📚Top Ten Tuesday: 21st Century Books I Think Will Become Classics

Happy TTT, everyone!
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jana @ThatArtsyReaderGirl. Each week, there is a new topic for which we list ten items. This week’s topic is: 21st Century Books I Think Will Become Classics. This topic was submitted by Lisa of Hopewell. This is a pretty cool topic, but I definitely struggled with it! 😬 To help, I did a little research on what constitutes a classic work. According to an article in ThoughtCo, there are several qualities that make up a classic literary piece, including artistic quality, withstanding the test of time, universal appeal, connections, and relevance for multiple generations. Classic literature is an expression of life, truth, and beauty. It must be of high artistic quality, at least for the time in which it was written” (Esther Lombardi, ThoughtCo). Click here to view the entire article.

I tried to include books that hit on one or more of the qualities listed above and the attributes that the article discussed.

  1. Divergent by Veronica Roth
  2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
  3. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
  4. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  5. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
  6. The Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris
    I know that this might seem a little bit… unconventional. However, many people know about this book/movie so it definitely hits on a couple of classic qualities.
  7. Life of Pi Yann Martel
  8. The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
  9. Circe by Madeline Miller
  10. The Boy in Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

What do you think of my list? What is on your TTT? Be sure to include the link to your post in the comments.

-Maya🌹

🤔Flashback Friday: Novels with Modern Takes on Greek Mythology👑

Happy Friday, lovelies! I cannot believe it is already Friday… Does anyone else feel like this week just flew by?!

Today’s post is my Flashback Friday post! The goal of Flashback Friday is to highlight older novels/series with the hope of bringing them back into the reading spotlight. 😊 Feel free to join in on the fun!

This week’s FBF is about a re-telling of the well-known Greek myth of Hades and Persephone. I was (and still am) obsessed with modern re-tellings of any sort of mythology whether it be Greek, Norse or otherwise. Do you like modern re-tellings of mythology? What are your favorites? Let me know in the comments! We can chat about it. 😊

👑❤️Everneath (trilogy) by Brodi Ashton – Published in 2012

Synopsis
Last spring, Nikki Beckett vanished, sucked into an underworld known as the Everneath. Now she’s returned—to her old life, her family, her boyfriend—before she’s banished back to the underworld . . . this time forever. She has six months before the Everneath comes to claim her, six months for good-byes she can’t find the words for, six months to find redemption, if it exists.
Nikki longs to spend these precious months forgetting the Everneath and trying to reconnect with her boyfriend, Jack, the person most devastated by her disappearance—and the one person she loves more than anything. But there’s just one problem: Cole, the smoldering immortal who enticed her to the Everneath in the first place, has followed Nikki home. Cole wants to take over the throne in the underworld and is convinced Nikki is the key to making it happen. And he’ll do whatever it takes to bring her back, this time as his queen.
As Nikki’s time on the Surface draws to a close and her relationships begin slipping from her grasp, she is forced to make the hardest decision of her life: find a way to cheat fate and remain on the Surface with Jack or return to the Everneath and become Cole’s queen.

Have you read/heard of this book? Would you read it? Let me know in the comments below. Feel free to tag your post of the day or even participate in Flashback Friday!

-Maya🌹

WWW❓Wednesday🤔

Happy WWW Wednesday, friends!
WWW Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Taking on a World of Words. In this meme, we answer three questions that begin with W. The three Ws are: What are you currently reading?, What did you recently finish reading?, What do you think you’ll read next?

🤔What are you currently reading
I am currently reading Ruthless Gods by Emily A. Duncan and The Princess Will Save You by Sarah Henning. I don’t usually read two books at once, but I am actually reading TPWSY with a buddy and so that’s how I came to reading two books at once! 😊

🤔What did you recently finish reading
I recently finished reading Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller.

🤔What do you think you’ll read next
I think I am going to read Set Fire to the Gods by Sara Raasch and Kristen Simmons next because that is what my reading buddy and I are planning on reading after TPWSY. That being said, I might also start reading Daughter of the Siren Queen at the same time, but it just depends on 1. my mood and 2. how busy I am. I have been participating in volunteer work for humanitarian aid and I also work so it has been busy lately!

Books featured in this post:

What are you currently reading and what do you plan on reading next? Let me know in the comments below. Feel free to link your WWW post (or any other post of the day) in the comments below!

-Maya🌹


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Top Ten Tuesday REWIND: Books I Wish I Could Read Again for the First Time

Happy Tuesday, everyone, and happy book lover’s day!! 😍

Exactly one week from today, I will be leaving for uni… Wow. That is just crazy! This week’s theme is “goodbyes,” while last week was things my sister and I will do for the last time (for a while, at least). It’s going to be a very emotional week…🌧

This Tuesday is “Top Ten Tuesday: Rewind” in which you revisit a topic that you wrote on a while ago or never even got to do. I am going to do “Books I Wish I could Read Again for the First Time!” The Broke and the Bookish hosts this bombsauce activity every week… Be sure to check our their blog!

Books I Wish I Could Read Again for the First Time: 

  1. The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa
  2. Tiger’s Curse series by Colleen Houck
  3. Trylle trilogy by Amanda Hocking
  4. Perfected by Kate Jarvik Birch
  5. Abandon by Meg Cabot (I absolutely LOVE these covers)
  6. Everneath by Brodi Ashton
  7. Doon by Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon
  8. Wings  by Apryilynne Pike
  9. Shatter Me  by Tahereh Mafi
  10. The Goddess Test  by Aimée Carter

And there you have it! My Top Ten Tuesday Rewind! There is nothing like reading a book for the first time and I just wish I could go back and read these all again for the first time. I’ve reread most of these, like, a bajillion times! If you’ve not yet read any of these books, be sure to check them out because they are just so bombsauce. All of those books are 5 star-worthy!!

What books would you choose to read again for the first time? Let me know in the comment box below!📖🐛

Have an amazing Tuesday, you guys! Read lots! I am almost done with Forever Doon! It’s so good and I can’t wait to review it! Stay tuned😌😘

XOXO

Maya🌹