Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday | Recent Classics

Top Ten Tuesday is hosted weekly by the lovely ladies at The Broke and The Bookish.

This week's topic: the top ten books written in the past ten years I hope are still being (widely) read in 30 years. This requires some thought, because it isn't necessarily the books I've enjoyed most (though I do love all of these), but the ones that reach people the most deeply in ways that will still be relevant 30 years from now. So with that in mind, here goes (books link to Goodreads, titles to my reviews):

Feed by Mira Grant
Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss

Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta
The Way of Kings by Brandon Sanderson
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch

Mercury Falls by Robert Kroese
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
The Dresden Files by Jim Butcher
Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

Harry Potter: not on the list because a) the first book was written more than ten years ago, and b) I don't hope people will still be reading it in 30 years; I know they will.

What future classics have you read in the past ten years?


  1. I completely agree with Saving Francesca! I love that book. I can't wait to read Code Name Verity. Everyone is raving about it. Great list!
    My Top Ten Tuesday

  2. Jim Butcher - YES! I'm in the middle of Code Name: Verity now, and I'm really enjoying it. Some of the others on your list are new-to-me, so I'm excited about adding some new titles to my goodreads shelf (because THAT'S what it needs, right?
    Thanks for your list - and I completely understand your reasoning behind HP. I included it but did mention that the first book lies outside of the 10 year boundary. Total classic, though.

  3. Lots of great books on your list! Hunger games is my favourite :) All the best from Anette in Norway :)

  4. Love this post so much especially since it includes,

    Saving Francesca: OHMYGOSH I LOVE this book!! It's crazy awesome and my favourite book ever! I borrowed this from a friend and finally ordered a copy of my own a month back.

    The Lightning Thief: Agreed! It's such a fun series xD

    Code Name Verity: I haven't read this yet but I've heard amazing things about it. I'm almost sure I'll love it too :)

    The Hunger Games: Oh my god yes! I'm not sure about 30 years though. This was more of an at-the-moment love for me.

    Awesome post XD

  5. I keep hearing about Code Name Verity! I've had it for months and still haven't read it! I guess I need to! Great list!

    Check out my Top Ten!


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