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Book Lovers, Prepare To Feel Old, Because These Books Are All Turning 10 In 2018

Celebrating an entire decade.

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1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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Date published: Sept. 14, 2008

What it's about: In a post-apocalyptic America, a teen girl is chosen through a lottery to kill or be killed in a brutal game between districts where only one can survive.

Buy it here.

2. A Mercy by Toni Morrison

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Date published: Nov. 11, 2008

What it's about: Set in the 1680s, Morrison pens a story of slavery, family, and finding love.

Buy it here.

3. Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

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Date published: Aug. 2, 2008

What it's about: In the final book of the Twilight series, newly married Bella and Edward must face a dangerous enemy.

Buy it here.

4. Unaccustomed Earth by Jhumpa Lahiri

Vintage, Leon Neal / AFP / Getty Images

Date published: April 2008

What it's about: A collection of short stories about family from this best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author.

Buy it here.

5. The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick

Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Alicia Bessette / Via matthewquickwriter.com

Date published: Sept. 2, 2008

What it's about: Pat Peoples must put the pieces of his life back together after being away from home for several years.

Buy it here.

6. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer

The Dial Press, bookreporter.com

Date published: July 29, 2008

What it's about: After World War II, a writer connects with the residents of Guernsey Island and begins to chronicle their story.

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7. Paper Towns by John Green

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Date published: Oct. 16, 2008

What it's about: After his childhood friend and crush goes missing, Quentin must put together the clues and embark on a journey to find her.

Buy it here.

8. City of Ashes by Cassandra Clare

Margaret K. McElderry Books, Kevin Winter / Getty Images

Date published: Mar. 25, 2008

What it's about: In the third book of the City of Bones series, Clary and Jace must help Clary's mother by tracking down a dangerous Shadowhunter by the name of Valentine.

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9. When You Are Engulfed in Flames by David Sedaris

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Date published: June 3, 2008

What it's about: A collection of humorous and genuine essays from the ever-entertaining David Sedaris.

Buy it here.

10. The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp

Knopf Books for Young Readers, thebookmonsters.com

Date published: Oct. 20, 2008

What it's about: Sutter Keely wakes up after a party one morning on social misfit Aimee's front lawn and decides to try and make a difference in her life.

Buy it here.

11. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

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Date published: May 5, 2008

What it's about: Set in a town where everyone can hear everyone else's thoughts, Todd and his dog, Manche, stumble upon an area of complete silence.

Buy it here.

12. Change of Heart by Jodi Picoult

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Date published: Mar. 4, 2008

What it's about: After June experiences a tragic loss, the universe brings June and Shay together through June's 11-year-old daughter, Claire.

Buy it here.

13. Graceling by Kristin Cashore

Harcourt, Via en.wikipedia.org

Date published: Oct. 1, 2008

What it's about: A girl graced with the ability to murder is forced to kill by the king's hand, but never expected to fall in love with the prince.

Buy it here.

14. I Was Told There'd Be Cake by Sloane Crosley

Riverhead Books, Henry S. Dziekan Iii / Getty Images

Date published: April 1, 2008

What it's about: A hilarious, heartfelt, and striking collection of essays by Sloane Crosley about the highs and lows of life in your mid-twenties.

Buy it here.

15. Lock and Key by Sarah Dessen

Viking's Children's Books, Gary Gershoff

Date published: April 22, 2008

What it's about: Teenage Ruby goes from a life of struggle to living with her well-off older sister, who's living in the lap of luxury, although it isn't quite what Ruby is used to.

Buy it here.

16. Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta

Viking Australia, cdn.penguin.com.au

Date published: Sept. 29, 2008

What it's about: After being away from home for ten years, Finnikin returns when he is summoned to meet the heir to the throne of Lumatere.

Buy it here.

17. Duma Key by Stephen King

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Date published: Jan. 1, 2008

What it's about: After a horrific accident, Edgar takes a year off to stay on in a beach house in Duma Key, when strange and curious things begin happening.

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18. The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein

Harper Collins, Torsten Silz / AFP / Getty Images

Date published: May 13, 2008

What it's about: Narrated through the eyes of a dog, this story takes a look at family, friendships, and life through a new perspective.

Buy it here.

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