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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