I don't like to compare them. They're so different from each other, the only thing they really have in common is the magic, and harry potters magic is all wands but lotrs is more realistic with staffs and stuff. LOTR is in an alternative universe while Harry Potter is in the normal world. I like the LOTR more with story and reading and the movies. But I like Harry Potter more overall becuase its what got me into reading and its always really really enjoyable for me to read because its so easy and I know about the charactors and where JK was inspried by it. I know more about it.