Because season 3 is going to be over far too soon...
Season three of The Handmaid's Tale is back on Hulu (blessed be), and fans are already obsessed with the latest happenings in Gilead (even if they're also, let's be real, hella frustrated with June's choices). ICYDK, Margaret Atwood wrote the book the hit TV show is based on more than 30 years ago. After all this time, it still manages to contribute to the zeitgeist year after year, and the same can be said for many of the best dystopian novels.
The iconic dystopias—Brave New World, Fahrenheit 451—are classics for a reason, but the 21st century has given a whole new crop of authors fresh perspectives to latch on to and readers a whole new library to love. Case in point: Two young adult dystopian instant classics, The Hunger Games and Divergent, took the world by storm in recent years.
Some readers turn to dystopias for an escape, but really, what they do best is help readers better understand reality. (That's deep, I know.) Plus, the genre is way more fun when you're not examining its themes in tiny detail for a high school paper. Whether you're reading YA or cracking open a classic, you definitely want to add these 35 dystopian novels to your summer reading list (even if you're devouring them for the third, fourth, or fifth time):
matthew: His plan would require firms with more than $100 million in annual revenue and all publicly traded companies to begin selling shares to employees until they own at least 20 percent of the firm. These companies would also be required to let workers elect at least 45 percent of their boards of directors.” Pretty scary when any politician uses the word “force” as it relates to a private business. That’s true socialism not “Democratic Socialism” like Ol’ Bern claimed.