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18 Books From 2007 You Forgot How Much You Loved

So many vampires, so little time.

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1. Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer

What it's about: The third installment of the Twilight Saga revolves around Bella deciding to become a werewolf chew toy or vampire tar tar. (They would both never hurt her, but still.) This was my personal favorite book in the series because there was some quality cuddle time between Jacob and Bella. And yes, I am Team Jacob.

Get it from Amazon for $6.82+.

* you can hate me all you want, but my opinion has not changed for 10+ years and it will not change today *

2. Impulse by Ellen Hopkins

What it's about: This novel follows the lives of three troubled teenagers with the same gritty honesty and prose that Hopkins is known for. (READ: Crank).

It made me really,
want to be a poet then,
and here I am now.

Get it from Amazon for $7.92+.

**I am not a poet. Clearly.

3. The Luxe by Anne Godbersen

What it's about: Luxe here, your one and only source into the scandalous lives of Manhattan's elite. It's 1899 and Elizabeth Holland is at the top of the social ladder, which means her fall down will be pretty far. Strap yourself in for some death, unrequited love, and dresses from Lord & Taylor!

You know you love my corset. —xoxo, Gossip Girl.

Get it from Amazon for $2.79+.

4. A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini

What it's about: In Kabul, Mariam and Laila are both married to an abusive man named Rasheed. While both women come from different backgrounds, they manage to form a strong bond during the rise of the Taliban: a bond that promotes extraordinary selflessness.

Get it from Amazon for $9.69+.

5. Dances with a Vampire (Vampire Kisses, Book 4) by Ellen Schreiber

What it's about: Things are finally going right for goth gal Raven. I mean, she's going to prom with her sensitive and romantic vampire boyfriend, Alexander! But a storm is a-brewin'. And by storm, I mean a rival vampire is in town—and he's out for blood.

Boom boom chhhh.

Get it from Amazon for $5+.

6. I Was A Non-Blonde Cheerleader by Kirean Scott

What it's about: Annisa Gobrowski is a cheerleader who just moved from Jersey to Florida. How will she fit in? Join a new squad, of course! But *gasp* everyone on the team is eerily blonde—and she sticks out like a sore thumb.

As a brunette, this really resonated with me at the time.

Get it from Amazon for $7.18+.

**Why does every YA novel involve cheerleading? Is it a huge thing throughout the entire United States of America except in Queens, New York?

7. Thirteen Reasons Why by Jay Asher

What it's about: I'm not too sure. Have you ever heard of this? About a girl named Hannah Baker? And a boy named Clay? And some cassette tapes?

Get it from Amazon for $6.52+.

8. The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling

What it's about: A collection of infamous children's stories, including "Babbitty Rabbitty and Her Cackling Stump," "The Tale of the Three Brothers," and "The Wizard and the Hopping Pot." The Peter Cottontail stories of the wizarding world, if you will.

Babbitty Rabbitty? No?

Get it from Amazon for $1.05+.

9. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Díaz

What it's about: Oscar De León is a hopeless romantic who aspires to become the next J. R. R. Tolkien. The book focuses on both Oscar and several of his family members, all of whom are allegedly haunted by a family curse.

I read this in my high school AP English class, and I've reread it about 10 times since.

Get it from Amazon for $6.73+.

10. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead

What it's about: Rose Hathaway is a Dhampir AKA a human and vampire hybrid. And her best friend, Lissa? She's a vampire princess. They're both attending St. Vladimir's Academy to hone their powers, but security at St. Vlad's is not exactly topnotch.

I remember always looking at the cover and thinking, "My God! Is Angelina Jolie a vampire? Because it looks like her on the cover!"

Get it from Amazon for $6.84+.

11. I Am America (And So Can You!) by Stephen Colbert

What it's about: For fans of The Colbert Report, just imagine the show in book form. All the satirical content your heart could handle, but in print!

“Think books aren't scary? Well, think about this: You can't spell "Book" without "Boo!” —Stephen Colbert

Get it from Amazon for $8.02+.

12. The Zookeeper's Wife: A War Story by Diane Ackerman

What it's about: The novel is based on the true story of Jan and Antonina Żabińska, owners of the Warsaw Zoo, who become part of the Polish underground resistance during World War II. Although the zoo closes during the war, the pair continue to occupy the villa within: and manage to hide over 300 Jews escaping from the Warsaw ghetto.

Get it from Amazon for $9.08+.

13. Why I Let My Hair Grow Out by Maryrose Wood

What it's about: Morgan's parents send her on a bike tour of Ireland to get rid of her terrible attitude. Which, okay, maybe I should have misbehaved more in my youth? While in Ireland, Morgan is transported into the past and meets a pretty interesting bunch of people. (READ: weefolk.)

This book inspired me to put "bike through Ireland" on my (at the time) non-existent bucket list. I've since gone twice. Thanks for the idea, Morgan!

Get it from Amazon for $8.50+.

**I did not actually ~bike~ Ireland though because I would have endangered myself and others.

14. The Alchemyst: The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel by Michael Scott

What it's about: Nicholas Flamel, the guy from the restricted section, owns a bookstore. But the book that helps him make the elixir of life? It's been stolen. And without it, his immortality will be taken away.

Get it from Amazon for $4.99+.

15. Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Book 1 by Jeff Kinney

What it's about: Greg Heffley has just began middle school and BOY, is it tough! Luckily, Greg has given us exclusive access to his diary and illustrations. Compelling, gritty, and honest, Diary of a Wimpy Kid shows the difficulties that come from being a kid: you know, like having to deal with cooties.

Or "the cheese touch," as Greg puts it.

Get it from Amazon for $5.64+.

16. Still Alice by Lisa Genova

What it's about: Alice Howland, a professor at Harvard, has her world turned upside down when she's diagnosed with early-onset Alzheimer’s disease. Julianne Moore won the Academy Award for her performance as Alice in the 2014 film adaptation.

Get it from Amazon for $13.54+.

17. Marked (House of Night, Book 1) by P.C. Cast and Kristen Cast

What it's about: Zoey (not 101) is just a normal teenager who has to deal with normal teenager stuff: mean girls, boyfriends, becoming a vampire, etc. But there is a PROBLEM: Zoey is ~special~ and not everyone at her vampire boarding school is thrilled about it.

Get it from Amazon for $6.70+.

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

What it's about: I don't want to talk about the misery that accompanied flipping to the last page and forever being done with the adventures of Harry, Hermione, and Ron. I don't have the willpower. It's all too much. So I will instead leave you with a quote by one Albus Dumbledore, the greatest wizard who ever lived:

“Do not pity the dead, Harry. Pity the living, and, above all those who live without love.”

Get it from Amazon for $9.14+.

How I felt at the tender age of twelve, reading all my YA novels.

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