Just barely making it onto the Top 100 list at #98 is Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling, fourth in the Harry Potter series. (Three of the books–Sorcerer’s Stone, Prisoner of Azkaban and this one–made it onto the list.)
As I’m just recovering from a horrid weekend of stomach virus and Z and I are still reading this together (Harry just completed the First Task) and none of you really need me to tell you the good and/or bad of this book or whether to buy it or not (duh … BUY IT), let’s just talk about the series.
Is this one you plan on buying (or have already bought) for your kids’/students’ shelves? And is this series going to become more beloved or less so as time goes by?
I already owned the series for myself before Z was even a twinkle in anyone’s eye, buying the last couple of books on release day even though I was a sort-of-adult at the time. But even if I didn’t own them already, I’m pretty sure that I would have bought them for Z’s shelves at some point. He loves the movies and looks forward to each of the books. I think that The Wizarding World of Harry Potter should go a long way to keeping the love for HP alive too. I was very excited to see the news about the new Diagon Alley opening this summer even though I have no idea when I will ever make it there. I’ll probably just have to wait until they finish building the California version.
I’ve got the graphic novel version of A Wrinkle In Time (adapted and illustrated by Hope Larson) to read next. It’s longer than I expected it to be so I’m excited. I only read it for the first time a couple of years ago so I’m glad to be revisiting it so soon and in a different format.