Also known as Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, it has quickly become a modern classic. I’ve reread these books many a time over the years, and I decided to once again. The first book to start the craze, it does well in its world building, character development, and in letting you suspend your disbelief and settle into a world much like our own, just with magic hiding behind the scenes. I might be blinded by nostalgia, but it still reads wonderfully to this day, and if you like a mixture of fantasy and reality, this is a book that you really should read.