Here in the United States, we’re getting ready to celebrate our Independence Day. It’s a day to celebrate when all those old white dudes signed that piece of paper declaring that we’re tired of taking shit from those other old white dudes in England. It was on that day, July 4th of 1776, that 13 colonies on the path to becoming a country…one of the most powerful in the world. ‘MERICA!
It’s in the spirit of fighting for what you believe in and revolting against a force that’s bringing you down, that I’ve selected a theme for this week’s book recommendations post. I’ve put together a list of books that include large, societal changing revolutions. Some have in your face wars, resistance battles, and more. So are a bit more peaceful, compared to the others. Each has one thing at their core: A search for freedom and independence (even if they don’t all work out that way in the end).
And as always, don’t be shy. Give us your input too! Recommend your own books in this theme or even suggest a future theme you’d like to see.
- Delirium (trilogy) by Lauren Oliver
- The Hunger Games (trilogy) by Suzanne Collins
- V for Vendetta by Alan Moore and David Lloyd
- Anthem by Ayn Rand
- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
- Animal Farm by George Orwell
- The Moon is Down by John Steinbeck
- Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
- In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez
- A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
- For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway
Find something you might want to read? I hope so. Want to see another set of recommendations focused on a theme? Let me know what that theme is, and if you can help with some recs for it, include them in the message.