Hoppy's Book Recommendations

Amazing Spider-Man, The

Amazing Spider-Man, The

The first issue was published in 1963. More than 40 years later, the title is still going. The writers and artists have changed many times, but this remains the core book in Marvel's Spider-Man franchise. Published monthly.

"Spidey! What's not to love?"

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Frankenstein

Frankenstein

A scientist named Victor Frankenstein creates a being from dead body parts and uses electricity to bring it to life. Frightened by his creation, he abandons it, and the creature is left to discover the world for itself with grave consequences for Victor and his family. Originally published in 1818.

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Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harry's second year at Hogwarts finds him investigating mysteriously pretrified students as well as finding the identity of the Heir of Slytherin.

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

When Hogwarts plays host to an international wizardry tournament, Harry is unexpectedly selected to compete in it. Meanwhile, the threat of Voldemort's possible return lingers in the background. Fourth book in the series.

"Totally agreeing with Meaghan. "

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

The wizarding world is now dealing with the return of Lord Voldemort, Ron is asking daily if anyone they know has died or gone missing. Harry gets some unexpected help in Potions and he and Dumbledore explore a complicated past.

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Tensions are running high as Harry enters his fifth year at Hogwarts. The Ministry of Magic refuses to admit that You-Know-Who has returned and have also placed one of their own at Hogwarts as the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher.

"There is just SO much going on in this book, and JK Rowling weaves it all together seamlessly. Brilliant!"

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Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

Downtrodden orphan Harry Potter discovers through a visit from a giant on his 11th birthday that he's actually a wizard. He enrols at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, where he makes new friends, learns some magic, and discovers the truth about his parents' death and his own remarkable destiny.

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Dangerous murderer Sirius Black has escaped from Azkaban and is looking for Harry at Hogwarts. Hagrid is made a teacher and the new Defense Against the Dark Arts teacher has a connection to Harry's parents.

"Okay, so, the first 2 books I thought were adorable and very entertaining and all of that. But by this book, the third in the series, I was all, "OMGWTF" because I knew it was going to be a lifelong addiction for me. It's probably my favorite book in the series so far because it is what really told me what an amazing series this was going to end up to be."

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Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

The story of Elizabeth Bennet, the second eldest daughter of a family on the borderline of respectability. When Elizabeth meets snooty Mr. Darcy, she instantly dislikes him. But as the two continue to meet socially their relationship develops over time. That is a bad summary but this novel is impossible to put into a paragraph.

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To Kill a Mockingbird

To Kill a Mockingbird

In a story told through the eyes of young Scout Finch, a black man in Depression Era Alabama is accused of raping a white girl. Scout's father Atticus becomes the accused man's attorney and faces persecution from the people in the own where they live.

"One of my all-time favorites. I've read it more times than I can count."

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Ultimate X-Men

Ultimate X-Men

A new spin of the origins of the X-Men, put in a modern day setting.

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