Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Top Ten Tuesday: Future Favorites

Hello and happy TTT! Hope you all had great long weekends. Goosie Mama and I went to RI, got tans (errrr sunburns), and got our digital readers VERY sandy.  Crazy Camper was off camping and loving nature/rocks/plants, so we have not yet heard of her escapades, but hope they were epic!
The Sky is Everywhere

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). 

1The 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.
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Share your TTT and help us identify classics in the making!


  1. I feel like The Fault In Our Stars is going to be a popular choice today!

  2. I haven't read The Sky is Everywhere yet, but it sounds like I need to! I also haven't read any of John Green's books. I know. It's shameful.

    Never Let Me Go is so beautiful and sad and haunting. I thought about that one long after I finished.

    I only read the first 2 of the Millenium Trilogy...the second one lost me somewhere. But I should probably go ahead and read the third.

    Great list! My TTT

  3. I think The Fault In Our Stars is a great choice! I think I need to read the Millenium triology because I've seen it on a couple lists already. Great list!

  4. I have The Sky is Everywhere and I NEED to read it. I've been meaning to forever. But I think The Scorpio Races definitely deserves a spot on this list.

  5. The Millennium trilogy is on my list as well. Murder mystery doesn't get any better, in my opinion.

  6. YES yes yes to numbers 1 and 2. I've been meaning to read Jellicoe Road for a while now. Am I crazy for thinking you're in NY?

    1. I AM going to BEA and frolic I will! Let me know if you have a chance to take a break from studying. You should come to the Teen Author Carnival. It's at night, at the library... part of NY Book and Media week, I think, so free and not part of BEA.


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