Baby You’re So Classic // Top 5 Wednesday #13: Future Classic

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Welcome to another edition of Top 5 Wednesday! Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by the lovely Samantha and Lainey. You can check the group here for more discussions and topic!

This week topic is book that I think will be future classic! Classics have always been a huge part of literature, some of it is well loved because its story is a satire to its age like Pride and Prejudice. Others are enjoyed because how it’s openly challenge the value in certain era like To Kill A Mockingbird, or simple because how innovative the story is like Frankenstein and 1984. So here are my 5 books of future classic!

Harry Potter

Don’t even lie, you know this series will make an appearance on everyone T5W. HP truly deserves it; it creates fantasy that is perfect for all ages, be it children or adults. Even though it’s mainly targeted for children, there are people who read it when they are adult who still wowed by the stories. It has amazing values that is relevant for everyone, and it’s just universally known and impactful that everyone recognize it.

The Hunger Games

I felt nothing for this series, I liked it, but not that much, but I didn’t hate it either. I still think this book will be a classic though, it started the whole dystopian train in YA genre, and with all the happenings in the world right know, who knows, in the future when we look back we’ll be like “this book predict it all”. It gives resurgence in the dystopian genre, some even compare this series with the ultimate dystopian classic, 1984. So yeah, I can see in the future where students will read and compare both THG and 1984 and discuss their impact, means, significance, and sparked many interesting discussions.

Twilight

As much as I hate this book, you can’t deny that a) this book opened up a whole new world of YA b) this book popularize the paranormal fiction- vampire, werewolf, ghost, fey; basically everything c) this book popularize the brooding love interest type, the manipulative, overprotective, stalk-and-watch-you-sleep type of boys d) no matter how you think about the relationship between bella/edward, it’s a very polarising thing and can create lots of essay and debate to the future and e) it spawns the 50 Shades Trilogy.

A Song of Ice and Fire

I think it could be like Lord of the Rings, with complex world builing and characters, amazing political schemes, and dragons! The plot and characters have layers and layers of stories and motivations, the world building is so complex with all the area and languages, and the whole thing are pretty unpredictable! It’s fun and thrilling to read (and watch).

The Hate U Give

Time for a contemporary! So this book has been pretty hyped up and so far, it has lived up to its hype. It is based of the Black Lives Matter movement and the main premise is very closely related to the reality we currently live in. I can see in the future, students and teacher alike analyzing this book and its relevance to life in 2016, just like we analyze Austen’s books to Regency Era.

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11 thoughts on “Baby You’re So Classic // Top 5 Wednesday #13: Future Classic

  1. Sonya says:

    I haven’t read The Hate U Give yet, but from what I’ve heard, I think you’re spot on with including it on your list. And of course Harry Potter was a no-brainer for this one. In a way, I think it can already be considered a classic, especially given that the series turns twenty this year. Honestly, I think your whole list is accurate (even if I’m not much of a Twilight fan, either).

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    • tasya @ the literary huntress says:

      I didn’t even realize HP is 20 years this year😱 The hype it has make the series feel like it was just released last year or something you know? I think that’s the quality of classic should have: no matter how old it is, they will still feel new you know?

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  2. Brookie Cowles says:

    I agree for sure with Harry Potter , I think it can already be called a classic. And definitely for twilight. It started such a fandom. And it really was a forerunner for YA books being turned into movies. Great picks!

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