I'd been planning for awhile to reread the entire Harry Potter series leading up to the release of the last book. So when Nessie said I could read the 7 Harry Potter books for her Summer 7 Challenge, I knew this was one challenge I would definitely finish! I still feel I got off easy while others are reading Proust but it sure feels nice to successfully finish a challenge and ahead of time at that!
Click on the titles to read my reviews:
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
I'm really glad I did go back and start again from the beginning. I'd never reread any of them before and I'd forgotten so many details, so it was very fun to lose myself in Harry's world over the last few weeks. I enjoyed watching Harry, Ron and Hermione grow up while the books themselves got progressively darker. Of the series, I'd have to say that Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is my least favourite while I think Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows may now be my favourite. The last one seems to be haunting me. It's still sitting here and for some reason I can't seem to bring myself to put it away yet. I like how Nymeth said it: "Leaving the world of Harry Potter has been hard indeed". Things are looking up though as I did manage to start a mystery today for the Summer Mystery Reading Challenge. Indeed, there's always another challenge and another book waiting to be read!