Bout of Books Day #4 | Progress and Challenge

Gepost op 14 mei 2015 door Iris in Boekenpraat / 4 Comments

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Bout of Books

Once again I failed to meet my goal yesterday. Today, however, it’s a holiday and I had nothing planned till the afternoon, so I could give it my all 😀 Chapter after chapter I read and I finished one book! I also came to the realization that I won’t be able to read all seven books as I planned. Even for a fast read like me that’s a bit tooooo much 😉

Progress

Number of books I’ve read today: 1 (City of Bones)
Number of pages I’ve read today: 326 pages of City of Bones
Total pages read: 485
Total books read: 1
Total number of books I’ve finished: 1

Challenge

The Challenge of the Day is hosted by Rebecca @ Ranty Runt of a Reader. She asked us to share a book, published after the first of January 2005, that will be a classic one day and provide two reasons why.

I’ve thought long and hard about it and could only think of one book: The Hunger Games. Let me tell you why:

  • Just like HP everyone is talking about the Hunger Games. Everyone knows what you mean if you say Peeta, Hunger Games and Mockingjay. It’s a story for young and old. For boys and girls. Even I, who have not read the books, can tell anyone what the story is about. Three blockbuster movies have been made and a fourth one is coming up. Starring young and unknown stars who will become well-known in the future, but will also always be associated with this story. Millions of copies have been sold worldwide. It has been translated in many other languages and will be remembered a long time. Long enough for parents to give their copies to their children and so on and so on.
  • The publication of The Hunger Games and it’s success marked for me the beginning of the dystopia novels. Before that I hadn’t even heard of this genre and now you can find plenty of these books lying in the bookstore. As the first to arrive, the Hunger Games will be the trendsetter and marked as thus in history books about literature. It will become an example of how you write a good dystopia series.
Which book do you think will be a classic?

4 responses to “Bout of Books Day #4 | Progress and Challenge

  1. The Hunger Games certainly is a massive juggernaut in today’s literature stakes – and I do agree with you, because the characters are so well known and the movies successful, they will probably stand the test of time. They weren’t my favourite – and you claim you haven’t read them – so if we both think they might become classics, I’m suprised that not more people have put forward these books as their picks! Great rationalising and thanks for participating! Good luck with your readathoning

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