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
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.