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Saturday, 11 May 2013

Adult Dystopia Challenge

This is inspired mainly by Ula at Blog of Erised's Dystopia Reading Challenge, but it's kind of an open ended challenge. What the challenge is going to be is to just make our way through a massive list of adult dystopian literature. I discovered this list through a tweet by Ellie at Curiosity Killed the Bookworm and this amazing list of 70 books is thanks to Leeswammes! I'll be crossing out the ones I've read as I read them to keep track. I'd never have found so many amazing adult dystopia's without this list. I will also create a linky for reviews :). Don't forget to grab the button too (created by Ula!).
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The Books
1. White Horse by Alex Adams
2. Feed by M. T. Anderson
3. The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood 
4. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
5. The Year of the Flood by Margaret Atwood
6. The Windup Girl by Paolo Bacigalupi
7. Nod by Adrian Barnes
8. City of Bohane by Kevin Barry
9. Jennifer Government by Max Barry
10. Mountain Man by Keith Blackmore
11. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
12. The Postman by David Brin
13. The Sheep Look Up by David Brin
14. Armageddon’s Children by Terry Brooks
15. The End of This Day’s Business by Katharine Burdekin
16. A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess
17. The Wanting Seed by Anthony Burgess
18. Veracity by Laura Bynum
19. The Death of Grass by John Christopher
20. The Passage by Justin Cronin
21. The Twelve by Justin Cronin
22. Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick
23. Shades of Grey by Jasper Fforde
24. Alas Babylon by Pat Frank
25. The Carhullan Army by Sarah Hall
26. The Gone-Away World by Nick Harkaway
27. Into the Forest by June Hegland
28. The Unit by Ninni Holmqvist
29. The Possibility of an Island by Michel Houellebecq
30. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley 
31. Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
32. This Dark Earth by John Hornor Jacobs
33. The Children of Men by P. D. James
34. When She Woke by Hillary Jordan
35. The Trial by Franz Kafka
36. In a Perfect World, by Laura Kasischke
37. The Stand by Stephen King
38. Always Coming Home by Ursula LeGuin
39. Lathe of Heaven by Ursula K. LeGuin
40. The First Century After Beatrice by Amin Maalouf
41. I am Legend by Richard Matheson
42. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
43. A Creed for the Third Millennium by Colleen McCollough
44. I Have Waited and You Have Come by Martine McDonagh
45. A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.
46. Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell
47. V for Vendetta by Alan Moore
48. 1Q84 by Haruki Murakami
49. Bend Sinister by Vladimir Nabokov
50. Sulphuric Acid by Amelie Nothomb
51. 1984 by George Orwell 
52. Anthem by Ayn Rand
53. Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson
54. Blindness by Jose Saramago
55. Seeing by Jose Saramago
56. The Diamond Age by Neal Stephenson
57. Earth Abides by George R Stewart
58. Dies the Fire by S. M. Stirling
59. The Domination by S. M. Stirling
60. A Voyage to Kazohinia by Sandor Szathmari
61. Battle Royale by Koushun Takami
62. Far North by Marcel Theroux
63. The Traveler by John Twelve Hawks
64. The Sleeper Awakes by H.G. Wells
65. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
66. Julian Comstock: A Story of 22nd Century America by Robert Charles Wilson
67. The Book of the New Sun by Gene Wolfe
68. The Crysalids by John Wyndham
69. We by Yvengy Zamyatin
70. Corpus delicti by Juli Zeh


  1. Great idea, love it. It's great that it had no 'expiration date'. I see some titles I know and some I don't but I'm curious about these a lot. :)

  2. Oh love this list!!! And love no expiration date. Woot!!!

  3. Great Idea, I LOVE Dystopia books! I'm in! :)

  4. Into the Forest - one of my top 5 fave books of ALL TIME!

  5. Thanks so much for the list, always looking for new ones to read

  6. This looks like a great challenge, Leah! Enjoy :)

  7. This is a really good idea! I think I'll be joining this tomorrow :)

  8. Signed up with my blog but popped the button and my progress on my challenges page! :D

  9. I liked to join in, it's a great idea to discover new books of this genre. It's an open challenge?

    1. Yeah it's open :D. There's no end date to the challenge.

    2. Yey, thanks! Sign me in! And the "no end date" is perfect :D

  10. Can I add Intermix nation to this list? I've just finished it and it's absolutely brilliant!


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