J. K Rowling

J.K. Rowling is a British author best known for writing the Harry Potter fantasy series, which has become one of the best-selling book series in history. The books have gained immense popularity, been translated into multiple languages, and spawned a highly successful film series. Born on July 31, 1965, in Yate, Gloucestershire, England, her full name is Joanne Rowling, with 'K' being the initial of her grandmother's name, Kathleen, which she uses as part of her pen name. Rowling has also written adult fiction, such as 'The Casual Vacancy' and the 'Cormoran Strike' series under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith.


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  1. 1. Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone

    The story follows a young boy, Harry Potter, who learns on his 11th birthday that he is the orphaned son of two powerful wizards and possesses unique magical powers of his own. He is summoned from his life as an unwanted child to become a student at Hogwarts, an English boarding school for wizards. There, he meets several friends who become his closest allies and help him discover the truth about his parents' mysterious deaths, the dark wizard who wants to kill him, and the magical stone that holds immense power.

    The 134th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban

    In this third installment of the popular fantasy series, the protagonist enters his third year at a magical school, only to find out that a notorious prisoner has escaped from a supposedly inescapable prison and is believed to be after him. As the school year progresses, he learns more about his parents' history, uncovers secrets about his professor, and discovers a magical map. He also learns to summon a powerful defensive spell, confronts the escaped prisoner, and uncovers the truth about his parents' betrayal and death. The book ends with him saving an innocent life and learning a valuable lesson about the complexity of human nature and the importance of true friendship.

    The 448th Greatest Book of All Time
  3. 3. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

    In this fourth installment of a popular fantasy series, a young wizard finds himself unexpectedly entered into a dangerous tournament between rival schools of magic. He must compete in a series of challenging tasks, including a deadly dragon chase and a terrifying underwater rescue mission. Meanwhile, he's dealing with regular teen issues like crushes, jealousy, and school dances. But as he unravels the mystery behind his selection for the tournament, he uncovers a dark plot that puts his life in danger and hints at the return of a powerful dark wizard.

    The 493rd Greatest Book of All Time
  4. 4. Harry Potter And The Chamber Of Secrets

    In this second installment of a magical series, a young wizard returns to his school of witchcraft and wizardry for his second year, only to find that a mysterious entity is petrifying his classmates. With the help of his friends, he uncovers the dark history of the school, including a secret chamber hidden within the castle. Inside this chamber lurks a creature controlled by a memory from the past, and the young wizard must face it to save his school.

    The 591st Greatest Book of All Time
  5. 5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

    In the fifth installment of this iconic series, the young wizard Harry Potter returns for his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, only to discover that much of the wizarding world, including the Ministry of Magic, is in denial about the teenager's recent encounter with the evil Lord Voldemort. Harry is also beset by disturbing dreams while the sinister prison guards of Azkaban have been stationed at Hogwarts to protect the school, and Harry's budding abilities as a wizard are put to the test. Meanwhile, a secret society, the Order of the Phoenix, is working to fight Voldemort and his followers, and Harry's role in the coming conflict is becoming ever more significant.

    The 692nd Greatest Book of All Time
  6. 6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

    In the sixth installment of the series, the protagonist returns for his sixth year at a magical school, where he excels in potions class with the help of an old textbook once belonging to the mysterious "Half-Blood Prince". As he delves deeper into his enemy's past through private lessons with the headmaster, he learns more about the Dark wizard's history and his own destiny. Amidst this, the school is no longer the safe haven it once was, and danger lurks within the castle walls. The year ends with a devastating loss, setting the stage for the final showdown.

    The 730th Greatest Book of All Time
  7. 7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

    In the final installment of this popular series, the protagonist and his friends decide to leave their school to complete the mission left to them by their late headmaster - to destroy the remaining pieces of the antagonist's soul, hidden in various objects. As they journey through the wizarding world, they uncover the truth about the antagonist's past and the legend of the Deathly Hallows. Amidst the escalating war, they are captured and narrowly escape, leading to the ultimate battle at their school where many lives are lost. The protagonist learns he must sacrifice himself to truly defeat the antagonist, but is given a second chance at life and finally triumphs, ending the war. The story concludes with a glimpse into the peaceful future they have all earned.

    The 878th Greatest Book of All Time
  8. 8. The Cuckoo’s Calling

    This novel introduces readers to Cormoran Strike, a down-on-his-luck private detective living in London, who is barely scraping by. The story kicks off when Strike is hired to investigate the supposed suicide of a famous model, Lula Landry, who fell to her death from her apartment balcony. Despite the police ruling it a suicide, her brother believes foul play was involved and seeks Strike's help. As Strike delves deeper into the glamorous yet treacherous world of high fashion and celebrity, he uncovers a web of secrets and lies, revealing that Lula's life was far more complicated than it appeared. With the help of his determined and clever assistant, Robin Ellacott, Strike sets out to unravel the truth behind the model's death, leading to unexpected revelations and danger.

    The 9724th Greatest Book of All Time