Top Ten Tuesday : 21st Century Books I Think Will Become Classics 


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme where every Tuesday we look at a particular topic for discussion and use various (or more to the point ten) bookish examples to demonstrate that particular topic.  Top Ten Tuesday (created and hosted by  The Broke and Bookish) is now being hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl and future week’s topics can be found here.  This week’s topic is:

21st Century Books I Think Will Become Classics

I really like this topic.  It makes you sit and think.  I had a much longer longlist (hence the name eh!) and had to narrow this down.  I started off with books that I was thinking are already pretty huge in terms of massive ratings on Goodreads and elsewhere – such as Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander or GRRM’s Game of Thrones.  Then I thought about choosing some of my more recent reads.  Ultimately I’ve gone for a mix of newish and slightly older reads.  In no particular order, here they are:

The Red Queen’s War series by Mark Lawrence

The Bone Ships (The Tide Child) by RJ Barker

The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell


The Last House on Needless Street by Catriona Ward


Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia


The Memoirs of Lady Trent by Marie Brennan

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Millennium series) by Stieg Larsson

American Gods by Neil Gaiman


The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E Harrow


The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller



11 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday : 21st Century Books I Think Will Become Classics ”

  1. Sheri Dye

    Great post, Lynn! I can not wait to check some of these out.. I’ve never even heard of ‘The Memoirs of Lady Trent.’
    Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful week!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Ooh, I love the Lady Trent books, they’re so good.
      Lynn 😀

      • Sheri Dye

        I think I’m really going to enjoy that series, thank you!

  2. pagesandtea

    So many great reads here 😀
    Mexican Gothic is one of those books I still think about now and again. I loved the house and the characters and the whole atmosphere of it.
    The Silent Companions and Ten Thousand Doors were also favourites for me, and I remember being hooked on the Millennium series when I read that too.

    • @lynnsbooks

      I did have a much longer list of potentials for this one – I have to say I’ve read some excellent books over the last few years.
      Lynn 😀

  3. maddalena@spaceandsorcery

    The Tide Child trilogy is one of the series that left an indelible mark on me, which is not surprising, given that I became a fan of the author since the first book in his previous trilogy… 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yes,I love The Tide Child – such a fantastic ending.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Tammy

    I think you chose some really good books for this topic. I love seeing The Bone Ships on here, as well as The Last House on Needless Street. And I agree with your choice of the Stieg Larsson trilogy!

    • @lynnsbooks

      I loved the Stieg Larsson books – well, I’ve only read the first three – but they were great.
      Lynn 😀

  5. Lisa @ Bookshelf Fantasies

    Mexican Gothic is a great choice, and I was thinking about including Ten Thousand Doors too (just ran out of space and had to make some tough choices!). I also included The Song of Achilles — such a beautiful book. Great list!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Thanks, yes, I also had a much longer list to begin and had to make some of those tough choices.
      Lynn 😀

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