Time flies when you’re reading a good book. These twenty titles are turning the big 1-0 in 2015, and many of them are still as popular now as they were upon their initial publication. Some became literary phenomenon’s, many became films, but all of them have their place in literary history.


Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J.K. Rowling

Fun Fact: The boy wizard himself will be turning 35 in July. As if we didn't feel old enough.

Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami

Fun Fact: It's never too late to enter the world of Haruki Murakami.

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Fun Fact: What's another ten years to Edward Cullen? He's turning 114 in 2015, so I doubt he's counting.

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

Fun Fact: Perhaps in celebration of Never Let Me Go's 10th birthday, Ishiguro will be releasing his first book since in 2015.

No Country for Old Men by Cormac McCarthy

Fun Fact: The film adaptation won four Oscars, including Best Picture. The book was still better.

The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

Fun Fact: A film adaptation starring Katniss Evedeen (aka Jennifer Lawrence) is currently in the works.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak


Uglies by Scott Westerfeld


Looking for Alaska by John Green

Fun Fact: Despite it being one of the most commonly challenged books in America, a film adaptation of John Green's debut novel is in production.

A Feast for Crows by George R.R. Martin

Fun Fact: The television series Game of Thrones will also be celebrating an anniversary in 2015-- the fifth season of the smash series will premiere.

Marley & Me by John Grogan

Fun Fact: If this book didn't make you cry then you're probably a monster.

The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards


Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer

Fun Fact: The film adaptation was nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards in 2011. 

The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly

Fun Fact: Some consider the film adaptation to be the beginning of the "McConaissance"--culminating with McConaughey winning an Oscar in 2014. The book world says you're welcome, Matthew.

Blink by Malcolm Gladwell


Freakonomics by Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner


The History of Love by Nicole Krauss


Percy Jackson & The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan


The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson

Fun Fact: A fourth novel in the Millienium series is scheduled to be published in 2015-- but it won't be written by Larsson who sadly passed away before the publication of this first novel in the series.

Still Life by Louise Penny

Fun Fact: Louise Penny is still writing novels in this series ten years later-- The Long Way Home was published earlier this year.

How many of these have you read? And of those you haven’t, it’s never too late to start—add them to your 2015 reading list today!