First of all a little disclaimer. I have been working on putting this post together for a while now and did not know there was already a Dystopia 2012 Challenge already going on. Bookish Ardour has one happening that looks like a lot of fun and by no means is this one to take away from that one. In fact, theres looks to be at a whole different level than this one so please feel free to check them out and sign up there if that is more to your liking, or feel free to do both.
That said, the reason I wanted to go ahead and run this one anyway, is that I am fairly new to dystopia.
an imaginary place where the conditions and quality of life are unpleasant. The opposite of Utopia.
dystopia – a work of fiction describing an imaginary place where life is extremely bad because of deprivation or oppression or terror
Honestly, this is a genre I did not think I would get into, but now looking back over this past year I am surprised as to what books I have read and loved that I would say fall under this genre. My hope with this challenge is to maybe pick up some of you newbies that think that this is not a genre for you. You (as I) may be surprised.
I have compiled a list here of books that fall under this genre. Please check it out and know this is not conclusive by no means, this list is to just help you get a feel for what Dystopia is, and feel free to let me know of other titles that should be on the list.
This challenge will go from January 1 – December 31. I will put up a bi-monthly link for you to link an update post too as to how you are doing with this challenge and thoughts and feelings on the genre. Those participating here on the full challenge and who link to the bi-monthly challenge will go into a drawing for a dystopian novel (TBA with bi-monthly post) that will be sent to any USA address. If you are participating and are out of the US I will connect any winner to a $10 gift card through Amazon.
At the end of the year you will earn badges by how many dystopian books you read (or listened to!) over the year. Also, at the bi-monthly link ups, a question will be posted for your update, something like, what did you learn about survival in the dystopia books you have read these past two months? Something just for fun.
1-3 Dytstopia Books read in 2012: beginner
4-6 Dystopia Books read in 2012: Intermediate Post World Trainee
7-10 Dystopia Books read in 2012: Leader of Your District
11+ Dystopia Books read in 2012: SURVIVOR!
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