While lurking around the Internet this past weekend I came across an awesome book blog, The Broke and the Bookish, which does a pretty cool Top Ten Tuesday meme. Many of their list ideas sounded pretty interesting, so I thought I’d join in. This week’s topic is Top Ten Books For Readers Who Like _____, and the first thing that popped into my mind was dystopian novels. Listed below (in no particular order) are my Top 10 dystopian books. Check it out, and be sure to let me know what you think!
1. Dune by Frank Herbert – A fantastic tale of a society brought down by greed, gluttony, and murder. Check out my review of the first two novels here.
2. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – Does this one need an introduction? Don’t think so! It’s been a while since I’ve read this one, but here’s what I thought back in 2012.
3. 1984 by George Orwell – George Orwell paints a scary future where Big Brother is always watching. Wait a minute… the future is here!
4. The Giver by Lois Lowery – If you’ve seen the recent film, you’re in for a shock. The movie had nothing really to do with the book. Sorry!
5. Divergent by Veronica Roth – Another YA novel that’s really popular at the moment. Divergent may not have the savagery of THG, but it’s a pretty thrilling read. (Review)
6. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline – I LOVE THIS BOOK!! Have you ever wondered what life would be like if you lived inside a video game? Ernest Cline’s pop culture crazed yarn about a boy desperately trying to solve a puzzle that may either kill him, or make him richer beyond his wildest dreams is a fun read from beginning to end. Check out my review here!
7. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey – Currently reading it (almost done), and I can hardly put it down. Can’t wait for the movie to come out next year!
8. Watchmen by Alan Moore – Don’t let the movie dissuade you from picking up this graphic novel satire about an alternate version of American history gone wrong.
9. Blindness by José Saramago – A terrifying future awaits inside the pages of Saramago’s novel in which a virus turns everyone blind. Fear changes people, and panic erupts. How can you protect yourself and those you love when you can’t see the danger standing right in front of you?
10. The Stand by Stephen King – Honestly, I’ve owned this for years and have never read it, but many people I trust vouch for this one. Maybe 2015 is the year I finally crack? Stay tuned!