50/50 Friday - Favorite/Least Favorite Harry Potter Novel - The Butterfly Reader

Friday, April 20, 2018

50/50 Friday - Favorite/Least Favorite Harry Potter Novel

50/50 Friday is hosted here on this blog and over at Blue Eye Books

What is 50/50 Friday?
Everyone has a favorite and then we also have something we dislike. Like a coin, there are two sides to every question. Example: best sequel you've read/worst sequel you've read. So that's what 50/50 Friday is all about. We will have a new topic every Friday (something bookish of course!). If you have have ideas for this meme don't be scared to let us know!

Topic for the Week
Favorite/Least Favorite Harry Potter Novel

When I told my partner what the topic was for this week, he winced and told that was like picking a favorite batman comic. I laughed. I'm sure this is going to be hard on a lot of people as the series is so beloved. But even if one loves all of the books, there is one you love less and one you love more. That's just how it goes. So I will admit that I have only read the first four but I do have clear answers for this one. I will not be even considering The Cursed Child. So let's jump into it! 

Least Favorite 
This read very much like a children's novel to me and something about it just didn't click with me. So after I read this one years ago, I let the series go but my partner has forced me to keep going and it goes get better. 

So far, this one is my favorite. The series is reading more and more mature and death is not a real thing. I love this one very much! 

Topic for Next Week
First/Last Book Read in 2017


  1. I can totally see why you picked 1 and 4! Especially not having read the other 3... So many picked 5 as their favorite on my blog! It was shocking to me. Love this topic! I thought you were spot on about everyone having something about each book that nudges it up or down the list...

  2. I did like the first book because it was fun to start exploring this new world. I admit I can't actually remember having read all the books now so I don't think I finished the series, although it took us ages to collect them all!

  3. I actually didn't love the first HP either. I definitely enjoy rereading it more than the seventh, but I feel the same way you do: it just felt a little childish. From a critical perspective, I think it's really cool how the writing style grew up along with Harry (almost like you can live in his conscious and live and breathe his growth) but from a reader's perspective, I found that the first movie was actually a bit better than the book (such sacrilege!).

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks