The New Classics

This list is for the newer titles. Which books that have come out in the past, say twenty years, will be the new classics?
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message 1: by Richard (new)

Richard Derus Not one of these, not even ones I like, will be read in 50 years.


message 2: by Claire (new)

Claire Gamblin Richard wrote: "Not one of these, not even ones I like, will be read in 50 years."

You never know. People probably said the same kind of thing about books 100 years ago. They might not be turned into classics, but might still get read!


message 3: by Richard (new)

Richard Derus It's always possible.


message 4: by Claire (new)

Claire Gamblin Richard wrote: "It's always possible."

There we go, that's the optimism I'm looking for!


message 5: by Liz (new)

Liz Harry Potter is the only one that makes sense and probably Perks of Being a Wallflower as well.


message 6: by Claire (new)

Claire Gamblin Liz wrote: "Harry Potter is the only one that makes sense and probably Perks of Being a Wallflower as well."

That might be true but this list is for the book people would like to be classics in the future. Or books they think will be classics. This list is purely opinionated, so it doesn't really matter whether all of the books on it make sense or not. :)


message 7: by J Marie (new)

J Marie I agree that few will probably endure - Harry Potter, Perks, and I'd add John Green. Hunger Games and the Divergent books are decent but a fad. But how did Twilight, Fallen, and those J.R. Ward books make it on here? :P


message 8: by Ed (new)

Ed baa baa nothing interesting here


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