I absolutely LOVE dystopian fiction. I like We by Yevgeny Zamyatin, it was the inspiration for George Orwell's 1984, as well as Messiah by Gore Vidal because it has a really interesting death cult dimension. By far, my favourite dystopian text would have to be The Natural Way of Things by Charlotte Wood. She is an Australian author and the setting of her text reminds me of my hometown. I was even lucky enough to meet and interview her about her book a few years ago!
At the moment, I am loving non-fiction texts. I've been reading QueerStories in preparation for Mardi Gras, which is a collection of short stories about life in the LGBTQ+ community, as well as Any Ordinary Day by Leigh Sales (the news anchor from the 7:30 Report). It is all about recovering from trauma and what lies after the worst day of your life and it has been a real eye opener. It reminds me to be grateful every day!
Now I'm currently reading Clockwork Prince by Cassandra Clare
Hope is just around the corner; you think it's not there when you first look straight ahead, but it actually is when you turn around
It won the Stella Prize a few years ago, same as The Natural Way of Things.
It's about Marina Ambramovic, the artist who sat in a chair in New York's Museum of Modern Art for something like 75 days. The book was narrated by creativity, sort of like how The Book Thief was narrated by death, and it follows several different characters as they watch Marina's exhibit in New York.
Also, I just finished reading a novel in verse, called Audacious, and I really enjoyed it
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