J.K. Rowling Books In Order

Publication Order of Harry Potter Books

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (1997) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (1998) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (1999) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2000) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix (2003) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2005) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2007) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts I & II (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Harry Potter Companion Books

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Quidditch Through the Ages (2001) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Tales of Beedle the Bard (2008) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Cormoran Strike Books

The Cuckoo's Calling (2013) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
The Silkworm (2014) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Pottermore Presents Books

Hogwarts: An Incomplete & Unreliable Guide (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Short Stories from Hogwarts of Heroism, Hardship and Dangerous Hobbies (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle
Short Stories from Hogwarts of Power, Politics and Pesky Poltergeists (2016) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Casual Vacancy (2012) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination (2015) Hardcover  Paperback  Kindle

About J.K. Rowling

Joanne Rowling, also known as J.K. Rowling is the author of the Harry Potter series, one of the most successful book series ever in the history of humankind. The reason for she writing as J.K. Rowling is because her publishing company feared that teenagers wouldn´t buy books written by a woman, so they suggested she used her two initial name letters. Joanne didn´t have a second name, so she borrowed the letter K from Kathleen, her dad´s mother name.

J.K. Rowling was born on July 31 of 1965 in Yate, Gloucestershire, England. Her progenitors are Peter James Rowling and Anne Rowling. Just before she turned 2 years old, her sister Dianne was born. When she was young, she attended St Michael´s primary school.

She has been a writer since she was a little girl. She wrote fiction stories and told them to her little sister. Her first writing was about a bunny who had measles and was visited by her other animal friends.

When she was nine, J.K. Rowling moved toTutshill, Glurcestershire. There, she attended theWyedean School. It turned out that on that time her grandmother gave her a copy of a biography of Jessica Mitford, a communist activist. Since then, J.K. Rowling had admired her and consequently read all of her books.

Her musical taste is punk rock. She said she loved “The Smiths” and “The Clash.”

Once she finished high school, she entered the University of Exeter to study French and Classic Philosophy. Later on, she would move to London to work as a researcher and a bilingual secretary for International Amnesty.

She had the idea of writing Harry Potter when she was traveling in a train from Manchester to London. She tells she had never been so excited to write than when she had the aforementioned idea. As soon as she reached her apartment, she started writing.

Before publishing her first Harry Potter book, she moved to Oporto, Portugal to work as an English teacher in an Academy. She then married JorgeArantes in 1992. Two years later she put a restraining order on his spouse. In 1995, the divorce was approved.


When J.K. Rowling was young, she was a rather poor woman. She even had to live from State benefits because she held no job prior to publishing her first Harry Potter series book. However, that changed when she started publishing her books. Forbes magazine has catalogued J.K. Rowling as the first person to win a billion dollars for writing books. She was also named the second richest woman who works in the artistic area and is ranked 1.062 of the world richest people.

The Sunday Times rich list listed her as the 144 richest person in England. Her possessionsinclude a luxury estate in Aberfeldy, Scotland, a house in Merchiston, Edinburg, and a 9 million dollars mansion in Kendington, West London which has a 24 hour surveillance security.

She was awarded numerous honorific titles too from four prestigious Universities (St. Andrews University, Edinburg University, Napier University and Aberdeen University). She was also the first woman to receive the “Príncipe de Asturias” prize. France, England and Poland have also given her honorific titles.


Even though J.K. Rowling has made lots of money, she doesn´t keep it all. In the year 200 shecreaterd the Volant Charitable Trust. This trustsinvests a little more than 5 million GBP to fight poverty.

J.K. Rowling supports causes which were an issue for her in the past. For example, she was a single mother and supports economically single parent families. She supports also the Laborist political party because she thinks it favours kids in poverty. Since her mother died from Multiple Sclerosis, she has given lots of money for research on that particular disease.


J.K. Rowling has written a great deal of books, but her most famous ones are the ones included in the Harry Potter Series. These include:

1. Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone
2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
4. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
5. Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
6. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
7. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Other books written by J.K. Rowling include but are not limited to: Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, Quidditch Through the Ages and The Tales of Beedle the Bard.


Harry Potter and the philosopher´s stone is the first book on the series and the foundation of all other books. In this novel, Voldemort the most evil wizard of all and kills Harry´s parents when he was 1 year old. He also tried to kill Harry but couldn´t and had to escape. Hagrid then picks Harry up and takes him to his uncle house for him to be raised with them. He is treated badly for 10 years by his family and Hagrid returns with a letter of acceptance in the wizard school of Hogwarts. He then goes on a train to Hogwarts where he meets Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger and his new enemy Draco Malfoy.

When they arrive, they put on a hat that chooses which house they will be appointed. Harry, Ron and Hermione are Griffindor house, while Draco goes to Slythering. Harry and Ron go to Hagrid´shouse after having a potion preparation lesson. There, they learn form a robbery at the Gringottsand Harry remembers Hagrid took a package of a vault that had been broken in that robbery.

At night, Draco fools them saying there was a midnight excursion. There, they walk into a corridor where a three headed dog is protecting a door, where Harry thinks the package might be hidden.

Later on, Snape is shown as having an injury which occurred as a result of the three headed dog biting him. Harry gets suspicious of Snape wanting to rob the philosopher´s stone that the dog is guarding.

It turns out that Hagrid had received a small dragon in exchange of saying how to pass through the three headed dog. Hagrid had revealed that music makes the dog sleep. Now Harry Potter is worried that someone can pass throught the dog and rob the philosopher´s stone. He then plays the flute and puts the dog to sleep. Then, he has to pass some obstacles along with Ron and Hermione until he reaches a place where Quirrelis. He then looks at a special mirror which shows Harry where his most longed object is: the philosopher´s stone. The mirror shows Harry finding the stone and then he feels it in his pocket.It then turns out that Quirrel has Voldemort face in his back, so it is actually two people Harry is facing. Voldemort try to steal the stone from Harry, but it seems that he burns each time he touches Harry. Finally Harry passes out and is taken to the hospital at Hogwarts. The stone is destroyed as well as Quirrel. Voldemort will be back in the future. At the end, it turns out that Griffindor is the house which has won more points and hence wins the House Cup. Finally, Harry returns to his uncle´s house.


When Harry is on vacations at his uncle´s house, Dobby, a house elf goes into Harry´s bedroom and warns him to not return to Hogwarts if he didn´t want bad things to happen. Harry´s uncle chastises him because of them mess Dobby did. Finally, the Weasleys rescue Harry in a flying car in which they all return to Hogwarts.

It turns out that there is a new teacher whose name is Lockhart. He is actually really bad at doing magic and just wants to gain recognition. On Halloween, a cat is found petrified and there is a message on the wall displaying: “The Chamber of Secrets has been opened, enemies of the heir beware.” Harry and his friends find out that Salazar Slytherin built the Chamber of Secrets which has a monster inside that only Slytherin heir can control.

During a Quidditch game, Harry breaks an arm. Later in the hospital bed, Dobby claims responsibility for the incident and insists Harry to leave Hogwarts advising him of mortal danger. During a spell duelling club, Harry speaksParseltongue, and ability that Salazar Slytherinalso had suggesting Harry might be a Slytherinheir. Harry finds out later that other students have been petrified as well.

Harry and his friends have been preparing aPolyjuice potion which lets them change their appearance to that of any other person. With the potion, they resemble Draco´s friends, and they find out Draco is not a Slytherin heir.

Harry finds a diary in which he asks questions and the answers come from a Tom Riddle. Someone then takes the diary away and Harry finds that Hermione and a Ravenclaw girl have been petrified also. Harry and Ron then went to askHagrid about the incident, but he was taken to the Azkaban prison for being guilty of opening the Chamber of Secrets.

Harry and Ron find a paper in Hermione´s hand that the monster that attacked them was the Basilisk, a monster that petrifies whoever looks it in the eye. They later discover the Chamber entrance which Harry opens by speakingParseltongue language. Inside the Chamber, there is the phantom of Tom Riddle. It turns out that TomMarvolo Riddle is an anagram of I am lord Voldemort. Inside the chamber, Riddle (or Voldemort) commands the Basilisk to attack Harry. The Basilisk attacks him and just before it is about to kill him, Dumbeldore´s phoenix blinds it and gives Harry a sword, with which Harry kills the Basilisk. Finally, he stabs the diary thus killing Tom Riddle (Voldemort.)


A few of the Harry Potter series characters resemble some people and events that happenedon her life. For instance, J.K. Rowling admits that Hermione is a vague resemblance of who she was when attending school. Ron Wesley is a character depicted as J.K. Rowling´s best high school friend Sean Harris. It is thought that her primary teacher Alfred Dunn inspired Albus Dumboldore. In a period she suffered from Depression, she invented the Dementors, soulless creatures who appear in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.

The principal characters in Harry Potter are:

1. Harry Potter.
2. Ron Wesley
3. Hermione Granger
4. Albus Dumboldore
5. Rubeus Hagrid
6. Regulus Black
7. Severus Snape
8. Draco Malfoy


All of Harry Potter books have been made into movies by Warner Bros. J.K. Rowling stated that all Harry Potter character should be British and that all filming should be made in England. This was of course done that way.

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