Last year I did the same post and I really enjoyed it, so of course I had to do it again this year. This week’s top five is to pick books you think would be a classic in the future. If you want to see my post last year, please click here. I won’t include any books from last year in this current list.
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
I really enjoyed reading this book. It was one of my favorite read of last year. I love the story that Ness tells in this book and steps that the monster takes in order to teach the protagonist of accepting his reality. I really wish everyone will try to pick this book up and give it a chance. I definitely think that this will become a classic in the future.
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
I may not have been on the boat for this book in the beginning, and truth be told its still not my favorite of the series, but I do think it will become a classic in the future. Meyer does a very good job in incorporating old fairy-tales in a dustopian backdrop, with an amazing medley of science fiction and fantasy. I think this novel is a good book for those who wants to dip their toes in the two genre.
Maus by Art Speigelman
I always try to include graphic novels in this list because they are so popular. I especially love this graphic novel because it teaches the readers a deeper meaning on life. The story of the holocaust is no laughing matter but Speigelman is able to create this graphic interpretation on one of the darkest moment in our history. This is a great material for students, and others, who wants to learn more about the second world war without going through the political details.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
This is another story set during World War two and its another great representation of that time period. Since it’s told in a unique perspective, many readers, young or old, will enjoy this novel and it tells a story of people during that era. This is definitely a must read and an amazing one at that too.
A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket
I remember reading Nancy Drew as a child and over time it has become a classic. I think Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events is going to be in the future. I’m not saying that they’re the same, but the mystery aspect and the adventure that the three kids go through are amazing reads that future children would definitely want to pick it up, read it and love it.
So that’s it for this week’s Top Five. This was fun to create and hope you enjoyed it too. Let me know what other books you would include in this list. Hopefully, next year I would be able to add more adult novels rather than middle grade or YA.