Top Ten Books Written In The Past 10 Years That I Hope People Are Still Reading In 30 Years
Would it be cheating if I put #1-7 as the Harry Potter series? 😉 Maybe? Okay, fine… I’ll try to come up with 9 others!
- Harry Potter #5, 6 & 7 by J.K. Rowling <– (2003, 2005 & 2007 respectively) Okay, so if we’re counting the ones that were written in the past 10 years, that actually only encapsulates the last 3 books (Wow, do I feel old…)
- The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini <– (2004) One of my favourites… a fantastic book.
- The Help by Kathryn Stockett <– (2009) Another one of my faves. Great inspirational and feel-good story.
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern <– (2011) This book holds a fantastical epic quality to it that might stand the test of time..
- The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins <– (2008-2010) The books themselves have established itself in the mainstream, but the hype of the movie has catapulted it into more long-term status.
- The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown <– (2006) While I still like Angels & Demons more, this book pushed this style & genre to the forefront.
- Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer <– (2006) I think because this heartbreaking/heartwarming tale has to do with 9/11, it’s going to stay in the reading repertoire for quite some time.
- Scott Pilgrim series by Bryan Lee O’Malley <– (2004-2010)While comic books have been on the rise, this Toronto-based graphic novel really shed some light on the fun, topical and Canadian world of graphic novels!
- The Millenium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson <– (2008-2010) The three popular epic tomes of deceased author Larsson tell a complex and compelling story that is sure to last the years to come.
- The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler <– (2011) Not because I particularly loved the book, but I just think it’d be really interesting for someone 30 years down the line to read about “present day” 2011 and the “past” of 1997!
And of course, what made your Top 10 list this week? Share your link and I’ll check it out too!