Tuesday, September 07, 2010


The YA Dystopian Reading Challenge

October 1-December 19
Hosted by Bart's Bookshelf
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I am not sure how many young adult dystopian books I can realistically read between October 1 and December 19, but I just can't pass up this challenge. Luckily for me, "Level One" requires that participants read only one novel. "Level Two" requires just two to four novels, while "Level Three" requires at least five.

I would love to think that I can participate at "Level Three" - but that's probably wishful thinking. There are, however, definitely at least five young adult dystopian novels that I'd like to read - and Bart's Bookshelf has a list of 50+ Fantastic Young Adult Dystopian Novels if I run out of ideas of my own! Here are ten from my to-read list:
  • Candor by Pam Bachorz

  • City of Ember by Jeanne Duprau

  • The Compound by S.A. Bodeen

  • The Declaration by Gemma Malley

  • Extras by Scott Westerfeld

  • Gathering Blue by Lois Lowry

  • Genesis by Bernard Beckett

  • Matched by Ally Condie

  • The Maze Runner by James Dashner

  • Messenger by Lois Lowry


  1. This challenge is tempting! I love the Lois Lowry books!

  2. I, too, am tempted by this challenge. The Maze Runner, Candor and Extras are good.

  3. Shelley: The Giver is an all-time favorite of mine, but I've never read the other two. I'm eager to do so!

    Nise': This challenge is a good excuse for me to get to some of those books, since they've been on my to-read list for a while!

  4. Sounds like a great challenge, Alison! Have fun with this one. I have only read one Lois Lowry book i.e. THE GIVER.

  5. Welcome aboard! Really hope you enjoy the challenge. You've got some fantastic books listed there!

  6. I am super excited to read Matched. The ARC I won just showed up! Are you going to any of Condie's upcoming events?

    Wow, besides Matched I have read every other book on your list!

    I did not like Candor very much even though I desperately wanted to. It has some interesting ideas but something in it was a little off for me.

    Extras is my favorite (by far) of the Uglies series. Probably because it had the most technology in it.

    There is so much more I could say about all these books, but I will let you read them and hear what you think first!! Can't wait.