A Few of My Favorite Dystopias

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I’ve been meaning to do a dystopian episode for a while now, and the time when students are going back to school seemed as good a time as any to share books in a genre that has exploded in popularity over the last few years.  I’ve already booktalked several of the books that I mentioned in this episode; if you’d like to hear and read my booktalks of dystopian titles please click on the “dystopian” category on this page or just go here to check them out.

Here are the titles of dystopian fiction books that I mentioned in this episode:

1984 by George Orwell
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The City of Ember by Jeanne DuPrau
Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
Life as We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Bones of Faerie by Janni Lee Simner
Matched by Ally Condie
Delirium by Lauren Oliver
XVI by Julia Karr
Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry
Ship Breaker by Paolo Baciagalupi
Divergent by Veronica Roth
Cinder by Marissa Meyer
All These Things I’ve Done by Gabrielle Zevin
Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin
After: Nineteen Stories of Apocalypse and Dystopia ed. by Ellen Datlow & Terri Windling
Beta by Rachel Cohn
The Program by Suzanne Young
Crewel by Gennifer Albin
The Fifth Wave by Rick Yancey
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill


  1. BenMech says:

    Thanks Andrea!

  2. beabetterbooktalker says:

    You’re welcome, and I’m glad you like this list!

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