Books Like Harry Potter:
20 Series To Read Next

by Melissa Taylor

Photography by Seana Williamson

Harry Potter is the book that gets millions of kids reading. I mean really reading … devouring words with a passion and obsessing over characters who feel closer than friends. That kind of reading.

But just like any beloved book series, it’s depressing when it’s over. So what should you pick up next to get your reading mojo back?

These highly recommended, highly addicting, can’t-put-‘em-down stories of adventure and fantasy will lift you out of the Harry Potter doldrums.

Please note: retail buttons will direct you to the first book in a series.

Editor’s note: This post was originally published in 2015 and updated in 2024.