Top Ten Tuesday #23 – Social Reading…It’s a Thing!

Posted January 27, 2015 by Lillian in Features / 9 Comments

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Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish. This feature was created because they are particularly fond of lists at The Broke and the Bookish. They’d love to share their lists with other bookish folks and would LOVE to see your top ten lists!

What a lovely day it is today…..NOT!!! We are snowed in, but we aren’t the only ones. Pretty much the entire Northeastern part of America, we just happen to live in the Southern most tip of this blizzard. So what should I do with my free time….READ….and make lists 😀 That’s right, it’s Tuesday. Today’s topic is “Top Ten Books I’d Love to Read With My Book Club.” Well….I don’t have a book club, but if I did all we would read is young adult dystopian fiction. Why? Because it’s the best ever!!!

Top Ten Dystopian Social Reads

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Book Cover for "The Maze Runner" by James Dashner

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – Duh…do I even need a reason to have this book on this list?! It’s only one of the best pieces of young adult dystopian lit this millennia! Ok, maybe I’m being a little over zealous, but it is an amazing book and one of my all time favorite reads.

Allegiant by Veronica Roth – I feel like this book doesn’t get the love it deserves. Yes it’s the last in a really good trilogy and yes the ending shocked many and broke many hearts, but it’s just so…real! (I think that’s the word I’m looking for.) No one has done what this author does in this book, at least not that I’ve read. And while I initially wanted to chuck the book in the garbage and scream and cry in a corner, I’m happy with the ending. It shows what realistically could happen….

The Matched Trilogy by Ally Condie – This series is what started my dystopian obsession. I read it and loved it before Hunger Games, before Divergent. I love it’s concept, where the government tells you who you will marry based only on your genetics, the uprising that follows, and for once I didn’t even mind the love triangle.

The Legacy by Melissa Delport – This book is hands down my favorite read from 2014, and not enough people have read it in my humble opinion 😉 Think Hunger Games meets Divergent but darker and written for the New Adult crowd (it’s not erotica, not even close!). The first lines of this book hooked me, painting the horrific scene of WWIII and the decimation of America in its wake. Haven’t read it….Go Do It NOW!!!!

The Maze Runner by James Dashner – Ok, don’t shoot me…I haven’t read this book yet 😳 I keep meaning too, but I just haven’t had a chance to. It’s on my TBR and I have it on hold at the library for when a copy becomes available (I’m only number 85 on the waitlist, they have 3 copies…)

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Book Cover for "Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)" by Marissa Meyer
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Book Cover for "The Moon Dwellers" by David Estes
Book Cover for "The Winner's Curse" by Marie Rutkoski

The Selection by Kiera Cass – Here’s another book I haven’t read yet, but I do own. I really want to read this one, but for some reason just haven’t found the time. Tell me people, is it as good as everyone says it is? I’m leery to read it because of the hype surrounding it. Also I know this isn’t really a dystopian…or at least I don’t think it is.

Cinder by Marissa Meyer – Ah-MAZE-ing!!! I cannot believe I put off reading this book til just a few weeks ago. It has to be one of my new favorites. Cinderella as a cyborg….human colony on the moon….plague killing off the humans on earth….yes it is fantastic!!!

Through Glass Serials by Rebecca Ethington – This list wouldn’t be complete without one of my favorite authors on it. This series is actual a serial series with 6 volumes (about 80-100pg each) out currently. I really cannot tell you a single thing about this series without spoilers. It starts though with the day the sky turned black, a girl is trapped inside her house and these alien, bird-like creatures take over. It’s creepy! Stay in the light when you read it 😉

The Moon Dwellers by David Estes – Another favorite author that makes this list complete 😀 The Dwellers saga is an amazing find that I discovered by chance last year when I received a boxset for review (still making my way through it too). It’s about a society that has gone underground to live when a meteor crashes to earth, leaving it uninhabitable above ground. So thousands of miles below the surface sits three colonies and they are on the brink of civil war. Awesome series! I still have two books before I complete it and I can’t wait!

The Winner’s Curse by Maria Rutkoski – I’m not sure if this one falls into the dystopian category or not, but it is one that I’m dying to read and it makes this list because…well it’s my list 😉 Isn’t the cover pretty?! And the reviews have been really good for it…must go find it and read…

What books would you read with your book club? Personally I’m a bit anti-social, my husband says it’s because I’m an only child, so I’ve never been in a book club. I think it would be fun though to hear other perspectives on my beloved books.

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9 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday #23 – Social Reading…It’s a Thing!

    • I didnt think it was either but when I looked it up it was in that category. The concept just doesn’t sound cery dystopian. I need to find time to read it 🙂

    • That’s how I discovered it too! Only a couple weeks left til The Legend comes out! I’m so excited to see how this series wraps up 😀

      The Moon Dwellers is a great read. I’ve read all of them and part of the sister series. David Estes has quickly become a favorite author of mine!