I took everyone's advice here and started off from the beginning with the Harry Potter series last weekend. I picked up a copy of the Sorceror's Stone and should finish it today (just the last chapter left). I'm glad that I didn't just skip to the "book of the next movie" and started at the beginning like many of you recommended. I really enjoyed this book, and there is a lot of different parts from the movie. This is just my first one obviously, but I can see why these books are so popular. It was definitely one I just wanted to keep reading.