Today's Bout of Books challenge is "Modern to Classic," hosted by Ranty Runt of a Reader! For this, we are supposed to share a book that we believe will be considered a classic in 100 years time.
1. The Book Thief by Marcus Zusak, published in 2005.
Reason #1: This book takes place during a time that is well-known in history and deals with not only the repercussions of Hitler's rule over the Jewish, but also the German. 100 years from now, historians and school children will still be studying World War II and this book will remain relevant.
Reason #2: Along with the subject, the thoughts and feelings that this story invoke will also remain a key feature of its excellence. Death, love, sacrifice, family, hatred, allegiance to one's country and war are all feelings that transcend time, allowing it to remain the darling of many generations to come.
2. Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, published in 2006.
Reason #1: This book is a masterpiece. Falling under the genre of historical fiction, it perfectly embodies the time period from which it takes place, incorporating youth and maturity in a way that is both wise and insightful.
Reason #2: The book has everything that a good story should posses; action, adventure, romance and fun, all wrapped up into a delightful
I chose two, partly because The Book Thief is likely to be a popular pick and partly because I have so much faith in both of these books that I absolutely could not narrow it down to just one!