Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book General > Reading Recommendations

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-05-2011, 06:49 PM   #1
s1mp13m4n
Zealot
s1mp13m4n is no ebook tyro.s1mp13m4n is no ebook tyro.s1mp13m4n is no ebook tyro.s1mp13m4n is no ebook tyro.s1mp13m4n is no ebook tyro.s1mp13m4n is no ebook tyro.s1mp13m4n is no ebook tyro.s1mp13m4n is no ebook tyro.s1mp13m4n is no ebook tyro.
 
s1mp13m4n's Avatar
 
Posts: 120
Karma: 1278
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Virginia, USA
Device: iPad 3
Where to go after Harry Potter

Hello everyone. I am currently reading the Harry Potter series by J. K Rowling. I like the books because of the friendships, fun, not too serious, not too "out there", etc. What should I try after Harry Potter? I love the books and movies but do not read other books on magic in general....my wife got me in to HP.
s1mp13m4n is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2011, 07:19 PM   #2
VicLavigne
e-reading since 2008
VicLavigne goes to infinity... and beyond!VicLavigne goes to infinity... and beyond!VicLavigne goes to infinity... and beyond!VicLavigne goes to infinity... and beyond!VicLavigne goes to infinity... and beyond!VicLavigne goes to infinity... and beyond!VicLavigne goes to infinity... and beyond!VicLavigne goes to infinity... and beyond!VicLavigne goes to infinity... and beyond!VicLavigne goes to infinity... and beyond!VicLavigne goes to infinity... and beyond!
 
VicLavigne's Avatar
 
Posts: 197
Karma: 112730
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Hinesville Georgia
Device: Nook STR, Sony PRS-T1
If you like fantasy with humor, you might want to try Terry Pratchett's Discworld series. Lots of humor and several different "tracks" to watch: the Rincewind books, Witches, the AP Watch, Death, and Tiffany. All available in ebook versions.

Vic
VicLavigne is offline   Reply With Quote
Advert
Old 02-05-2011, 07:31 PM   #3
ATDrake
Wizzard
ATDrake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATDrake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATDrake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATDrake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATDrake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATDrake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATDrake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATDrake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATDrake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATDrake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ATDrake ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 11,517
Karma: 33048258
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Roundworld
Device: Kindle 2 International, Sony PRS-T1, BlackBerry PlayBook, Acer Iconia
Are there any particular plot/theme/setting elements you liked about Harry Potter that you'd like to see more of?

For example:

Magical families sending their children to special boarding schools for training (and also boy who turns out to be born into a predestined position of great power): Diana Wynne Jones' Chrestomanci series, especially The Nine Lives of Christopher Chant.

"Hidden" magic secretly practiced by children discovering they're wizards amidst the mundanes of our "own" world: Diane Duane's Young Wizards series, starting with So You Want to Be a Wizard.

The Chosen One and his predestined quest to find the doohickey and save the world against the ultimate evil which has been dominating it for far too long: certain David Eddings' series (well, all of them, but only the Belgariad/Malloreon and the Elenium/Tamuli series are reasonably well-written and decently entertaining; people say his books go downhill after that).

Boy with great powers is born and kind of squabbled over by various factions who want to use him for their own ends but eventually finds his own way, with a little help from his friends, and it all takes place in England in the late 20th century: Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman's Good Omens. Pratchett's Discworld books above are also generally excellent and highly recommended. Your mileage may vary for Gaiman; I love his short stories and his graphic novels, but his regular novels tend not to do it for me.

And so forth.
ATDrake is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2011, 07:33 PM   #4
s1mp13m4n
Zealot
s1mp13m4n is no ebook tyro.s1mp13m4n is no ebook tyro.s1mp13m4n is no ebook tyro.s1mp13m4n is no ebook tyro.s1mp13m4n is no ebook tyro.s1mp13m4n is no ebook tyro.s1mp13m4n is no ebook tyro.s1mp13m4n is no ebook tyro.s1mp13m4n is no ebook tyro.
 
s1mp13m4n's Avatar
 
Posts: 120
Karma: 1278
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Virginia, USA
Device: iPad 3
Alright I will take a look in to Terry Pratchett, thank you for the help.
s1mp13m4n is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-05-2011, 09:36 PM   #5
AndrewH
Fanatic
AndrewH ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AndrewH ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AndrewH ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AndrewH ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AndrewH ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AndrewH ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AndrewH ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AndrewH ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AndrewH ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AndrewH ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.AndrewH ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 553
Karma: 1234566
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Vancouver, WA
Device: Sony PRS-T1, & Kobo Mini
I've heard the James Potter series by G. Norman Lippert is quite good.
AndrewH is offline   Reply With Quote
Advert
Old 02-05-2011, 10:01 PM   #6
s1mp13m4n
Zealot
s1mp13m4n is no ebook tyro.s1mp13m4n is no ebook tyro.s1mp13m4n is no ebook tyro.s1mp13m4n is no ebook tyro.s1mp13m4n is no ebook tyro.s1mp13m4n is no ebook tyro.s1mp13m4n is no ebook tyro.s1mp13m4n is no ebook tyro.s1mp13m4n is no ebook tyro.
 
s1mp13m4n's Avatar
 
Posts: 120
Karma: 1278
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Virginia, USA
Device: iPad 3
James Potter? I like that Idea as well thank you very much.
s1mp13m4n is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2011, 04:37 AM   #7
hedwig
Book Worm
hedwig can grok the meaning of the universe.hedwig can grok the meaning of the universe.hedwig can grok the meaning of the universe.hedwig can grok the meaning of the universe.hedwig can grok the meaning of the universe.hedwig can grok the meaning of the universe.hedwig can grok the meaning of the universe.hedwig can grok the meaning of the universe.hedwig can grok the meaning of the universe.hedwig can grok the meaning of the universe.hedwig can grok the meaning of the universe.
 
hedwig's Avatar
 
Posts: 115
Karma: 158766
Join Date: Dec 2010
Device: Kindle Paperwhite, iPad Air, iPad Mini, iPod Touch 5
You could also try The Earthsea Trilogy by Ursula K. Le Guin.
The first book, A Wizard of Earthsea, is also about a boy at a school for wizards.
hedwig is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2011, 07:50 AM   #8
drofgnal
Guru
drofgnal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.drofgnal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.drofgnal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.drofgnal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.drofgnal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.drofgnal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.drofgnal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.drofgnal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.drofgnal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.drofgnal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.drofgnal ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 646
Karma: 2994040
Join Date: Dec 2009
Device: Kindle4NT/iphone/ipad/ipad mini
I enjoyed the fablehaven series by Brandon Mull.
drofgnal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2011, 09:04 AM   #9
Dr. Drib
Grand Sorcerer
Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Dr. Drib ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Dr. Drib's Avatar
 
Posts: 41,635
Karma: 29593222
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Borja (Lima), Peru
Device: Kindle: Voyage WiFi; Kobo: Aura One
The bathroom?

...but seriously, I will go with hedwig and recommend "The Earthsea Trilogy."

This is excellent childrens' literature and also very appealing for adults.



Don
Dr. Drib is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2011, 10:11 AM   #10
jrlewis
SF/F Author
jrlewis ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jrlewis ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jrlewis ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jrlewis ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jrlewis ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jrlewis ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jrlewis ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jrlewis ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jrlewis ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jrlewis ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.jrlewis ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
jrlewis's Avatar
 
Posts: 160
Karma: 349656
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: USA
Device: Adobe Digital Editions
For something similar-but-different to Harry Potter, you might try Patrick Rothfuss's The Name of the Wind. It's the life story of a boy whose family is killed and he grows up to be a powerful wizard after attending magic school...but it is much more adult and compelling than Potter, in my opinion. The sequel is about to come out.
jrlewis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2011, 03:20 PM   #11
David Munch
Scholar
David Munch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.David Munch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.David Munch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.David Munch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.David Munch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.David Munch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.David Munch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.David Munch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.David Munch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.David Munch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.David Munch ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
David Munch's Avatar
 
Posts: 969
Karma: 3999312
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Denmark
Device: iPad 2 + iPad Air 2
Maybe you would like the Narnia books, as they are also easy to read, and often about friendships.
David Munch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2011, 03:37 PM   #12
pdurrant
The Grand Mouse 高貴的老鼠
pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.pdurrant ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
pdurrant's Avatar
 
Posts: 57,628
Karma: 216773454
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Norfolk, England
Device: Kindle Voyage, Yotaphone 2
Perhaps the Artemis Fowl series by Eoin Colfer?
pdurrant is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2011, 03:43 PM   #13
Latinandgreek
Warrior Princess
Latinandgreek ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Latinandgreek ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Latinandgreek ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Latinandgreek ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Latinandgreek ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Latinandgreek ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Latinandgreek ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Latinandgreek ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Latinandgreek ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Latinandgreek ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Latinandgreek ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Latinandgreek's Avatar
 
Posts: 5,038
Karma: 9724231
Join Date: Sep 2009
Device: PRS-505; PRS-350, PRS-T1, iPad, Aura HD
I found that the Percy Jackson series was similar to HP without seeming to be a rip-off. Great characters, great stories and great world-building, lots of humour as well.

I second the Diana Wynne Jones recommendation; try "The Dark Lord of Derkholm" or "Howl's Moving Castle", and I guarantee you'll be laughing out loud.

Best of luck!
Latinandgreek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2011, 08:24 PM   #14
s1mp13m4n
Zealot
s1mp13m4n is no ebook tyro.s1mp13m4n is no ebook tyro.s1mp13m4n is no ebook tyro.s1mp13m4n is no ebook tyro.s1mp13m4n is no ebook tyro.s1mp13m4n is no ebook tyro.s1mp13m4n is no ebook tyro.s1mp13m4n is no ebook tyro.s1mp13m4n is no ebook tyro.
 
s1mp13m4n's Avatar
 
Posts: 120
Karma: 1278
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Virginia, USA
Device: iPad 3
Thank you all for the great recommendations
s1mp13m4n is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-06-2011, 09:24 PM   #15
floridamom
Junior Member
floridamom once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.floridamom once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.floridamom once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.floridamom once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.floridamom once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.floridamom once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.floridamom once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.floridamom once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.floridamom once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.floridamom once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.floridamom once ate a cherry pie in a record 7 seconds.
 
Posts: 9
Karma: 1924
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Southeast US
Device: Kindle 3
If you're enjoying the HP series, I'd like to suggest that you reread it at some point. You'll see things you didn't see the first time, because the second time around you'll know so much more. Those books are an enjoyable reread.
floridamom is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Last love? Harry Potter Mursemanley Reading Recommendations 44 01-09-2011 06:03 AM
Harry Potter happy_terd Lounge 1 01-21-2010 02:18 PM
Harry Potter question rsbuckland Reading Recommendations 5 02-05-2007 09:10 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:31 AM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.