Ten Books our Grandchildren will probably also read

Posted March 29, 2022 by elzaread in Top Ten Tuesday / 34 Comments

Greetings! It’s Tuesday and we have a few quick minutes to join Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl, for Top Ten Tuesday. We don’t easily miss out on this weekly meme if we can squeeze it in. This week’s prompt is 21st Century Books that will become Classics. 

Hmmm… This is going to be an interesting round. Without thinking too hard, our predictions for books our grandchildren will also read, will have to be categorized in 2 sections: 1) Series 2) Standalones

The 21ste century, is the century of the series. Every second or third book being published, is part of a duology, a trilogy, a quartet, a pentalogy …. Oh you get what I mean. I predict the following series to become classics:

  1. The pentalogy that makes up The Twilight Saga by Stephanie Meyers 
  2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is a trilogy, but it comes in a set of books 0 – 3
  3. Once again, Divergent by Veronica Roth is suppose to be a trilogy. But there are about 10 works in this series all together.
  4. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas. I have no idea exactly how many books are going to be in this series. This is a classic case of supply and demand, readers can’t seem to get enough of this series and luckily Sarah J Maas just keeps on delivering.
  5. The Seven Sisters by Lucinda Riley should only have been 7 books, but we are eagerly awaiting the 8th instalment. And then it will sadly be the last one as our beloved author passed away last year.

Believe it or not, but we aren’t the biggest fans of some of the series’ listed above. And some of them, we haven’t even read the whole series. It’s just a prediction based on popular opinions. Some might be our own (winky face).

But the standalones on our shelf today, now they are the books we hope will become classics and we’ll probably shuff them under our grandchildren’s noses when they come to visit.

  1. Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
  2. The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by Mary Ann Shaffer
  3. The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse by Charlie Mackesy
  4. The House in the Cerulean Sea by T.J. Klune
  5. Miss Benson’s Beetle by Rachel Joyce

What books made your prediction of classics for your grandchildren to read today? Remember to add your link to Jana’s page and to visit your fellow bloggers.

Have a wonderful Tuesday!

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34 responses to “Ten Books our Grandchildren will probably also read

    • elzaread

      I have grade sixes with me who are starting to read The Hunger Games now. I only have the first one in the library though and need to get the other two for them. I did quite like that series.

    • elzaread

      Hi Lydia! I think The House in the Cerulean Sea is genre defining and a breath a fresh air. That’s why I really hope it will become a classic. I know I would for my kids and grandkids to one day read it.

      I am soooo sorry for the late reply, I’ve been without internet for the last 3 days….

  1. Diane

    Great choices; I’ve read 1, 2 and 5 so far. I’d add The Boy in the Striped Pajamas or The Absolutist by John Boyne. I’m sure there are plenty more.

    • elzaread

      Isn’t The Boy in the Striped Pajamas on The Classics List already? Ha, I need to go and see. But it definitely belongs there!

      Thanks for stopping by Diane!

    • elzaread

      I am already shuffing it under the kids at school’s noses, so I do hope it will become a real classic.

    • elzaread

      Where the Crawdads sing sure is the ‘it’ book over the last year or two, but I believe it’s going to stand the test of time as well.

      So sorry for the late reply, I am hopping over to see your something different now.

  2. The Hunger Games was on my list too, and it’s popular in general this week!

    I LOVE both The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society and The Boy The Mole The Fox and The Horse!!! The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is just the most heart-breaking and beautiful and all other synonyms of those adjectives! The Boy The Mole The Fox and The Horse I would love to go down in history, so many people should read it!

    My TTT: https://zbestbooks.blogspot.com/2022/03/top-ten-tuesday-21st-century-ya-books.html

    Zoe (I’m using my name now, I recently changed my blog sign off etc to match!) x

    zbestbooks.blogspot.com

    • elzaread

      Hi there Zoe! Aaah, now I know what the Z stands for. I used to have another signature when I was still on Blogger, but changed it so that the “Elza” is nice and visible. I am Mareli and Elza is obviously the cat.

      Yes!!! Guernsey is the best!! I loved that book and I know it’s going to become a classic. The boy the mole the fox and the horse I believe will be a given. It’s like Winnie-the-Pooh. The wholesomeness is just too good not to spread for years to come.

      Sorry I reply so late, our internet was down for the last 3 days. Very frustrating!!

        • Hi there Zoe!

          First of all, I am so sorry I reply so late to your comment! I’ve missed a few comments when our internet was down.

          I also love using Elza as the voice of my blog. It’s just for fun and we normally have lots of fun on here.

          I got a copy of The Boy, The Horse, The Fox and the Mole for Christmas two years ago and it has a very special place on my shelf.

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    • elzaread

      Hi there Jo!! We love twisting TTT! That’s the most fun of all.

      I’ll hop over to your site now.

  3. Fantastic list. Some of the series you listed are also on my list. I don’t have any of your stand-alones on mine, though. But, from what I’ve heard about them, I think you’re right about them.

    Jenni Elyse recently posted: Top Ten Tuesday #11
    • Hi Jenni!

      I am going through my blog to see what comments I have missed and apparently I’ve missed a few on this TTT! I hope you will get to read a few of my choices, as most of them are popular choices in my estimate!

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    • Hi there Cindy!

      Going through my comments list on the dashboard, I only now realize that I’ve missed so many comments on this TTT! SO sorry!

      Where the Crawdads sing is definitely worth the read and I think the upcoming movie will be great as well.

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  4. I can’t believe I forgot Guernsey! One of my favourite books of all time (and I loved the movie too). I certainly hope people are still reading that into the future. I also love The House in the Cerulean Sea as well.

    • I think people will still read Guernsey for some years to come. I actually don’t have a copy on my shelf, but will one day make sure that I have one!

      I am soooo sorry I only reply to your comment now! I’ve missed a couple of comments over the last few weeks and I’m trying my best to get up to date a bit!

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  5. I can se Guernsey being thought of that way. The Hunger Games and Divergent I completely agree with. YA classics (is there such a thing? I imagine there is).

    Maas does seem to be taking the (literary or YA anyways) by storm so yup tothat one too 🙂

    Greg recently posted: Top Ten Tuesday #282
    • Hi Greg!

      Can you believe I only answer your comment on this post now?? Good grief! I must really try not to fall so far behind with comments!

      Yes, Maas is taking control of the fantasy world at the moment. I’ve read A Court of Thorns and Roses and to me it was just mhew… I don’t think I’ll actually read more on the series no.

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  6. Ooh, you put a lot thinking into this here. I couldn’t think of what I could say for this TTT
    I like that you said books our grandchildren would enjoy reading. And I have grandchildren and have enjoyed some of your books, lol. Some of the ones you chose, the trilogies, are part of our popular culture and that makes them long-lasting. Twilight was the YA title that was a breakthrough for many people, especially females, over 21 who were encouraged to pick up books and start reading again.

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    • Hi there AJ!

      I don’t have copies of The Hunger Games. I have the first one in the school’s library and wanted to go and buy the next two for the older kids over the holidays, but they are still pretty expensive!! Will need to see if I can get second hand copies rather.

      So sorry I reply so late to this post…. My bad indeed.

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