Sales of George Orwell's classic, 1984, have soared following the revelation of a government spying program and all of our copies are currently checked out. Originally published in 1949, 1984 has been a staple on required reading lists in the U.S. for decades. Here's a list of similar reads:
Portrays life in a future time when a totalitarian government watches over all citizens and directs all activities.
A totalitarian regime has ordered all books to be destroyed, but one of the book burners suddenly realizes their merit.
In a future world where the birth rate has declined, fertile women are rounded up, indoctrinated as "handmaids," and forced to bear children to prominent men.
Narrates the experiences and reactions of a respectable bank functionary after his abrupt arrest on an undisclosed charge.
In a near-future Britain ruled by a totalitarian regime, Evey is rescued from certain death by a masked vigilante calling himself "V," a beguiling and charismatic figure who launches a one-man crusade against government tyranny and oppression.
After being interrogated for days by the Department of Homeland Security in the aftermath of a major terrorist attack on San Francisco, California, seventeen-year-old Marcus, released into what is now a police state, decides to use his expertise in computer hacking to set things right.
Jerry and Rachel are two strangers thrown together by a mysterious phone call from a woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, she pushes Jerry and Rachel into a series of increasingly dangerous situations, using the technology of everyday life to track and control their every move.
A lawyer becomes a target by a corrupt politician and his NSA goons when he accidentally receives key evidence to a serious politically motivated crime.
A shadowy freedom fighter known only as "V" uses terrorist tactics to fight against his totalitarian society. Upon rescuing a girl from the secret police, he also finds his best chance at having an ally.