Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly event hosted over at The Broke and the Bookish. This week we are listing books released in the last ten years, that we hope people are still reading 30 years from now.
This is going to be really fun! Sometimes it is really easy to know what books have that lasting quality, but others often surprise us. I have a mix of teen and middle-grade books here. They are in no particular order.
1. Charles and Emma: The Darwins’ Leap of Faith by Deborah Heiligman (released December 23, 2008). This book is just fascinating. It reads like a novel, although it is non-fiction.
2. The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale (released August 8, 2003). One of my favorite fairytale retellings.
3. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (released December 2, 2010). I think this is a great contemporary fiction novel.
4. Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow by Jessica Day George (released January 8, 2008). This might be my favorite fairytale retelling. I love the setting of this book, and the MC is awesome.
5. Hoot by Carl Hiaasen (released January 1, 2002) – phew – this on just barely made the cut. Hoot is my favorite Hiaasen novel. This is a great novel about standing up for those who can’t stand up for themselves. And it is super funny! If you haven’t read anything by Carl Hiaasen, you really should. And start with this one!
6. The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly (released May 12, 2009). Oh my gosh, there are so many things that I love about this book. In fact, I love everything about this book, except that it ended too soon!
7. Moon Over Manifest by Clare Vanderpool (released October 12, 2010). This is another historical fiction middle-grade book. I love this book!
8. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin (released May 12, 2009). One more middle-grade book. There are fairytales woven throughout this novel, and the ending was awesome.
9. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling (released July 21, 2007). Of course HP would be on this list!
10. Percy Jackson & the Olympians by Rick Riordan (book 1 released June 1, 2005). I just think these books are so much fun. Also, you learn a lot about Greek mythology.