1. Harry Potter Series by J. K. Rowling–I mean, obviously. There’s just so many lessons to be learned from this series. As well as enduring themes about love and hate and war and friendship. If I could only read one series for the rest of my life, this would definitely be it.
2. The Help by Kathryn Stockett–This book has the potential to be timeless, much like TKaM. And it’s important for us not to forget the past and to learn things from different perspectives. Plus, it’s very entertaining.
3. Divergent by Victoria Roth–This dystopian world relies on segregation and separatism and it is important for us to understand that no one group should have all the power.
4. The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins – Probably the first time I ever really loved a heroine. She was a strong lead and it was a great change of pace. I absolutely cannot wait to see where they go with the movies and love that so many of the new modern version of the “classics” are going to be movies so that even people who hate to read (sadly I know so many) will also get to enjoy these great stories.
5. The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson – For a book to make you laugh and cry? I get goosebumps just thinking about this book.
6. Princess Diaries Series by Meg Cabot – First introduced to these by Dixie and much discussed with Tee I feel in love with Michael Moscovitz. Every girl should be lucky that they find their own Michael.
7. Iron Fey Series by Julie Kagawa – Oh these books. One day when I actually write all the reviews I have stored in my mind and/or trusty notebook I will reread these at a leisurely pace and enjoy them again. Fantasy, romance, what more could you want? I think this would be a great series for an English class somewhere. . .
8. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline – Keep the 80s alive my friends! This is was the ultimate nerd book and I loved every page.
9. Delirium Trilogy by Lauren Oliver – I know this series isn’t complete yet so I’m taking a chance on the conclusion but anyone who has read the first two knows the cliffhangers are greatness! I think if these were read by someone that isn’t a huge reader it would motivate them to continue on and/or pick up something else similar.
10. ANY BOOK – I know we want people to keep reading certain books because of the pure awesomeness of them but the most important part of that statement is that they keep reading. So in 30 years I just hope there are people still reading.