Top Ten Books Written In The Past 10 Years That I Hope People Are Still Reading In 30 Years

Top Ten Tuesday is a feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This one is a hard one! Let’s see if I can get to 10, shall we? (Any links go to my reviews.)

1. Code Name Verity by Elizabeth Wein

OHMYGOD GUYS. If you haven’t read this yet, what in the world is wroooong with you? Just plan on it sometime. 😛 This, as Rae Carson said over Twitter, is rather “as YA as my coffee table” beside the fact that it has teenage narrators, but it is just so amazing. I laughed. I cried. I cried some more. And loved it so much.

2. The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks

Not one of his books has touched me in such a way as this one. I was literally bawling my eyes out towards the end, but I COULDN’T STOP READING. I just had so much love for this story.

3. Annie John by Jamaica Kinkaid

This is one of the few classics I have ever really liked, and the only one from my readings for school this year that I think should have been kept in the cirriculum. The teenage angst in this book is almost picture perfect, pulsing off the page. (Like my alliteration? Yeah, I’m using big words!)

4. Countess Below Stars by Eva Ibbotson

Another classic I enjoy for being a classic. I love Eva Ibbotson books in general, but this one has always been my favorite.

5. The Divergent series by Veronica Roth

Few dystopians feel, to me, like classics. This would be numero uno. Plus, they are just freaking amazing, and that alone should require much reading in the next 30 years.

6. The Harry Potter series by JK Rowling

Yeah, yeah, I know, this is probably on EVERY list you’ve stopped by today. I don’t care, because that’s how true it is!

7. Any and all books by Cassandra Clare

What? If, 30 years from now, they don’t know how to have fun, then they are really screwed up. No set of books makes me laugh as hard as EVERY SINGLE ONE OF THESE.

8. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

If someone can manage to capture falling in love, being in love, the troubles of love, etc, so perfectly, they should at least be honored with a really long shelf life for their work!

9. Nefertiti and The Heretic Queen by Michelle Moran

Classic historical fiction right here, which really takes a new view into the lives of two of the most memorable queens in Egyptian history. Any lover of historical fiction at any time should read these.

10. Dear John by Nicholas Sparks

What? I’m a Sparks fanatic. You can’t tell me this isn’t a powerful novel in its own right about a very real thing in American culture. So READ IT, FUTURE.

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15 thoughts on “Top Ten Books Written In The Past 10 Years That I Hope People Are Still Reading In 30 Years

  1. I haven’t read Code Name Verity yet, but not for lack of trying! I need the library to get a copy. Or more money so I can buy my own.

    And yes, there’s a REASON why Harry Potter is on every list!

    I simply must read the Cassandra Clare books. It’s driving me nuts that I haven’t yet.

    The only one on your list I’ve finished is Harry Potter, although I’m reading Knife of Never Letting Go right now, have Graceling on my shelf for near-future reading, and am on the waiting list at the library for a bunch of your other picks. They all sound so good!

    My TTT

  2. Cassandra Clare wpuld definitely stand the test of time…if not Mortal Instruments (because some of it is already outdated), then DEF Infernal devices. GREAT LIST! I may have to chrck ou Code Name Verity now. ~dixie

  3. I had Anna on my list too, such a great example of realistic and romantic contemporary YA. I haven’t read Code Name Verity, although I have read so many good reviews of it in the last couple of weeks!

    And I definitely think people will still be reading Harry Potter, such a wonderful world to escape into. 🙂 Great list!

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