Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish
This was actually much harder than I expected! A lot of books I thought would go on this list turned out to be more than 10 years old (seriously guys, thanks for making me feel really old.) So here’s what I came up with:
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro – Really anything by this author, wonderful writer.
The Bean Trees by Barabara Kingsolver – A lot of her less well known books are just as great as the others. I hope people are still discovering and loving them for a long time to come!
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – I feel like I’ve loved this book my whole life, so its hard to realize it was published in 2007 which really isn’t all that long ago. I still recommend it to people constantly and I know I always will!
Kafka on The Shore by Haruki Murakami – I actually had a friend have no idea who this author was the other day, which made me sad. I love his books! I can only hope lots of generations to come will too.
The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien – I think this was the best book he has ever written. Beautiful writing and a very good book about war, humanity, love and loss.
Percy Jackson Series by Rick Riordan – I love this series! I think they did a horrid job on the movie, but the books are great. I know a lot of kids love them now and hope they keep reading them!
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – I don’t think there’s a chance these won’t be read by people in 30 years, but you never know. Sometimes books become a fad and fade out of existence after their popularity is spent.
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, SuperAtheletes and the Greatest Race the World has Ever Seen by Christopher McDougall – A great book about running but also just about people, traveling, experiences and a tribe of amazing people. I really enjoyed it and I’m glad it is getting a lot of attention right now.
The History of Love by Nicole Krauss – Still my absolute favorite book by Krauss and I am constantly surprised by how few people I know have read it.
The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon – I was surprised this one counted, I thought it was much older. Still one of my all time favorite writers.
Well that’s what I have! Hope everyone had a wonderful memorial day weekend full of books and sunshine!