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Life of Pi came to mind for me as well! I definitely think it has the potential to be a classic, even though it was somewhat underappreciated in its time.
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Currently trying to read all of Toni Morrison books and each one is incredible. I would love her books to become classics.Lil Reads wrote: ↑21 Jun 2018, 16:56I personally hope that works by such authors as Zora Neale Hurston and Toni Morrison will become classics. Both authors wrote about important social topics and convey powerful emotions through their work. I read part of Beloved by Toni Morrison for class and found it so emotionally wrenching I had to set the book down to think about the impact it had on me.
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I still need to read more of her work. Do you have a personal favorite or one you feel is her most important?abigailray1013 wrote: ↑06 Aug 2018, 19:48Currently trying to read all of Toni Morrison books and each one is incredible. I would love her books to become classics.Lil Reads wrote: ↑21 Jun 2018, 16:56I personally hope that works by such authors as Zora Neale Hurston and Toni Morrison will become classics. Both authors wrote about important social topics and convey powerful emotions through their work. I read part of Beloved by Toni Morrison for class and found it so emotionally wrenching I had to set the book down to think about the impact it had on me.
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I think the Harry Potter series can reach the level of classics and timeless, even if they never teach it in schools. The different themes contained within the series are incredible and the inspiration and impact it has had on readers and society/culture is mind-blowing.
A Handmaid's Tale and The Blind Assassin by Atwood definitely could be considered classics in my opinion. The idea of societal expectations, gender roles and expectations are themes that can be timeless and are very important for today. The Blind Assassin was from high school. A Handmaid's Tale I found on my own.
Toni Morrison is also great. I discovered her in my English class in high school. We used Song of Solomon to discuss culture and religion.
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As I was reading the previous comments, this was the one I had in my head all along! I completely agree, The Kite Runner is right up there with the best.