It’s Tuesday, that means it’s time for a bookish favorites posts. Top 5 Tuesday is hosted by Shanah Bionic Book Worm and is quite simple: check out the topic and write a post with your picks.
Today, we’ll talk about dystopian books. Let’s go!
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
I remember seeing the trailer for the adaptation of this book and thinking that I need to get my hands on the novel. Devoured is the accurate description of me going through the entire series.
Although I am not sure I would still as infatuated with the story now as I’m not a teenager anymore.
Actually, the review for The Hunger Games was one of the first things I ever posted on this very blog!
The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
Although the book had always been famous, it certainly gained new popularity when the TV show aired (we’re currently on season 3 on that front). The Handmaid’s Tale is chilling and extremely thought-provoking, so if you haven’t already, make sure to give this one a go!
The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick
As we are talking about serial adaptations, The Man in the High Castle also comes to mind. Another very interesting take on the dystopian theme by combining it with alternative history elements. The book might not have been what I expected or what I had wanted it to be, it is still a fascinating thought experiment.
Divergent by Veronica Roth
I hated these books just about as much as I enjoyed The Hunger Games. Sometimes I think I would have liked Divergent more had I read it before Suzanne Collins’ novels but then I remember that there isn’t a single thing about the entire Divergent series that I thought was well-done.
Anyways, it’s one of the most famous dystopian young adult books, so it deserves a place on this list.
Tomorrow, When the War Began by John Marsden
It’s been several years since I started reading this series but somehow I never finished. I don’t even know why!
Tomorrow, When the War Began is fascinating and unputdownable. I will definitely pick up the novels again at some point!
What’s your favorite dystopian book? Let me know in the comments!