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7 Magical Must-Reads Harry Potter Fans Will Love

As if you needed a reminder, the final installment of the Harry Potter series was published in 2007. It’s eight years later, and die-hard fans like us are still reeling from the fact that it’s over. But now victims of Pottermania can ease their minds and step away from Pottermore. There are a number of great novels and series from years past, and even more recent ones that are magical reads, whether you consider yourself a Gryffindor or Hufflepuff. Scroll on for your next must-read.


1. The Magicians ($10): For those of you who would have loved to see Harry and co. in college and dealing with all the dramas of young adulthood, this is the series you’ve been waiting for. This trilogy follows students at a post-secondary academy for magicians. Read it before the TV series debuts on SyFy.

2. Fangirl ($11): This novel follows twin sisters attending their first year of college. Protagonist Cath, like many Potter fans, devours magical fanfiction. Although dorm rooms, dealing with parental relationships and entering adulthood aren’t the stuff of wizards and dragons, Cath’s obsession with her favorite books and escape into writing her own stories are something that Potter fans can relate to.

3. Wildwood Dancing ($9): Juliet Mariller’s young fiction novel focuses on five sisters in 16th century Transylvania. This fantasy novel has everything you could want: witches, fairies and a play on popular European folk tales. The best part is that once you finish, the fun continues in the sequel, Cybele’s Secret.

4. The Westing Game ($6): If you haven’t read this late-’70s mystery novel, it is well worth checking out now. The plot involves the residents of an apartment complex as they solve a murder and determine who will inherit the victim’s wealth. If you loved J. K. Rowling’s eccentric characters, then you’ll enjoy the residents of the Sunset Towers.

5. The Golden Compass ($6): What makes The Golden Compass stand out is its heroine, Lyra Belacqua. While her adventures are worthy of Hermione, Ron and Harry’s antics, it’s Lyra’s coming of age and discovery of the part she plays in her world that transforms her into a role model for women and girls alike.

6. Freshmen ($17): Graphic novel fans will love this comic series from co-writer and comic Seth Green. It follows the adventures of a group of misfit college students who gain superpowers thanks to a science lab mishap. It’s reminiscent of Hogwarts pupils learning to harness their powers for the first time.

7. The Tales of Beedle the Bard ($8): If you truly can’t say goodbye to Harry Potter, then J.K. Rowling’s short set of tales is the book for you. Fans will remember this as the collection of children’s fairy tales that Dumbledore left Hermione in his will.

What has been your favorite post-Potter read? Let us know in the comments.

Alright, folks. We've officially made it to fall. And if you haven't already started switching out your decor (as long as it's ready by Friendsgiving, right?) you still have time to do so. Draw inspiration from this round-up of new home products that includes harvest-inspired candles, cozy linens and textiles, and a v. practical piece of furniture. One scroll through these, and you'll have all the motivation you need to transition the seasons. Scroll on to start shopping.

Prism x LOREM Collection ($96+): Calling all Cali babes. The popular Long Beach boutique, Prism, announced a boho-fabulous collab with home decor line, LOREM, that we can't get enough of. Shop everything from plant hangers (eight options, to be exact) to artwork, all inspired by the very colorful vibes of the brands. If you were looking for a cheery way to tide you through winter, this. is. it!

Floyd Mattress (Price TBD): Fans of the cult-favorite Detroit-based brand will love their latest launch debuting on October 29. The highly-coveted Floyd Mattress will have the same made-to-last design and superior comfort as their other furnishings, tailored perfectly to fit the line's in-demand bed frame. Additional details for the mattress include a breathable foam material, highly-mobile packaging, and a low-profile design to secure your best night's sleep yet. Check back on the last week of the month to get one for yourself.

Dims 'Composed Vanity' ($595): Small space? No problem! Direct-to-consumer brand, Dims, is giving you a quick and stylish solution to your storage needs with their newest item that doubles as both a desk and vanity. The functional piece is made with non-toxic, chemical-free materials and can be assembled in seven minutes or less. Throw in four sleek shades to choose from, and this may just be your best purchase of 2019 yet!

Saatchi Art x The Citizenry Holiday Collection ($225+): Get ready to deck your walls this holiday season. Saatchi Art partnered with The Citizenry in a one-of-a-kind collection that features a curation of art across styles. Explore everything from modern to abstract creations in a selection so stunning, it's bound to spark a conversation at your next gathering.

NEST Spiced Orange & Clove Collection ($16+): If you haven't experienced the addicting aromas of the beloved NEST fragrance brand, this is the perfect time to get on board! The label recently released their latest scent — spiced orange & clove — just in time for all your gatherings. Inhale festive notes of orange pomander, spiced brandy, cinnamon, and gingered honey across their suite of candles and diffusers to bring all the good vibes to your home.

Bloomingdales x RiLEY Home ($19+): RiLEY Home gets millennials. So they teamed up with Bloomingdales to make shopping their selection more attainable than ever. Now, you can get in on long-lasting, luxurious staples like flannel sheets, bedding, printed throws, premium pet beds, and more, by shopping online and in-stores at the department store. (Trust us: These dream goods are ones you're going to be *glad* you stocked-up on.)

Italic Serene Towels ($12+): The luxury brand that prides itself on using the *same* factories namesake brands (like Calvin Klein and Lacoste) use, but without the price tag behind them, brings you a new product for fall. Treat yourself to Italic's ultra-soft towel set spun from fluffy, 100% Australian cotton, in a convenient set of six. Consider it the perfect indulgence after a long soak in the tub on a cozy FNI (Friday night in)!

Hyascent x Neiman Marcus ($169): 'Tis the season for a delightfully scented home. Warm your abode with scents like bourbon joy, cheeky rose and more in a unique diffuser that doubles more as decor than a fragrance-inducer. Fresh off the (online) shelves of Neiman Marcus, explore nine scents that last up to six months in a specialized hourglass holder. (Shhh! Your friends will never know the secret of why your place smells so darn good!)