Top Ten Tuesday is a super fun meme hosted every week over at the broke and bookish, designed for people like me who love to make lists....it's super fun and you should definitely check it out!
Books Written in the Past 10 years that I Hope People Still Read in 30 years
Harry Potter series
I would hope that this is a must-have on most lists...because this book MADE my childhood! If, in thirty years, my children and their friends do not know what Hogwarts is, I will cry.
This has made SUCH a huge impact present day that I certainly hope people in 30 years will still know about it--still read it. I get that some people hate the book (or just Katniss) while other people are in lurve with it (or just Peeta). I personally really like it--and HOPE it's not just going to be some fad that's going to fade into oblivion.
The Mortal Instruments series
I think I started reading this book late-middle/early-high school... and I'm pretty sure it's going to last me well into college (especially with the Dark Artifices coming out soon) Some may think this is a trashy stereotypical YA novel (which makes me super sad) but I freaking love this series! Forget vampires and werewolves, this made me want to be a SHADOWHUNTER! I WILL be making my future children read this......
This was a powerful book. Pretty emotional. Definitely sad. But I think people of any time can relate to the story and its characters in some way--and I know that they can finish the story changed and take something very important away from it.
I LOVED this book. Not only does it teach Greek mythology to people who don't like learning it in a class room but Percy is just so darn funny and awesome!! I burst into laughter too many times to count while reading these books.
The Iron Fey series
I was always super adverse to fairy books because I never really enjoyed them as much as I'd hoped.... but then I met this book!!! I fell in love. It's that simple, really. If you've never heard of Julie Kagawa until now.... YOU NEED TO GO AND GET ONE OF HER BOOKS!
This is definitely one of the better dystopians I've read. Lauren Oliver writes the most beautiful prose I've ever read. And the world she creates--one where love is considered a disease--is fascinating! Not only is this beautifully written, it also makes you think.
To: future people reading this book....
Forget about any vampire novel you are contemplating reading and pick this one up IMMEDIATLEY. It will blow your mind and leave you in love with fictional russian guys. I kid you not.
If Melina Marchetta does not go down in history as one of the best authors EVER, there is something very wrong with the world. Never EVER has an author taken my emotions on a roller coaster ride the way she can. Jellicoe Road is my favorite Marchetta books and when I finished it, I was like this:
Ah, the book that started the eternal Team Edward vs Team Jacob debate. You might be surprised, but I'm actually not a huge fan of this book (though I will admit, there was a time when I had fangirl moments... but those moments were killed by the 4th book) HOWEVER, due to the phenomenol impact this book has made, I kind of doubt that it's just a passing fad... I mean, you never know, but I think it would definitely be interesting to see people read this in 30 years, and then I can be like "Back in MY day....."