Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Futuristic Books I Want To Read

February 2: Top Ten Futuristic Books I Want To Read
This week the TTT topic was rather vague (it had to be something either focusing on the past or future: eg. Top Ten Historical Settings You Love/Top Ten Futuristic Societies I’d Love To Read in Books) which I find more difficult to write about. After some deliberation I decided upon the less restrictive angle of futuristic (leaning towards dystopian) books on my TBR (and coincidentally bookshelf!)


1. Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
The synopsis for this book sounds so interesting: I can’t wait to experience it and see how it plays out (on the page – I’m almost positive it can’t end well in practice).

2. Legend by Marie Lu
I’ve heard comparisons to The Hunger Games, so I’m sold.

3. Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel
This book has won so many literary awards, so I’m looking forward to discovering this critically acclaimed world for myself.

4. The 100 by Kass Morgan
I’m deliberately stayed away from the TV series (and spoilers) until I can read these books, so I’m relatively clueless about the plot – which is great!

5. Ready Player One by Ernest Cline
Set in the year 2044, this book reminds me of 1984 with video games.

6. The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey
With the movie having just been released, I need to read this before I hear spoilers. Plus the final book in the trilogy is released later in the year, so it’s the perfect time to marathon the series.

7. The Colour of Magic by Terry Pratchett
I view this series as futuristic, and I’ve been wanting to jump into it for a while: I think 2016 might be the time to start.

8. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer
I read Cinder last year and wasn’t blown away by it, but I want to give the series another chance by reading the sequel.

9. Allegiant by Veronica Roth
I loved Divergent and was incredibly disappointed with Insurgent, but I feel the trilogy must be completed.

10. The Death Cure by James Dashner
I really enjoyed the first two books in The Maze Runner series, so I can’t understand why I’ve not yet read the final book in the trilogy.

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10 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Futuristic Books I Want To Read

      1. Station Eleven was my nomination to our library’s One Book One Community program, actually, but sadly it wasn’t the winner. It’s so rare to find a dystopian that’s uplifting, not depressing.

        I hope you like it (eventually)!

  1. 2016 is my “Jump into Discworld” year! Colour of Magic was really fun, and I have an unofficial challenge to read one of those books a month (there are so many!) I recommend it and hope you enjoy it!

    Ready Player One and Station Eleven were also favorites of mine from last year – definitely check them out!

  2. I read the Uglies a long time ago, and I plan on rereading the trilogy. At the time I loved it! I’m a little nervous about rereading it since my opinion has changed on a few novels I’ve gone and reread. I’m afraid I’m not going to like it anymore, but we’ll see.
    Scarlet was SO good I hope you get the chance to read it! I feel the same way with the Divergent trilogy. It started so good, and the just flopped. I really enjoyed The Maze Runner trilogy, and they made the movies so well too! 🙂

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