And were back! This weeks ( well actually last weeks) top 5 Saturday prompt was Dystopian books and this post will focus on my all time favourites. Some of these books, if read now, may have hit a little close to home, but at the time they dragged me into worlds I couldn’t imagine existing, ones where women have no rights, children and adults are forced to kill each other to survive, big brother watches our every move. These books have took me on some wild rides, with edge of your seat moments and characters that fight for what is right. Do you enjoy reading Dystopian books? What’s your favourite part about them? Let me know in the comments.
Thanks to Mandy over at Devouring books for creating these amazing prompts! You should definitely go check her blog out because she posts some great content.
The Hunger Games – Suzanne Collins
I mean, can you have a dystopian post without including this one. I loved this series so much when I read it the first time round, and i’m definitely due for a re-read. Set in a future where the population is set into districts, and each district nominates two people to enter the hunger games where it is basically kill or be killed. One thing I loved about this book is that the main character is not overly likeable, nevertheless you root for her and her ideals.
The Handmaids Tale – Margaret Atwood
Women having no rights. We can’t possibly imagine what that would feel like right? We seem to be going backwards in the human rights movement at the minute and it doesn’t seem like the main themes of this book are too far from the spotlight. Another not overly likeable main character but you cant help but want to help her bring down the patriarchy.
1984 – George Orwell
This was supposed to be a dystopian post right? Any who, the government watching us and listening to us through our devices… who’s ever heard anything so crazy! This book really hits home in the current political climate and I’ve even seen a few people, not so jokingly, moving it to ‘non-fiction’ sections in bookshops.
Trial of Lightning – Rebecca Roanhorse
This was a recent read for me, set in a future world where massive floods wiped most of the mainland USA away and now people live in walled communities connected by tunnels. Though not a wholly dystopian read I really enjoyed the themes mentioned, and it helped I got to learn all about Native American mythology.
Warcross – Marie Lu
Another more recent read, and one that seems to split people on whether it is dystopian. I cant definitely see the themes throughout the book, set in a future world where technology pretty much rules and defines peoples lives, this is another one that doesn’t seem that far off from actually becoming non fiction.