[T5W] Potential Classics


Top Five Wednesday (T5W) is a weekly meme hosted by Thoughts On Tomes. Each week there is a new theme which you can find on the T5W Goodreads group.

Future Classics
–Let us know the books you think will be considered classics one day!

Is anyone else struggling with this topic? This is a really interesting premise to me because I’ve never understood what actually makes something a classic. Is it the way it pushed literary boundaries? The beautiful albeit pretentious writing? Or is it simply that it was written many, many years ago?

This week, I’ve only picked 4 books.

I have decided to pick my top 4 based on books that at the time, were unlike anything I had read. They pushed me emotionally, helped me experience new life, put my out of my comfort zone and to top it all off, were stunning works of art.

Let me know in the comments which books you think will be classified as classics on day.


Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen ChobskyCharlie is attempting to navigate his way through uncharted territory: the world of first dates and mix tapes, family dramas and new friends; the world of sex, drugs, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show, when all one requires is that perfect song on that perfect drive to feel infinite. But he can’t stay on the sideline forever. Standing on the fringes of life offers a unique perspective. But there comes a time to see what it looks like from the dance floor.


The Book Thief  by Markus ZusakSet during World War II in Germany, Markus Zusak’s groundbreaking new novel is the story of Liesel Meminger, a foster girl living outside of Munich. Liesel scratches out a meager existence for herself by stealing when she encounters something she can’t resist–books. With the help of her accordion-playing foster father, she learns to read and shares her stolen books with her neighbors during bombing raids as well as with the Jewish man hidden in her basement before he is marched to Dachau.

77203The Kite Runner by Khaled HosseiniAmir is the son of a wealthy Kabul merchant, a member of the ruling caste of Pashtuns. Hassan, his servant and constant companion, is a Hazara, a despised and impoverished caste. Their uncommon bond is torn by Amir’s choice to abandon his friend amidst the increasing ethnic, religious, and political tensions of the dying years of the Afghan monarchy, wrenching them far apart. But so strong is the bond between the two boys that Amir journeys back to a distant world, to try to right past wrongs against the only true friend he ever had.


All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony DoerrFrom the highly acclaimed, multiple award-winning Anthony Doerr, the beautiful, stunningly ambitious instant New York Times bestseller about a blind French girl and a German boy whose paths collide in occupied France as both try to survive the devastation of World War II.


13 thoughts on “[T5W] Potential Classics

    • mrenee says:

      I only read it over the Christmas holidays and finally understood why everyone was raving about it. If you get a chance to, you should definitely give it a go. It really is a stunning book.


  1. abookishbelle says:

    This is a super interesting and difficult topic this week! I haven’t read any of the books on your list but I’ve been dying to read The Book Thief and All the Light We Cannot See I’m hoping to pick them up soon! Barnes and Noble has an amazing special edition of book thief that I’m obsessed with, just waiting for it to go on sale! haha Loved reading your list!

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    • mrenee says:

      I know, so hard! Love a good challenge though. Oh you must read all of them. Right now. Go. Haha. The Book Thief took me by complete surprise. I hadn’t expected to like it but was completely taken with the writing and the whole arc which so I loved it even more in the end. I hope you enjoy them too!

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  2. Felicia says:

    The book thief and The perks of being a wallflower should definitely become classics. They are so beautifully written! The other two I have not read yet, but they sound very interesting. As you, I don’t know what makes a classic, guess that’s something I should google…

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    • mrenee says:

      Haha Google basically has answers to everything. You should definitely pick them up if you have a chance. Even if they might not fall into your version of classics, they are beautifully written stories.

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