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Interested in 1984, Brave New World? Try these modern dystopian books

Mandy Brouse of Words Worth Books in Waterloo offers some more dystopian book suggestions for your reading list.

Mandy Brouse of Words Worth Books offers some more dystopian suggestions for your reading list

A protester reads George Orwell's 1984 in Berlin in 2015. The dystopian classic has once again returned to the top of Amazon's bestseller list after the Trump administration's assertions his inauguration had record attendance and his unfounded allegation that millions of illegal votes were cast against him last fall. (Adam Berry/Getty Images)

There has been a spike in interest in books like 1984 and Brave New World following the election of Donald Trump as president of the United States.

Mandy Brouse of Words Worth Books in Waterloo says they're "something pleasurably ironic about the boost in sales" of these books.

"Reading and writing is definitely a political act," Brouse said.

If you've gone back to read these classics, she suggests some other books to try, including Where The Air Is Sweet by Kitchener author Tasneem Jamal.

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