Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d recommend if you haven’t tried dystopian fiction

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by the Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme was:

Top Ten Books I’d Give to Readers Who Have Never Read X (examples: New Adult novels, historical fiction, a certain author, books about a certain topic, etc)

Hmmm. This is a hard one. I’m going to go with Top Ten Books I’d Give to Readers who have Never Read Dystopian Fiction (I’m sure you’re all aware that it’s my favorite genre). There are plenty of others that could be on this list, but these are the first ten that came to mind. Also, even though it is my favorite genre, there are plenty of dystopian novels I haven’t read. Give me recommendations in the comments!! **All titles linked to their corresponding Goodreads page (except The Maze Runner which is linked to my review)**

Wool1. Wool by Hugh Howey

2. The Maze Runner by James Dashner

3. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray BradburyUglies

4. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld

5. The Running Man by Stephen King

The Giver6. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

7. The Giver by Lois Lowry

8. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret AtwoodThe Passage

9. Lord of the Flies by William Golding

10. The Passage by Justin Cronin (more horror/post-apocalyptic, but I LOVE this book so it’s on the list!)


32 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Books I’d recommend if you haven’t tried dystopian fiction

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  3. Wool was excellent! I recommend it to people all the time.
    The Giver is one of my favourite books.
    I’ve read all of these except The Passage, so I kind of feel like I should to have a complete set.

  4. I enjoy dystopian books (especially the ones with zombies!) and I liked Wool a great deal. Such an interesting world and look into human nature. I couldn’t get behind The Maze Runner, though. It just didn’t make sense to me, that they would try to achieve something in that way, or that the idea even could work, etc.

    • Glad you enjoyed Wool. It seems people either love or hate TMR. I understand why you didn’t like it.
      I just suspended my disbelief. Also, I think if something like that were to ever happen to us, I could see people trying to solve it in that way. What I mean is that anything would be an option, I think. Does that make sense?

      • I’m all for suspension of disbelief–I read about magic all the time. But, as Tom Clancy said: “The difference between fiction and reality is that fiction has to make sense.”

  5. Love dystopians! Our lists are similar 🙂 I stuck with young adult though. Have you read The Legacy? It’s fairly new and puts me in the mind of The Hunger Games except it’s a bit darker and has a little more violence.

  6. o0o0o I discussed about a similar list with another book blogger. I see you have included my ideas: The Handmaid’s Tale, Lord of the Flies, The Hunger Games. You’re forgetting ONE important book. 1984 by George Orwell. Must read for dystopia-lovers

  7. Don’t worry, I haven’t forgotten that I’m to read Fahrenheit 451! It’s on my near-future TBR once I get a few commitments out of the way! Great list, I’ve added a few more to my not-so-near-future TBR too lol R x

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