Bout of Books 13, Day 4 Challenge: From Modern to Classic

It’s day four of the Bout of Books readathon and after my mini-spurt of power-reading, I’m starting to lag again. I’ve taken a road trip to my friend’s house for the remainder of the weekend and I know it’s going to severely impair on my reading time. However, I’ll keep trying to do these challenges! Today’s challenge can be found over at Ranty Runt of a Reader.

According to the post, the challenge is to share one book that you believe will be a classic in 100 years’ time, but it has to be published after 2005.

My first pick would be to go with any of the Harry Potter books published after 2005, but since I’m not sure that really counts, I’m going to have to go with The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. The first reason I believe this is to happen is because the first book of the trilogy has a shock factor to it–children murdering other children for the pleasure of wealthier persons who are immune to the anguish the action would typically give–that years from now people will be able to continue feeling even as society changes. The second reason is because the corruption of the society these people live in will be able to be viewed upon and related to by many for years to come, and it will be a hard thing to fade away from.

Aaand those are my two reasons. A little weak, I know, but I’m actually in a rush at the moment and this one really took a lot of thought. Anyway, thanks for reading!

xoxo Nova


4 thoughts on “Bout of Books 13, Day 4 Challenge: From Modern to Classic

  1. Thanks for taking the time to complete the challenge, especially being so time poor! The Hunger Games does seem to be the book that everyone is saying will become a classic – I agree that it will most likely be remembered in 100 years from now for exactly the reasons you have said above – the shock factor of kids killing other kids, will especially be a reason it is revisited. It kind of has that Lord of the Flies feel, but updated. Enjoy the rest of the readathon.

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