Time for Top 5 Wednesday! T5W is a weekly book meme hosted by Samantha and Lainey over on YouTube. Each week there is a new book-related topic to answer! If you’re new to Top 5 Wednesday and want to participate, check out the Goodreads group for information and weekly topics!
This week’s topic is Future Classics!
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- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas: I really do hope that this will be considered a classic in the future! I need teachers all over the world to be talking about this book, making sure to educate their students on this matter. It is based on the Black Lives Matter movement and SO relevant! The events happening in The Hate U Give are fictional but police brutality against black people is a very present and very real problem in America! It makes me sick to my stomach that the things portayed in the book are REAL and there’s nothing I can do to prevent it. I hate feeling this powerless. A very relevant and important book that depicts current events in an unapologetically honest way that needs to be read by everyone!
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak: To be honest, I already consider this a classic. I feel like almost everyone has read this at least once in their life, or at the very least has it on their TBR. This book is so powerful, both pretty and ugly, beautiful and heart-breaking, simply brilliant and a must-read in my opinion.
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins: This is definitely going to be considered a classic in the future, if it isn’t already! I feel like THG is the first YA fantasy series with a dystopian setting that really opened up a new door for young readers, and really introducing them to the YA/Fantasy/Dystopian genre! At least it was that way for me! Sure, there was the Twilight Saga but for me The Hunger Games really took it to another level!
- The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini: This was published during the U.S. war in Afghanistan and as a result of 9/11 and I believe it is an important read and could become a classic in the future! It is definitely sitting in the classics section on my shelf 😉
- Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling: Okay, who didn’t see this coming? 😀 We all know we’re going to read these books to our kids and grandkids, nieces and nephews. These books are timeless and will be passed on and shared for generations!
Honorable Mentions: Life of Pi by Yann Martel, Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (it’d be SO cool if this became a classic!)
What books do you think will be considered classics one day? Are there any (underrated) books that you wish more people would read because they’d make a good classic? Chat with me in the comments, I’d love to hear your thoughts!