21st Century Books I Think Will Become Classics
This week’s topic is an interesting one – it’s fun to think on what books could potentially become classics to future generations of readers. There are many of my favourite books that I could see one day being essential reading. On the other hand, there are also many I haven’t read yet but also seem to be (based on hype and second-hand knowledge) destined to become classics.
I haven’t read all of the books on my list, but even so they seem to be earmarked to be incredibly influential, in the future certainly, but also pretty much for right now too.
1. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
I haven’t read this book (hangs head in shame) but I have seen the movie so it totally counts, right? The message of this book is such a timely one and I have to hope that in the future the situations the characters face are a thing of the past.
2. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Another one where I’ve watched the movie but not the read the book but I loved the adaptation and I’ve heard the book is even better so I’m pretty confident that this will be one embraced by future generations.
3. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
This one is already kinda considered a classic so I think it will remain very influential and it deserves to be. A modern-day classic that will likely be popular for many years to come.
4. The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
Although I have been reading T.J. Klune’s books for years, this one is definitely his breakout and is very deserving of that title. A future classic in the making.
5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Hunger Games has been a bit of a phenomenon (and rightly so). The books and movies are still very popular despite the waning interest in dystopian settings recently. They always come back around though so I think this might be a shoe-in.
6. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
This book was EVERYWHERE for years (though I still haven’t read it and I don’t see myself doing so anytime soon). I think its popularity pretty much guarantee it will be considered a classic in years to come.
7. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
This book is so darn good it should be recommended reading for teens (and people still young at heart!) It is one of my absolute favourites. Such a great reading experience.
8. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
I haven’t read the book (or watched the movie for that matter either) but I have it on good authority it is both a hard-hitting and thought-provoking read. It probably will be considered a classic in no time.
9. The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
Watched the film (it was okay for the most part) and have been meaning to read the book for ages now. I think this is a book that will probably be destined for classic status.
10. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
Again, another one I haven’t read (it’s on my TBR though). It is already gotten so much buzz since it was released it’s not hard to see this being considered classic literature sooner rather than later.