Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme, GoodReads group here with all the topics + discussion!
The topic for this week is; Future Classics – What books do you think will withstand the test of time?
I thought this topic was going to be a hard one but the more I thought about it the more I realised I’ve read some pretty amazing books that hopefully will withstand the test of time.
On to the books;
1) Percy Jackson and the Olympians
If the Percy Jackson Series (and basically all of Rick Riordan’s books) don’t become children’s classics there is something wrong with the world. No one writes kids books like Rick Riordan, they’re enjoyable for basically any age and they’re absolutely hilarious.
2) The Handmaid’s Tale
I think technically this is already a ‘modern classic’ but I definitely think this will be a ‘proper’ classic one day, like 1984 by George Orwell. This is such an important novel, I think everyone, especially women, should read this. It’s a very eye-opening and worrying story. I have a full review here.
3) A Song of Ice and Fire by George RR Martin
This is such an epic fantasy series, I don’t see how it couldn’t withstand the test of time.
4) The Mistborn Trilogy by Brandon Sanderson
Pretty much the same as A Song of Ice and Fire, I don’t think fantasy books date. The Mistborn trilogy are some of the best books I have ever read, I feel like all of Brandon Sanderson’s books should be classics one day.
5) His Dark Materials
Another ‘children’s’ series, but these books are definitely darker and not as light-hearted as Rick Riordan’s books but it is an epic, adventurous fantasy story. I always found it odd that this series is classed as children’s books, to me at least, it reads more like YA.
Do you agree with any of these? Comment and let me know!