Top 10 Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in 2010. It’s a fun way for bloggers all over the Internet to connect and post the things they love about books. This weeks challenge is to come up with a list of books based off of one book you may have liked. As you may know by now, I’m a pretty big fan of dystopias. So…
If you like dystopian novels, you should read…
1. Anthem — Ayn Rand
Read my review of “Anthem” and find out why I think it’s such an amazing book.
2. Divergent — Veronica Roth
I’ve talked about “Divergent” plenty of times (and also have a review on the whole series). I love it for it’s amazing story, along with powerful commentary on government and society as a whole.
3. 1984 — George Orwell
Another book I’ve talked about plenty of times, but I mean it when I say this is an amazing book. Even though it was written a relatively long time ago, it still sheds light on issues we can relate to today.
4. Brave New World — Aldous Huxley
Another classic tale that sends a great message. This book makes connections between how we live our lives and how we think others should live their lives as well. It’s extremely powerful.
5. Fahrenheit 451 — Ray Bradbury
Another one of my favorite books, maybe because it involves books, but Bradbury’s “Fahrenheit 451” not only taught me how to spell “fahrenheit”, but also shed light on very important issues involving knowledge.
6. The Hunger Games — Suzanne Collins
While I don’t think this is the most beautifully written series, I think it is an extremely powerful one that people of all ages could learn a lot from if they look deeper than the words on the page.
7. Uglies — Scott Westerfeld
I read this series back in middle school, but I remember being in love with it. It may be a series you need to read when you’re younger, but I still think it can teach kids a valuable lesson about differences and corruption in people that are in power.
8. Harrison Bergeron — Kurt Vonnegut
This is my absolute favorite short story I have every read. Vonnegut packs so much power into so few pages. This story highlights what can happen when we try to make a world where everyone is truly equal.
9. The Giver — Lois Lowry
Also noted in my review of “Anthem” is “The Giver.” I compare the two because they are so alike. I clearly like “Anthem” more, but I think “The Giver” has an interesting spin on a future society as well. I do think it is a book that every young adult should read.
10. The Time Machine — H.G. Wells
This is science fiction and dystopia all wrapped up in one. It’s also an extremely short read, which makes the meaning behind the words even that more powerful.
Do you have any favorite dystopian novels I should add to my list? Let me know in the comments below!