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.