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More Summer Reads

feature-image-kocinski-blog-post-Who-Moved-My-Cheese-CoverMy summer reading list has quick fun stuff, but also one seriously intense novel.

First up, Who Moved My Cheese. A quick read about the challenges of change and how to adapt to every day changes in your personal and work life.

Next, something you already know and love: The Hunger Games. But if you still haven’t cracked it open, you should. This Sci-fi novel is written in the voice of 16-year-old Katniss Everdeen who lives in a dystopian society.

And since I did warn you this list was gonna get intense: Crime and Punishment is an existential novel focusing on the mental anguish and moral dilemmas of Rodion Raskolnikov, an impoverished ex-student who formulates and executes a plan to kill a pawnbroker for her cash.1984-cover

Last up, I read 1984 early in high school, but if you missed it, this very interesting read holds your attention. The book focuses on life under authoritarian rule in a dystopian society.

The protagonist Winston fights to maintain his individuality while under the watchful eye of Big Brother. It is a great book to give historical context on what some believed could happen in the future and was already happening under the rule of dictators Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin, Benito Mussolini, and Francisco Franco.

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