Top Ten Books Written in the Last 10 Years That I Hope People Are Reading in 30 Years

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.

19 Responses to “Top Ten Books Written in the Last 10 Years That I Hope People Are Reading in 30 Years”

    • Quinn

      HP is just so awesome. I think must people think it will definitely still be read 30 years from now.

  1. Lauren@The Housework Can Wait

    I still need to read the Percy Jackson books – they’re all on my e-reader, but I haven’t started them yet. I keep seeing them pop up – I need to take the plunge!

    Haven’t read a few of your books yet, but they sound great! Great list 🙂

    Here’s my TTT!

    • Quinn

      Percy Jackson is so much fun! I love the chapter titles. I’m not really into the Kane Chronicles by Riordan, or the new Greek Mythology series Heroes of Olympus, but I love Percy! You’ll have to let me know what you think of them.

  2. Mel @thedailyprohecy

    Harry Potter, of course! As a fairytale lover, I really need to get a copy from The Goose girl. I liked that you included Jessica Day George: her books about the twelve dancing princesses are great 🙂 I definitely need to read this one.

    And I still need to read Stephanie Perkins; I’ve been hearing so many great things about her books and this is yet another blog I see with her name in the list. That must mean something.

    • Quinn

      I love fairytales too! The Goose Girl is amazing. If you listen to audiobooks, I would recommend this one. I have read Princess at the Midnight Ball by George, and really liked it. But Sun and Moon, Ice and Snow is probably my favorite. I loved the setting. Thanks for stopping by.

  3. LWSpotts

    Harry Potter! It’s already demonstrated it’s staying power, and I think it will be around (and on reading lists) for a long time.

  4. Mary

    Ive seen the goose girl on a couple of these and it’s making me happy. We went more serious, but its definitely one of my favorites – and will remain so!

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