Thursday, April 26, 2012

Dystopian Unit Books Choices List

For the second year in a row (yet at a new school/grade level), I'm starting an end of the year dystopian unit with my middle schoolers. Last year I shared the list of books I had on the blog, and with my renewed focus on dystopian and the plethora of new titles released or come to my attention since then, my list of possible dystopian titles has expanded exponentially. I figured it was worth sharing again for anyone else who is a dystopian lover (or teacher) and wants a fairly up-to-date list of titles. As you can see, I still have quite a few to read myself!

This is the list of dystopian titles (in no particular order) that will be shared with my class for them to choose from to participate in the dystopian book club. (all titles link to goodreads so you can add them to your list)
~~~Books I've read - Ask me about them!~~~
THE HUNGER GAMES / CATCHING FIRE / MOCKINGJAY by Suzanne Collins
THE GIVER by Lois Lowry
DIVERGENT / INSURGENT by Veronica Roth
DELIRIUM / PANDEMONIUM by Lauren Oliver
THE MAZE RUNNER / THE SCORCH TRIALS / THE DEATH CURE by James Dashner
UGLIES / PRETTIES / SPECIALS / EXTRAS by Scott Westerfeld
MATCHED / CROSSED by Ally Condie
EPIC by Conor Kostick
SHIP BREAKER by Paolo Bacigalupi
UNWIND / UNWHOLLY by Neal Shusterman
LEGEND by Marie Lu
EYE OF THE STORM by Kate Messner
UNDER THE NEVER SKY by Veronica Rossi
SHATTER ME by Tahereh Mafi
CINDER by Marissa Meyer
INSIGNIA by S.J. Kincaid
THE UNWANTEDS by Lisa McMann
BRAIN JACK by Brian Faulkner
NAUGHTS & CROSSES by Malorie Blackman
LITTLE BROTHER by Cory Doctorow
THE UNIDENTIFIED by Rae Mariz
ACROSS THE UNIVERSE / A MILLION SUNS by Beth Revis
THE ADORATION OF JENNA FOX by Mary E. Pearson
BIRTHMARKED / PRIZED by Caragh M. O'Brien
SURVIVING ANTARCTICA: Reality TV 2083 by Andrea White
GIRL IN THE ARENA by Lise Haines
INCARCERON / SAPPHIQUE by Catherine Fisher
BLACK HOLE SUN by David Macginnis Gill
RASH by Pete Hautman
CANDOR by Pam Bachorz
FEED by M.T. Anderson
GONE by Michael Grant
CITY OF EMBER by Jeanne DuPrau
MEMENTO NORA by Angie Smibert
GLOW by Amy Kathleen Ryan

 
~~~Books listed below are ones I haven't read yet~~~
ALL THESE THINGS I'VE DONE by Gabrielle Zevin
POSSESSION by Elana Johnson
BLOOD RED ROAD by Moira Young
THE GARDENER by S.A. Bodeen
THE LIMIT by Kristen Landon
SKINNED by Robin Wasserman
INSIDE OUT by Maria V. Snyder
THE KNIFE OF NEVER LETTING GO by Patrick Ness
THE FOREST OF THE HANDS AND TEETH by Carrie Ryan
EMPTY by Suzanne Weyn
THE LINE by Teri Hall
AMONG THE HIDDEN by Margaret Peterson Haddix
ENDER'S GAME by Orson Scott Card
THE DECLARATION by Gemma Malley
THE OTHER SIDE OF THE ISLAND by Allegra Goodman
THE LAST BOOK IN THE UNIVERSE by Rodman Philbrick
THE BAR CODE TATTOO by Suzanne Weyn

NOMANSLAND by Lesley Hauge
ENCLAVE by Ann Aguirre
THE ROAR by Emma Clayton
TRASH by Andy Mulligan
ROT & RUIN / DUST AND DECAY by Jonathan Maberry
ASHFALL by Mike Mullin
A LONG, LONG SLEEP by Anna Sheehan
DARK PARTIES by Sara Grant
STARTERS by Lissa Price
WITHER by Lauren DeStefano
SOLSTICE by P.J. Hoover
PURE by Julianna Baggott
EVE by Anna Carey
DARK LIFE by Kat Falls
AWAKEN by Katie Kacvinsky
THE WAY WE FALL by Megan Crewe
THE PREDICTEDS by Christine Seifert
THE SELECTION by Kiera Cass
PARTIALS by Dan Wells
SCORED by Lauren McLaughlin
VARIANT by Robinson Wells
EPITAPH ROAD by David Patneaude
ARTICLE 5 by Kristen Simmons
UNISON SPARK by Andy Marino
THE PLEDGE by Kimberly Derting
THE COMET'S CURSE by Dom Testa
THE ELEVENTH PLAGUE by Jeff Hirsch

~~~Classics~~~
FAHRENHEIT 451 by Ray Bradbury
1984 by George Orwell
BRAVE NEW WORLD by ALdous Huxley
ANIMAL FARM by George Orwell

~~~Books coming out later this year, and will possibly be added for next year's list~~~
CHOSEN ONES by Tiffany Truitt (June)
THE FORSAKEN by Lisa M. Stasse (July)
GLITCH by Heather Anastasiu (August)
YESTERDAY by C.K. Kelly Martin (September)
CREWEL by Gennifer Albin (October)ELEMENTAL by Antony John (November)
LEVEL 2 by Lenore Appelhans (January 2013)
FROZEN (THE OTHER LAND CHRONICLES) by Melissa de la Cruz (2013)

Comment away if I've missed any titles that I missed that should be included or if there are any you recommend I put at the top of my to-read pile!
I'd love to hear what your favorites are or which ones you're most looking forward to reading as well!

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