Top 10 Tuesday 59

Weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish

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

Would it be cheating if I put #1-7 as the Harry Potter series? ;) Maybe? Okay, fine… I’ll try to come up with 9 others!

  1. Harry Potter #5, 6 & 7 by J.K. Rowling <– (2003, 2005 & 2007 respectively) Okay, so if we’re counting the ones that were written in the past 10 years, that actually only encapsulates the last 3 books (Wow, do I feel old…)
  2. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini <– (2004) One of my favourites… a fantastic book.
  3. The Help by Kathryn Stockett <– (2009) Another one of my faves. Great inspirational and feel-good story.
  4. The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern <– (2011) This book holds a fantastical epic quality to it that might stand the test of time..
  5. The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins <– (2008-2010) The books themselves have established itself in the mainstream, but the hype of the movie has catapulted it into more long-term status.
  6. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown <– (2006) While I still like Angels & Demons more, this book pushed this style & genre to the forefront.
  7. Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer <– (2006) I think because this heartbreaking/heartwarming tale has to do with 9/11, it’s going to stay in the reading repertoire for quite some time.
  8. Scott Pilgrim series by Bryan Lee O’Malley <– (2004-2010)While comic books have been on the rise, this Toronto-based graphic novel really shed some light on the fun, topical and Canadian world of graphic novels!
  9. The Millenium Trilogy by Stieg Larsson <– (2008-2010) The three popular epic tomes of deceased author Larsson tell a complex and compelling story that is sure to last the years to come.
  10. The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler <– (2011) Not because I particularly loved the book, but I just think it’d be really interesting for someone 30 years down the line to read about “present day” 2011 and the “past” of 1997!
 And of course, what made your Top 10 list this week? Share your link and I’ll check it out too!

Comments

  1. The Night Circus is such a great choice! That book is incredible. I don’t know why I didn’t add HP to my list. What’s wrong with me?! ;)
    My Top Ten Tuesday

  2. Great choices! I agree with most of them except for Extremely Loud… I really didn’t like that book. LOL

  3. Definitely agree with the Harry Potter books and The Hunger Games! I’m not going to lie though, there’s a lot of books here I haven’t read – maybe I should add them to my TBR pile!

    Happy Tuesday!

    My TTT this week

  4. I totally cheated and put whole series. Even HP. I mean you need to read the first couple books, so they count lol!! Great list!!

  5. Ahh! Someone else prepared to cite Dan Brown – well done!

  6. I’m glad to see The Night Circus on your list! And Harry Potter and The Hunger Games, of course. Great list!

  7. THG is definitely a must! Great list! :D

    Drop by my Top 10?

  8. Love that you included the Night Circus – I absolutely would had I remembered in time (although … which book might I have bumped??). I think that the Future of Us would be so interesting to read in 30 years…. I wonder what social media will look like then? Perhaps it’s totally hardwired into our brains by that point (shiver!).
    Oh, and HP – that’s like a gold standard classic, Yes, it’s included.

  9. I have the Millennium trilogy on my list as well, along with The Help and The Kite Runner. Great picks!

  10. YAY! Someone put The Da Vinci Code on their list :) I love that book :D
    Great list all around :D
    Here’s my TopTenTuesday Post :)

    -Kimberly @ Turning The Pages

  11. I almost put The Night Circus on mine because it is such a beautiful book, but I just couldn’t cut anything else from my list (I have 11 as it is). I haven’t read some of yours, but I’m going to check them out now!

    Check out my Top Ten!

  12. The Da Vinci Code, that I didn’t think of that one! I liked that one :D And of course Harry Potter! I think everbody has that one on the list.

    http://thedailyprophecy.blogspot.com/2012/05/top-10-tuesday-12.html

  13. Great List! The Kite Runner is one of my favorites, too! =) We have a pretty similar list.

    My TTT

  14. I completely forgot about The DaVinci Code. What a terrific list!

  15. OMG — I can’t believe that most of the HP series was published more than 10 years ago! I think I’ll join you in feeling old =P I’ve read (and loved) most of the books on your list, except the last four — since I loved the others, I’ll have to check out your other favourites!

    Here’s my TTT: http://writergrrlreads.blogspot.ca/2012/05/top-ten-books-that-i-hope-are-still.html

  16. Woah, you just made me realize how long ago the first Harry Potter book was published! Isn’t that crazy??? Anyway, great list of books! If you want to check out mine you can find it here:
    http://booksmartie.blogspot.com

  17. LibraryGal (@librarygalreads) says:

    I can not believe I forgot to list Harry Potter!!! Great List…love that you included Scott Pilgram…too

  18. I cant believe I forgot to include Harry Potter! I love that you included Scott Pilgram, Great List…

  19. I agree with a lot of those books. I still haven’t read the Millenium trilogy but everybody’s telling me I need to pick it up right away.

  20. I fell in love with the Millennium Trilogy once I read the first book after watching the dragon tattoo. Once I finished all three I was craving more, I found “THAT GIRL STARTED HER OWN COUNTRY” to be a very interesting read and on the same page as the Millennium Trilogy

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