08 April, 2012

A Dystopian List

A signed up this year for a Dysptopian Challenge over at Book Journey. I love a good dystopian book, and am aiming for between 4 and 7 books. So far I've been disappointed that I have only read 2, one which was re-read and the other I didn't enjoy. Both were YA reads. So here is a list of others I am considering - maybe this will fire me up! I've chosen them from three sites.

Popular Dystopian Reads on Goodreads
Listverse's Top 12 Dystopian reads
Pop Crunch's The 16Best Dystopian Books of All Time

1. Brave New World - Aldous Huxley
2. Wither - Lauren DeStefano
3. The Maze Runner - James Dashner
4. Oryx and Crake - Margaret Atwood
5. The Children of Men - P.D. James

That's all I picked out from those websites. I left out things that would be re-reads like

The Handmaids Tale - Margaret Atwood
1984 - George Orwell
Neuromancer - William Gibson

That I may or may not end up reading.

So help me out here! What would you recommend? What, in your opinion is the dystopian novel I cannot miss? Please leave me a comment and let me know!


  1. Definitely Brave New World - that is a must-read!

    And a more recent dystopian read was The Parrish Plessis Trilogy by Marianne de Pierres, an Australian author. Bleak depiction of the future, but very cool female protagonist. Easy, quick reads too.

    1. Thank you! Looking for something a bit more modern - a lot of what I am seeing sees to be older!

  2. I really enjoyed Delirium by Lauren Oliver and I'm hoping to get to the sequel Pandemonium soon. The Maze Runner & Wither are also on my reading list. I'm dying to read Divergent by Veronica Roth that's sposed to be awesome dystopian and I've also read good things about Legend by Marie Lu from bloggers I trust.

    1. Excellent! Off to check out Legend and The Maze Runner