At the start of 2020 I was in a little bit of a reading slump and didn’t know what to pick up to get out of this slump. So, I went back to something I know that I love and something that I could very easily get into reading. Here is a little post all about me re-reading Harry Potter!
The Harry Potter series has held a special place in my heart for a number of years now. But I’m not someone who has loved this series ever since childhood. I was actually terrified of the series after watching a little bit of the first film when I was just 5.
When Hagrid appears to tell Harry Potter he is a wizard and pushed down a door in the first film, little me ran out of her school classroom that were watching the film in tears and didn’t touch anything Harry Potter until I was around 14.
When Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 came out in the cinema, I went to watch it with my best friend because she loved the series and I had no idea what to expect. I didn’t really understand the film but I was instantly intrigued rather than being terrified. After leaving the cinema loving the final film in the series, in true me style, I went home bought all the books, read them all as quickly as I could and then watched all the films.
Years later and many re-reads of the series later it still holds a big place in my heart and it is something I turn to whenever I am in need of a little comfort and something familiar.
I have been to the Harry Potter Studios for my 19th birthday, been to the Wizarding World in Universal Studios and own way too many copies of the books in the series. So, when I was looking for something to get me out of my reading slump and something to comfort me after having a rough couple of months, I knew Harry Potter was the place to turn.
On the 1st of January 2020 I picked up Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone and within a couple of days I had moved onto reading Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.
I flew through Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban and at the time of writing this I am reading Harry Potter and Goblet of Fire. I am planning on re-reading the entire series before reading anything else and I am honestly quite excited to do just that!
The Harry Potter series feels like home to me and I think I’ll be re-reading it over and over again for years to come.
What series or books, if any do you want to re-read or enjoy re-reading? Let me know in the comments!