Anyone who knows me knows that I am the Queen of Eclectic Reading. My reading tastes are all over the map! There are times when I get in a genre groove and will read book after book in that genre. But I’m also one of those weirdos that reads four or five books at a time. And most of the time, each one of those books is in a different genre. So I thought I’d share a little sampling of my favorite books, old and new!
The Chemical Garden trilogy by Lauren DeStefano
This is a YA dystopian series, and I love the world that’s been created. The powers that be tried to create a perfect form of humanity, and it failed, leaving males with a lifespan of just 25 years, and females only 20. Girls of breeding age have become a hot commodity, kidnapped off the streets and sold as polygamous brides in a desperate effort to save humanity.
The Handmaid’s Tale duology by Margaret Atwood
Another dystopian series, this one is adult fiction. The scariest part of it all is that the entire thing is based on societies and events that have happened, or are still happening, all over the world.
The Power by Naomi Alderman
There may be a bit of a trend here, but what can I say?! I love dystopians! This one is a feminist read, with society becoming matriarchal quickly and thoroughly. It was fascination to see the way the world changed itself.