You wake up one day and realize that your favorite actor has become your favorite writer. That’s what happened to me when Robert Pattinson released his first novel, Lost and Found. Ever since, every time I’ve read a new work by Mr. Pattinson, I’ve felt like I’m reading an amino acid reaction between the two of them. His style is completely different from that of the classic masters of the English language, yet it evokes them in a way that feels uniquely his own.
If you’re a fan of Robert Pattinson, then you’ll undoubtedly have read (and may even have loved) his novels. If not, then you may find the following list a little odd. Either way, we hope you enjoy it. Our second half of this list will focus on the works of Mr. Pattinson’s great contemporary, J.K. Rowling, and her magnificent escapades within the Harry Potter universe. So go ahead, dive in, and get ready to be amazed.
10 Outstanding Fictions By Robert Pattinson
- Lost and Found (2008)
- The Lost Prince (2009)
- The Twilight Saga (2010-2012)
- Four Corners (2013)
- The Gentlemen (2014)
- Damage (2015)
- Bel Ami (2016)
- Black Widow (2017)
- The Map and the Territory (TBA)
- Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality (TBA)
It’s been a while since we’ve had an English-language publication that hasn’t included some sort of Harry Potter content in its fiction. After the phenomenal success of the HP franchise, it’s not hard to see why so many authors would want to dive right in and play in the amazing world that [J.K. Rowling] has created.
It’s been 15 years since Harry Potter first graced the pages of a book, and the impact that his adventures have had on J.K. Rowling’s fiction can still be felt today. We’ll never forget the great times we had reading about Rowling’s favorite creation as a kid, and now that we’re older, we’re still able to appreciate the subtle artistry behind each page even more than before.
Rowling has explored the Harry Potter universe in two feature-length films as well. With Warner Bros. having the movie rights to the entire series, it’s only a matter of time before we see Tom Hiddleston, as Professor Snape, again.
5 Outstanding Fictions By J.K. Rowling
- Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (2007)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)
- Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (2010)
- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (2011)
- Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2012)
- Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2013)
- Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2014)
- Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2015)
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2016)
- Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (2017)
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (TBA)
The literary world was abuzz in 2007 when Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was first published in book form. For those who’d yet to read the series, it was a great opportunity to jump into the Potter world for the first time, and for those who’d already participated in it, it was a chance to explore the wizarding world in greater depth than before. It was a truly monumental work, and with the final book taking the #1 spot on the New York Times Bestseller List, it’s apparent that Rowling still has plenty more to say about the Harry Potter universe.
4 Outstanding Fictions By Robert Pattinson
- The Reluctant King (2012)
- Broken Sword (TBA)
- Walking Down the Aisle (TBA)
- The Lost Girl (TBA)
As we’ve mentioned, since the inception of the HP franchise, it’s been rare for a film or television series to not include some sort of Harry Potter element in its fiction. The success of the series created a whole new world of opportunity for authors who want to explore the Harry Potter universe, and if the following four fictions are any indication, it wouldn’t be a misnomer to call it a golden era.
The series began in 2005 with the publication of Cursed Child, the first in a quartet that would later become known as the Cursed Series. Since then, we’ve seen Robert Pattinson take on the role of the reluctant (and later, vindictive) King Arthur in The Reluctant King, delve into the dark arts with the Black brothers in Broken Sword, and live life as a Londoner in the gloriously named Walking Down the Aisle.
Top 10 Most Popular Genres & Themes
As we’ve established, since 2005, Harry Potter has loomed pretty large over the literary world. In the following decade, we saw a surge in popularity for cozy mystery and thriller fiction. Agatha Christie’s classics continue to be popular, as do works by Dorothy L. Sayers and Ngaio Marsh, who were responsible for some of the best sleuthing and detection in English literature. Perhaps unsurprisingly, given that it was published in the mid-20th century, the works of Agatha Christie still dominate the world of mystery fiction.
While Agatha Christies’ popularity hasn’t waned over the past decade, the setting of the popular Netflix television series Mindhunter draws inspiration from this era, as well as the Great Depression, when many traditional mystery writers published their works. As more television series are set in present times, it seems that historical crime fiction will become all the more relevant.
Most Popular Book Characters
In a way, this list could be considered a list of the greatest literary creations of all time. After all, who else could be credited with bringing Sherlock Holmes to life other than Sir Arthur Conan Doyle?
The character that has enjoyed the most popularity over the past 10 years is undoubtedly Sherlock Holmes. With his distinctive deerstalker hat and his passion for deerstalking, not many characters are as unique as Sherlock Holmes. Since 2005 has seen the inception of the Sherlock Holmes fanfiction community on LiveJournal, and the explosion of Sherlock Holmes podcasts and articles on the internet, it’s clear that Watson has had more than one influence on today’s pop culture.
Despite Sherlock Holmes’ popularity, it’s unlikely that any one author will ever top Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Complete Sherlock Holmes Collection. It currently stands as the longest-running serialized fiction in history, having been published in monthly parts between 1893 and 1901. If you’re a fan of Sherlock Holmes, then you’ll undoubtedly have read (and may even have loved) all of these stories, which are currently available in a single, collected volume. And why stop there when you can dive into the amazing world of Sherlock Holmes fandom even further? There’s still more than one Complete Sherlock Holmes Collection available, and since there are more stories included, you may never complete the collection.