Your next read: September 2019 book recommendations

Winnipeg Public Library shares suggestions from the post-apocalyptic genre

September 25, 2019

If you are looking for a book to read, Alan Chorney has a few suggestions for you. He is the Branch Head at Transcona Library and one of the voices featured on Time to Read, a podcast by employees at Winnipeg Public Library.

The first book featured on the podcast was Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood. Chorney also suggests other post-apocalyptic themed books for you to enjoy.

Station Eleven

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel

Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel this is probably the most similar book to Oryx and Crake according to Chorney. It explores before and after the apocalypse and examines the theme of art in the apocalypse.

The Road

The Road by Cormac McCarthy
The Road by Cormac McCarthy

In Cormac McCarthy’s The Road there is an unknown event that decimates most of the human population. Chorney said it is all about a father and son as they try to make their way south to the warmer climates.

Alas, Babylon

Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank
Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank

Chorney called Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank a post-apocalyptic classic. It takes place after a nuclear holocaust and explores people as they struggle to survive in a radiation infested wasteland.

All of the above books are included in the Winnipeg Public Library collection. A new Time to Read podcast is released the first Friday of every month.

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