I always say that you cannot be a writer without being a reader, and you’ll find that we writers are the most voracious of readers. It would be hard for me to pick out the best books – I most of them, even some of the bad ones, and I have major respect for anyone has finished a piece of writing that large. But here are the ones I keep coming back to, like a bad relationship in a country song.
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Parts One and Two by J.K. Rowling
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
HP & the Cursed Child picks up from where the epilogue of DH left us as Albus Severus is getting on the train. Living in the shadow of his famous father, he struggles to find a place in the wizarding world as he lacks the instinctive magical abilities of Harry and is immediately sorted into Slytherin upon arriving at Hogwarts. He becomes firm friends with Scorpius Malfoy and, determine to prove themselves the equal of their parents, they strike out on an adventure.