The Harry Potter book club is here, kicking off with 'Sorcerer's Stone'

Cesar Mills
June 20, 2017

"We have launched the Wizarding World Book Club in response to a strong demand from our community for a destination to discuss the many nuances and themes of the books" Henriette Stuart-Reckling, the Global Digital Director of Pottermore explained in a press release.

First up, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.

The first week's theme, for June 23, is "Welcome to the Wizarding World Book Club: How did you discover the Harry Potter stories?"

As we reported earlier this year, Pottermore is launching a Harry Potter book club, and it begins right now.

As you can probably tell, we're all huuuuuuge Potterheads here at RetroEnt (we're not even sure the Sorting Hat would be able to fit over our huge Potterheads), and we were all pretty bummed when J.K. Rowling published the last and final book in the Harry Potter franchise in 2007.

Harry's grandfather standing up for what he believed in (sound familiar?) resulted in the exclusion of the Potters from the Sacred Twenty-Eight - a group of 28 British magical families who were classed as "truly pure-blood" in the 1930s.

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― Is the wizarding world as well-hidden as it likes to believe?

The book club will next read the other volumes of Rowling's seven-book series in the months following the discussion of "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone". Why are the Dursleys so afraid of magic? Who learns the most from the troll in the dungeon incident?

There will also be a new area on the Pottermore site where book club members can access specially-curated articles and videos.

Week 5: Friendship: Which friend has shown Harry the most loyalty so far?

You can follow the excitement on Twitter at user @wwbookclub and you can join the discussions with the hashtag #harrypotter20 - or you can register an account (or login to an existing account) and join the discussion on! At that point, Pottermore will have another set of discussion topics for "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets", and so on.

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