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message 1: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 70424 comments Mod
Let's celebrate February with reads that are Dystopian and Post Apocalyptic in nature! See how many you can find that are already on your bulging TBR lists - do you also love Young Adult in these genres? Well now's your chance to lower your TBRs of all those Dystopian and Post Apocalyptic books!

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Links to help you choose:

Post Apocalyptic
Dystopia & Post Apocalyptic
YA Dystopia
Dystopia


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When you have decided on your choices, LINK and post in this thread AND relax and enjoy another good month of reading!


message 2: by Lynxie (new)

Lynxie | 699 comments Found one on my TBR - I am Forgotten. It's been on my TBR for AGES (since 2013!), so I figure I can give it a bash in Feb :)


message 3: by Sarah (last edited Jan 19, 2015 05:20PM) (new)

Sarah I really want to read Dualed and Divided by Elsie Chapman. These have been on my TBR for a long time. I read Dualed awhile ago and it totally gave me nightmares. I really need to read it AND the sequel so I get some resolution! Besides, the first one as awesome.

Dualed (Dualed, #1) by Elsie Chapman Divided (Dualed, #2) by Elsie Chapman

I'm a dystopia junkie :)

Hmm... It looks like I should add The Sheep Look Up by John Brunner since I'm already reading it next month with a group. And Tomorrow, When the War Began since I need that one for my Aussie Author challenge.

The Sheep Look Up by John Brunner Tomorrow, When the War Began (Tomorrow, #1) by John Marsden


message 4: by Ryan (new)

Ryan Cool idea for a challenge. I have a few such books in my to-read-in-2015 pile. I'll sort them out when I get back to my computer.


message 5: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (last edited Jan 21, 2015 02:38AM) (new)


message 6: by vio (last edited Feb 19, 2015 12:37AM) (new)

vio (veeohhhh) Post Apocalyptic
I've been meaning to get caught up on The Walking Dead comic book series for a while so this is actually the perfect opportunity. I still have The Walking Dead Survivors' Guide and The Walking Dead, Vol. 17: Something to Fear to The Walking Dead, Vol. 22: A New Beginning to read so I'll work on those.

Dystopia
I was planning to read 1984 and Animal Farm soon so again, this is perfect! I also started A Clockwork Orange last year so I'll work on finishing that too.

Edit: Challenge abandoned. I think I set my goal way too high for me to have any chance of reaching it. Maybe next time I do a challenge, I'll give myself a fighting chance.


message 7: by Sarah (last edited Jan 19, 2015 04:00PM) (new)

Sarah Brenda wrote: "I'm going to read Sand by Hugh Howey Sand by Hugh Howey and In the End A Pre-Apocalypse Novel by Edward M. Wolfe In the End A Pre-Apocalypse Novel

Hugh Howey is usually quite good.


message 8: by Carolyn (last edited Jan 19, 2015 04:04PM) (new)

Carolyn | 8128 comments I have several in my tbr stash to choose from. Will have to see how many I can get through!

A Canticle for Leibowitz by Walter M. Miller Jr.
The Year of the Flood and MaddAddam by Margaret Atwood
Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
The Giver by Lois Lowry


message 9: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 70424 comments Mod
Sarah wrote: "Brenda wrote: "I'm going to read Sand by Hugh Howey Sand by Hugh Howey and In the End A Pre-Apocalypse Novel by Edward M. Wolfe [book:In the End A Pre-Apo..."

Sarah, I haven't read him before but a lot of our members have nothing but high praise for him:) I'm looking forward to reading it actually!


message 10: by Mell (new)

Mell (mellrouvray) | 331 comments After reading the Hunger Games series, I'm not sure Dystopia/Post Apocalyptic is for me. Think I will skip this month's challenge!


message 11: by Sally906 (new)

Sally906 I'm in - and I have just the book to fit the bill:

The Islands at the End of the World (Islands at the End of the World, #1) by Austin Aslan The Islands at the End of the World by Austin Aslan

Then if I have time I also have:

The Book of Ivy (The Book of Ivy, #1) by Amy Engel The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel

So they should keep me busy


message 12: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 70424 comments Mod
Melissa wrote: "After reading the Hunger Games series, I'm not sure Dystopia/Post Apocalyptic is for me. Think I will skip this month's challenge!"

No problems Melissa:)


message 13: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 70424 comments Mod
I'm already liking the choices that are coming through:)


message 14: by Ryan (new)

Ryan I've got the following ready to be read:

Annihilation

1984

Snow Crash

The Windup Girl

Wool Omnibus

I doubt I'll be able to read them all in February though. That's only 28 days!!!


message 15: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Good ones Ryan. I really want to read Snow Crash and Wool Omnibus.

I've read the others. Annihilation is really kind of brilliant. And scary. I completely loved it :)


message 16: by Sarah (new)

Sarah RitaSkeeter wrote: "I'll read The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkoski, but will add in more if I get through other planned books faster than expected next month."

OMIGOD! I LOVED that book! It was really wonderful and the writing was amazing.


message 17: by Phrynne, Series Queen! (new)

Phrynne | 11658 comments Mod
I have read so many from this genre already but I will read Snow Crash and The Dispossessed in February as long as the library will oblige:)


message 18: by Carolyn (new)

Carolyn | 8128 comments Snow Crash sounds good Ryan and Phrynne!
Might have to add it to my list (will check out the library)

I also recommend Ready Player One for anyone interested in virtual worlds and computer games :)


message 19: by Sarah (new)

Sarah Carolyn wrote: "Snow Crash sounds good Ryan and Phrynne!
Might have to add it to my list (will check out the library)

I also recommend Ready Player One for anyone interested in virtual ..."


I'm reading Ready Player One in March. I've heard such good things about it.


message 20: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 70424 comments Mod
Ken is going to read Awakening by Jeremy Laszlo


message 21: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 70424 comments Mod
Sorry Ken, I needed to remove your self-promotion from the post:) If you go to the author spotlight thread you can promote your book there for us all to see:)

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/group... - Top right hand corner "new topic" and go from there...good luck!


message 22: by Amber (new)

Amber (ukaunz) I'll probably read This Night So Dark, and This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman if I can get hold of the second one from the library. They're already on my TBR for the Aussie Authors Challenge :-) I'd also like to read Shift by Hugh Howey if I have the time.


message 23: by Zoey (new)

Zoey  (rozannen) | 1044 comments I'll be reading The Third Day, The Frost & (hopefully if there is time) Darkness, Be My Friend both by John Marsden


message 24: by Kadi (last edited Feb 11, 2015 10:44PM) (new)

Kadi (kads) | 99 comments I'm going to read Symbiont and Station Eleven


message 25: by Kadi (new)

Kadi (kads) | 99 comments Sarah wrote: "Carolyn wrote: "Snow Crash sounds good Ryan and Phrynne!
Might have to add it to my list (will check out the library)

I also recommend Ready Player One for anyone intere..."


I really liked it.


message 26: by Sharon (new)

Sharon | 4666 comments I have The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey on my TBR so I think I'll read that.


message 27: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 70424 comments Mod
So have I Sharon:)


message 28: by Sharon (new)

Sharon | 4666 comments Brenda wrote: "So have I Sharon:)"

:) Not sure I'll like it, but you never know :)


message 29: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 70424 comments Mod
Sharon wrote: "Brenda wrote: "So have I Sharon:)"

:) Not sure I'll like it, but you never know :)"


I've had it for probably 14 months and keep putting it to one side...I'll have to read it eventually though;) I'll be interested in your thoughts:)


message 30: by Katie (last edited Jan 19, 2015 09:06PM) (new)

Katie I'm going to read The Game by Terry Schott


message 31: by Sharon (new)

Sharon | 4666 comments John wrote: "Sharon wrote: "I have The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey The Girl with All the Gifts by M.R. Carey on my TBR so I think I'll read that."

I loved that..."


Good to know and I hope I enjoy it as much as you did, John :)


message 32: by Sarah (new)

Sarah I also really liked that one. I loved the fact that it gave you a detailed scientific reason for the Hungries. With a wicked little chuckle asking the way.


message 33: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 70424 comments Mod
Loved The Stone Gate John! Really excellent book:)


message 34: by Ken (new)

Ken Grace | 26 comments Brenda wrote: "Sorry Ken, I needed to remove your self-promotion from the post:) If you go to the author spotlight thread you can promote your book there for us all to see:)

https://www.goodreads.com/topic/group..."


No problem. Thanks for letting me know. I will go and check out the link now. Cheers. Ken. :-)


message 35: by Odette (new)

Odette (odman) | 943 comments I plan to read Heaven is a place on Earth by Graham Storrs.
I have had this book on my kindle for a while and seems to fit this challenge. No idea what it will be like.


Liam || Books 'n Beards (madbird) Great photo of Pripyat in the main post :P

I'm gonna read Fahrenheit 451.


message 37: by Cassandra (new)

Cassandra Page (cassandrapage) The only dystopian on my TBR is Allegiant by Veronica Roth but I've been postponing reading that for aaaaages due to the bad reviews, so I'll make that my book.

I'm only going to read the one dystopian as I want to get some Aussie genre fiction read too, for the main challenge, and I already smashed John Marsden's books in 2013! :)


message 38: by Katie (new)

Katie Mineeff | 59 comments I love YA dystopian fiction! I'm going to read Admission to start with. There'll definitely be more but I could get sucked in to the series if it's good so I'll hold up on writing a complete list for now! Happy reading everyone!


message 39: by Amber (new)

Amber (ukaunz) Cassandra wrote: "I'm only going to read the one dystopian as I want to get some Aussie genre fiction read too, for the main challenge, and I already smashed John Marsden's books in 2013! :) "

Have you read the Ellie Chronicles Cassandra? I'm wondering if they are as good as the Tomorrow series.


message 40: by Dana (new)

Dana | 144 comments I have quite a few on my TBR list. So here are my choices:
Bounty Hunter
The Last Girl
Angelfall
The Winner's Curse
Wool Omnibus (Silo, #1)
The Hunger Games/Catching Fire/Mockingjay
Insurgent/Allegiant
The Mime Order is due to be released on Kindle at the end of January and I have it pre-ordered so that is also an option.

I obviously won't be reading all of these, I am really looking forwarded to the first two and the last one listed so I will aim for those and go from there.

Happy end days....


message 41: by Regina (new)

Regina Hhhhhhmmmm. I don't actually have any on my TBR.

After looking at lists, I have chosen The Giver

(shall I admit I based my decision based on the cover?)


message 42: by Phrynne, Series Queen! (new)

Phrynne | 11658 comments Mod
Regina wrote: "Hhhhhhmmmm. I don't actually have any on my TBR.

After looking at lists, I have chosen The Giver

(shall I admit I based my decision based on the cover?)"


The book is as good as it's cover Regina:)


message 43: by Meg (new)

Meg (megscl) | 114 comments I am so in - dystopia is my favourite genre!
I will do 4:
The Book of Strange New Things
Allegiant
Station Eleven
California

and if people are looking for recommendations, I just read The Age of Miracles and it was fantastic. Also, an Australian author option I read recently is Things We Didn't See Coming


message 44: by Regina (new)

Regina Phrynne wrote: "Regina wrote: "Hhhhhhmmmm. I don't actually have any on my TBR.

After looking at lists, I have chosen The Giver

(shall I admit I based my decision based on the cover?)"

The book is a..."


I see you gave it five stars Phrynne. Hopefully I like it as much as you did.


message 45: by Phrynne, Series Queen! (new)

Phrynne | 11658 comments Mod
Regina wrote: "Phrynne wrote: "Regina wrote: "Hhhhhhmmmm. I don't actually have any on my TBR.

After looking at lists, I have chosen The Giver

(shall I admit I based my decision based on the cover?)..."


The movie was quite good too but not as good as the book.


message 46: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 70424 comments Mod
Amber wrote: "Cassandra wrote: "I'm only going to read the one dystopian as I want to get some Aussie genre fiction read too, for the main challenge, and I already smashed John Marsden's books in 2013! :) "

Hav..."


I have Amber; I loved the whole series:)


message 47: by Brenda, Aussie Authors Queen (new)

Brenda | 70424 comments Mod
Wow some fabulous books being chosen!


message 48: by Sally906 (new)

Sally906 Regina wrote: "Hhhhhhmmmm. I don't actually have any on my TBR.

After looking at lists, I have chosen The Giver

(shall I admit I based my decision based on the cover?)"


I really enjoyed the book - still haven't got around to reading the rest of the series - I understand they're linked standalones


message 49: by Kim Marie (new)

Kim Marie | 894 comments Since I've just finished Divergent I'll be reading Insurgent and Allegiant for this challenge.


message 50: by [deleted user] (new)

I am a little way into Article 5 so might aim to finish it in Feb for this challenge


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