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Top 5 Wednesday: Future Classics

And it’s Wednesday already! Almost April too ๐Ÿ™‚

The Top 5 Wednesday is created by gingerreadslainey and hosted by Sam @Thoughts On Tomes. You can find the Goodreads group here.

–Let us know the books you think will be considered classics one day!

I do not know a lot of books that would be considered classics, but I do have a few that I’d like to see as classics one day:

1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Ever since The Hunger Games have been published, a lot of hype as been around it. And while this is “just a regular Young Adult book”, this series has a message from within. My mom once said that she could see something like this series happening in a few years. It could easily be our future, and that’s the creepy thing about it. It’s so realistic and accurate even to this day…

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2. The Help by Kathryn Stockett

This book is great at representing how the “black” people used to live, and one white woman who thought she’d make a tiny difference actually changed everyone’s lives. I love this book so much and I hope it’ll be considered a classic one day.

 

3. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseni

This book is about a friendship betweenย Amir, the son of a wealthy Afghan businessman, and Hassan, the son of his fatherโ€™s servant. This book had many feels, and I can see this becoming a classic (if it isn’t already, since I had to read it for my literature class).

Sadly, I absolutely can’t think of any more books, so that’ll be it for today. I read that people thing A Song Of Ice And Fire by George R. R. Martin will become a classic, which would be awesome. I understand it however, since it displays the differences between the rich and the poor really well. However, I do not exactly see this becoming a classic. Of course a lot of people are going to choose Harry Potter for this T5W, but since I haven’t read the books (yes, shame on me), I didn’t mention it. With the popularity around Harry Potter that’s still going on for years and years, this might actually become a classic.

Have you read any classics? What books do you think will become or want to become future classics?

-Luci


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T5W: Favorite underrated books

The Top 5 Wednesday is created by gingerreadslainey and hosted by Sam @Thoughts On Tomes. You can find the Goodreads group here.

–Give some love to those books that aren’t as widely talked about. Those hidden gems. Those books that maybe used to be popular but people have forgotten about and they still deserve some love.

  1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett

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It’s not Young Adult, it isn’t New Adult either, it’s the hard truth and I love it. This book is absolutely one of my favorite readsย ever. It’s really sad at times, but the ending made it all well. It’s about the difference between “black” and “white” people in the 60’s, and everything is as it is, until one white woman decides that it isn’t normal. I really recommend you to read it! This is also one of the few books where I loved the movie almost as much as the book (which is a really good thing).

2.ย The Riyria Chronicles by Michael J. Sullivan

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I have no idea if they really are as underrated as I think, but I never hear anyone about them. And they’re awesome, that’s for sure. They remind me a little bit of the Ranger’s Apprentice books, now that I think about it.

3.ย Millennium by Stieg Larsson

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An original Swedish series, but translated (thank God) to English. Amazing series full of action and plottwists. And another series where the movies were as good as the books! If you’re going to watch them, please do pick the Swedish movies and not the American ones… I reviewed this series here if you want to know more about them!

4.ย Fire & Flood by Victoria Scott

Another one where I’m not entirely sure if it really is that underrated, but nonetheless awesome! It’s a little bit standard YA at times,ย and it’s a lot like the Hunger Games but at the same time, it’s not. It’s a really interesting read if you liked the Hunger Games.

5.ย The Discworld series by Terry Pratchett

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Yeah, I know, I also talked about them in last week’s Book Traveling Thursday, but I just love it so much! This series is not necessarily Young Adult (there are 4 books categorized as ย “Young Adult”), but there is a lot of humor in it! And you know what the good thing is? There’s about 7 “series” in this series, and you can read them in a completely random order and still understand them. Besides, these are perfect light reads if you simply like fantasy.

6.ย Maaike en Domenico/Maya und Domenico by Susanne Wittpennig

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Okay, this is actually not fair because this sereis is orignally German and only translated to Dutch. But God, it’s so beautiful, which is why I made it no.6. If you’re Dutch, German, or can read those languages,ย please read this series. It’s so worth it!

I really hope these books were really underrated because otherwise it’d kind of ruin the idea of this post. However, have you read any of these? Have I said already that I recommend you really do so? ๐Ÿ˜›ย Okay, enough joking. Recommend me some underrated books though, I love recommendations, and especially underrated books because that makes the recommendation always more personal ๐Ÿ™‚

-Luci


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