Top 5 Wednesdays

Top 5 Wednesday – Future Classics

Hey booknerds! It’s another Top 5 Wednesday post! This is hosted by Sam over on Thoughts on Tomes where you share you top 5 for the chosen topic for that week. You can check out each weeks topic over on Goodreads.

This weeks topic is Future Classics. Books that I think will stand the test of time.

Okay so this is a really interesting topic! It really made me think about books that have released over recent years and which I think will last past the hype.

So these are the ones I decided on:

Harry Potter series – pretty sure that these will be remembered and read for a very long time! I know I will be passing on my love for these books onto future generations.

Percy Jackson series – I think these will become great children’s classics! They have a great story and such amazing diversity that I think many, many kids will be able to relate to.

The Hate U Give – So this book has become wildly popular and rightly so! It’s a book that’s much needed and reflects society and I think we will be hearing about this for a very long time.

His Dark Materials trilogy – This book is still hugely popular 20 years later and I loved these books as a kid.

The Hunger Games trilogy – I think these books will still be read in many years times and people will be able to relate to and be inspired by them.

So these are the top 5 books I think will become future classics!

Do you agree with any of these? What books do you think will become future classics? Let me know in the comments!

Fiction Books, YA Books

The Hate U Give Book Review

Hey guys so I wanted to share a book with you all of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.

Sometimes you can do everything right and things will still go wrong. The key is to never stop doing right.

To say I loved this book is an understatement! This book is a YA contemporary inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement.

It is a brutally honest, heart breaking book but is something that is so needed in today’s society. It was inspiring, insightful and empowering for all those who read it.

We all know what is happening in America regarding the Black Lives Matter movement and this explains everything so well. It follows a 16 year old girl called Starr who witnesses a police officer shoot her friend Khalil. From that we see from her point of view the way people react, how it’s portrayed in the media and what she and her family go through in the aftermath of this event.

The characters are so relatable and well fleshed out that you can’t help but feel for them and being muslim I can totally relate to so much of this book. There are assumptions and prejudices made about me because of what I wear and I cover my hair. People think I’m uneducated or just there to serve my oppressive husband. But I’m none of those things but there are people who never see who I am because they never look past the scarf on my head. And like Starr, I feel I can’t truly be me in front of certain people.

This book discusses police brutality, it discusses the oppression and prejudice that black people face and so much more. It is an eye opening read and I recommend everyone to read this book.

*This part is a bit spoilery*

One part of the book which really stood out for me was a conversation between Starr and her dad about why her friend was shot. Another part which was so well written was how people dehumanised her friend because he was suspected of being a drug dealer so in many people’s eyes it was justified. There are so many important scenes in this book, another part is how Starr is conflicted between how much she fears the police and the fact that her uncle is a police officer.

I also had the pleasure of meeting the author Angie Thomas at a book signing and she is honestly such a lovely person. This book is something so close to her heart as she grew up in a similar environment to the main character of the book and she wants more people to widen their perspectives. This was her way of fighting the oppression.

If you have read this book do let me know what you think!

What’s the point of having a voice if you’re gonna be silent in those moments you shouldn’t be?