Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Dystopia Challenge

Dystopia Challenge

Dystopia Challenge

I have decided to participate in my very first challenge of the year!  The Dystopia Challenge!  This challenge is hosted by Bonnie at Bookish Ardour.  The goal of this challenge is to read a certain number of dystopian books in the year.  The challenge started on January 1, 2011 and ends on December 31, 2011.  However, you may join in at any time, as long as it is before the end date.  I have chosen the challenge level, Contagion, where I shall try and read 15 dystopian books this year.  I might go over that, but so far that is my goal.

For those of you who might not be familiar with what dystopian is, here's a definition provided by

dys·to·pi·a (noun)- a society characterized by human misery, as squalor, oppression, disease, and overcrowding. 

in other words...

Dystopian novels usually take place in the future, and have to do with the people rebelling against an oppressive society.  I have read many dystopian novels, and have reviewed several on my blog.  Some examples of dystopian books that I have reviewed on my blog are Uglies by Scott Westerfeld, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer, Unwind by Neal Shusterman, and The Maze Runner by James Dashner.  If you have never read a dystopian novel, I suggest starting with one of these.  They will get you hooked!

If you would like to participate in the Dystopia Challenge, just click here.  I hope that this can be a fun challenge that you all enjoy!

-This is T.B. with Another Book Back on the Shelf...
Until Next Time, Keep Reading!


  1. This challenge seems great. I haven't read a lot of dystopians novels except The Hunger Games series and Matched but I love this type of books .. I have Delirium by Lauren Oliver in my pile and I think that it has a little dystopian side so I'm looking forward to read it !! Happy reading and good luck with the challenge !!

  2. Thanks so much for stopping by! I loved both The Hunger Games series and Matched. Delirium sounds great too, and I can't wait to read it! I hope you enjoy it and thanks again!

  3. Good luck on your challenge! I'm a little burnt out on dystopians lately, but I highly recommend The Adoration of Jenna Fox if you haven't read it already. It's a little different from the average dystopian.

    Have you seen the event A Cornucopia of Dystopia? It's a dystopian event running from March to April and will have a bunch of reviews and author interviews. It might give you some suggestions for your challenge :)

  4. I know what you mean, there seem to be a ton of dystopian novels lately, but I cannnot wait to read even more of them! :) I have seen The Adoration of Jenna Fox here and there, but I didn't stop to see what it's about. I will definitely check it out!

    I just checked out the event, A Cornucopia of Dystopia, and it seems awesome! They are going to have SO many reviews and interviews. I will definitely make sure to mark my calender. Thanks so much for the heads up!


Hi, and welcome to From The Bookshelf of T.B.!

I can't wait to hear what you have to say! I do my best to try and respond to your comments, so check back often. Comment away!