Considered ‘cool’ in your school years, you had to know certain stuff like Superman, Batman, and Captain America. In adulthood you need to know that any book is far better than the movie, long gone are the stereotype that those who love books are nerds.

Since around 2014, the young adult fiction genre has expanded its audience to kids and adults alike and now books are an object of interest in pop culture and even Hollywood. It started already in 2013 when over sixty books turned into films. This was a huge increase since the five years before saw only 27 books ended up on the big screen.

With online libraries and access to book club discussion, it is much easier to read books bound to come up in conversations at the next social event. Eight books voted as the most popular to read include The Divergent Trilogy, The Hunger Games Series, The Fault in Our Stars, The Book Thief, If I Stay, The Percy Jackson Series, Eleanor & Park and The Maze Runner.

If I Stay

At the top of the top eight list is Gayle Foreman’s If I Stay, the book describes an out-of-body experience of an accident victim who gets to watch the reaction of friends and family. In the end, it is the accident victim’s decision to stay or go. This book is straight to the point and a lot is going on in the just over 200 pages. It tackles worries we all have, it’s fast-paced, talks about anxiety about our future, which is why the movie attracted a huge audience.

The Fault in Our Stars

John Green’s, The Fault in Our Stars, excellently written the book portrays the perfect couple, her lungs suck and his leg refuses to do what it’s supposed to, so, all in all, it’s about deeper insight into devastating events. The film is as perfect as the book and if you have not read it, this blend of deep insights with romantic proclamations and funny quips makes it well worth reading.

Eleanor & Park


Reading this Rainbow Rowell book makes you laugh and cry all at the same time. Most feel that the book is so darn relatable that it is a must-read for its rock introduction right down to the passionate romance and sweet gestures. It’s a book that unleashes a whole bundle of feels, it’s a book that reminds every reader of what it was like to be young and in love.