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!