It’s mind blowing to me that so many of these books are turning, or have already turned, 10 this year. How is it that so many of these books, which most of us have grown up on, are a decade old already? To be honest, it makes me feel old too. But the thing is, just like their readers and authors, these novels are still loved. In fact, some of them are still on the bestsellers lists, even after all this time. Here are 10 of those books:
1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
Yes, the final book in the Harry Potter series came out 10 years ago. And people are still reading it, as well as the rest of the books in the series!
Original Pub Date: July 21, 2007
2. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Remember when everyone loved vampires? (Lets be honest, some of us still do.) Richelle Mead started her famous series 10 years ago, which was followed by 5 more novels and a movie that was released in 2014.
Original Pub Date: August 16, 2007
3. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer
Speaking of vampires, it’s been 10 years since the third novel in Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight Saga was released. Everyone read it, and many people reread it every year. How’s that for staying power?
Original Pub Date: August 7, 2007
4. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher
This YA novel is a New York Times Bestseller, and it’s been consistently connecting with teens for close to 10 years. So much so, that it’s coming to Netflix as a 13 episode series later this year.
Original Pub Date: October 18, 2007
5. Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brashares
The fourth novel, that was supposed to be the last of Ann Brashares’ Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series, came out 10 years ago. Ann then wrote a fifth novel that unfortunately wasn’t as popular as the preceding four. People love the story of 4 very different girls, and the magical pants that they send to each other. There have been two movies based on the novels so far, and talks of a third.
Original Pub Date: January 9th, 2007
6. In the Woods by Tana French
This thriller is so popular that it’s sold over a million copies, and won numerous literary awards since its release 10 years ago. So, if you’re looking for a proven thriller, pick this one up.
Original Pub Date: May 17, 2007
7. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
The YA community is still in love with Cassandra’s original urban fantasy story, even if it is close to 10 years old. It’s also been turned into a movie and a TV show, rebranded as Shadowhunters by Freeform.
Original Pub Date: March 27, 2007
8. The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan
Yep, the third Percy Jackson novel came out 10 years ago. How’s that for a reality check?
Original Pub Date: May 5, 2007
9. The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
Of course, Sparks is on this list. The man writes so many books, and his writing career began over 10 years ago.
Original Pub Date: September 30, 2007
10. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
This book has been well loved in the 10 years since its publication. It won The National Book Award, and it’s even rumored that a film adaptation is on the way.
Original Pub Date: September 12, 2007
Happy Birthday, Books! Here’s to 10 more years!
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