"Top Ten Tuesday" is an original feature/weekly meme created on the blog "The Broke and the Bookish". This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at "The Broke and the Bookish".
It is now hosted by Jana from That Artsy Reader Girl.
This week, our topic is 21st Century Books I Think Will Become Classics
Of course, I couldn't restrict myself to ten of those books. After all, the century is already more than two decades old. I could have named a hundred that might become classics or that I would like to become classics. In the end, I made a compromise and listed 20 books. Some of them are my favourites, some of them are one of the best books (in my opinion) by some of my favourite authors, some have received renowned prizes already (Nobel, Pulitzer, Booker, German Independent Book Shops, Peace Prize of the German Book Trade, ...), some have been made into films. The authors are from Australia, German, Ireland, Nigeria, Spain Switzerland, Turkey, the UK, and the USA. But they all share one remarkable trait: they are all fantastic books.
Adichie, Chimamanda Ngozi "Half of a Yellow Sun" - 2006
Boyne, John "The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas" - 2006
Chevalier, Tracy "Remarkable Creatures" - 2009
Doerr, Anthony "All the Light We Cannot See" - 2014
Grenville, Kate "The Secret River" - 2005
Hislop, Victoria "The Island" - 2005
Kingsolver, Barbara "The Lacuna" - 2009
Lamb, Wally "The Hour I First Believed" - 2008
Mantel, Hilary "Wolf Hall" - 2009
Mercier, Pascal "Night Train to Lisbon" (GE: Nachtzug nach Lissabon) - 2004
Myers, Benjamin "The Offing" - 2019
Oates, Joyce Carol "The Falls" - 2004
Owens, Delia "Where the Crawdads Sing" - 2018
Pamuk, Orhan "The Museum of Innocence" (TR: Masumiyet Müzesi) - 2008
Ruiz Zafón, Carlos "The Shadow of the Wind" (E: La sombra del viento) - 2001
Shaffer, Mary Ann & Barrows, Annie "The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Society" - 2008
Shriver, Lionel "We Need to Talk About Kevin" - 2003
Stockett, Kathryn "The Help" - 2009
Whitehead, Colson "Underground Railroad" - 2016
Zusak, Markus "The Book Thief" - 2005
Can I decide my favourite? I don't think so. They were all great. I'm looking forward to seeing lists by other bloggers. I wonder how many of us will predict the same books.
And if you are "just" a reader, please, let me know what your favourite book of this century is so far.