Friday, December 2, 2011

2012 Challenge--Dystopia


This challenge is hosted by Bonnie at Bookish Ardour and runs from January 1 through December 31, 2012. I took the text from the challenge website.

Concept:

The Dystopia challenge is for those who love it and for those who have never tried it. From negative utopia to plain ol’ totalitarian, there’s much to love about Dystopia and many ways it can be written.
If you’re not sure what it is check out Diva Schuylers’s post and learn all about it, but for a quick run down think of unpleasant living situations, pure dystopia being when an entity or social force is involved, but you can think outside the circle with this one.
Here’s one of our Must Reads lists for some inspiration.

The Deets

  • Crossover Genres: Our Dystopia challenge also includes Post-Apocalypse and Ecotopia (environmentally dystopian).
  • Further Details: Crossover challenges are fine, you can change levels at any time, this is eBook, short story, and graphic novel friendly, and you don’t need a blog to join in (read further for details)

Challenge Levels

  1. Asocial– Choose 5 books to read
  2. Contagion – Choose 15 books to read
  3. Soldier – Choose 30 books to read
  4. Drone – Choose 50 books to read
  5. Conditioned – Choose 75 books to read
  6. Brainwashed – Choose anywhere between 76-135 books to read
  7. Totalitarian – Choose anywhere between 136-200 books to read
Goal:
I am going for asocial--5 dystopian novels. I never thought I would enjoy reading dystopian novels, but then I read Scott Westerfeld's Uglies series, Nancy Farmer's House of the Scorpion and others and now I'm hooked!

Books I hope to read:
I'd love suggestions for your favorite dystopian novels!

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