Favorite Dystopian Novels

By Meg's Bookstore

By Meg's Bookstore

I've had a few requests for a dystopian novel list.  Here you go!  Some of these are my recommendations, and some come from friends I worked with in the bookshop.

Station Eleven

Emily St John Mandel

$16.95 $15.59

Oryx and Crake

Margaret Atwood

$16.00 $14.72

I started this one several years ago and lost it while moving. I finally figured out where it was hiding and am ready to start this series over again.

The Year of the Flood

Margaret Atwood

$16.95 $15.59

MaddAddam

Margaret Atwood

$16.95 $15.59

The Lottery

Shirley Jackson

$3.95 $3.63

I love Shirley Jackson. We had to read it in school, and I just remember the shock of it all. Such a good read.

The Hunger Games

Suzanne Collins

$12.99 $11.95

About to reread these. It's been a few years. I like the books much better than the movies.

The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes (a Hunger Games Novel)

Suzanne Collins

$27.99 $25.19

Coming soon!

The Hunger Games Trilogy Boxed Set

Suzanne Collins

$53.97 $48.57

Why not just buy the boxed set? I should have.

Mockingjay (Hunger Games, Book Three), Volume 3

Suzanne Collins

$12.99 $11.95

About to reread these.

The Hunger Games Special Edition Boxset

Scholastic and Suzanne Collins

$38.97 $35.07

This boxed set has some great artwork.

Catching Fire

Suzanne Collins

$12.99 $11.95

About to reread these.

The War of the Worlds

H. G. Wells

$5.70

On my TBR list.

The Time Machine

H. G. Wells

$3.00 $2.76

On my TBR list.

Brave New World

Aldous Huxley

$15.99 $14.71

One of my high school revisited reads. I like reading this one with 1984 and contrasting the different worlds.

Fahrenheit 451 (Reissue)

Ray D. Bradbury

$17.00 $15.64

On my TBR list.

1984

George Orwell

$9.99 $9.19

One of my favorite high school reads. I love Orwell, and I like reading this one with Brave New World for the contrasts.

The Handmaid's Tale

Margaret Atwood

$15.95 $14.67

Creepy and eye opening. I love The Handmaid's Tale.

The Testaments: The Sequel to the Handmaid's Tale

Margaret Atwood

$28.95 $26.06

On my TBR list. I loved The Handmaid's Tale, so I am a bit nervous about this one.

The Giver

Lois Lowry

$9.99 $9.19

Saw it as a play and it has been on my TBR list since.

A Clockwork Orange

Anthony Burgess

$15.95 $14.67

On my TBR list.

Divergent

Veronica Roth

$12.99 $11.95

On my TBR list

Divergent Series Set: Divergent, Insurgent, Allegiant, Four

Veronica Roth

$51.96 $46.76

On my TBR list

Insurgent

Veronica Roth

$12.99 $11.95

On my TBR list

Allegiant

Veronica Roth

$12.99 $11.95

On my TBR list

The Road

Cormac McCarthy

$16.00 $14.72

On my TBR list

World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War

Max Brooks

$17.00 $15.64

On my TBR list

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Philip K. Dick

$16.00 $14.72

My kid has been reading this one and loved it. I just added it to my TBR list.

The Man in the High Castle

Philip K. Dick

$15.99 $14.71

On my TBR list.

Never Let Me Go

Kazuo Ishiguro

$16.00 $14.72

Just finished this one. The dystopian piece starts out subtle. I found myself saying, "Wait, did I read that right?" throughout the book. Masterful writing, and a scary commentary on our future.

The Children of Men

P. D. James

$15.95 $14.67

On my TBR list

Lord of the Flies

William Golding

$11.00 $10.12

Another high school read revisited. I love this one, and I enjoy returning to it from time to time.

The Stand

Stephen King

$9.99 $9.19

LOVE Stephen King. This is a great novel. Just be prepared for a long trek.

Cell

Stephen King

$9.99 $9.19

One of my favorite Stephen King novels. I gave this one to my daughter and then waited until I knew she had gotten to a good part and called her cell phone from another room. Completely freaked her out. It was AWESOME! The book is great.

The Long Walk

Stephen King

$9.99 $9.19

Another of my favorite Stephen King novels. Creepy and well written.

Ready Player One

Ernest Cline

$17.00 $15.64

On my TBR list.

The Dog Stars

Peter Heller

$16.00 $14.72

On my TBR list.

All the Birds in the Sky

Charlie Jane Anders

$15.99 $14.71

On my TBR list

The Power

Naomi Alderman

$16.98 $15.62

On my TBR list

Parable of the Sower

Octavia E. Butler

$16.98 $15.62

On my TBR list.