The Ten Must Read Dystopian Novels of All Time

Reading dystopian novels is one of my favorite things to do. But there are a lot of dystopian novels out there. That is why we made this list of the ten must read dystopian novels of all time. Keep reading to find out which books made the list!  

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The Ten Must Read Dystopian Novels of All Time

The dystopian genre is filled with amazing novels. By choosing only ten novels, we are going to leave some amazing novels. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try. Dystopian novels have gone through a lot of change and have come to define the younger generation.  

But before there was The Hunger Games, the genre was in good hands with authors such as Lois Lowry and Ray Bradbury. And even today, the genre is going through changes. That is the beauty of new authors using old books as inspiration and giving it their own spin. You can see the full list below!  

The Ten Must Read Dystopian Novels of All Time

Must Read Dystopian Novels    

One of the most popular dystopian novels must be The Handmaid’s Tale. Some people may have read it in school while others read it for fun but either way, it is an impactful novel. Another classic dystopian novel that is up there is 1984. They both tackle serious issues and make us imagine the worst-case scenarios. 

The dystopian genre wasn’t always aimed towards younger readers. It tackled series issues like the world ending after World War II as people began to imagine the worst possible outcome. After seeing the nuclear bomb, you can’t really blame them.  

Lois Lowry’s novel The Giver was a dystopian novel that was written for a younger audience. And that opened the floodgates and led to novels like The Hunger Games. It is hard to ignore the impact of The Hunger Games as that novel led to many dystopian novels releasing soon after. And while they didn’t capture the magic that Suzanne Collins had, they still made a name for themselves.  


That ends this list of the 10 best dystopian novels of all time. What did you think of the list? What novels should we have included? Let us know in the comments below!

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7 thoughts on “The Ten Must Read Dystopian Novels of All Time

    1. Ryan Flett says:

      Riddley Walker has clearly been overlooked (in my opinion).

  1. Emmanuel says:

    You didn’t put the red rising series by pierce brown.
    The best I’ve ever read.
    Hail Reaper!!!

  2. Ellis says:

    Divergent trilogy had an interesting beginning but the end was disappointing in my view

  3. Michael Hill says:

    Orwell and Huxley both acknowledge the influence of Zamiatin. “We”. Period.


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