An image form the popular Netflix series, Squid Game, is featured.

Books to Read if you liked Squid Game

Bullet train : a novel / Kotaro Isaka
Lady Bird, an unlucky assassin, is tasked with grabbing a suitcase from a bullet train from Tokyo to Morioka and exiting at the next stop, but doesn’t realize other dangerous passengers are trying to do the same.  (Also available as an ebook from hoopla.)

The lottery and other stories / Shirley Jackson
One of the most terrifying stories of the twentieth century, Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” created a sensation when it was first published in The New Yorker in 1948.

Lord of the flies / William Golding
The classic study of human nature which depicts the degeneration of a group of schoolboys marooned on a desert island. (Also available as an ebook form Libby/OverDrive.)

The hunger games / Suzanne Collins
In a future North America, where the rulers of Panem maintain control through an annual televised survival competition pitting young people from each of the twelve districts against one another, sixteen-year-old Katniss’s skills are put to the test when she voluntarily takes her younger sister’s place. (Also available as an eaudiobook form Libby/OverDrive and hoppla.)

Warcross / Marie Lu
A teen hacker and competitive bounty hunter who tracks down rule breakers of a wildly popular alternate-reality game accidentally glitches herself into a championship tournament, where she becomes an overnight sensation before being recruited as a spy for the game’s billionaire developer.

Panic / Lauren Oliver
In the poor town of Carp, New York, a group of teens enters a high-stakes game that involves a series of secretive, possibly deadly challenges throughout the summer, with the winner receiving more than $50,000–enough money to start a new life.  (Also available as an ebook and eaudiobook from Libby/OverDrive.)

BH: November 4, 2021