Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The Tales of Beedle the Bard, a children’s tale Ron grew up with, tell the story of three Deathly Hallows, a mere legend which, when combined, could cheat Death. Yet Dumbledore suspiciously left a copy of the story to Hermione in his will. Most believe it to be a fairy tale, but there are some…

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Tension is already thick at the Dursleys with the addition of Harry’s new “pet,” Hedwig, but then a house elf named Dobby appears in Harry’s room with a mysterious warning, and threatens to upset Uncle Vernon with his racket on the night of a very important business dinner. At Diagon Alley, Harry not only has…

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

On 4 Privet Drive, Surrey, a baby was delivered to the most unmagical family that ever lived. He was famous in the wizarding world for being the only “boy who lived” after facing the most wicked wizard of all time. Harry Potter is raised by an unkind aunt and uncle who make him sleep in…

The Bookshop on the Corner by Jenny Colgan

Nina was just let go from her job as a librarian in the city, where they want young college grads who know more about marketing than finding the perfect book for readers, as Nina does. So she purchases a decrepit white van from man in a tiny town in Scotland, and discovers that the landscape…