Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Hope Transcend Time

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
This week's topic is: Top Ten Books Written in the Last 10 Years That I Hope People Are Still Reading in 30 Years


I really hope all the books I love will still be read in 30 years. But, I know that's not probable. So these are the ones that I hope like crazy will still be read/ones I think have a shot at being timeless.

1. Brooklyn, Burning by Steve Brezenoff
This book is so important. It reads like a classic and I really hope that's what it becomes. If I can look back and say this book marks the time period, I will be proud.

2. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
I can't imagine a world where Harry Potter isn't well known. If any books last, I think it will be these. If I ever have children, I will definitely introduce them to Harry. (It's probably cheating counting this one...but I'm going to do it anywas because the last books in the series were written in the last 10 years...)

3. Paper Towns by John Green
Anything by John Green, really. I think they could make it. Especially since a lot of social context already surrounds these books.

4. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
I hope the whole 7 Kingdoms series makes it. I think I'll still be reading them in 30 years. Over and over.

5. All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin
I love this book, but it's mostly on this list just because I'm curious what people will think of this version of the future once we're a little closer to it.


6. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
There are a handful of dystopias in the literary canon. And of course there are tons of new dystopias that are available now. Not all of them can make it, but I sure hope The Chaos Walking trilogy do.

7. The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
Such a magical book has the power to enchant generations. I'll pass this one on too, if I have the opportunity.

8. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
An awesome fantasy that boils down to the fight between good and evil. I'm realizing that I have a lot of fantasy on this list - and I think it's because they've already taken themselves out of a certain time and place. They already have the power to relate to those who didn't live during this time.

9. Scarlet by A. C. Gaughen
I now prefer this version of Robin Hood to all others. I hope the future readers will too.

10. Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King
 
Another important book that has incredible power. I'd prefer it if bullying stopped, but it's not likely. So this is another one that isn't confined to a specific time period.

What books do you hope stand the test of time? 

14 comments:

  1. I am ashamed to say the only one I have read on there is Harry Potter... I really want to read all of them though. I've been wanting to read Graceling for such a long time!

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  3. 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!

    Here's my TTT!

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  4. Love your list, I love HP<3

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  5. Oh you had me super curious about Brooklyn, Burning! And I'm about to read Shadow and Bone in a couple of days! :)

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  6. I love this list! I need to read Everybody Sees the Ants, I loved Please Ignore Vera Dietz. I tried to read Graceling, and I just wasnt in the mood I guess. I'll have to try again eventually.
    ~holley

    www.dreamsandswords.com

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  7. Ooh, I'm really looking forward to some of your choices. Can't wait to read graceling! :)

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  8. I've only read 2 things on your list, Harry Potter and Graceling but the others are on my list. I like how your list is different from the others I've seen :)
    Here's my TopTenTuesday Post :)

    -Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

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  9. There are several on here that I've been meaning to read! I agree about John Green too! I could have devoted 1/2 my list to him!

    Check out my Top Ten!

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  10. I have no doubt that people will still be reading Harry Potter in 30 years! :)

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  11. There are a lot on this list that I have not read yet and I think I need to! I am especially interested in reading Brooklyn Burning because I have not even heard of that one before but it sounds great! I am also a huge John Green fan and oddly, Paper Towns is the ONLY book of his that I have not read yet! I have it though so I hope to get to it soon!

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  12. I really wanted to include John Green on my list, but I couldn't pick a book! Then I ran out of room. I think he'll end up being timeless.

    Thanks for stopping by LIO!

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  13. I have Brooklyn Burning on my to read list after hearing A.S. King talk about it! I adore all of your choices! Graceling, Shadow and Bone, The Girl of Fire and Thorns, and Everybody Sees the Ants! Those are some of my favorites!!

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  14. Good choices, Hannah! I agree on almost every one. I've never heard of Brooklyn Burning, so I guess I should look into that!

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Hope Transcend Time

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
This week's topic is: Top Ten Books Written in the Last 10 Years That I Hope People Are Still Reading in 30 Years


I really hope all the books I love will still be read in 30 years. But, I know that's not probable. So these are the ones that I hope like crazy will still be read/ones I think have a shot at being timeless.

1. Brooklyn, Burning by Steve Brezenoff
This book is so important. It reads like a classic and I really hope that's what it becomes. If I can look back and say this book marks the time period, I will be proud.

2. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling
I can't imagine a world where Harry Potter isn't well known. If any books last, I think it will be these. If I ever have children, I will definitely introduce them to Harry. (It's probably cheating counting this one...but I'm going to do it anywas because the last books in the series were written in the last 10 years...)

3. Paper Towns by John Green
Anything by John Green, really. I think they could make it. Especially since a lot of social context already surrounds these books.

4. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
I hope the whole 7 Kingdoms series makes it. I think I'll still be reading them in 30 years. Over and over.

5. All These Things I've Done by Gabrielle Zevin
I love this book, but it's mostly on this list just because I'm curious what people will think of this version of the future once we're a little closer to it.


6. The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
There are a handful of dystopias in the literary canon. And of course there are tons of new dystopias that are available now. Not all of them can make it, but I sure hope The Chaos Walking trilogy do.

7. The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson
Such a magical book has the power to enchant generations. I'll pass this one on too, if I have the opportunity.

8. Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo
An awesome fantasy that boils down to the fight between good and evil. I'm realizing that I have a lot of fantasy on this list - and I think it's because they've already taken themselves out of a certain time and place. They already have the power to relate to those who didn't live during this time.

9. Scarlet by A. C. Gaughen
I now prefer this version of Robin Hood to all others. I hope the future readers will too.

10. Everybody Sees the Ants by A.S. King
 
Another important book that has incredible power. I'd prefer it if bullying stopped, but it's not likely. So this is another one that isn't confined to a specific time period.

What books do you hope stand the test of time? 

14 comments:

  1. I am ashamed to say the only one I have read on there is Harry Potter... I really want to read all of them though. I've been wanting to read Graceling for such a long time!

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  3. 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!

    Here's my TTT!

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  4. Love your list, I love HP<3

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  5. Oh you had me super curious about Brooklyn, Burning! And I'm about to read Shadow and Bone in a couple of days! :)

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  6. I love this list! I need to read Everybody Sees the Ants, I loved Please Ignore Vera Dietz. I tried to read Graceling, and I just wasnt in the mood I guess. I'll have to try again eventually.
    ~holley

    www.dreamsandswords.com

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  7. Ooh, I'm really looking forward to some of your choices. Can't wait to read graceling! :)

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  8. I've only read 2 things on your list, Harry Potter and Graceling but the others are on my list. I like how your list is different from the others I've seen :)
    Here's my TopTenTuesday Post :)

    -Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

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  9. There are several on here that I've been meaning to read! I agree about John Green too! I could have devoted 1/2 my list to him!

    Check out my Top Ten!

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  10. I have no doubt that people will still be reading Harry Potter in 30 years! :)

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  11. There are a lot on this list that I have not read yet and I think I need to! I am especially interested in reading Brooklyn Burning because I have not even heard of that one before but it sounds great! I am also a huge John Green fan and oddly, Paper Towns is the ONLY book of his that I have not read yet! I have it though so I hope to get to it soon!

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  12. I really wanted to include John Green on my list, but I couldn't pick a book! Then I ran out of room. I think he'll end up being timeless.

    Thanks for stopping by LIO!

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  13. I have Brooklyn Burning on my to read list after hearing A.S. King talk about it! I adore all of your choices! Graceling, Shadow and Bone, The Girl of Fire and Thorns, and Everybody Sees the Ants! Those are some of my favorites!!

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  14. Good choices, Hannah! I agree on almost every one. I've never heard of Brooklyn Burning, so I guess I should look into that!

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