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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Dystopia 2012 Challenge

The Dystopia 2012 Challenge

The Dystopia 2012 Challenge is being hosted by Bookish Ardour.  You can sign up anytime through the last two weeks of December, and you don't have to be a blogger to join.  Reviews are optional, but there is a review page set up for your reviews.  There is a Must Reads page full of wonderful book suggestions to help you in your reading choices as well.

From the blog:

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.
Crossover Genres: Our Dystopia challenge also includes Post-Apocalypse and Ecotopia (environmentally dystopian).

I will participate at the Contagion level.  I have a couple of books right now that are on my reading list for this year, and I will add as I go:

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
A Clockwork Orange by Anthony Burgess



  1. I'm going to join the challenge too - I've already challenged myself to read 52 books this year, so this'll be a fun extra kick in the pants to do it :)


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