Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday

Top Ten Tuesday is a really cool original feature/weekly meme created over at The Broke and The Bookish. Each week they post a new Top Ten List that bloggers join in on answering... and today I'm one of them :)
This week (May 29th) the topic is:

Top Ten Books Written In The Past 10 Years That I Hope People Are Still Reading In 30 Years

This sort of a hard one for me because I don't think I read books that are exactly school curriculum types, but these are the ones that I thought were strong enough to stand the test of time:

1.  The Fault in Our Stars By: John Green- A really important book that should not be forgotten about!!

2.  Please Ignore Vera Dietz By: A.S. King

3.  Escape By: Carolyn Jessop- A woman's story of escaping the FLDS and saving her children.  I don't think the world will ever be rid of charismatic leaders that take advantage of people who want to believe... definitely something that should be read through different generations.

4.  Confessions of a Shopaholic By: Sophie Kinsella- I wanted to put something funny on the list, and this is hilarious!

5.  Harry Potter Series By: J.K. Rowling- Da!

6.  The Lovely Bones By: Alice Seabold- It's written in the past anyway so I don't think it will have a problem aging.  And it's an awesome book!

7.  The Time Traveler's Wife By: Audrey Neffenegger- Love this book!  Could definitely stand as time passes.

8.  No Easy Answers: The Truth Behind the Murders at Columbine High School By: Brooks Brown, Rob Merrit or Columbine By: Dave Cullen- Both books were good just taken from different perspectives.  I hope one of them is being read in 30 years because it's pretty dangerous to forget an event like this.

9.  Scar Tissue By: Anthony Kiedis or Come Back: A Mother and Daughter's Journey Through Hell and Back By: Claire and Mia Fontaine- Both really good books about substance abuse.

10. These are a few books older than 10 years that should still be read 30 years from now: Speak, You Don't Know Me, Helter Skelter
Kind of a weird mix I know... But this one was HARD!!  So that's mine, what's yours??

P.S.- I've been reading some other lists, and I have to say I really don't think the distopian fad is going to last.  There are SO many that they all just seem the same to me... (and the ones I have read are pretty much crap).  Look at the vampire fad... sorry but no Twilight is not lasting 30 yrs.


  1. I love Harry Potter<3 On my list too:)

  2. I have not read Harry Potter yet. I know I need to everybody seems to like it. I liked Helter Skelter too it was a great book.

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  3. I feel pretty sure Speak will still be around. Such a great story.

    Here's my
    Top Ten Books I Hope We'll Still Be Reading in Thirty Years.
    I'd love to have you stop by!

  4. I love your picks! I definitely hope Harry Potter is going to be around for a LONG time! And Confessions of a Shopoholic! I almost forgot about that book and how hilarious it is! I've been seeing The Time Traveler's Wife on a lot of lists, and I've watched the movie, but now I'm very tempted to read the book!

    Here’s my TTT

  5. Loved The Time Traveler's Wife and Harry Potter too. A few others that you mentioned are books I'm planning on reading. Awesome list!


  6. Time Traveler's Wife was my #11! Great list!

  7. I hope that you decide to read THIS IS NOT A TEST, despite the fact that you're not a huge fan of zombies!! People are calling it a zombie book, but the zombies aren't really the main focus, but what the characters are going through!!

    Thanks for stopping by The Hiding Spot! :)

    1. I'm definitely reading it!!! I LOVE Courtney Summers... like obsessed with her! She's such a great author, but I did find it weird that she went from contemporary to zombified.