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Excellent Dystopian Books!

Updated: Apr 13

If you've been around for a while, you know that I LOVE to read! And if you listen to my podcast, you also know that I went to graduate school and wrote my doctoral dissertation on dystopian fiction.

So, below are some seriously epic dystopian novels that you might not have heard of, but I know you'll love! (Just so you know, some of these books have sci fi and fantasy elements).

Young Adult Dystopia:

  • Dan Wells, Partials

  • Kristen Simmons, Article 5

  • Lauren DeStefano, Wither

  • Scott Westerfeld, Uglies

  • Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me

  • Malorie Blackman, Naughts and Crosses

  • Ally Condie, Matched

  • Marie Lu, Legend

  • Karen Sandler, Tankborn

  • An Ember in the Ashes, Sabaa Tahir

Adult Dystopia:

  • Hugh Howey, Wool

  • Octavia Butler, Dawn

  • Hillary Jordan, When She Woke

  • Leni Zumas, Red Clocks

  • Naomi Alderman, The Power

  • Christina Dalcher, Vox

  • Louise Erdrich, Future Home of the Living God

  • Joanne Ramos, The Farm

There you have it, my friend! A fantastic list of dystopian books I LOVE! If you check any of them out and you love them as much as me, slide into my DMs on Instagram (@dr.meggymarie) and let me know what you think!

Happy Reading!


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