Well, I did it. I signed myself up for another challenge. I can’t help myself though. This one looks like so much fun.
It is being hosted by Darren from Bart’s Book Shelf. Darren has also posted a pretty big list of books for inspiration.
Here is the definition for dystopia:
Dystopia (from the Greek δυσ- and τόπος, alternatively, cacotopia, kakotopia, cackotopia, or anti-utopia) is the vision of a society in which conditions of life are miserable and characterized by poverty, oppression, war, violence, disease, pollution, nuclear fallout and/or the abridgement of human rights, resulting in widespread unhappiness, suffering, and other kinds of pain. (Source: Wikipedia)
The rules are very simple. Just choose between one and four YA dystopic novels and read them between October 15, 2009 and December 31, 2009. Personally, I may read more than three but that’s my goal at this point. My list is—
*The Knife of Never Letting Go, Patrick Ness (I read the first few pages on Oct 14 but I am including it anyway!)
*The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
*Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
I’m really enjoying The Knife of Never Letting Go, so there’s a good chance I’ll decide to read the second in that series, The Ask and the Answer. I’ve also seen a lot of Meg Rosoff around so I’d love to read some of her books. The Maze Runner looks good too. And I read Uglies last year, so I may continue on with the other books in that series.
Are you joining this challenge? If so, what are you reading?