Here Are 19 Popular Books Turning 10 In 2017

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling

Scholastic

Scholastic

 

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.

A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

Riverhead Books

Riverhead Books

 

Original pub date: May 22, 2007

This was Hosseini’s follow-up to his his first book, The Kite Runner, which was adapted into a movie. A Thousand Splendid Suns sold a million copies within its first week, spending 75 weeks on the New York Times best-seller list.

Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer

Little, Brown and Company

Little, Brown and Company

 

Original pub date: Aug. 7, 2007

The book sold 150,000 copies on the first day of its release. The movie adaptation was made just three years later in 2010.

The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest by Stieg Larsson

Knopf

Knopf

 

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.

City of Bones by Cassandra Clare

Margaret K. McElderry Books

Margaret K. McElderry Books

 

Original pub date: March 27, 2007

After the movie didn’t do quite as well as expected back in 2013, Freeform picked up the series for television in 2016, rebranding it as Shadowhunters.

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz

Riverhead Books

Riverhead Books

 

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.

Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

Razorbill

Razorbill

 

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.

Nineteen Minutes by Jodi Picoult

Atria Books

Atria Books

 

Original pub date: March 5, 2007

Nineteen Minutes was Picoult’s first No. 1 New York Times best-seller.

Forever in Blue: The Fourth Summer of the Sisterhood by Ann Brashares

Delacorte Books

Delacorte Books

 

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.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

 

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.

The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Penguin

Penguin

 

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.

Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

Razorbill

Razorbill

 

Original pub date: Oct. 18, 2007

The New York Times No. 1 best-seller is currently being adapted into a 13-episode series by Netflix co-produced by Selena Gomez. It is set to premiere in 2017.

Unwind by Neal Shusterman

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers

 

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.

In the Woods by Tana French

Viking

Viking

 

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.

Marked by P.C. Cast

St. Martin's Griffin

St. Martin's Griffin

 

Original pub date: May 1, 2007

The entire 12-book series was written by P.C. Cast and her daughter, Kristin Cast, who was 19 when the first book was published. She has said she mainly was there to help as a “teen voice editor.”

The Gravedigger’s Daughter by Joyce Carol Oates

Ecco Press

Ecco Press

 

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.

Then We Came to the End by Joshua Ferris

Little, Brown and Company

Little, Brown and Company

 

Original pub date: March 1, 2007

Ferris’s debut novel graced many “best of” lists in 2007 and won the PEN/Hemingway Award.

The Titan’s Curse by Rick Riordan

Puffin Books

Puffin Books

 

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.

The Choice by Nicholas Sparks

Grand Central Publishing

Grand Central Publishing

 

Original pub date: Sept. 30, 2007

While the book made its debut a decade ago, the movie adaptation was released by Lionsgate in 2016.

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