Top Five Wednesday: future classics

It has been a hot minute since I did a Top 5 Wednesday, which you can find more about T5W here. This month is a throwback month where we can choose our own topics, which I think is really fun! This week I’m doing future classics.

Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

I think Perks is already considered almost a classic, and I think it will continue to be considered as such for the foreseeable future. Which it definitely deserves. It’s an amazing exploration of life and love, and it’s one of my all-time favourites.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

Another modern classic. Honestly, I wasn’t the biggest fan of this the first time I read it. But, I still consider it one of those books that everyone should read. Not everyone loves classics, so I think it still counts.

The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls

Have I talked about this book enough yet? Well, I still love it. I think this is another book that everyone should read, and I think it should be read in schools.

The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

This is the newest book on this list, but I think it will definitely be considered a classic in times to come. Maybe not a classic, but definitely a book that will be taught in schools and used to highlight the BLM movement.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

I don’t really know if this will become a classic because classics are usually literary fiction whereas this is magical realism. But I think it really has the potential to do so. The writing is good enough and it’s magical and captivating.

So those are my future classics! Do you agree? Any others you’d suggest?

Ally xx

20 thoughts on “Top Five Wednesday: future classics

  1. I’ve always thought, ever since reading it, that The Perks of Being a Wallflower will be a classic, but I also completely agree with The Hate U Give and The Book Thief. I also think The Hunger Games could potentially become a classic too.

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  2. I think more genre books should be “allowed to be” classics, so I’m all for including The Night Circus. I think that our habit of excluding genre fiction from the list of classics is short-sighted.

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      1. I read genre fiction in my personal life so I didn’t feel too much of a lack in school reading, though I did love the opportunity as an English major to take non-traditional lit classes in college. On the other hand, it would have been great to be able to read a wider variety of genres for school.

        I read an article that said one reason many adults don’t like reading anymore is because we’re trained in our school years that reading is hard and not supposed to be fun. I hadn’t ever thought of it like that before (because I read too much at home to be that influenced by school reading selections) but it’s a very good point for people who only read enough to finish their school reading.

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      2. That actually makes so much sense! I know my biggest reading slump was right after reading a bunch of required books for an English class. I felt lost in most of them and then didn’t want to read anything else, which sucked.


      3. Yeah, I hate how required reading turns so many people away from books in general. I wish school reading was a better blend so that people could find something that interested them for personal reading choices.

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