A top 10 blast from the past: books

Regan Gray, Staff Writer

Books are considered to be timeless windows to a different world.  A good book can grab your attention and cause you to be completely submersed in another person’s reality.  

These top 10 books of 1999 caused readers to think and be excited about a different world:

  1.  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3) by J.K. Rowling
  2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  3. The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events #1) by Lemony Snicket
  4. Girl with a Pearl Earring by Tracy Chevalier
  5.  Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
  6. Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
  7. Chocolat by Joanne Harris
  8. The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon by Stephen King
  9. Timeline by Michael Crichton
  10. Daughter of Fortune by Isabel Allende

These books were the best selling books of 1999.  So if you ever are bored or looking for a new books to read, try one of these and see why they were so popular in 1999.

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