19 Popular Books Turning 10 In 2017
Let’s keep the anniversary lists going, shall we? So, yesterday we took a look at songs that are turning 10. This time we’ve got books – which includes the last book in the Harry Potter series (which is 10 years further on from the first!!!).
1. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling
Original pub date: July 21, 2007
The final book in the beloved series broke records across the country, selling 8.3 million copies in the United States alone.
2. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
4. The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson
Original pub date: May 2007 in Sweden (2010 in US and UK)
While this didn’t appear in the US until 2010, the final installment in Larsson’s series was the No. 1 most sold book in the States during that year. The movie adaptation was released in November 2009.
6. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz
Original pub date: Sept.r 6, 2007
From the time Junot Díaz began writing to the time of its publication, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao took 11 years to write. It went on to win the National Book Critics Circle Award for Fiction and the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.
7. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
Original pub date: Aug. 16, 2007
While the best-selling six-book series all began with this one in 2007, the movie adaptation came along seven years later in 2014. Unfortunately it was a box office bomb, only bringing in $3.9 million on its opening weekend.
8. Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult
Original pub date: March 5, 2007
Nineteen Minutes was Picoult’s first No. 1 New York Times best-seller.
9. Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brashares
Original pub date: Jan. 9, 2007
This is the fourth book in the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series and was supposed to be the last, but Brashares published the fifth and final book in 2011. The two movies based on the series were released in 2005 and 2008. In 2016, there was talk of a possible third Sisterhood movie.
10. The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
Original pub date: Sept. 12, 2007
Sherman Alexie’s book went on to win a National Book Award. Hugh Jackman will reportedly produce the movie adaptation.
11. The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Original pub date: March 27, 2007
In 2015, there was an extremely competitive bidding war over film rights to this popular series after the original rights lapsed. Lionsgate won and has plans to adapt it for movie, television, and video game.
13. Unwind by Neal Shusterman
Original pub date: Nov. 6, 2007
In 2016, it was announced that Roger Avary would direct the movie adaptation of Shusterman’s best-selling book series.
14. In the Woods by Tana French
Original pub date: May 17, 2007
French’s spectacular thriller debut has sold over a million copies and won the Edgar, Barry, Macavity, and Anthony awards.
16. The Gravedigger’s Daughter by Joyce Carol Oates
Original pub date: May 29, 2007
This was Oates’ 36th book to hit the New York Times best-seller list. She specifies that although this work is fiction, it was largely inspired by her grandmother’s life.
17. Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris
Original pub date: March 1, 2007
Ferris’s debut novel graced many “best of” lists in 2007 and won the PEN/Hemingway Award.
18. The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan
Original pub date: May 5, 2007
This No. 1 New York Times best-seller is the third book in Riordan’s popular Percy Jackson series. The first two books were adapted into films directed by Chris Columbus in 2010 and 2013, but in 2014, Logan Lerman, who played Jackson, said there would not be a third movie.
19. The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
Original pub date: Sept. 30, 2007
While the book made its debut a decade ago, the movie adaptation was released by Lionsgate in 2016.