Top 10 Tuesday – Top Ten Books Written in the Past 10 Years That I Hope People Are Still Reading in 30 Years

Each Tuesday The Broke and The Bookish provide a book related Top 10 theme.

This week’s topic is about books written recently that I hope people are still reading in 30 years.  

1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – There are so many social undertones to this book that are relevant and I can’t see those not being relevant in the future.

2. Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling – I’m sure these will still be read, but I hope they are able to pull as many kids into reading since kids growing up today will have access to the movies instead.

3. The Help – Kathryn Stockett

4. Exile by Richard North Patterson – I’m fairly certain this won’t be widely read in 30 years as it’s not all that highly read right now, but it’s a fascinating book about terrorism and the historical conflicts that block peace in the middle east.

5. Attachments by Rainbow Rowell – As awesome as I think this book is, the reason it made my list is that Rainbow is awesome and I want her to be read and heard for a long time.  (My copy of Eleanor and Park shipped today!)

6. The Passage by Justin Cronin – I put this on here because if people are still reading it in 30 years it will mean the sequels live up to the first book.

7. Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Kraukhauer – Jon Kraukhauer is an amazing non-fiction author.  This is a look at a religion that’s history is based entirely in the US. 

8. Bad Girls by Laura Ruby – Or something similar.  I think this is a great book for teen girls to read so they can be aware of the effect of gossip and try not to judge each other based on sex.  They also need to be aware of the dangers of cell cameras and that digital pictures never go away.

9 & 10.  The Kite Runner / 1000 Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini


4 thoughts on “Top 10 Tuesday – Top Ten Books Written in the Past 10 Years That I Hope People Are Still Reading in 30 Years

  1. Loved The Hunger Games series and The Passage and The Help are books I hope to get to soon too.

    • 2manychoices says:

      The Passage and The Help are definite must reads IMO. Just a warning – if you are like me and tend to skim without realizing it, you can’t do that with the Passage. Every time I accidentally skimmed about a page later I’d be lost and have to go back.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    This is a tough topic and I think you picked some great ones– Hunger Games, Harry Potter, The Kite Runner… though I hope in all cases people actually read the books and don’t rely on the movies!

    Also, I’m jealous you’re getting Eleanor & Park. I am going to TRY to be patient and wait until its US release. Easier said than done, I fear.

    • 2manychoices says:

      Thanks – If I’d had more time to think about it I might have changed a few choices (not any of the ones you mentioned) but I kind forgot it was Tuesday.

      I’m justifying the Eleanor and Park purchase by saying that with shipping it’s the cost of a hardback here so I’m not actually spending anymore money. I just won’t get the nicer copy of the book. Of course now I think it’s going to show up when I’m out of town:(

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