In case you missed the first post, the rules were as follows:
- Pick any number of books you wish to read that fall into the Utopia/Dystopia genre.
- They do not have to be books you've never read, but hopefully they aren't books you last week.
- Challenge is open now, and will last until November 6th.
I followed that up with post #2, which has some lists of books and links to lists.
A couple of brave souls actually agreed to play along with me! Ok, so there aren't many, but at least I'm not alone. I plan to convince my husband to join in too. I had a hard time narrowing down my list, without it being the first 5 books listed. I think I have it now though.<
The Giverby Lois Lowry. (I really want to read Lowry's Number the Stars too, but it doesn't fit the challenge. Or really, any of her books. )
- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley. (I read this in 10th grade and loved it so much. It was the first books that really made me *think*. Then I had to do a presentation to my class, much of which revolved around sex and drugs, and I was mortified.)
- The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. (I've also read this before, but I'd like to read it again as an adult and mother.)
- Where Late The Sweet Birds Sang by Kate Wilhelm. (Susan at West of Mars keeps recommending it, so I chose it.)
- Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. (This one was on the list at wikipedia and looks interesting.)
- Either Animal Farm or 1984 by Orwell. I have not decided which yet.