Tuesday, December 7, 2010

The Dystopia Challenge

I've found that I really like dystopian fiction.  There's something about reading just how crappy the world could  be to make you appreciate what you have.  So, here's another challenge I've decided to join.  This one shouldn't be too difficult for me either.  Here are the challenge levels, and I'm trying to decide which level to go with:   

Challenge Levels
  1. Asocial–  Choose 5 books to read
  2. Contagion – Choose 15 books to read
  3. Soldier – Choose 30 books to read
  4. Drone – Choose 50 books to read
  5. Conditioned – Choose 75 books to read
For extra hard challenges
  1. Brainwashed – Choose 76-125 books to read
  2. Totalitarian – Choose 126-200 books to read

I don't want to get in over my head, so I think I'll pick the Asocial category, even though that doesn't make me sound very cool.  :)  I'm not sure what I'll read,  but I'll probably decide as I go.  If you'd like to participate, click on the picture at the top of this post and go sign up.  As always, comment here and let me know if you're participating so I can visit and follow your blog.


  1. Oh, gosh, I've been pondering challenges about this time of the year, too. I don't know how to begin to choose--but this sounds like a good one.

  2. There are a ton of challenges out there. Sometimes it's easy to get in over your head and join too many, so I'm trying to keep it simple this year and only join a couple. I hope. ;)

  3. I'll have to think about this one. I love dystopian fiction though. The best book I read last year ("The Reapers Are the Angels" by Alden Bell-- had to throw that in there) fits into that category.

  4. This challenge sounds really interesting. If i wasnt already in 3 challenges i would join you :)

  5. SQT: I've added that one to my TBR list. Maybe I'll read it for the challenge.

    Slowest Bookworm: I can totally understand that. I'm capping it at 2 challenges, and 2 book club type challenges for next year.

  6. Thanks for stopping by my blog ^_^. I'm also participating in this challenge. I was hoping there was a level with maybe 10 books because 5 seems too little and 15 too much and I agree Asocial doesn't sound too cool not like contagion or soldier but that's the level I choose though I plan to do 6 books :).

    Check out my post if you want a look of my picks