Gathering Blue: Diving Deeper into Lowry’s Dystopias

Book: Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry Reviewer: Jeriann Age/Genre: Young Adult Dystopian Reading Activity: Think about how your favorite creative talent can both be celebrated and exploited by society.  Content Notes: Ableism A while ago, I stumbled across Gathering Blue in a thrift store. I was pulled in by Lois Lowry’s name, and even more…

Exploring Dystopia in The Giver

Hello and welcome to Bathtub Book Club, Isolation Edition! If you’re reading this in 2020, you’re likely spending a lot of time at home or dreading leaving your home. Since pretty much all new news right now is a certain level of exhausting, we decided to stick with the familiar and re-read a book that we’ve both read before.

Vox

Since I read Fahrenheit 451 my freshman year of high school, I have deeply enjoyed reading dystopian literature. The best part is that there is so much dystopian literature out there, I get tired of reading them before I run out of books to read. Most of the dystopian books that I read are “classics” - Bradbury, Huxley, Atwood, etc.- but I recently came across a debut novel with a plot that caught my attention. I’ve never read A Handmaid’s Tale, by Margaret Atwood, but I’m told that this book is similar in nature - it just has a different twist.

Red Clocks

Book/Author: Red Clocks by Leni Zumas Reviewer: Jeriann  Age/Genre: Adult Dystopian Fiction Preferred Reading Environment: I thought this was a great bathtub read - this book talks a lot about women’s bodies, so being naked while reading it felt appropriate.  Reading Accoutrements: Your Favorite Chocolate. And maybe some tea/water with a tincture in it if…

Future Home of the Living God

I have a feeling you’ll be seeing a lot of reviews of dystopian books from me in the coming months, because every time I read one, I find others I want to read. I saw Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich on this list of Uncomfortably Plausible Books about Dystopian America and knew immediately I wanted to read it

Lunar Chronicles

Bethany: So...I do this thing where I wander around bookstores and pick up all of the books and then buy WAYYYY too many of the ones that I like. That’s how I came across Cinder, the first book in the Lunar Chronicles.