Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosting by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic choosing your top ten favorite books of all time. I have decided to keep it fairly broad, and will list my all-time favorite dystopian books.
These are not in any particular order. That is asking too much!
- The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood. I first discovered this gem in an undergrad women’s lit course, and it has been a firm favorite ever since.
2. 1984 by George Orwell. 1984 has come and gone, but this book has definite staying power.
3 & 4. Cress and Winter by Marissa Meyer – Cinder does not make my top ten dystopian novels, but later books in the series certainly do. I am still surprised at how these books have turned me into a fangirl.
5. The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood – I love everything she writes, and it is quite hard not to fill this list just with Atwood’s books! This is my favorite of the MaddAddam trilogy.
6, 7 & 8. The Hunger Games, Mockingjay, and Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins – These have to be included together. I loved all three of them!
9. Blindness by José Saramago – It is rare that a dystopian author ends up with a Nobel Prize for Literature. That is how I discovered this book, from a Nobel Prize reading challenge. It is incredible (and incredibly chilling)!
10. The Giver by Lois Lowry – I have read The Giver quite a few times over the years, and I always get something new out of it.
I love The Giver! My all time favorite dystopian novel is Fahrenheit 451.
Thanks for stopping by! Fahrenheit 451 almost made the list, but I was trying to strike a balance between newer authors and classics. It’s another good one!
I love the Giver so so much!!! I didn’t even realise it was a series until a few years back and then I promptly devoured all of them too. Such simple yet beautiful writing.😍 And ahhh!! Endless appreciation for The Hunger Games OF COURSE. I’d also like to read The Handmaiden’s Tale at some point!
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The whole series is fantastic, but The Giver holds a special place in my heart! It was my first Lois Lowry book. Handmaid’s Tale has held its spot as my all-time #1 book for many years. I highly recommend any of Margaret Atwood’s books.
I couldn’t read Blindness. I tried, I really did, but the punctuation just slammed an immovable wall down for me. My TTT.
Love your list! Giver is one of my all time favorite ones too!
I also included Blindness in my TTT! 😀
Love your list! Dystopia is one of my favorite genre’s. Have you read Chaos Walking yet?
No, but I just looked it up on Goodreads and it sounds really interesting!
You’ll like it! 🙂
You have some great ones!!
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We had to read The Handmaid’s Tale in high school and of course we all HATED it, largely because having to write essays on any book will likely make you dislike it. I haven’t read it since, and I’ve blocked it out of my mind, so I do wonder what I would think about it if I were to read it again all these years later.
Have you read any of Margaret Atwood’s other books? If you like her style, and her other books, I would definitely give it a try! I devour her books almost as soon as they are published!
Great list – I love Atwood – I still have Oryx and Crake to read – I need to get to that too.
I love HG, Lunar Chronicles, and THE GIVER. I still haven’t read anything by Margaret Atwood, although I’ve picked up THE HANDMAID’S TALE several time. One of these days I’ll get to that and 1984, both dystopian classics!
Great list of Dystopian fiction. The Handmaid’s Tale is one of my favorite also. I tried Saramago a while back and had a hard time but that’s an author I’d like to try again.