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March 29, 2022

top ten 21st century classics
posted by soe 1:01 am

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday topic from That Artsy Reader Girl asks us to share the Top Ten 21st Century Books I Think Will Become Classics.

I’m not sure my reading preferences will line up with canon, but what can you do:

  1. The Book Thief by Markus Zuzak
  2. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
  3. The History of Love by Nicole Krauss
  4. The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas
  5. Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin
  6. Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds
  7. The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri
  8. A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  9. March by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell
  10. A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles

Interestingly this list features a lot more books by men than my usual lists. I wonder what that says about my internalization about the inherent value and timelessness of male subjects and voices. Probably not good things.

What books do you consider modern classics?

Category: books. There is/are 7 Comments.

This is a lovely list. Book Thief, yes, and Namesake, and Long Way Down. Yes, excellent.

Comment by Deb Nance at Readerbuzz 03.29.22 @ 6:13 am

Snap, I picked The Book Thief and The Hate You Give too!

Comment by Vee_Bookish 03.29.22 @ 7:24 am

The Book Thief is on my list to read this year. I have seen it on several lists today too. Here’s my post: https://cindysbookcorner.blogspot.com/2022/03/top-ten-tuesday-books-i-think-could-be.html

Comment by Cindy Davis 03.29.22 @ 1:48 pm

It makes me so happy to have seen The Book Thief on so many lists this week, it’s one of my favourite books!
My TTT: https://jjbookblog.wordpress.com/2022/03/29/top-ten-tuesday-361/

Comment by Jo 03.29.22 @ 1:57 pm

1, 4, and 10 in common, and I seriously debated March. Great minds…

Comment by raidergirl3 03.29.22 @ 5:38 pm

THE GRAVEYARD BOOK is a great one! I’ve seen CORALINE on several lists today, but I like THE GRAVEYARD BOOK better. Nice picks!

Happy TTT!


Comment by Susan (Bloggin' 'bout Books) 03.29.22 @ 6:14 pm

Long Way Down is one of my favorite books ever.

Comment by Aj @ Read All The Things! 03.31.22 @ 7:17 am