This week is about books that were written in the past ten years that we wish will stay with us for the next thirty years, so this is my selection:
1. Harry Potter
If this book doesn't make a child read, no book will.
Great story. Great, great, great.
Full of moral and meaningful messages.
This series changed my life.
Not only because it's my new, absolute favorite book, but also because I love the message it provides and of course Oliver's wonderful, beautiful, amazing writing! I wouldn't want future generations to miss out on that!
3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Not actually because I enjoyed reading it (I did, though!). But because I felt like our world is not that far from ending up like that. Sometimes I wonder if we treat the poor parts of our world much better than the capital treats the districts...I just think people should remember that more often.
4. Divergent by Veronica RothI think you could pick most dystopians for this list, but I chose Divergent especially for the five factions and everything it taught me about being "divergent".
5. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
It's beautiful. Other than that I think it really makes you appreciate all the things you have in life. Family, friends, the fact that your life is a gift that was given to you. I'd want my kids to read this.
6. Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
I've read this one in German. A long, looong time ago. Anyway, I love her writing. The funny thing is that she talks like that, too. All fairy-tale-is. She always pretends like the worlds and characters she invents were true. Sometimes I think her stories will end up as the fairy-tales of the people who live like...300 years from now.
7. Looking for Alaska by John Green
I've only read this one book of his, but I loved it. And everyone loves him. So I figured he deserved a spot on this list :)
Because those years from 12 to I-have-no-idea-when-it-will-end-but-it-doesn't-till-you're-almost-seventeen suck. Well...most of the time. And I, at least, need something to pick me up at times. Anything.
9. 13 Reasons Why by Jay Asher
Because it really made me think of how I treat people and how my actions might effect others. Nowadays, I often feel like some people should pay a bit more attention to that, too.
10. Rosebush by Michelle Jaffe