Brave New World – Aldous Huxley
Most people compare Brave New World to the book, 1984, but I honestly much prefer the former. It’s also a dystopian society, but much more depressing. The setting for Brave New World is in the future where society cherishes science and efficiency above all, with individuality and emotion being deprioritized. The story almost feels like a dream with all the “sleep learning” and talk of the drug soma, which is a Prozac of sorts. It has one of the most shocking endings I’ve ever read, and I still think of it to this day.