Top 10 Best Modern Classic Books

This is a list to fill the gap on this site, where classic books are from 200 hundred years ago or ten minutes ago - books from the 1900s seem to be totally ignored.
The Top Ten
1 To Kill a Mocking Bird

This book is still an affecting and touching read in the modern day, and it's strength at the time of its release must have been devastating.

It's an amazing book

It's not that bad...

Best in the best!

2 Lord of the Flies

Both a thoroughly moving and engaging read, Lord Of The Flies succeeds in using horrific images to exalt a clever plot and devastating message, rather than to hide from little overall depth. The social commentary delivered by this book is classic, but the area it remains unmatched by such books as 1984 is simply how enjoyable a read it is.

Just read it. Adults can do much worse.

3 It
4 The Catcher In the Rye

If you read this unaware of the depth lurking below the casual if unambitious surface, it could be passed easily by, and written off as a readable narrative capable of strong adolscent summaries. But if you look a little closer, particularly at the metaphor from which the book takes its name, you'll see an unforgettable work revealing the hollowness of morals applicable to the life of any reader.

5 The Burning Soul
6 The Day of the Triffids

A perfect blend of tension, horror, sci-fi, happiness and so much else. Not only this, John Wyndham was a consistent author, pumping out masterpiece after masterpiece.

7 Of Mice and Men

The eternity of the character of Lenny is enough to shoot this book up the scales alone. There's not a reader who can evade a considerable amount of pity for the classic well drawn characters, and this book being taught at many schools causes it to be one of the only widely read classics. It's an emotion manipulating read, and one garunteed to leave the reader with its tale and message embedded strongly in their mind.

8 Gone
9 1984

Although at times 1984 can be a difficult and slowburning read, and the characters are not exceptionally deep or memorable, all is terrifyingly validated with the sheer genius of Orwell's philosophy, and the realism of the threat described.

One man against the whole monster-system, in memories!

Dystopia at it's best. Absolutely chilling.

10 The Book Thief

A touching, accessible and enjoyable read - I doubt any will complain at its presence on the list, but nor is it the greatest novel of the past hundred years. Its depth is somewhat commercialised and overplayed by its recent popularity, but it reminds us there are capable authors still among us.

The Contenders
11 Animal Farm

A bitesize taste of Orwell's genius and communism in general, it's an excellent way to introduce younger or less experienced readers into a world that could entirely change the way they see the exists ce around them. Although it remains solely as an allegory, never delving into such strong opinions as 1984, it's a very comfortable read that still offers depth as well as a gripping and blackly humorous and ironic novel.

I read this book last semester and I really liked it. I learnt a lot about the russian rev and how evil stalin was. Seeing how the citizens had to suffer made me kind of angry.

12 The Most Dangerous Game
13 Pride and Prejudice (Jane Austen)

Best book. Ever. Inspired me, as a twelve-year-old, to read literature.

The best book ever? Why is this not on here yet?!

It's an amazing classic

14 A Kestrel for a Knave
15 One Hundred Years of Solitude

Magic realism is beautiful.

16 Fahrenheit 451
17 The Call of the Wild (Jack London)
18 A Christmas Carol
19 The Great Gatsby
20 The Shining
21 Ready Player One
22 The Goldfinch
23 The Hunger Games
24 The Bell Jar (Sylvia Plath)
25 About a Boy

This book is really good

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