Tuesday, May 29

Top Ten Tuesday ~ Books with Staying Power


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by
The Broke and The Bookish
Featuring a different topic every week, I thought this would be a fun meme to participate in!


This weeks Topic is:

Top Ten Books Written In The Past 10 Years That I Hope People Are Still Reading In 30 Years

Is is SAD that I can only think of 5 books?! Maybe I am just being harsh but when I really thought about the most special books I would want to still be special in 10 years, I just had a hard time choosing more than 5. I am curious to see what books y'all have chosen!

Harry Potter by JK Rowling~ Really I don't think this will be falling off the radars of readers any time soon.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern ~ This one was just released last year and it was my overall favorite book of 2011. This story just crosses so many genres for me that I think just about everyone will fins something to like about it. (except my mother in law, she was not a fan. I think I lost some of my recommendation powers for her after I talked her into reading that!)

South of Broad by Pat Conroy ~ I know that this is not some people favorite book by him but I personally loved it.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green ~ Or really, ANYTHING by John Green. I think he is a fabulous writer and I hope that his stories live on for generations.

The Book Thief by Markus Zusak ~ If you haven't read this one, I recommend it. It is sad and intense but worth it.

So now I need y’all to let me know what great books I’m missing out on from the last 10 years! Leave me a comment telling me what books I have insanely left of this list! 


  1. Great selections (Night Circus definitely tops my list, along with Harry Potter)! I can't believe I left off The Book Thief, but I have high hopes for it's longevity.

  2. OMG! HOW could I forget The Night Circus!!!!!!!

  3. I picked The Night Circus & Harry Potter as well. Those books NEED to stay on the radar!

    Great list-I need to pick the rest of your choices up and get them read!

  4. Great list! I havent read The Night Circus but I've heard a lot about it. Also, The Book Thief was a great choice.

    Here is my Top Ten!

  5. I just got a copy of The Night Circus and I'm SO excited to read it. So it makes me extremely happy to see that it makes your list =) And of course, YES to John Green, HP, and The Book Thief!

  6. How could I forget The Book Thief! Great list.

  7. I put South of Broad on my list as well. I have to confess that I would include every single Pat Conroy book ever written, as he is just that good. I'm so glad to find a fellow fan!

  8. I almost put The Night Circus on mine but I couldn't bump anything. I loved that book! Just gorgeous! Great list!

    Check out my Top Ten!

  9. Harry Potter and The Night Circus for sure!! I still need to read The Book Thief and The Fault in our Stars.

  10. I liked The South of Broad as Well...chock full of issues that need to be kept at the forefront of any bookish society :) The Book Thief is on my list and seems a lot of others too. A great choice!!

  11. You silly! I had trouble narrowing it down to just 10!

  12. HP of course!! I wish that I would have added The Night Circus to my list. I love that book so much. Also, I really, really need to read The Book Thief!


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