This week the theme is: Top ten books that would be on my reading list if I taught Survival Skills in Post Apocalpytic/Dystopian Societies 101.
10. Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi. Okay, Aria doesn't contribute much to the survival, but Perry is pretty skillful.
9. The Girl With All The Gifts by M.R. Carey. Zombies that can think for themselves. Not a nice thought, but this book gives some handy hints for survival.
8. Hollow Men. Further excellent tips for surviving a zombie apocalypse.
7. The Maze Runner by James Dashner. How to survive when you have no memories to fall back on!
6. The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood. More of a cautionary tale, but still has some excellent advice on seizing opportunities when they present themselves.
5. Allison Hewitt Is Trapped by Madeleine Roux. Zombies again, but again with the good all-round survival skills. Plus, violence.
4. The Host by Stephenie Meyer. Aliens invade and take over the bodies of your nearest and dearest. What do you do? Read this and find out!
3. The Stand by Stephen King. Okay, so you might not be able to rely on getting mystical visions to guide you, but there are still some great ways to get society up and running again. Apart from the nuclear weaponry.
2. Not A Drop To Drink by Mindy McGinnis. Stuck in the middle of nowhere with a tiny water supply that everyone is trying to pinch off you? Read this book and you'll soon know how to protect it.
1. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. Because there is no one harder to kill than Katniss Everdeen.
What about you? What literary subject would you teach and what would be on your reading list?