Dystopia 2014

Following is information about, and sign-up for, BA’s Dystopia Reading Challenge. This is for the 2014 challenge only. If you have any questions or issues you can’t find the answer to on this page, please visit the Challenge F.A.Q.s.

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BA’s 2014 Dystopia Reading Challenge

Dystopia 2014About: The Dystopia Challenge is all about, well, dystopia. Read books set in dystopian settings, with totalitarian governments, or something more close-knit. The Dystopia Challenge includes Post-Apocalyptic themes as well. For more about Dystopia check out Diva Schuylers’s definition and BA has a Must Reads list to get you started.

Dystopia Examples: Inside Out by Maria V. Snyder, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, 1984 by George Orwell.

Post-Apocalyptic Examples: The Road by Cormac McCarthy, I Am Legend by Richard Matheson, Above Ground by A.M. Harte, Angelfall by Susan Ee.

The Finer Deets

  • Running dates for all 2014 challenges: 1st of January – 31st of December 2014
  • Sign-Ups are accepted until the 16th of December 2014.
  • Formats: All BA Challenges are eBook, audio, short story, and graphic novel friendly.
  • Crossovers: You’re welcome to crossover with BA’s challenges. Include as many books across all the challenges as you can, I always say.

How To Sign-Up and Join In

  1. Choose Your Level: Choose a challenge level listed below.
  2. Sign Up Post: Create a post on your blog, in a group, or on a forum (where possible) to let others see what you’re aiming for (a predefined list of books is optional).
  3. Grab The Badge: Download or grab the badge and place it in your sign up post. Then link back to Bookish Ardour.
  4. Link Up: Grab the direct URL to your sign up post, not your blog, click the Mr Linky graphic and enter your link.
  5. Blogless? Don’t worry, you can sign up with your social network profile (YouTube, Twitter, GoodReads, Shelfari included), just make sure you link to your review list, shelf, tweet, or category. If you don’t have any of those feel free to comment.
  6. Your Reviews: Reviewing is optional! But if you do review it would be great for you to share them by submitting them on the review page.
  7. Finished: When you’re done it’s completion post time and you can share these on the completion/wrap-up page.

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
  6. Brainwashed – Choose anywhere between 76-135 books to read
  7. Totalitarian – Choose anywhere between 136-200 books to read

Extra Challenges

If you feel like that extra kick to your reading challenges here’s several you can choose from.

  • World: Choose a country as your theme, reading only books from that country or where it’s the setting. For how high you go you can choose more than one country;
    • Level Asocial to Soldier: Choose one country
    • Level Soldier to Conditioned: Choose two countries
    • Level Conditioned to end of Brainwashed: Choose three countries
    • Level Totalitarian: Choose four countries.
  • Gender Battle: Read books only by female or male authors. Another alternative is to read equal amounts of both.

Sign Up

Click the Mr Linky and away you go!

Who Has Joined So Far

123 thoughts on “Dystopia 2014

  1. I’ve just signed up for the 2013 challenge, and posted about it. I’m really happy to join this challenge. Thanks for hosting it. I forgot to put my level – Asocial, 5 dystopian novels this year.

  2. Are you going to be hosting all of your reading challenges for 2013 as well? If so, when do you think the sign up linky will be put up? Just curious…I know there’s still lots of time, I’m just anxious for next year! Lol. :)

    • I sure will be Sam. I’m not sure when the linky will be up. I’m still trying to figure out how I will be going about putting the new links up and where to put the current widgets. I should probably get cracking though, we don’t have much longer!

      I’m the same as you when it comes to next year’s challenges. I start getting anxious for them in October. Don’t worry, I’ll make an annoucement when the new ones open up ;)

  3. Okay so apparently I grossly under rated myself LOL finished 15 for this Challenge on August 6!
    1.Crossed by Ally Condie
    2.Cinder by Marissa Meyer
    3.The Chrysalids by John Wyndham
    4.The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan
    5.The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
    6.Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins
    7.Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
    8.Delirium by Lauren Oliver
    9.The Girl in the Arena by Lise Haines
    10.Wither by Lauren DeStefano
    11.Fever by Lauren DeStefano
    12.Nineteen-Eighty-Four by George Orwell
    13.Animal Farm by George Orwell
    14.Divergent by Veronica Roth
    15.Blood Red Road by Moira Young

    I would have to say my favourite of the year, possibly of all this genre I’ve read so far, was Divergent by Veronica Roth! And my least favourite was a tie between The Girl in the Arena & Blood Red Road, although the story in Blood was far superior the purposeful spelling and grammatical errors were highly distracting and made it very difficult to get though.

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