Before I sat down to write this list, I was slightly petrified in doing so. That is, because I don’t make an effort to read a lot of meaningful literary fiction books or anything. I had this preconceived notion that science fiction, fantasy or young adult  (the genres I predominantly read) couldn’t be considered ‘classics.’

That’s probably because I’m not well versed in the genre. When I think of classical literature I think of Pride and Prejudice, The Great Gatsby and 1984. All books I’ve never read. Or books apart of school curriculums, such as How To Kill a Mockingbird or Shakespeare plays. Books that personally never got me excited about reading.

However in doing some research in preparation for this list, my perception has really changed. Young adult can of course be considered classics! Books like The Hunger Games and Harry Potter are essentially dubbed as “modern classics.” What perhaps grants a book ‘classic’ status, has nothing to do with its genre. But perhaps everything to do with the theme(s) present with in them and how well the author explores those themes. Are they themes that can potentially stand the test of time?…