Reading is my absolute favorite pastime. I can never understand what people mean when they say that they hate to read. It’s magical. Cheesy but true.
Choosing a favorite book is tough one for me. I read so many books that I lose track. I am not a picky reader. If someone suggests a book they think is good, I’ll give it a shot. Any genre.
Choosing my favorite genre is a much easier task than choosing just one book. Dystopian novels are my favorite. For those who don’t know, a dystopia is, in literature, an often futuristic society that has degraded into a repressive and controlled state, often under the guise of being utopian. Most high school English classes have read a few dystopian novels such as Fahrenheit 451, 1984, and of course, Lord of the Flies.
I don’t know what it is about these types of books but they fascinate me. It intrigues me how so many people can have a different idea of what a utopia is. The novels that have a futuristic, post-apocalyptic setting are incredible. To think that some person has a vision of what they think the future might be. Many of these novels were written years ago and their “far distant future” was our present. I like to compare today’s world to the worlds of some of those books.
I am completely off topic now. The question was, what are my favorite books. I have a list, in no particular order. I know there are books missing from this list, and I also am going to say that they obviously aren’t all dystopian novels. Of course I also admit to enjoying books that aren’t technically “well written”.
- Children of Men by PD James
- Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes
- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
- Harry Potter Series by JK Rowling
- Host by Stephenie Meyer
- 1984 by George Orwell
- The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
- The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
- Twilight Series by Stephenie Meyer
I highly recommend all these books and I would love to get reading suggestions!