Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme that was originally created by Lainey from GingerReadsLainey and is now hosted by Sam from Thoughts on Tomes. To find out more about this booktastic topic, visit the Goodreads group here!
This week’s topic is “Future classics”.
I loved this topic because it made me look to the future and consider what books and series would stand the test of time. It also made me think about what it would take to be considered a classic. I like how much this topic made me question the content of books more than I usually do when it comes to these topics.
- Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling- are these already considered classics? Because if they aren’t they surely will be. I can’t think of any other series that shaped a generation like these have.
- A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket- this series is so unique and wonderful for all ages, I think time will treat them well. Also, the Netflix series is awesome and will widen the readership even more.
- Life of Pi by Yann Martel – The story blows my mind every time I read it and I will continue to read it for years to come.
- His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman – children learning to fight oppression is always a good call and is something that makes these books so powerful.
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – I read this book a while ago, but it is the kind of story that sticks with you.
Honorable mention – A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin (and the rest of the series). It only gets an honorable mention because I haven’t actually read it but I know how epic it is. Definitely a series people will be talking about for years to come.
Something all these books/series have in common is that they have universal messages and themes. Also, they are (mostly) about children/teenagers fighting oppression and corruption in their lives. People will always want to read about characters who fight for what is right and no matter their background, learn to overcome any obstacles. They are all stories of heart and perseverance.
Do you agree with my picks? What book do you think will be considered a classic in the future?