Books Top 5 Wednesday

Top 5 Wednesday: Future Classics

September 10, 2017

What is Top 5 Wednesday?

Top 5 Wednesday is a weekly book meme hosted by Sam of Thoughts on Tomes on YouTube. Here is the link for the Goodreads group where you can find the list of topics and such. 

This weeks topic is: Future Classics

2. V.E Schwab

I definitely feel like the Shades of Magic series is going to become a classic Sci-Fi/Fantasy series. It's phenomenally written with some of the best dialogue I've ever read. The characters are diverse, multidimensional and struggle with issues that are still pertinent today. 

Basically, I love Kell and Lila and I'd like to be their friend.

The Goodreads page can be found here.

1. Magnus Chase by Rick Riordan

This is one of my favourite middle grade novels without question. Magnus Chase is such a fun and sarcastic character, I love reading from his perspective. 

Rick Riordan is another author who writes diversely but it isn't forced. His character simply are how he describes them and its impossible to see them any other way. 

Read these. Just do it. 

The Goodreads page can be found here.

3. Miss. Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

If you haven't heard of this series then where have you been?

The Miss. Peregrine's series took the world by storm and was made into a film with Tim Burton directing it. 

A set of characters you find yourself caring about very quickly, a journey through time and a mission to protect people. Miss. Peregrine's has everything you could ever want in a series and I know this will stand the test of time. 

Future children's classic right here. 

The Goodreads page can be found here

3. The Wardstone Chronicles by Joseph Delaney

This is one of my favourite book series' and I've had the honour and pleasure of meeting the author multiple times. He's such a lovely man and very easy to talk to. 

At the same time I feel like this is a very underrated series, yes there was a film made (but we won't talk about that...) but still I rarely see anyone in the blogging or BookTube community talking about this series AND IT'S FANTASTIC. 

The setting is so rustic and believable. I love how the Joseph was inspired by places around him like Pendle Hill and Preston etc. The plot is so easy to read and very cohesive but it still manages to surprise and delight me with every book. We even get to look at the lore of other countries such as Ireland and Greece. 

These need more hype!

The Goodreads page can be found here.

5. The Magician’s Guild by Trudi Canavan

Another Sci-fi/fantasy series that I can imagine being a classic. I feel like this is a series that can appeal to people of all ages and all genders because of how diverse the characters are. Sonea lives in the slums of Imardin and every year the Magicians gather to purge the streets of beggars and urchins. During the purge Sonea discovers she has the ability to wield magic making her a person of interest to the Magicians' Guild. 

Again, there are a lot of themes present in this series that are applicable today and in the real world (not necessarily involving magic.) To me that's what makes a classic, themes that transcend time and place. 

The Goodreads page can be found here

What books/films/shows/games do you think will be future classics?

Thank-you for reading, 

Katie x

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