Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together
Happy Tuesday y’all! Today’s topic is “21st Century Books I Think Will Become Classics.” I have a list a mile long that I could share, but I’ll stick to my favorite YAs. I’m excited to see everyone’s lists this week as I’m sure different tastes will lend to different books, and my TBR could always use a few extras 😉 As always, covers/titles link to Blog, Goodreads, or Amazon (affiliate) and are in no particular order.
21st Century Books I Believe Will Become Classics
The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer
This book gets equal amounts of love and hate. I personally loved the series. Even rereading it a few years ago, I found I enjoyed it just as much as the first time if not more so. It’s been almost 20 years since it released (yeah, I know….we are getting old), and it just found a new generation of tweens/teens with the movies streaming on Netflix. I believe these sparkly vampires will be around for many years to come.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I reread this series every few years and always pick up something new when I read it. It’s a powerful series that shows how quickly a country can forget what they once were, how they arrived in their current situation, and how people can be ignorant of what is going on outside of their own bubble of safety. Some schools have already adopted this book as required reading in their english/literature classes so I have no doubt it will stand the test of time.
The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare
I am hesitant to add these, but I think it goes without saying that these will still be around in 50 years. While the urban setting will eventually date the books, I think the overall world of the Shadowhunters will live on. It’s unique and intricate with so many characters. I love it (and yes, I need to finish the series!).
Percy Jackson & the Olympians by Rick Riordan
I personally haven’t read this series yet. That said, it’s nearly 20 years old and is still talked about frequently. It’s also on my list of books I plan to finally read this year 😆 I love the premise and how it ties Greek mythology to present day.
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
This book wrecked me. As a former pediatric oncology nurse, I could see my babies in Hazel and Gus. The author does a fantastic job of showing the stages of grief for two teens with a terminal diagnosis. My heart broke over and over again reading this book.
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
This series will one day be like LOTR in my opinion. It will be a fantasy series that everyone talks about, that everyone has read, that many discuss/breakdown elements. And quite frankly, it’s one of the reasons I love reading so much 😀 Finding books like this one!
Your Turn! Which 21st century books do you believe will become classics? Share below