A Post About Books

Fellow blogger supposedgenius162 of Thought Orchard tagged me in a book post about specific genres, and of course I couldn’t resist joining in the fun!  I tried at first to limit myself to one recommendation per genre, but I soon realized that simply wasn’t possible.  I am an English teacher, after all.  Books are my “thing”.  I’m mostly drawn to the classics, but I did try to sift in some more current recommendations into the mix, too.  Enjoy!

1. DYSTOPIAN
I have an odd fascination with this genre.  I thoroughly enjoyed teaching both The Giver by Lois Lowry (to middle school grades) and Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury (to high school classes).  Bradbury in particular gives me the chills with both his ideas and his prose.  Both books generated some awesome class discussions among my students, too.  They were drawing parallels to The Hunger Games, while in my mind I was drawing parallels to Brave New World.

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