,
Gregor the Overlander (LOVE IT),
The City of Ember,
Wizard of Oz,
Charlie and the Choclate factory,
the Bartimaus Trilogy (So sad, but I loved it!),


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Eragon by Christopher Paolini
The Indian In the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. Le Guin

Not very many


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For crying out loud, why isn't LotR on that list??!! It's, like, the GRANDMOTHER of imaginative literature.

As a child, I absolutely adored E. Nesbit's Five Children and It and Joan Aiken's The Wolves of Willoughby Chase.

The Princess Bride is on my list of books to read. I know the book has many fans.

And I've always wanted to read The Children of Green Knowe.


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I agree with Pearl_Took, LotR should definitely be in the list. And it is and always will be one of my all-time favourite books.

Out of these books I read So You Want to Be a Wizard by Diane Duane, The Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson, The Wizard of Oz and The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander. I read all these books when I was a child and enjoyed them immensely. Actually, The Secret of Platform 13 really resembles The Philosopher's Stone in more than one way... Or, to be fair, it's vice versa, seeing as The Platform was written earlier. Speaking of Lloyd Alexander, his books about Prydain, despite their striking similarities to LotR plot-wise, were one of the strongest impressions of my childhood. I remember how I cried at the end, upset that the wonderful adventure was finally over.

I didn't read The Princess Bride , but I watched the movie, and it's hilarious!


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Hmm... These are the few that I've read of the list... Not many, I grant you, but since this is actually my first time viewing the list, I'm glad I have some decent showing. I'll have to start work on the others, I suppose, so that I can add to this list later on.



1. Coraline by Neil Gaiman

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

14. The Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson

16. Half Magic by Edward Eager

19. Molly Moonís Incredible Book of Hypnotism by Georgia Byng

20. The Princess Bride by William Goldman


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1. Coraline by Neil Gaiman
I thought this one was a little bit odd.

2. Eragon by Christopher Paolini
I like the series, though I think that Eragon was a lot better than Eldest and Brisingr, which don't seem to follow the standard "beginning, middle, end" very well. They both have very short beginnings, huge middles, and short ends.

9. The Indian In the Cupboard by Lynne Reid Banks
I read these a long time ago. They're pretty good.

12. A School for Sorcery by E. Rose Sabin
It was okay, but just mediocre compared to HP. It's about a girl who goes to s school for magicians.

13. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl
Who hasn't read this?

14. The Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson
I read this awhile ago and don't remember too much about it.

17. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
I like this series as well, though Inkdeath was probably my least favorite, just because I couldn't get into it as much as the other two.

20. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
I didn't like this one as much as the movie, but it was still pretty good.

23. The Princess and the Goblin by George MacDonald
I read this aaaages ago.

24. The Once and Future King by T. H. White
I just started reading this one.

25. The Wolves of Willoughby Chase by Joan Aiken
This one was okay, but I don't remember much about it.

28. The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley
This one was pretty good. I liked the characters.

31. Mimus by Lilli Thal
This one was kind of interesting. It's about a Prince who gets captured by a rival kingdom and forced to be a jester.

33. The Thief by Megan Whalen Turner
I like the Thief, but I love the sequels.

35. Airborn by Kenneth Oppel
I liked this one and its sequel a lot.


44. The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud
This series was a lot better that I thought it would be. I didn't like the ending too much, but Bartimaeus was a very entertaining narrator.

45. The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan
A pretty funny book, I like the series.


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

I've only read
Charmed Life by Diana Wynne Jones
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

I think i need to go to the library...

I did try Eragorn.. but didn't like it.


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The Wizard Of Oz
The Lightning Theif (the whole series)
I don't remember what else I think a bit of Eragon
Charlie and the Chocolate factory
So You Want to Be a Wizard by Diane Duane


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Of the books on the list, the only one I know I've read is Eragon by Christopher Paolini. I have Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl and Inkheart by Cornelia Funke, but I haven't read them yet.


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