Do you enjoy a good binge-fest over books, tv series, or films? Join us to talk about all things binge-worthy in our new Reel Reading club for Teens. Come join us on Zoom on December 27th at 7 p.m. for a discussion on science fiction.
Reel Reading is a teen-specific book, film and TV club meeting virtually on the fourth Monday each month at 7 p.m. via Zoom. This club is for ages 13-18 and each month will have a genre or theme to explore. Register for our next session here.
Teen Street Team member Huda is our guest blogger for this month and talks about their favorite science fiction books.
Hey Reel Readers! It’s time for our new genre of the month: Sci-Fi! I am personally excited to share my thoughts and recommendations on this genre because it happens to be one of my all-time favorites! The coolest thing about Science Fiction is that it maintains the same level of daringness and peculiarity throughout a range of all Sci-Fi media whether it be books, TV shows, or even movies.
I remember in 7th grade when I checked out my very first Divergent book from my school library and finished the entire series shortly after! It was my first sci-fi book that got me ultimately hooked on Sci-Fi and has made me a true fan until today. I can confidently say that reading the series transported me to another world and became more than just a pastime for me. I love imagining myself in the scenarios that occur in the book and making myself one of the characters to see if I would survive the unimaginable things that the characters go through in the books.
To me, watching or reading the Sci-Fi genre just feels like an escape to another world that makes you feel extraordinary and on top of the world to be able to “witness” these things happening in the book (even though it is still fiction!). After finishing the Divergent series, I was left with endless questions about literally everything that happened. It almost felt like a part of me diminished because I had been so hooked on the series and was almost convinced that everything happening throughout the series was completely and utterly possible in our world and was a bit saddened when I realized it wasn’t.
Science Fiction is one of my favorite genres specifically because of that; it leaves you questioning so many things all the time and it makes you want to apply concepts found in the book to our ordinary world to make it just a little more interesting. It makes you think of the state of mind the author had to be in to have written something so spellbinding and riveting and have it be completely fictional. I know, it’s tragic that the worlds in these books aren’t ours, but the power of this genre is that simply reading Sci-Fi brings us just a bit closer to that imaginary world of greatness and enchantment.
If you’re interested in more works like that, here are some recommendations:
- Divergent by Veronica Roth – Print | eBook | eAudiobook
- Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury – Print | eBook | eAudiobook
- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley – Print | eBook | eAudiobook
- Ready Player One by Ernest Cline – Print | eBook | eAudiobook
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – Print | eBook | eAudiobook
- The Maze Runner by James Dashner – Print | eBook | eAudiobook
- The Maze Runner (Film) – DVD
- A Wrinkle in Time (Film) – DVD
Excited to find out more about this twisting genre? Join us on December 27th at 7 p.m. for our Sci-Fi Reel Reading meeting! See you there!