Top Ten Tuesdays and other stuff

I’ve been busy working on pages to my blog so I thought I’d share with you what I’ve done.

There’s the two give-aways going on  until March 31. One is for Follies Past and the other one is for The Terrorist’s Daughters.

I’ve added a couple challenges: The Classics Challenge and The Apocalyptic and Dystopian Challenge.

I’m reading two books to review: Beggars or Angels: How a Single Mother Triumphed Over War, Welfare and Cancer to Become a Successful Philanthropist by Rosemary Tran Lauer

Beggars or Angels



and Louisa Catherine: The Other Mrs. Adams by Margery M Heffron and David L. Michelmore.



April’s New Releases are now posted under New Releases.


It’s time for Top Ten Tuesday a meme from The Broke and the Bookish.  This weeks theme is Top Ten Things On My Bookish Bucket List.


Read Les Meserables

Read 52 books this year

Review 24 books this year

Have 500 followers on my blog

Add another bookcase

Read all the Anne of Green Gable novels

Read George Martin’s Game of Thrones series

Meet an author

Write a short story

Finish reading Hawaii by James Michener. I’m about half way through it.


40 reads like The Hunger Games and The Divergent series

Dystopian novels are fiction that usually takes place in the future and involves a society that has become daunting or unsavory. I love this genre.  Some older examples include 1984 and Brave New World.  Recently they have become very popular partially due to the success of The Hunger Games♥♥♥♥♥ and Divergent♥♥♥♥ series, both in book and in film. There are however, many similar books available.
If your passionate about these series, you might like to try some of these novels.

Season of the HarvestThe 5th waveThe Hunger GamesDivergentUnder the Never SkyBrave New World

  1. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
  2. Legend (Marie Lu’s Legend Series #1)by Marie Lu
  3. Delirium by Lauren Oliver
  4. I Am Number Four (Lorien Legacies Series #1) by Pittacus Lore
  5. The Power of Six (Lorien Legacies Series #2) by Pittacus Lore
  6. Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupo
  7. Blood Red Road (Dust Lands) by Moira Young
  8. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
  9. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
  10. The Maze Runner trilogy by James Dashner
  11. Gone by Michael Grant
  12. Matched Trilogy Series by Ally Condie
  13. Chaos Walking Series by Patrick Ness
  14. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
  15. Unwind Dystology Series by Neal Shusterman
  16. The Uglies Series by Scott Westerfeld
  17. The Ender Quintet series by Orson Scott Card
  18. Article 5 series by Kristen Simmons
  19. Graceling by Kristin Cashore
  20. The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hirsch
  21. Variant by Robison Wells
  22. The Fallen World trilogy by Megan Crewe
  23. Haven (Apocalypse Chronicles Part 1) by Laury Falter
  24. Resurrection Haven (Apocalypse Chronicles Part II) by Laury Falter
  25. The Partials Sequence series by Dan Wells
  26. The Survival Seriesby Tracey Ward
  27. The Compound Series by S.A.Bodeen
  28. The Razorland Trilogy by Ann Aquirre
  29. The Reboot series by Amy Tintera
  30. Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis
  31. Tomorrow series by John Marsden
  32. The Darkest Mind series by Alexandra Bracken
  33. The Breathe series by Sarah Crossan
  34. The Outside series by Shalini Boland
  35. The Birthmarked series by Caragh M. O’Brien
  36. The Harvest trilogy by Michael R. Hicks
  37. An Empty Land of Plenty by Mark McNamara
  38. Agenda 21 by Glenn Beck and Harriet Parke
  39. The Woodland Series by Lauren Nicolle Taylor
  40. Exceptional Series by Jess Petosa

For a more intensive list see wikipedia’s list of dystopian literature.