Inspired by @aus10 -Your new way of doing the movie list inspired me to think outside the box. 📚
  1. 1985
    The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg
  2. 1986
    Redwall by Brian Jacques
  3. 1987
    Where's Waldo by Martin Handford
  4. 1988
    The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver
  5. 1989
    The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Brian Scieszka (also Joy Luck Club and Pillars of the Earth)
  6. 1990
    Maniac McGee by Jerry Spinelli (also The Ragamuffin Gospel by Brennan Manning)
  7. 1991
    Chrysanthemum by Kevin Henkes
  8. 1992
    Apparently the only books I've read from that year are The Rainbow Fish and The Stinky Cheese Man
  9. 1993
    A Lesson Before Dying by Ernest Gaines
  10. 1994
    Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott
  11. 1995
    The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman
  12. 1996
    The Subtle Knife by Phillip Pullman (a close second is Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman)
  13. 1997
    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (but damn this was a good year in publishing! Many other great ones: )
  14. 1998
    Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (I'm sorry. This is just how it's gonna be for the next few years.)
  15. 1999
    Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban AND Stardust by Neil Gaiman
  16. 2000
    Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (shit got real on this one) Other greats from this year include: The Amber Spyglass and The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane
  17. 2001
    Life of Pi by Yann Martel
  18. 2002
    The Naming by Alison Croggon
  19. 2003
    Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffeneger
  20. 2004
    Enna Burning by Shannon Hale
  21. 2005
    Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
  22. 2006
    Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen
  23. 2007
    Oh my god the year of all years! Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows AND The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
  24. 2008
    Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  25. 2009
    Catching Fire
  26. 2010
    Mockingjay??? Nothing great this year.
  27. 2011
    I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen and Wise Man's Fear by Patrick Rothfuss
  28. 2012
    Wonder by RJ Palacio
  29. 2013
    Hyperbole and a Half by Allie Bosch
  30. 2014
    Yes Please by Amy Poehler and The Art of Asking by Amanda Palmer
  31. 2015
    Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
  32. 2016