With January on the horizon, it's time to get excited about 2018 reading. (Cue fireworks.) And if you're a Harry Potter fan, I'm sure you're itching to embark on a new literary adventure. You could just read the series over and over again, but where would the fun be in that? And while J.K. Rowling may not have announced any plans to release a book eight (though we can still cling on to some hope, right? Right?), there are plenty of great books just waiting for you to embark on them this year.
A good reading plan, in my opinion, is full of variety. As all Potter fans know, the series is about much more than just magic. Harry Potter fans are united in their thirst for adventure, their curiosity, and their passion for making the world a better place. The books' themes dive much further than the wizarding world, touching on activism, love, friendships, relationships, family, and more. Harry Potter, in my opinion, is not so much a series about a boy wizard, but a story about what it means to be alive.
So, in this plan you'll find everything from good ol' fantasy to nonfiction. There are books that sweep you away into new magical worlds and epic adventures. There are books that will help you fight back against injustice, and books that will let you explore history. Plus, there are, of course, books that will appeal to every Potterhead's sense of whimsy.
This plan assumes that you read one book per month, but obviously everyone reads at their own pace. Of course, you can also make changes as you see fit based on your own reading style and interests, using this plan as a springboard. You'll also see that many of these books start off new series, and you're definitely going to want to add in their sequels as you get hooked. This list is filled with new releases as well as older favorites (that you may have missed or are due to re-read). Plus, of course, I'm assuming you're going to re-read the Harry Potter series at least a few times this coming year.
So, if you love Harry Potter more than anything and are looking for new reading this year, your quest is over. Here's the ultimate reading plan for every Potterhead's perfect literary 2018. Now, summon your inner Hermione and get reading!