If you had to memorize a book to preserve its contents, which book would it be?
If you had to memorize a book to preserve its contents, which book would it be?

7 Cities, 1 Book kicked off this week, and for the inaugural event, the seven cities of Hampton Roads are reading Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. If you haven’t yet read the book, you should! In a world where firefighters burn books to keep the populace complacent, individuals must memorize books in order to preserve their contents.

Check out this list for more dystopian books like Fahrenheit 451:

1. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley

brave new world

2. Bleeding Edge by Thomas Pynchon

bleeding edge

3. The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon

The_Bone_Season_cover

4. The Circle by Dave Eggers

the circle

5. 1984 by George Orwell

1984

6. V for Vendetta by Alan Moore

v for vendetta

7. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro

never let me go

8. Agenda 21 by Glenn Beck

agenda 21

9. The Passage by Justin Cronin

the passage

10. Armageddon’s Children by Terry Brooks

armageddon's children

Do you have any other reading suggestions for read-alikes? Leave your recommendations in the comments below!

The goal of 7 Cities, 1 Book is to promote the value of reading and to build a sense of community. Check out the Facebook group to see what other people are saying about Fahrenheit 451, or leave a comment here.

Latest posts by CPL Admin (see all)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *