Hello bibliophiles, for some reason I thought I’d done a Top 5 Wednesday post before, but it appears that I haven’t. Oops…
This week’s topic is Future Classics. I had some trouble trying to pick novels or series that I thought might one day be classics. It kind forces you to rethink what makes a novel a classic; and because I battled to find a concrete answer I decided to pick 5 series or books that have resonated with me the most. These are series that I find myself going back to often, with characters that I think of long after I have closed the book. So while these books may not make the official classics list one day, they are my own personal classics, if that makes any sense.
Confession time. I have only read The Deathly Hallows once, and that was the day it was released. I have this weird issue with the last novel in a series I love. I tend to avoid rereading it, possibly because it reminds me that the series is over… But I’ve gotten to a point where I am actually craving a reread, so I will most likely suck it up and finally reread Death Hallow again this year. Any one else have a similar issue? Or am I completely alone in this one?
This one is an obvious, in fact, it has already been declared a modern classic. I decided to include it anyway because it had a great influence in my love for reading. I can see Harry Potter remaining a beloved series for a very long time. I know that these books will be read to my children one day.
This series fostered my love and obsession for Dragons. The kinship that develops and grows between Eragon and Saphira is so admirable! Saphira’s intelligence and wisdom is astounding and is one of the reason I wish Dragons existed. This series truly focuses on friendship, love and morality. It is an automatic classic in my books!
“Have you ever asked yourself, do monsters make war or does war make monsters?” – Laini Taylor, Daughter of Smoke and Bone. I am so amped for Laini Taylor’s new novel Strange, the Dreamer. I’ve literally been waiting for it for the last 4 years and hope it is going to be worth the wait. Are you a Laini Taylor fan?
To me this trilogy is everything… It is a hybrid fantasy that draws inspiration from urban, gothic and portal fantasy and reminds me of a cross between Narnia and Supernatural. Throw in Chimaera, Angels, civil war that is threatening to escalate into an inter-world war and a dark, cosmic romance. It doesn’t hurt that Laini Taylor’s prose is so damn gorgeous…
I have raved about this series many times before. I love the multi-media format, the plot and the characters. I still think about this book all the time. The sequel was just as good and I can see this becoming a space opera classic!
“i want to apologize to all the women i have called beautiful before i’ve called them intelligent or brave i am sorry i made it sound as though something as simple as what you’re born with is all you have to be proud of when you have broken mountains with your wit from now on i will say things like you are resilient, or you are extraordinary not because i don’t think you’re beautiful but because i need you to know you are more than that” – Rupi Kaur Love chilling with this human! @emearthangel ❤️ Guys, go and check out the interview I did for @read_and_seek ‘s A Cuppa with a Book Blogger feature. The link is in both Nihaad’s and my bio.
I read Milk and Honey at the beginning of this month in one sitting. I still haven’t written a review because I just don’t have the adequate words to express just how much this book of poetry affected me. It was so damn raw and honest… It was truly one of the most powerful books I have read in a really long time. I think about those poems all the time and I’ll probably be quoting it for the rest of my life. I already consider Milk and Honey as a modern classic.