Books that will survive

Sam Whitehouse

There are hundred of millions of books in the world. In fact, according to Google (who actually counted them) there are 129,864,880 books in the world. That is a lot of books. More than anyone could read in many life times. But which of these books will actually survive? By survive i mean which books will stand the test of time and be remembered a hundred, two hundred years from now. There are the obvious ones that have already survived for decades: The Lord of the Rings, almost everything by Charles Dickens. But which recent books (the past decade or so) will come to be regarded as classics? Which books will still be read and in print for the foreseeable future? 

It’s a tough question. But I’ve selected a few books that i think will survive. They are from the genres i read, so if you have any suggestions please feel…

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About Sam Whitehouse

Sam spends most of his time in a different world to other people. If it isn’t one he’s created himself, it’s one he’s reading about. In the rare moments when this isn’t the case, Sam can either be found addicted to a sci-fi or crime show, re-watching Marvel movies, finishing up an assignment for his final year of studying Creative Writing at Sheffield Hallam University, or trying to get the dozens of ideas for stories in his head under some kind of control. Sam has lived in the same small village in Yorkshire, surrounded by countryside on all sides ever since he could remember. His childhood saw him get into plenty of scrapes climbing trees and crossing rivers and generally believing he was Indiana Jones. Sam gives credit to his Grandad for him wanting to be a writer, and his bedtime stories for keeping Sam’s imagination stoked. But credit must also go to Steven Spielberg, J K Rowling and Stephen King, who have provided plenty of inspiration over the years, too. Sam writes what he reads, and that is pretty much anything—save romance. Fantasy, thrillers, or crime: once an idea takes root, he can’t stop until the world, characters, and plot are on paper. A huge Marvel fan, Sam one day hopes to pen a screenplay for one of their movies, or direct one, or do anything at all related to one. Until then, he’ll stick to his own fantasy worlds and wait for Marvel’s phone call.

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