With Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince opening in theaters this weekend, there’s a burst of new interest in the series. There has long been talk of how J.K. Rowling’s books created a new generation of readers. What isn’t discussed as often is how many of those readers are adults. For those of you grown ups who loved the Harry Potter books and need something new, here are some titles you might enjoy.
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien – This is the classic tale of Bilbo Baggins, a respectable hobbit who is chosen by the wizard Gandalf to take part in an adventure from which he may never return.
The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart – The story of Merlin, of Arthurian Legend, as a child, growing up in the court of his grandfather, the King of Wales.
Dragonflight by Anne McCaffrey – Lessa of Benden Weyr, a supposed kitchen girl, and a queen dragon team up to protect the land of Pern.