Station Eleven has been on my list of books to read for almost a year, recommended by Emma Roberts on Instagram, a must follow in my opinion for book recommendations.
Kristen Raymonde will never forget the night Arthur Leander, the famous Hollywood actor, had a heart attack on stage during a production of King Lear. That was the night when a devestating flue pandemic arrived in the city, and within weeks, civilization as we know it came to an end.
Twenty years later, Kristen moves between the settlements of the altered world with a small troupe of actors and musicians. They call themselves "The Traveling Symphony", and they ahve dedicated themselves to keeping the remnants of art and humanity alive. But when they arrive in St. Deborah by the Water, they encounter a violent prophet who will threaten the tiny band's existence. And as the story takes off, moving back and forth in time, and vividly depicting life before and after the pandemic, the strange twist of fate that connects them all will be revealed.
Stories that take place after a major Earth altering event (the apacolypse, a major disease, war that destroys the Earth) are some of my favorites. My mind thinks of all the ways we need to be prepared, and it also inspires me to exercise, because if one day we're left wandering the Earth, being in shape will be key.
This is a book you won't be able to put down.