Thursday, May 14, 2015
Bout of Books Read-A-Thon Challenge: Modern to Classic
Day 4 of the Bout of Books Read-a-Thon is drawing to a close in my neck of the woods, but before it does - a challenge! Today's challenge, Modern to Classic, is with thanks to Ranty Runt of a Reader.
The challenge today was to:
Share one book that you believe will be considered a classic in 100 years time. The book must have been published in or after 2005 and you need to provide two reasons for why this book will be a classic.
Such an interesting idea! I thought of this one pretty quickly and was so pleased it met the 2005 cut-off.
The book I believe will be considered a classic in 100 years?
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.
Why? First, because it's about World War II and the Holocaust, which is such a huge and tragic moment in our history, and because it's about family, friendship, survival, and the power of words. Secondly, because it's unique in that it's narrated by Death. The Book Thief is truly memorable for the point of view it offers; the way it makes you feel and keeps you thinking. This is a book not to be forgotten.
So that's it for another challenge. I spent most of today out so I didn't get anywhere near as much reading done as I'd hoped. But I'm off to read the rest of the night away!
Before I go, what books do you think might be considered a classic one day?