The Hunger Games
Readers couldn’t get enough of the fearless heroine Katniss Everdeen in Suzanne Collins’ runaway bestseller set in a dystopian future where children have to fight to the death in the yearly “Hunger Games.” All of the novels in the trilogy became huge hits, buoyed by the movie franchise. In 2012, the first book sold “an astounding 27.7 million copies,” according to Publishers Weekly. The Hunger Games is one of 20 highest-rated books on Goodreads – how would you rate it?
Me Before You
Jojo Moyes’ Me Before You and its bestselling sequels have sold over 20 million copies. The first book follows witty, headstrong Louisa as she takes a job as a caregiver for a man confined to a wheelchair after an accident. The love-hate dynamic between the two turns to love in a story that captured the hearts of readers worldwide.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Hard Luck
Jeff Kinney’s children’s series is a huge hit with elementary school readers. The format features diary-style text with illustrations, along with relatable humour that kids fall in love with. In fact, kids often reread the series over and over again. To date, the series has sold more than 200 million copies worldwide.