For people like me who have read Harry Potter a billion times. Underlined titles are ones I own; bolded titles are ones I’ve read.

  1. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
  2. American Gods by Neil Gaiman
  3. The Blue Sword by Robin McKinley
  4. The Horse and His Boy by C.S. Lewis
  5. Princess Academy by Shannon Hale
  6. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
  7. The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón
  8. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
  9. Sorcery & Cecilia by Patricia C. Wrede & Caroline Stevemer
  10. The Secret of Platform 13 by Eva Ibbotson
  11. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
  12. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  13. Airborne by Kenneth Oppel
  14. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
  15. The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
  16. The Magicians by Lev Grossman
  17. Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
  18. The Thinking Woman’s Guide to Real Magic by Emily Croy Barker
  19. A Discovery of Witches by Deborah Harkness
  20. Vampires in the Lemon Grove by Karen Russell
  21. The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman
  22. The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
  23. Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell by Susana Clarke
  24. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
  25. St. Lucy’s Home for Girls Raised by Wolves by Karen Russell
  26. The Children of the Red King series by Jenny Nimmo
  27. His Dark Materials series by Phillip Pullman
  28. Inkworld series by Cornelia Funke
  29. The 13 Clocks by James Thurber
  30. Howl’s Moving Castle by Dianna Wynne Jones