I mean classic literature.
I hate to admit it but I only read “Of Mice and Men” about 2-years ago. I loved the story, it was incredibley powerful and I get why that is a classic.
So are there new classics today?
A couple of books that I have read that are modern that I think can last are:
The Painted House - John Grisham
Ender’s Game - Orson Scott Card
Stand by Me - Stephen King
The Summer Tree (The Fionavar Tapestry, Book 1), The Wandering Fire (The Fionavar Tapestry, Book 2), The Darkest Road (The Fionavar Tapestry, Book 3) - Guy Gavriel Kay
Those are some of the ones I always mention to folks who ask me about a good book.
I wasn’t sure if Shirley Jackson was modern or classic but if modern than:
The Lottery - Shirley Jackson