Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme created by Bionic Book Worm. The theme this week is top 5 books I consider modern classics.
The Book Thief – Markus Zusak
Not a huge surprise, but there was no way The Book Thief wasn’t making it onto this list! The Book Thief is amazing both for the story it tells and the way it tells it. This novel deserves to be read and appreciated for a long, long time.
Harry Potter – J.K.Rowling
Another pick which I couldn’t leave off this list, as it is iconic in almost every sense of the world. The world and characters J.K.Rowling created are amazing (every time I read the books I fall in love with them again!) and talk to pretty much anyone and they can tell you their Hogwarts House (Hufflepuff pride!).
Game of Thrones – George R.R.Martin
Confession! I only read two of the Game of Thrones books and I watched some episodes of the first series on TV and couldn’t really get into either. Even still, I can admit that these books and stories have captured the imagination of millions of people, even if they didn’t capture mine.
The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas
I recently finished this novel, and one of the things I caught myself thinking while I was reading it, was that this novel is important. It is honestly a novel I will be recommending everyone I know read. The pop culture references really help to ground it too, and help it firmly portray a moment in our time.
The Fault in Our Stars – John Green
I included this novel almost purely because of John Green’s writing. It is beautiful and I hope that people continue to read it and appreciate for years to come.
So there we go, my top 5 books I consider modern classics. Once again, I loved taking part in this weekly meme, it was a real challenge to pick just 5 but I’m pretty happy with what I’ve ended up with.