Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish. They’d love to share their lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!
This week’s topic is “Top Ten Books To Read If Your Book Club Likes _______________.” Personally I’m not in a book club, so I don’t really know how books are chosen when you read them in a big group. Do you vote on them? Does the group only read from a specific genre? How does it work? I’m genuinely curious people! For me, a majority of what I read is dystopia. I love it! So if your book club enjoys dystopia/post-apocalypic, here are the ten books I recommend you add to your reading list, in no particular order.
Top Ten Books to Read if Your Book Club Likes Dystopia
The Legacy Series by Melissa Delport: This is by far one of my all-time favorite series. Set after WWIII in the New United States of America (basically what is left), a corrupt president/dictator faces down a rebellion, unknowing that his wife is one of the leaders. Seriously this series is amazing, I loved every word! To see my review of book one, click here.
The Dwellers and Country Sagas by David Estes: Two separate, parallel series with one epic ending. I adore these series, the massive list of characters and the author’s ability to combine the two storylines into one big finale. It’s perfect! To see my review of the first book in this series, click here.
The Cage by Megan Shepherd: I have not come across many people that enjoyed this book, yet I loved it. I was entranced by the world created, the cage the characters are placed in like they are animals in a zoo, and the world they’ve found themselves apart of. Imagine for a second that you are abducted by humanitarian-type aliens BEFORE earth becomes extinct. You are told you are all that is left of humanity and you must breed….seriously that is the premise of this book. It’s excellent!! To see my review, click here.
Ashfall by Mike Mullin: I actually read this book as a part of a group read earlier in the year. It’s not one I would’ve picked up on my own, but I’m SO glad that I did!!! Basically, Yellowstone erupts and it becomes a story about survival. I so enjoyed this one. To see my review of it, click here.
ARV-3 by Cameo Renae: This book is a combination of zombies and post-apocalypse. I devoured this series. Not only is it a clean YA read, it’s dystopia at its best. I loved the complexities, the relationships, and the Walking Dead feel of the series. To see my review of book one, click here.
Citizens of Logan Pond by Rebecca Belliston: This series is perhaps my number one favorite dystopia (and I haven’t even read the last book yet!). It’s a very realistic, very scary picture of what could happen to America if our rights are taken away, our constitution devolves and the country has an economic collapse. While it progresses slowly, I had a hard time setting it down for even a second. It would definitely be fun to discuss in a group setting. To see my review of the first two books, click here.
The Fallen World by Laura Thalassa: One of my favorite authors and this series is perfection! Set in a world that is at war, two characters from opposite sides come together and can possibly stop the war. It’s a story about redemption and love, war and heart break. Absolutely a must read!! To see my review of the first two books of the series, click here.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins: I think this series goes on my list without explanation. It’s one of my favorites and if you haven’t read it, you’ve probably seen the movies. Trust me and read them!
You are Mine by Janeal Falor: I love this fantastical approach to dystopia. This series is set in a world full of magic, women are oppressed and not allowed to even use magic and the men rule all….that is until a foreigner comes in, wins a contest and frees his soon-to-be wife. I love the premise, it’s dark and at times hard to read but I loved the story and the resiliency of the characters. To see my review of the first book in the series, click here.
The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer: I love science fiction and fairy tale retellings AND dystopia. This series encompasses all three! I was intrigued to say the least when I started it and fell in love as the series progressed. If you enjoy true sci-fi and aren’t afraid of the dystopian vibe, I highly recommend it. To see my review of the first book, click here.
Your turn! What books would you recommend to a dystopia-loving book club? Are you in a book club? What types of books do you all read? How do you decide what to read next? Share below