If you are like me, then you enjoy reading dystopian novels. Unfortunately, not all of them are written equally. Some of them are much better than others and help push the genre forward. That made us want to compile a list of the five best dystopian novels of all time.
The dystopian genre has seen a lot of changes over the decades. Before there was The Hunger Games, authors like Margaret Atwood and Aldous Huxley who paved the way. But it was the novel The Giver by Lois Lowry that targeted young adults with the dystopian novel. Little did Lowry know that she would be changing the target audience of future readers of dystopian novels with her book.
The wave of dystopian novels in the 2000’s saw a lot of great dystopian novels (and a bunch of not so great) that came to define an era. We saw many of them even get movie adaptions. While that wave has slowed down, there are still great dystopian novels still being released. You can see the list below.
The Five Best Dystopian Novels of All Time
- The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood
- Nineteen Eighty-Four by George Orwell
- The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
- Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
- The Giver by Lois Lowry
All Time Classics
One of the greatest dystopian novels has to be Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. It is a powerful novel that is still being censored heavily in this day and age. George Orwell made the list with Nineteen Eighty-Four and Animal Farm just missed the cut, showcasing just how important his works are.
That is all for our five best dystopian novels of all-time list. What books should have made the list but didn’t? Let us know in the comments below. Until next time, happy reading!