This is so hard to predict, one needs to be able to see books that you might not have LOVED and see how others would indeed LOVE them enough to make them classics. So, here’s my small pile, which I think will definitely change the more I read.
- Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel – this non-action apocalyptic story that jumps from times to time and person to person is a wonderful, quiet sort of read. I can see it becoming a sort of H.G. Wells-esque novel.
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern – despite not being a massive fan of this book I can certainly see it becoming a classic in the future. With its beautiful use of language and imagery I can see all sorts of stunning covers coming out in the future. It will probably grace the shelves along with Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
- Burial Rites by Hannah Kent – a very atmospheric read that plunged you into 19th century Iceland with feminist themes and a sort of Crucible element, I can also see this becoming a well loved classic.
- The Harry Potter Books – I’m sure everyone will have this on their list but they’re not wrong, Rowling’s books will certainly be the Tolkien/Lewis of the future.
- The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – No doubt in my mind that this will be cherished for many many years to come. The story, narrated by death, following a German girl during Nazi-era is fantastic and one that in 50 years will still be read, most likely in schools as it had Anne Frank themes to it.