2012 Dystopia Challenge Completion
Compared to my 2011 list (of 23 books read), I managed to read 2 more books with dystopian or post-apocalyptic theme. Woot! I bet you already know which of them made it with a 5-star rating… (I hope so!) Then, I will just tell you which of them surprised the hell out of me. I might not love them that much (to earn a 5-star rating), but I assure you, they are worth the time I spent reading them. My taste might be different, but I am just as happy that I came across these titles.
The Road by Cormac McCarthy – I was swept away by this.. with tears and despair. It played with my emotions, up and down! The Road was haunting. *goosebumps*
Ashfall by Mike Mullin – this is good. the cover is not as enticing, but I tell you, there’s good (I mean, terrible) post-apocalyptic stuff here. =) It felt so real.
Genesis by Bernard Beckett – this one came highly recommended by my GR friend, Isamlq. And I didn’t see that one coming – the freakin’ revelation! I thought it was a brilliant book. Not my usual taste, but still brilliant.
Variant by Robison Wells – this is very difficult to rate. At one point, I was giddy because of the strangeness. But something caught up, and I realized, I do not liked it that much. Although I will read the sequel, Feedback. Makes you think that some days, I liked Variant, right? Right now, I’m getting confused all over again. Ha!
See my full list of 2012 dystopian reads here.
2013 Dystopia Challenge
CONTAGION: Choose 15 books to read
I am not sure if I can read 20-30 books this year with this theme alone. So I will challenge myself with 12 books only – one for each month (3 remaining books could be an e-novella only, harharhar). I don’t need the pressure, thank you very much. I plan to read the books below, but as usual with plans, they (always) change over time.
- Flesh & Bone (Benny Imura #3) by Jonathan Maberry
- Sapphique (Incarceron #2) by Catherine Fisher
- Unwholly (Unwind #2) by Neal Shusterman
- Feed by M.T. Anderson
- Gone by Michael Grant
- The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna
- Skylark by Meagan Spooner
- Birthmarked by Caragh M. O’Brien
- Shipbreaker by Paolo Bacugalupi
- Eve by Anna Carey
- Dark Life by Kat Falls
- All These Things I’ve Done by Gabrielle Zevin
Are you into dystopian and/or post-apocalyptic books as well? If yes, I hope you can recommend a book for me to read and I will check it out. If no, but you are interested to try it, let me know. Perhaps I can entice you to read one. =)