I love reading Dystopian lit, especially now that I have a bit of an academic background in Dystopias and Utopias (I read Utopia for a poli-sci class and we discussed the hell out of it)! Upon perusing google-reader, I came across two YA dystopian challenges. I say game on.
There are always rules in dystopic societies. We will be benevolent despots in the running of this challenge. Your participation is voluntary and we will be deactivating the Reading Challenge Police, so you are on the honor system.
1. You must do as you are told. You are hereby commanded to read 3 works of dystopic fiction that were written or published primarily for young adults. A partial list of titles is above; you may choose other books that are not on this list. Books must be read between October 5, 2009 and December 31, 2009 in order to count for the challenge.
2. Secret activities are forbidden in dystopic societies. You must post your reading list and/or your review(s) of the books that you’ve read. Reviews can be formal or informal, as you like. You may post them one at a time or all at once, it’s up to you. If you have a blog, please post there. If you do not have a blog, there are two options:
- A. (Preferred) – use one of the special discussion threads we’ve set up on Facebook or Goodreads.Note: Facebook membership is required to post there, but anyone can read the messages. Goodreads requires you to be a member to post or read on the discussion board. Membership to both Facebook and Goodreads is free.
- B. Post your reading list and/or reviews in the comments on this post.
3. A dystopic society controls the spread of information among its citizens. If you have teens or tweens in your life, tell them about this reading challenge, and consider doing it together.
4. Dystopic governments control your behavior with a system of rewards. So, there will be prizes!We’ll do a random drawing from all participants at the end of the challenge.
5. Dystopic governments can track the identities of community members. Post the URL of your list/review in the Simply Linked box below. If you posted at Goodreads or Facebook, include the URL of the discussion post.