Everyone is always asking me what I am reading and I hate having to search for something to read, so I will start sharing and giving my opnion :)
The hunger games series :
Well after everyone started talking about this new series I decided to pick it up. I was hooked from the second chapter. I blew through all 3 books in less than 4 days and that is stopping and making my self slow down and savor because I didnt want it to end.
Its called dystopia fiction. I have never heard of it before but found out I am hooked to this kind of reading. You would have thunk that after reading the whole "left behind" series, I would have known, but nope. Not until finishing the hunger games did I looked into it and found out what chategory this falls under. Dystopia is pretty much life after something horrible has happened to the world. Its all about survival.
Well The hunger games is a dystopia world and where people chose entertainment versus humanity. Truly wonderful series. So so good, it took me a while to even want to pick something else up. It stayed with me.
Matched: After finishing the hunger games, I had a thirst for another dystopia novel. I just couldnt get enough. I chose this one because the concept sounded good. Its pretty much a future communism that works. They said too many choices makes us stupid and stressed out. So now the government chooses everything for you. From what you eat, to where you work, to the fact you will die surrounded by your family on your 80th birthday, to how many children you can have and to whom you will be matched with, aka marry. Well the main character got "matched" with this guy, but she ended up catching a glimpse of this other guy. Now she is questioning herself. Through this novel she gets stronger and stronger, decides the government whom she admired so much before, pretty much sucks and she has to make some decisions to follow the rules or her heart. A truly good book that makes you think. I do have to warn you though, number 2 doesnt come out until Nov 2011 and number 3 not until nov 2012 :(.
If I knew that I wouldnt have read it now. I hate waiting.
Still not satisfied and trying to find another good dystopia novel, I picked this up from reccomendation. Pretty good read. 40 yr old business man falls into a coma and wakes up 35 yrs later to a whole new world. The reason the world fell apart is because corporations now control everything, population control went out the window. There is over 1 billion people around and the numbers rising. Not enough resources, not enough food, water got contaminated and so forth. And the main thing global warming. Its hot and lots are dying from melanoma. People dont think for themselves anymore, they dont learn, they are just puppets. This dystopian novel concentrated on the specs of it. Breaking down why things are not working and really explaining it. It also touched on the fact half of his family have died, he is now getting acquainted with his children and meeting grandchildren for the first time. It was a good read. At the end the author kind of wrapped everything up way too quickly and left me with a sour taste, but I dont regret it.