Although my Classics Club reading has dropped off the face of the Earth lately, I’m still considering myself a member and hanging in there. I keep telling myself that I will be able to make it a priority again soon, and I hope that’s true.
In any case, there’s a great question for the monthly members’ meme this month (alliteration, yay!).
What about modern classics? Pick a book published since 2000 and say why you think it will be considered as a “classic” in the future.
Two books automatically came to mind for me when I read this question, but when I checked the publication dates I saw that the first–Kazuo Ishiguro’s The Remains of the Day–was published in 1989 so it doesn’t count. Can we do a post-1980 question? I have a lot more books I would add to the list within those parameters.
The second book I thought of does fit, though, as it was published in 2004: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson. This book blew me away when I first read it, as the writing is just simply, stunningly beautiful. It also won a whole bunch of awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for fiction and the National Book Critics Circle award for fiction. But don’t just take my word for how good it is. Add it to your Classics Club list today! 🙂