Life after Harry Potter ....What's next ? - PART 1

A Listmania! list by LAL "LAL" (Green Bay, WI United States)
The list author says: "I created part 1 & 2 because a 40 item limit, just can't say it all!

A friend bought Harry Potter for me, said I HAD to read it. I procrastinated, as I didn't want to read "children's books"

However - now, I'm addicted! They are for young & old & I just can't get enough. And - the friend is now my husband. Not sure I owe that to JK Rowling though...

I hope you find my list helpful, please let me know - this list will be forever incomplete, because I'll be constantly adding & looking for new finds!

I'm getting ready to read Ursula K Le Guin, Libba Bray, Jasper Fforde, Ysabeau Wilce, Robin McKinley, Tamora Pierce, Holly Black, Cameron Dokey, Maggie Stiefvater, China Melville, Cinda Williams Chima, Obert Skye, Kate DiCamillo, Lisa McMann, Michael Scott, Lois Lowry, Trenton Lee Stewart, Patricia McKillip, MT Anderson, Scott Westerfield, Rick Riordan."
Bartimaeus 3-book boxed set (Bartimaeus Trilogy)
1.  Bartimaeus 3-book boxed set (Bartimaeus Trilogy) by Jonathan Stroud
The list author says:
  "I couldn't believe how good these books were, witty & fast paced. The Amulet of Samarkand, The Golem's Eye & Ptolemy's Gate. I love the sarcastic humor & the story within a story while reading the footers. I recently purchased another Stroud book called The Last Siege as well.  The 4th Bartimaeus is out now - The Ring Of Solomon!"
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House of Night, Books 1-4 (Marked / Betrayed / Chosen / Untamed)
2.  House of Night, Books 1-4 (Marked / Betrayed / Chosen / Untamed) by P. C. Cast
The list author says:
  "These are the first 4, but there are 9 as of today. Quick reads, interesting plots, great characters."
$25.06   Used & New from: $11.01
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (202 customer reviews) | 1 customer discussion

The Golden Compass, Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition (His Dark Materials, Book 1)(Rough-cut)
3.  The Golden Compass, Deluxe 10th Anniversary Edition (His Dark Materials, Book 1)(Rough-cut) by Philip Pullman
The list author says:
  "Originally published under Northern Lights, these 3 books (Subtle Knife & Amber Spyglass) are great even with the religious undertones. There is also 'Lyra's Oxford'."
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Abarat
4.  Abarat by Clive Barker
The list author says:
  "I was nervous to read young adult fantasy by the master of horror Clive Barker, but this series was excellent. Don't forget Abarat: Days of Magic, Nights of War and now Absolute Midnight."
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Weaveworld
5.  Weaveworld by Clive Barker
The list author says:
  "LOVED this book, couldn't get it out of my head."
$15.51   Used & New from: $4.71
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (188 customer reviews)

The Eyes of the Dragon
6.  The Eyes of the Dragon by Stephen King
The list author says:
  "It was because of this book that I really started enjoying fantasy. I crossed over from my normal Horror and Dean Koontz genre."
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The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, Book 1)
7.  The Gunslinger (The Dark Tower, Book 1) by Stephen King
The list author says:
  "I was extrememly reluctant to read this series, I didn't want to read a 'western'. But it's not that at all, this is really great fantasy & I waited (impatiently) for YEARS for completion!!! The rest: Drawing of the Three, Waste Lands, Wizard & Glass, Wolves of the Calla, Song of Susannah & the Dark Tower and now The Wind Through the Keyhole."
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The Talisman
8.  The Talisman by Stephen King
The list author says:
  "One fun thing about Stephen King's books is that you can find part of the Dark Tower in almost all of them...hint hint. Don't forget to read Black House, the sequel to the Talisman. I also liked Floating Dragon by Peter Straub. Also: Hearts in Atlantis, Green Mile, Bag of Bones, Needful Things."
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Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell: A Novel
9.  Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell: A Novel by Susanna Clarke
The list author says:
  "I didn't want to read this book, it was huge & the title didn't sound interesting. But I couldn't put it down. I loved the old English wording and the use of footers (story within the story). Start with the book "The Ladies of Grace Adieu And Other Stories"."
$6.86   Used & New from: $0.01
3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,187 customer reviews) | 15 customer discussions

Neverwhere: A Novel
10.  Neverwhere: A Novel by Neil Gaiman
The list author says:
  "Reminded me a bit of Weaveworld, probably why I enjoyed it!"
$11.35   Used & New from: $2.05
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Stardust
11.  Stardust by Neil Gaiman
The list author says:
  "Very cute, wish it had been longer, wish there were a sequel!"
$6.82   Used & New from: $0.01
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The Good Fairies of New York
12.  The Good Fairies of New York by Martin Millar
The list author says:
  "Not for kids for sure, definitely enjoyed the wittiness."
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Sookie Stackhouse 8-copy Boxed Set (Sookie Stackhouse / Southern Vampire)
13.  Sookie Stackhouse 8-copy Boxed Set (Sookie Stackhouse / Southern Vampire) by Charlaine Harris
The list author says:
  "So fun! Not as "sexy" as the series TrueBlood based on these books, but good fast reads in any case. There are 13 out as of today."
$41.22   Used & New from: $14.99
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Inkheart  (Inkheart Trilogy)
14.  Inkheart (Inkheart Trilogy) by Cornelia Funke
The list author says:
  "Inkheart & Inkspell. Can't wait to read InkDeath! Anything by Cornelia Funke is good. Reckless, Dragon Rider, The Thief Lord."
$10.09   Used & New from: $0.01
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Lionboy (Lionboy, Book 1)
15.  Lionboy (Lionboy, Book 1) by Zizou Corder
The list author says:
  "All three of this trilogy are pretty good. The Chase & The Truth. Written by a mother & daughter. My godchild asked for this book as a gift & I ended up reading it too!"
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Winds of Fate (The Mage Winds, Book 1)
16.  Winds of Fate (The Mage Winds, Book 1) by Mercedes Lackey
The list author says:
  "I know there are SO many series out there like the following, but I've added a few by authors that I found to be pretty interesting."
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4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (89 customer reviews)

Elvenborn (Halfblood Chronicles)
17.  Elvenborn (Halfblood Chronicles) by Andre Norton
$7.36   Used & New from: $0.01
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Magic Kingdom for Sale--Sold! (Landover)
18.  Magic Kingdom for Sale--Sold! (Landover) by Terry Brooks
$7.99   Used & New from: $0.01
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The Sword of Shannara Trilogy
19.  The Sword of Shannara Trilogy by Terry Brooks
$24.65   Used & New from: $4.56
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The Dragonriders of Pern: Dragonflight, Dragonquest, and The White Dragon (Pern: The Dragonriders of Pern)
20.  The Dragonriders of Pern: Dragonflight, Dragonquest, and The White Dragon (Pern: The Dragonriders of Pern) by Anne McCaffrey
$16.94   Used & New from: $1.98
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Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (Wicked Years)
21.  Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (Wicked Years) by Gregory Maguire
The list author says:
  "Who doesn't want to know the Wicked Witch's side of the story, or the 'real' stories of the classic fairy tales?
I love this author. Don't forget to read the sequel - Son of a Witch along with the last one A Lion Among Men."
$6.00   Used & New from: $0.01
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Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister: A Novel
22.  Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister: A Novel by Gregory Maguire
The list author says:
  "Also read Mirror Mirror and What the Dickens was a cute story, it wasn't what I expected. I also read Lost - it was slow, but I liked the twistiness of the story.  Anything by Gregory Maquire is fun!"
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Eragon/Eldest Trade Paperback Boxed Set (The Inheritance Cycle)
23.  Eragon/Eldest Trade Paperback Boxed Set (The Inheritance Cycle) by Christopher Paolini
The list author says:
  "Finally, the third book Brisingr & 4th Inheritance are out!"
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Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, Book 1)
24.  Artemis Fowl (Artemis Fowl, Book 1) by Eoin Colfer
The list author says:
  "This whole series is so fun, witty and sarcastic. I think there are over 7 in the series now."
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The Chronicles of Narnia Boxed Set
25.  The Chronicles of Narnia Boxed Set by C. S. Lewis
The list author says:
  "And then you have the 'new classics' like this and Madeleine L'Engle - Wrinkle in Time, Roald Dahl - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Neverending Story - Michael Ende, Princess Bride - William Goldman. If you haven't read them yet, give them a try (or re-read them)!"
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Peter Pan (100th Anniversary Edition)
26.  Peter Pan (100th Anniversary Edition) by J. M. Barrie
The list author says:
  "Can't forget Peter Pan-J.M. Barrie, Alice in Wonderland-Lewis Carroll, Wizard of Oz-Frank Baum, Secret Garden-Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Hobbit & Lord of the Rings, Mary Poppins, Brothers Grimm...etc. Even if you've seen the 'movie' try reading the books. They're often better & guaranteed to be enjoyable, don't pass them up!"
$18.18   Used & New from: $0.02
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The City of Ember (The First Book of Ember)
27.  The City of Ember (The First Book of Ember) by Jeanne DuPrau
The list author says:
  "This series is interesting though a little predictable - along with The People of Sparks, The Prophet of Yonwood and The Diamond of Darkhold."
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The Book of Lost Things
28.  The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly
The list author says:
  "I enjoyed this one, I wish there were a sequel!"
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The Great Book of Amber: The Complete Amber Chronicles, 1-10 (Chronicles of Amber)
29.  The Great Book of Amber: The Complete Amber Chronicles, 1-10 (Chronicles of Amber) by Roger Zelazny
The list author says:
  "Took awhile to read, but were pretty good."
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The Talking Parcel
30.  The Talking Parcel by Gerald Durrell
The list author says:
  "or 'The Battle for Castle Cockatrice'. Or try reading The Moon of Gomrath by Alan Garner. Good luck finding them, but if you can - they're brilliant!"
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Morrigan's Cross (The Circle Trilogy, Book 1)
31.  Morrigan's Cross (The Circle Trilogy, Book 1) by Nora Roberts
The list author says:
  "This series wasn't too bad...Also called the Electrifying Trilogy?  Includes Dance of the Gods & Valley of Silence as well."
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3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (279 customer reviews) | 3 customer discussions

The Twilight Collection: Twilight / New Moon / Eclipse / Breaking Dawn
32.  The Twilight Collection: Twilight / New Moon / Eclipse / Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer
The list author says:
  "A bit romantic for my taste, but I couldn't put these books down."
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Night Watch (Discworld)
33.  Night Watch (Discworld) by Terry Pratchett
The list author says:
  "This was my first Terry Pratchett book, I definitely enjoyed it! The Hogfather was good too. I also recommend authors like Piers Anthony & Robert Aspirin for fun, light fantasy reads."
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Septimus Heap Box Set: Books 1 and 2
34.  Septimus Heap Box Set: Books 1 and 2 by Angie Sage
The list author says:
  "Unexpectedly good, includes Magyk & Flyte, haven't read Physik, Queste, Syren or Darke yet. Nor the Magykal Papers."
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The Abhorsen Trilogy Box Set
35.  The Abhorsen Trilogy Box Set by Garth Nix
The list author says:
  "I definitely enjoyed this series, though a bit too detailed - however, the plot is interesting & like nothing I've read before (The Abhorsen can walk in Death). Very captivating. The set includes Sabriel, Lirael and Abhorsen. There are also a few more: Across the Wall (stories),   AND the Seventh Tower series, Keys to the Kingdom Series and The Ragwitch."
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On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness (The Wingfeather Saga)
36.  On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness (The Wingfeather Saga) by Andrew Peterson
The list author says:
  "Fun to read - The Wingfeather Saga also includes North! Or Be Eaten and The Monster in the HOllows,"
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The Various: Book 1 in the Touchstone Trilogy
37.  The Various: Book 1 in the Touchstone Trilogy by Steve Augarde
The list author says:
  "This was interesting & fun to read, haven't read book 2 Celandine or the 3rd Winter Wood yet."
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The Dark Is Rising (Boxed Set): Over Sea, Under Stone; The Dark Is Rising; Greenwitch; The Grey King; Silver on the Tree (The Dark Is Rising Sequence)
38.  The Dark Is Rising (Boxed Set): Over Sea, Under Stone; The Dark Is Rising; Greenwitch; The Grey King; Silver on the Tree (The Dark Is Rising Sequence) by Susan Cooper
The list author says:
  "Also Lloyd Alexander - The Castle of Llyr/Prydain series, Merlin series by T.A. Barron, and Blue is for Nightmares (Stolarz Series) by Laurie Faria Stolarz."
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The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel
39.  The Thirteenth Tale: A Novel by Diane Setterfield
The list author says:
  "Took a bit to get into it, but SO good."
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Coraline [Mass Market Paperback]
40.  Coraline [Mass Market Paperback] by Neil Gaiman
The list author says:
  "I really liked this one, was a fast read, seems to be a recurring wish of mine, but wish there was a sequel!"
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