A topic that I’m not manipulating to my own inadequacies, what a revelation! This week’s topic really was on that got me thinking. The books that I think would be considered future classics, in my mind, are those that had an effect on me. These are the books that shaped the way I think or were incredibly thought-provoking, or just made such an impact on me that I’ve never been able to forget them.
This week’s Top 5 Wednesday is in collaboration with the BookTubeSFF Awards. And, as always, Top 5 Wednesday is a Goodreads group now run by Samantha at Thoughts On Tomes. Where you are given a topic to post about every Wednesday; simple. You can find the link to the Goodreads group here.
Let’s dive into this weeks T5W.
O N E – Harry Potter by J.K Rowling
In my mind, this is already a classic, however, it’s not really all that old. Therefore, it will almost definitely be a classic in the future. It already is to me.
T W O – Life of Pi by Yann Martel
This book explores so many different themes – its most thought-provoking being that of religion. I believe this book should be read by many for that reason alone. It’s an insightful, incredible book.
T H R E E – Wonder by R. J. Palacio
I truly adored this book and the message it conveys – especially as it’s target audience is the 9 – 12 / middle-grade age. This is the perfect age for this book that teaches about kindness and acceptance. I really, really hope that children and adults are reading this in the future.
F O U R – The Help by Kathryn Stockett
As much as, in my opinion, I believe the book will be less remembered a little less in comparison to its film counterpart. I really hope the book is remembered as fondly because it truly is a bloody wonderful book.
F I V E – The Outsiders by S. E. Hinton
Admittedly, this was originally published in the 1960’s. Although this book could already be classed as a classic, I’m putting this on my list as it’s one of my all-time favourites.
Stay gold, Ponyboy.
What are books you think will be future classics? OR books that you want to be considered classics in the future?