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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Top Ten Books I Hope are Still Read in 30 years

Ten Books Published in the last ten years that I hope will still be read for the next 30.

1.  The Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling...I know the first books in this series were published over ten years ago but the last ones qualify.  I hope that kids and adults alike still find these books magical.

2.  Looking for Alaska by John Green (2005)...This was John's first novel and it is still one of my favorite YA books.  Will young adults still be able to relate to it, as they do Catcher in the Rye, in 30 years? I hope so.

3.  The Help by Kathryn Stockett (2009)...historical fiction as good as this one should continue to be popular in years to come.

4.  The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie (2007)...It is pretty hard to imagine most YA fiction standing the test of time.  This one deserves to be one that does.

5. The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins (2008)...Remember being blown away by the first book in this series when you read it? Let's hope that is continues to delight generations to come.

6. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (2007)... I know that the horrors of the Holocaust and WWII will still be with us in 30 years.  This book is so well-written, it deserves to be a "classic."

I am having a harder time than I thought creating this list.  Let me sleep on it and I'll add to the list.



  1. Harry Potter and The Hunger Games were the first two series that came to my mind when I saw this week's topic. They'll always be classics to me. I think that I need to check out John Green's novels.

  2. Great list! I actually think most of these will stand the test of time, especially Harry Potter. :)

  3. I had the opposite problem! 10 spaces wasn't enough, so, as usual, I cheated. I even left my beloved Harry Potter off (I am confident kids will still be reading those books in 30 years)! The Book Thief is on my list as John Green and Part-Time Indian are in the honorable mentions. Here's my list http://wp.me/pzUn5-10k

  4. You think the entire "Hunger Games" series is that strong? I don't. Perhaps the first one, and maybe the second, but I was not satisfied with the third. It seemed like there wasn't enough story to go around.


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