Hey guys! It's time for another Top 5 Wednesday. If you don't know what this is, it's a weekly meme where you choose your top 5 relating to a certain topic, usually bookish themed. I'll leave the link to the Goodreads page here as it can definitely explain it better than I can!
This weeks theme is: future classics- let us know the books you think will be considered classics one day.
I have a lot of books I can think of for this, and I'll explain the reasons why I've chosen each book below. I haven't actually read any of these books (I don't know if that's allowed but I don't think any of my usual reads are really classic topics) so I won't be able to talk about them in much detail.
1. The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak
This was an obvious choice for me. I really need to get around to reading this at some point soon because literally everyone else has read it. Set in World War 2, this is supposed to be a heart-breaking and eye-opening novel about humanity and how cruel it can be. It's supposed to be full of knowledge also and a brilliant, emotional outlook on war and everything it can do.
2. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Again, another book which provides you with such knowledge that you could not possibly understand without either reading this book, or living the events yourself. It just shows you how intense and devastating war can be. This is set in Afghanistan and is so relevant in today's society. It is widely considered a classic already.
3. The Life Of Pi by Yann Martel
All I really know about this book is that is focuses on spirituality, the importance of being brave and confident in yourself and religion. I've heard a lot of mixed things about this book but I still want to read it purely for the fact it is seen to be incredibly important in understanding the significance of spirituality.
4. All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Such a diverse and important read. I own this one and plan on reading it very soon because it sounds incredibly unique and eye opening. This book is also set in World War 2 and seems like it shows a completely different aspect than is usually shown, as one of the main characters is part of Hitler Youth, and moves away as he realises the devastating consequences of his actions.
5. All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven
Which books do you think will be future classics, and have you read any of these? If so, do you recommend them as I haven't read any?