On to the TTT, hosted by the awesome The Broke and the Bookish. This week's TT books written in the past ten years you hope people are still reading in the next 30 years was hard, but I am giving it the 'ole college try! This is an abbreviated list: what makes a timeless read (besides critical acclaim)? For example, the critics loved Swamplandia! by Karen Russell, but Goosie Mama found it unappealing (see her hilarious review).
1. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green. OBVI. I will fall off my chair if this doesn't win a major award.
2. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stievfvater. It already feels timeless! (review)
3. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta. (my glowing review). I love the lyrical quality of this book.
4. The Road by Cormac McCarthy (WHOA adult lit. We have it in us to read "important" fiction). Scary and sparse and gripping
5. The Millenium Trilogy by Steig Larsson. Cultural phenomenon. Done and done. (The same could be said for Twilight or Hunger Games series). I chose the third of these over 4th of July fireworks last summer. No joke.
6. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (MORE real-deal adult lit! But with some sci-fi and YA love.)
7. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson. (my love in review form). YA at its best. I bought a copy after I read it, because I loved it so much and felt like I needed to have it accessible at all times, just in case!
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