Let's be real, the 2000s were a crazy time in all of our lives, filled with razor scooters, The Backstreet Boys, and MySpace. But we also had some totally coolio reads! From the rising popularity of Harry Potter to the emerging sphere of YA fiction, the 2000s gave us some amazing books.
Remember all those stories of magic we used to read? And don't forget books full of secret identities and hidden worlds. Think of the days you used to spend tucking them into your backpack, hiding them under your desk, and wiling away the afternoon turning page after page.
We became who we are through these books. They helped us figure out what we were made of and what we wanted out of life. They were our comfort, our companions, and the fire that pushed us forward. If you're my age, these were the books that kept us safe during middle school and early high school, a time when things in the real world always felt uncertain.
Your favorite book says so much about who you are, and it goes doubly so for the books we read in the 2000s. Find your favorite book on this list, and discover what it says about you.
1. The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
You're loyal to what you love, through and through. You're the kind of person whose friendships last for decades. No matter where life takes you, you can always count on your old favorites to lift your spirits.
2. The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
You are a staunch fighter for equality and social justice. Fiercely connected to your values, you'll do whatever it takes to protect the rights of the world around you. And if anyone messes with the ones you love? Well, they're going to have to deal with your wrath.
3. The Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer
You're a passionate person with a thirst for romance. Your relationships are all intense, and you fall in love hard. Even when things can sometimes get dramatic, you're not afraid to give into your feelings.
4. Artemis Fowl by Eoin Colfer
You're wicked smart and you've got a little bit of sass. You love going toe-to-toe in conversations, and delight in a well-informed argument. You know there's more out there than meets the eye, and you're deeply inquisitive nature means you're always looking to learn more about our world.
5. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Books have a special meaning to your life. You love to dip your toes in worlds completely separate from your own, and your love of reading has possibly extended to a love of television and movies as well. You're a big glutton for emotion, and you can often be found bawling at your latest read.
6. The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare
You love a good adrenaline rush, and the idea of dark, gritty worlds within our own is absolutely thrilling to you. Sometimes you might feel like your life is a tad too boring, and you do everything you can to spice it up in any way you can.
7. Looking for Alaska by John Green
You're a great listener. When your friends and family are dealing with the tough stuff, they know they can come to you to let out their emotions. You're very philosophical, and you love to think about how you fit into the grand scheme of things. You think life should be taken by the horns whenever possible, and you revel in the moments when people come together.
8. Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz
If there's action, you're in the middle of it. Innovative and adventurous, you're the person who's always pushing the limits of what you and your gadgets can do. Maybe you're into parkour, maybe you just love a good engineering project. Whatever the case, you've got a wild energy and an inquisitive spirit.
9. The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale
Sometimes you can be a little introverted, but you are by no means helpless. When it's time to step up to the plate, you do so with flying colors. You love animals, and sometimes you think you love them more than humans. Sometimes people may underestimate you, but you pack a lot of courage and spark.
10. The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
Even though you take our world's problems (i.e. global warming) seriously, you have a bright hope for our future. You're a problem-solver, and you're dedicated to making an impact in any way that you can.
11. Life of Pi by Yann Martel
You're a deep thinker. You love to consider the larger picture of the universe, from the animal kingdom to outer space to the teachings of religion. You're in awe of the world's natural wonders and the great power that exists in the animal kingdom.
12. The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold
You're not afraid of the nitty, gritty in life. In fact, sometimes you like dive deep into the darkest parts of the world, and you feel like you come out braver for it. You binged Making a Murderer like nobody's business and you were on the edge of your seat during the first season of Serial.
13. The Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot
Even though you may not be the most graceful or the most refined, you daydream of ditching your normal life for one of glamour and prestige. You can see yourself as doing something more with your life, and even the know you know the trappings of fame, you still can't help but feel that one day everyone will know your name.
14. The Frog Princess by E.D. Baker
You've got a lot of spunk and a lot of childish wonder. You love days when you can go on adventures in your city and discover fun new spots. Even though you can sometimes feel like a mess, you're also funny and charming, and you love to be the life of the party.
15. Eragon by Christopher Paolini
You're known for your perseverance, and you're drawn to the idea of great power. That could be political power, or it could just be a love for gadgets that help you control your life. In either case, you work hard and enjoy the rewards from it. It's likely that you were obsessed with Skyrim.
16. The School Story by Andrew Clements
More than anything, you wanted to be a writer when you grew up. You squirreled away notebooks, and wrote thrilling stories to share with your friends. Even if you're not a writer right now, you're deeply creative and have an artistic passion that you're deeply invested in.
17. Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
You might have been the outcast in your school, or at least, you felt like it sometimes. In any case, as you've grown up, you've learned to revel in the things that make you weird. You're proud of being uniquely yourself, and you couldn't care less about what the haters think.
18. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray
You're a big history buff. You love to imagine yourself in a different time and place. You absolutely love Downton Abbey, and you're constantly arranging tea time for yourself and your friends. Though you don't exactly enjoy drama in your own life, you can't help but perk up your ears when you hear the latest gossip.
19. Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
You're a citizen of the world. You have a great compassion, and you love to understand humanity to its fullest. You're deeply interested by people's stories and their journeys. Perhaps you have a unique story of your own.
20. Hoot by Carl Hiassen
You're a fierce environmentalist and a staunch protector of animal rights. You are possibly vegan or vegetarian, and you see the value of every animal's existence. You're the kind of person who knows exactly what to do when you find a baby bird lying on the sidewalk or a snake in the yard.