Monday, November 19, 2012

Dystopia Reading Challenge 2013

This challenge is being hosted by Ula at Blog of Erised! Here are the rules of the sign up from Ula's blog:

Love Dystopian books? Then this is just the right thing for you! If you're as big of a fan as I am of post-apocalyptic dystopia books (and even if your are not) you are welcome to join the challenge!

We will try to read 24 Dystopian books in 2013 as the challenge goal, which means 2 per month, if you would like to read them monthly. You can of course make your own schedule. 2 per month is plenty because it still gives you time to explore and love books from other genres.

At the end of the year there will also be a giveaway with great prizes!


> The challenge will run from January 1, 2013 to December 31, 2013. Each month will have its own link form so you will be able to share your book reviews. You do not have to review the books you read to participate, but only those who read/reviewed at least one dystopian book will be able to participate in the giveaway (you can track your reading without the reviews with Goodreads, Shelfari etc.).
> Books that count in this challenge must include any form of post-apocalyptic theme (book sites like Goodreads are good sources of genre information). The books must be full-length.
> All formats allowed.
> Rereads allowed.
> It does not matter whether it's a series or a stand-alone book.
> If you are participating, grab the challenge button from below and post it on you blog. You can also make a post with the header (the code is also below). Please include the link back to this post so others will be able to participate as well.
> If you will participate, put the sign-up link to your blog post (about the challenge) or blog (for the button) directly into the linky below. Sign-ups will be open until December 20, 2013.
> You do not have to list your books in advance, go and do as you please. Read as many as you want (you can read more than 24!) and whenever you want, as long as you have fun!
> Info about the giveaway will be available in December 2013.


Level 1: Recruit (1 to 6 books)
Level 2: Rebel (7 to 12 books)
Level 3: Revolutionist (13 to 18 books)
Level 4: Leader (19+ books)

Each time you reach a new level, you will receive a badge.

I LOVE dystopian and have read a bunch this year. I really failed at keeping up with the challenges I signed up for in 2012 because of family issues going on and school...hopefully this year will be different! 

No you don't have to list out your books in advance, but I am going to go ahead and do that anyways. Making a list helps me keep track of what I want to read for each challenge, but I can always go back and change it. This also makes it easier for me when signing up for other challenges so I can cross reference books. I also added a shelf for them on Goodreads!

So I am going to go for Level 4 because dystopian is one of my favorite genres. 

1. Aftertime by Sophie Littlefield
2. Rebirth by Sophie Littlefield
3. Horizon by Sophie Littlefield
4. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
5. Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver
6. Requim by Lauren Oliver
7. Matched by Ally Condie
8. Crossed by Ally Condie
9. Reached by Ally Condie
10. Cinder by Marissa Meyer
11. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
13. Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
14. Dearly, Departed by Lia Habel
15. Dearly, Beloved by Lia Habel
16. Everneath by Brodi Ashton
17. Everbound by Brodi Ashton
18. Across the Universe by Beth Revis
19. A Million Suns by Beth Revis
20. Shades of Earth by Beth Revis
21. 1984 by George Orwell
22. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
23. Lord of the Flies by William Golding
24. World War Z by Max Brooks

Books I've Read So Far:

1.) (Currently reading) Unravel Me


  1. Thanks for joining us! I see a lot of books I'll try to conquer myself :D Hopefully you'll have a great time!

  2. I didn't know that Everneath was a dystopian! I see some titles we have in common, it's going to be fun :D


    1. It's really probably not, I just went through and read over the synopsis for it again. It was on the list for dystopians but it doesn't sound like one. Hmmm. Oh well, I'll find something else. :D This challenge is actually going to help me get through a lot of books sitting on my shelf right