May 28, 2012
I read lots of fiction, but really have been digging into dystopian / sci fi lately. I blame The Hunger Games trilogy, and the fact that I'm constantly searching for new YA books that my 12 year old daughter will actually read, like she dove into THG (she's reading Matched now). I've also read an embarrassing amount of cheesy self-help and management books, so I can throw in "Who Moved My Cheese" and "He's Just Not That Into You" with the best of them. As a former English major, I always love the classics, and really like the political commentary in many pieces too, which is probably why I like dystopian / post-apocolyptic works so much. Animal Farm, 1984, with some Henry IV and MacBeth on the side. I know that isn't the type of books this club is reading, but it is nice background from the whole "nothing is ever really new" perspective.
Feed by M.T. Anderson, after I finished reading the Maze Runner Triology and (shamefully, but with no regret) the 50 Shades triology. I read Divergent and Insurgent, and seeing Divergent on your next month's schedule prompted me to join up.
Pride and Prejudice (I adore Jane Austen), followed shortly thereafter by Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The whole notion of adding a bunch of Zombies to Elizabeth and Darcy's story of manners - hilarious, but I still go back and read the zombie-free original often.