Top Ten Tuesday – Why Haven’t I Read You?

Posted February 3, 2015 by Bonnie in Top Ten Tuesday / 9 Comments

I consider MANY of my all-time favorite books to be of the dystopian and post-apocalyptic genres so it comes as a definite surprise that I’ve managed to avoid reading these titles in particular. I’ve read a ton in this genre, but have yet to be able to count these as read.

Adult Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic Classics

Children of Men by P.D. James
I remember freaking out and refusing to watch the movie because I hadn’t read the book yet. I’m a bit of a stickler about that. That movie came out in 2007. LOL

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
If there’s a dystopian classic more popular than 1984 (one of my favorites) it’s Brave New World. It’s a must-read.

The Stand by Stephen King
I once saw a physical copy of this book in the bookstore once and I’ve been terrified since. Okay, not really, but I’m such a King newbie that I’m easing my way into getting around to The Stand. It’ll happen, eventually.

We by Yevgeny Zamyatin
1984 is one of my all-time favorites and at the beginning of one version I read there was a note from Orwell that said he was introduced to We and that it was basically his inspiration for the whole thing. So it’s a must-read.

The Day of the Triffids by John Wyndham

YA Dystopian/Post-Apocalyptic

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Partials (Partials Sequence #1) by Dan Wells
This was released in 2012 and I got an ARC of it, so that should tell you how big the dust bunnies are on this one. Now that the entire trilogy is released I’m much more likely to pick them all up and binge. Soon.

The House of the Scorpion (Matteo Alacran #1) by Nancy Farmer
This title was brought to my attention when the surprising sequel was announced. Reminds me a lot of Unwind which I adored so, maybe I should think of reading this soon.

Under the Never Sky (Under the Never Sky #1) by Veronica Rossi
Another series to binge! I’m all about binge-reading series so this is another soon. Hopefully.

The Forest of Hands and Teeth (The Forest of Hands and Teeth #1) by Carrie Ryan
I heard such varied reviews about this one that it put me off reading this entirely but I’ve finally decided I just need to determine my own damn opinion about it.

Noughts & Crosses (Noughts & Crosses #1) by Malorie Blackman
I don’t like waiting. This is why I usually wait until all installments are released before I start in a new series. This series has four installments of which only the first is available in the US. What’s up with that? Basically I haven’t read this because I’m still trying to figure out how to obtain the box set.

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9 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday – Why Haven’t I Read You?

  1. The Children of Men is SOOO GOOD. I read it my senior year of high school for some paper in English class and I read it in one sitting. It’s seriously the ONLY required reading I ever completed in all four years of high school. Whoops. But still. SO GOOD.

    I also really, really want to read Partials but that book is so long, and I started it before but it was kind of dry. I’m sort of a slow reader so I’ve been hesitant to commit all that time to it when I’m not sure if I’m going to love it or not, since dystopia isn’t REALLY my thing. But it sounds SO good and Kara loves it!
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  2. Kay

    THE STAND is my favorite King book ever. I read it so many years ago when I was a senior in college. Can’t believe I even took the time to do that. It’s about a flu pandemic…LOL.

  3. I read The House of the Scorpion like when it came out, and it was so so good! I haven’t read it recently (or read Unwind), so I’m not sure if it’s as good, but I think it would be. I remember thinking it was really intense for an 8th grader to read ( which I like never ever thought but I was reading it for a school-related thingamadoodle).
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