There are 7 books in total, J.K Rowling has written other books related to Harry Potter,
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
The Tales of Beedle the Bard
Quidditch Through the Ages
All of the books above are mentioned throughout the series.
Harry Potter is a great series, and personally, I think you should read the whole series =D
Nearly ten years had passed since the Dursleys had woken
up to find their nephew on the front step, but Privet Drive
had hardly changed at all. The sun rose on the same tidy front garden and lit up the brass number four on the Dursleys’ front door;
it crept into their living room, which was almost exactly the same as it had been on the night when Mr. Dursley had seen that fateful news report about the owls. Only the photographs on the mantelpiece really showed how much time had passed. Ten years ago, there had been lots of pictures of what looked like a large pink beach ball wearing different-colored bonnets — but Dudley Dursley was no longer a baby, and now the photographs showed a large
blond boy riding his first bicycle, on a carousel at the fair, playing a computer game with his father, being hugged and kissed by his mother. The room held no sign at all that another boy lived in the house, too.
-Harry Potter and The Philosopher's Stone, The Vanishing Glass. (Chap. 2)
Friend: Is that supposed to be an INSULT?!?!?!
J.K. Rowling is a genius for creating the story and I personally would like to thank her for bringing joy to my life with the books and movies.
Healthy Obsessed Me: Thats funny, I thought you just called my pride and joy stupid. Ya know what else is funny? My foot in your ass!
Although Lord of the Rings is entirely original, and very good, it's no good for young kids because of the slower-moving plot.
Harry Potter is better for younger people.
The five books out now are:
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
There are two more books left to come.