2021 Dystopia Reading Challenge

Run by Game, Read, Teach.


  • This challenge will run from January 1, 2021 – December 31, 2021.
  • You can join at anytime before December 1, 2021.
  • Books must be read and reviewed in 2021.
  • Audiobooks, re-reads, short stories, and crossovers are fine.
  • You don’t have to be a book blogger to participate! You can track your progress on Goodreads, Shelfari, Booklikes, Youtube, etc.
  • Sign up on their webpage linked above with your post, shelf, etc. and leave a comment letting us know what your personal goal is.
  • Can be combined with other challenges! Cuz who doesn’t like reading books that count for multiple challenges??

Completed books will have the date of completion in brackets after the title and author’s name. Anything else is a possible option or one I’m currently reading.

Arranged left to right horizontally.


  • B1 — Oppressive Government: The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick (Completed April 8th)
  • I1 — Blue on the Cover: To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christopher Paolini (Completed January 28th)
  • N1 — Standalone: Cat’s Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. (Completed April 6th)
  • G1 — One Word Title: Wool
  • O1 — 2021 Release: Winter’s Orbit?
  • B2 — Novel Over 10 Years Old: Night’s Dawn #2: The Neutronium Alchemist by Peter F. Hamilton (Completed March 28th)
  • I2 — 500+ pages: Night’s Dawn #1: Reality Dysfunction by Peter F. Hamilton (Completed March 1st)
  • N2 — Takes Place Outside USA:
  • G2 — Radioactive/Nuclear Catastrophe: Xenogenesis #1: Dawn by Octavia E. Butler (Completed February 1st)
  • O2 — Young Adult: Skyward #2: Starsight by Brandon Sanderson (Completed January 6th)
  • B3 — Zombies: Newsflesh #1: Feed by Mira Grant (Completed June 22nd)
  • I3 — Colour in Title: Red Rising Saga #1: Red Rising by Pierce Brown (Completed April 12th)
  • N3 — Free Space: The Library at Mount Char by Scott Hawkins (Completed January 7th)
  • G3 — Aliens: Night’s Dawn #3: The Naked God by Peter F. Hamilton (Completed May 11th)
  • O3 — Short Story: The Expanse #5.5: The Vital Abyss (Completed May 29th)
  • B4 — Ebook/Audiobook: Newsflesh #2: Deadline
  • I4 — Set in Space: Green Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson (Completed March 13th)
  • N4 — Adult: Mercenary Librarians #1: Deal with the Devil by Kit Rocha (Completed July 1st)
  • G4 — Post-Apocalyptic: Xenogenesis #2: Adulthood Rites by Octavia E. Butler (Completed February 13th)
  • O4 — Gold on Cover: Xenogenesis #3: Imago by Octavia E. Butler (Completed May 31st)
  • B5 — Sci-Fi/Futuristic: The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet by Becky Chambers — post-apocalyptic Earth space exploration (Completed May 27th)
  • I5 — Movie/TV/Video Game Adaptation: Pacific Rim: The Official Movie Novelization by Alexander C. Irvine (Completed April 7th)
  • N5 — Cyberpunk: Sprawl #1: Neuromancer by William Gibson (Completed June 14th)
  • G5 — Number in Title: Zone One by Colson Whitehead (Completed June 24th)
  • O5 — Part of a Series: Newsflesh #3: Blackout by Mira Grant
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