Thursday, May 14, 2015

Bout of Books Read-A-Thon Challenge: Modern to Classic

Bout of Books

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?

6 comments:

  1. This is a good choice and I could easily see this book becoming a classic. It was such a beautifully written book that was dark and full of emotion. I think it is important too. Everyone should read it.

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    1. I agree wholeheartedly! Everyone absolutely should read it. :-)

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  2. I completely agree with you about The Book Thief as I can definitely see it becoming a classic. I wish I'd thought of it for my answer to the challenge but I went with The Song of Achilles instead.

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    1. Thanks, Hanna. I've not read The Song of Achilles but it certainly seems one that could become a classic, being a reimagining of one!

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  3. Blogger just ate two of my comments - Its like it's full of gremlins today! I agree with you on the Book Thief - it is one of those books that haunts you! Hope you are enjoying the readathon.

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    1. There are definitely gremlins afoot, the same things been happening to me on other blogs! Haunting is a fantastic word to describe it. I am having a blast during the read-a-thon, I hope you are too. :-)

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