Top Ten Tuesday: Books For Readers Who Like Dystopian Novels

While lurking around the Internet this past weekend I came across an awesome book blog, The Broke and the Bookishwhich 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!

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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!


  1. Ready Player One is one of my all-time favorites. Blindness was so crazy! More people need to read it! Did you see the movie?
    New follower 🙂
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings

    • OMG, yes! The movie version of Blindness was crazy bananas. Though I think the book made everything even worse. As usual the film cut a lot out. Thanks for the follow! I followed back. Love your blog! It’s really nice.

  2. I really need to catch on my TBR list of Dystopian themed novels! I liked The Hunger Games trilogy okay. The first was pretty good, Catching Fire was even better, and the third was meh for me. But good list, I hope to read Divergent and Ready Player One sometime soon!

    • Catching Fire was my favorite of the three novels. Divergent was really good, but I’m not happy with the resolution of the story. If you read it, let me know what you think. Ready Player One was awesome! It was recommended to me by a co-worker, and I couldn’t put it down.

  3. OMG–READY PLAYER ONE makes my top ten for the year. The geek in me was all over that!

    • It’s so good! I borrowed the ebook from the library originally, but I think I’m going to go ahead and buy a copy so I have one to keep. Definitely might read this one again.

  4. Yay I love dystopian novels – love many of these and have never heard of some others! Added to my TBR, thanks for posting.

    • Me, too! Glad you found my list helpful. What is your favorite dystopian novel?

      • The Hunger Games trilogy is probably still at the top of my list! From the look of the comments here, looks like I’ll need to check out Ready Player One next…xx

      • It’s so good, and being adapted into a film. I actually borrowed a copy from someone. I’ve been thinking of buying my own, and reading it again. If you do read it, let me know what you think.

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