Since the start of the 21st century, we have seen the rise of brilliant authors, whose books have made a mark in history. From J.W Rowling's, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows to Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code, below are some of the most entertaining books of all time, since the year, 2000.
2000: The Rescue By Nicholas Sparks
This romantic novel debuted at number 1 on the New York Times Best Sellers’ list in 2000. The book is about how a single mother of a 4-year old child with severe learning disabilities, found love.
2001: The Corrections By Jonathan Franzen
This award-winning novel follows the life of a Midwestern couple and their three adult children.
2002: The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
The novel tells the story of a fourteen-year-old teenager, Susie Salmon who after being raped and murdered by her neighbor, flees to a private heaven, and sees how her family and friends are faring, following the news of her death.
2003: The Da Vinci Code By Dan Brown
This is another mystery thriller novel by Dan Brown which follows the symbologist, Robert Langdon trying to solve another puzzle to unveil ancient secrets.
2004: The Five People You Meet In Heaven By Mitch Albom
This novel follows the adventures of a maintenance man, Eddie who went to heaven after his death, and meets five people he knew, when he was alive.
The book was on the New York Times Best Seller list for many weeks.
2005: The Mermaid Chair By Sue Monk Kidd
The Mermaid Chair is about the story of a middle-aged woman, Jessie Sullivan who discovered a lot about herself during her stay on Egret Island, where she cares for her mother.
2006: Marley & Me By John Grogan
Marley & Me is an autobiographical book, in which John Grogan describes the thirteen years, he and his family spent with their badly behaved dog, named Marley. The book was adapted into a comedy-drama film in 2008.
2007: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows By J.K. Rowling
This the seventh and final novel of the Harry Potter series. The novel is about Harry Potter’s final confrontation with Lord Voldemort. There are also film adaptations of the Harry Potter series.
2008: Twilight By Stephenie Meyer
Twilight is one of the books in the Twilight series. The novel is about a sixteen-year-old, Isabella Swan who moved to a new town and gets into trouble after falling in love with a vampire. The whole Twilight series were adapted into movies.
2009: My Sister's Keeper By Jodi Picoult
My Sister's Keeper tells the story of a thirteen-year-old, Anna Fitzgerald, who after learning that she was supposed to donate her kidney to her sick sister, sues her parents for medical emancipation.
2010: The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo By Stieg Larsson
This is a psychological thriller novel about the publisher of a Swedish political magazine, Millennium — Mikael Blomkvist, who tries to expose the dirty dealings of a billionaire industrialist, Hans-Erik Wennerström.
2011: The Help By Kathryn Stockett
The Help is yet another super popular novel that caught the attention of many and ended up as a movie. And all the credit goes to Kathryn Stockett’s awesome writing skills.
2012: Fifty Shades of Grey By E.L. James
Fifty Shades of Grey is an erotic romance novel, and It is the first installment in the Fifty Shades novel series. The story follows the life of a young business man, Christian Grey, and Anastasia Steele, a college student he introduced to BDSM.
2013: Gone Girl By Gillian Flynn
The novel is based on the life of a perfect woman who became a psychopath and a murderer. Because of the book's interesting plot, it was made into a movie.
2014: The Fault In Our Stars By John Green
The Fault In Our Stars is an emotional novel based on the life of a cancer patient who was about giving up on life, but things changed, when she met the love of her life. As expected, the book was made into a hit movie.
2015: The Girl On the Train By Paula Hawkins
This psychological thriller novel debuted at No. 1 on The New York Times Fiction Best Sellers of 2015 list (combined print and e-book) and remained in the top position for 13 consecutive weeks.
2016: Hamilton By Ron Chernow
This book is about one of the late 18th-century Statesman and Founding Fathers of the United States, Alexander Hamilton. The book is the inspiration behind the award-winning Broadway musical, Hamilton.
2017: The River of Consciousness By Oliver Sacks
The late Oliver Sacks is a multi-talented writer who has contributed immensely to science, medicine, philosophy, and psychology with his books. One of the legacies he left behind is this incredible book which is based on memory, the nature of creativity and other intriguing subjects.
2018: Asymmetry By Lisa Halliday
Asymmetry is a brilliant novel about the relationship between an old writer and a young woman. It's worth a read from you!