Top Ten Tuesday: Future Classics?

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish.

This weeks topic is... 
Top Ten Books Written in the Past 10 Years that I Hope People Are Still Reading in 30 Years.

While trying to come up with my ten books, I kept looking over at my bookshelf, and my eyes kept landing on my copy of Anna Karenina.  Leo Tolstoy, why did you have to write it way back in the late 1800s?  Does it count that  my copy was printed in 2003?  No?  Okay.

  1. Impulse by Ellen Hopkins: Really, I could have put any of her books here.  I choose Impulse because it's my favourite.  They're so real and beautifully written.
  2. Wintergirls by Louise Halse Anderson: Again, reality in beautiful writing.
  3. The Know-It-All by A.J. Jacobs: I'm sorry but the guy read the ENTIRE Encyclopedia Britannica and wrote a book about it.  He belongs on every list ever.
  4. Outliers by Malcom Gladwell: We had to read this the summer before my first year of University.  I read it again when I was about to drop out, and chose to stay.
  5. Sherrilynn Kenyon?: My mom told me to add this.  I didn't question it.  She's written over 20 books for just one of her series (not including shorts) and still kicking.  I guess that's impressive.
  6. The Black Dagger Brotherhood Novels by J.R. Ward:  I love them so they go on the list.  
  7. Cassandra Clare's Mortal Instruments Novels:  She just makes such a great world to escape to.  I'd hate for future generations to miss out on that.
  8. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green: Okay, I'm cheating on this one.  I haven't read it.  Don't judge, it's on my TBR.  I feel safe saying that need it needs to be on TBRs 30 years from now, too.
  9. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead: Again, the future needs a badass, Russian god and I nominate Dimitri for that role.
  10. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling:  Okay, time for another confession.  I've only read to the 4th book. And only seen parts of a couple of the movies.  I'm just not into it!  But a phenomenon like Harry Potter likely belongs on here.
Okay, that was easier than expected.  Leave me a comment so I can check out your Top Ten Tuesday!

Much love, Samantha


  1. Drop everything and go get yourself The Fault in Our Stars!!!! John Green is epic.

    I like your list, and I have always been interested in Outliers. That is awesome that it inspired you so much. :-)

  2. *GASP* Only read the first four Harry Potters? This simply must be remedied!

    No, I understand that not everyone likes the same things, even when that thing is Harry Potter. But I love that you can appreciate that even if it wasn't for you, it's something that future generations still should read.

    I haven't read TFIOS either! *shhhhhh* I also haven't read any of the Ellen Hopkins books. Must put them on my TBR!

    Here's my TTT!

  3. Great list! Cassie Clare is just a genius isn't she? ;)

    Drop by my Top 10?

  4. Yay! Another person who put the Black Dagger Brotherhood series on their list. I love that series! Great list :)
    Here's my TopTenTuesday Post :)

    -Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

  5. Great list! I actually did put "EVERYTHING by Ellen Hopkins" because I think her books are must-reads for everyone! I feel almost as strongly about John Green. I will have to check out some of your books that I haven't read. We seemingly have similar taste!

    Check out my Top Ten!

  6. Most of these books are on my TBR list. I guess I should get around to reading them, huh? Good list!

  7. I loved that you put Impulse onm your list, almost put it on my list as well but instead I put Perfect. Also I agree with you about what you said about all of Ellen Hopkins books. I'm sure people will still be reading Harry Potter in 3o thirty years.

  8. Great list - so many classic books on here. I love Harry Potter. Those books will last the ages, I know it! I can't believe you've only read the first four!

    1. Hahaa, my roommate LOVES Harry Potter and doesn't get me either. I used to like them! I remember going to the store and getting the fourth book on the day it was released. But I just can't get into them. I`ll likely try to read them again someday. I mean, they are and forever will be classics! :)


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