Before I started to write this book tag I started to think back to all the classics that I grew to absolutely love as a child! I remember reading Little Women and hiding it under my desk in the sixth grade and wanting to be just like Jo! And I remember falling in love with the quirky Anne from Anne of Green Gables and getting completely sucked into the glitzy world of The Great Gatsby! Classics are special because they are the kind of books that will always be a part of me and they are always the books that I compare to others that I have read! Classic books are like a first love where it will never be the same as your first!
I found the post about Future YA Classics through Epic Reads and I came up with the idea of this book tag! When I think about all the books that I have read there are quite a few books on my list that I believe should be future classics!
Weetzie Bat has had a profound impact on my worldview and it changed my whole outlook on life when I opened this book at the age of sixteen! Weetzie Bat is a magical realism book set in a dream-like Los Angeles, known as Shangri La. This book was published in 1984 and it’s ahead of its time because it covered controversial topics such as homosexuality, AIDS, gay marriage, and it is written in such a whimsical and poetic way that you just want to lose yourself in Shangri La forever! We all know that the books by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Isabel Allende are the classic writers of magical realism but Weetzie Bat would be a great future addition! Weetzie Bat is a part of me and it’s the one book that I always go to when the world is getting a bit scary.
The Fault in Our Stars
Obviously, I can’t do this list without adding a John Green book! This book completely broke me because it’s not just your typical weepy book about two kids with cancer, it’s about the honest portrayal of how these kids live, the intense connection between the two of them, and it teaches you to appreciate the little things in life that we take for granted. I love how they don’t gloss over the ugliness of cancer and how Augustus wasn’t defined by his cancer. Read my review of this book here.
Children of Blood and Bone
What can I say about this book?! I literally have no words! Reading this book was an epic ride! Children of Blood and Bone is a West-African fantasy that centers on the unforgettable characters of Zelie, Amari, Inan, and Zelie’s brother Tzain. These group of amazing characters is on a quest to bring magic back to their people and they go on an insane adventure that changes the whole trajectory of their lives. Not only is this book a fantasy it also speaks to our society when it comes to issues of race and police brutality! I didn’t expect this book to be this amazing and lately, I have been hearing comparisons to it being the next Harry Potter and I believe Children of Blood and Bone is on its way to future classics shelf!
Simon vs. the Homo-Sapien Agenda
Albertalli’s book was adorable and touching from beginning to end! I think this book will make a great future classic because it really speaks to teens about the struggles of coming out and how misunderstood everyone else is about the pressure! This book warmed my heart in every way and it made me feel a multitude of emotions when I was reading it! Read my review about it here.
The Night Circus
The Night Circus is the kind of book that is captivating and leaves you with a sense of wonder. This magical realism book centers around this mysterious circus that only appears at night. In the circus, there are two magicians named Celia and Marco who have been trained to be magicians since they were children. Throughout the mystical backdrop of the circus, they both fall in love with one another and the battle of magic begins.
The Night Circus should be a future classic because the writing was absolutely exquisite. The writing was so detailed and essentially the elusive circus was the MC of the story. Reading this book was an experience and I was overwhelmed by the absolute beauty of the writing. Please hurry up and write another future classic Morgenstern!
I would like to tag a few of my favorite bloggers and ask them what books do they think should be future classics:
Madalyn @ Novel Ink
Marina @ Books of Magic
Michelle @ The Writing Hufflepuff
Melanie @ Story Shaped Girl
Victoria @ A Bookish Secret
Tabby @ orangeowldiaries
If anyone else would like to participate in this book tag please do! Let me know in the comments below what are your future classics?!