My Reading List for 2018

 

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Being in college can get stressful, and it is nice to take time to do things that you enjoy. I like to spend any of my free time writing. I have recently updated my reading list and thought I would share it in case other people needed some new suggestions.

 

  • Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

This book was published in 1931 and was on the reading list for people at a lot of different high schools, however it never seemed to make it onto my reading list. This book has a futuristic twist to it. It is about a utopian society where people are genetically bred under the rules of their new leader. This seems like a good read if you are interested in utopian/dystopian societies or if you enjoy the show Black Mirror.

 

  • The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood

This story has become increasingly popular due to the show based on the book on Hulu. This book is also about a dystopian society. This story tells what happens when women are forced to become breeders for the commander and if they do not produce an heir they are considered worthless.

 

  • Lord of the Flies by William Golding

This another classic. This story focuses on a group of young boys who are trapped on a deserted island. As they enjoy newfound freedom, things began to happen on the island. This book seems really interesting, especially the fact that it is through the eyes of young children.

 

  • Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

This book is surrounded in mystery. Libby’s sisters and her mother were murdered, and she is convinced her brother is the killer. Once she gets older, people are interested in freeing her brother, and she is interested in making a profit. She however finds herself in the clutches of a killer once again.

 

  • Think of a Number by John Verdon

This book is filled with twist and turns. An anonymous person is sending puzzling letters in the mail. The sender claims to know all the secrets of the receiver. These letters lead to a series of killings that leave the police scratching their heads.