In case you don’t know (but of course you wouldn’t, I’ve never told you about it), I LOVE to read. I especially love dystopian fiction. It’s a good thing that most books these days are in that genre.
So if you’re looking for some good books to read -in my opinion- and some books to steer clear of, here are some of my favorites and ones that I would never read again.
Books To Read
- The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, and Mockingjay — Suzanne Collins
I know that most everybody has read these by now, but it is a great series.
- The Underland Chronicles (Gregor the Overlander) — Suzanne Collins
This is also by Suzanne Collins. It consists of 5 books and she may be writing a 6th. This series is AMAZING. I read it last year and couldn’t put it down. The first book is a little slow at first, it will get very interesting. If a 6th book does come out, I will definitely re-read the series to refresh my memory.
- Divergent, Insurgent,
Allegiant — Veronica Roth
I KNOW that you’ve heard about these. Divergent is AMAZING. I started reading it one evening and couldn’t stop until 4 in the morning. Insurgent is really good, too, but it does leave you at a cliff-hanger. Now Allegiant on the other hand, we’ll get back to that one later.
I read the first 3-ish books in the series last year and haven’t been able to finish it because I can’t find the next book ANYWHERE and I don’t want to buy it. It’s mainly about a city where all of the adults disappear and the teenagers take over. It’s really good.
- Michael Vey — Richard Paul Evans
There are 3 books in this series so far and they are all SOOO GOOD!!! I read the first 2 last year and the 3rd this year when it came out.
- The Giver, Gathering Blue, Messenger, Son — Lois Lowry
Lois Lowry has written many books, but these by far are my favorite. I read The Giver 3 years ago then read Gathering Blue and Messenger last year, not even realizing that it was part of the series. Then last summer I read Son to finish it.
- The Mysterious Benedict Society — Trenton Lee Stewart
There are 3 books in this series. I read the first one 4 years ago and was finally read the others last year when I got a gift card for Books-a-Million. They’re really interesting and are worth reading.
- The Mortal Instruments — Cassandra Clare
This series has 6 books in it, but I have only gotten through about 4/5 of the way of the first one, City of Bones. It’s now a movie, but I’ve heard that it doesn’t follow the book at all. So if you read the book then watch the movie, don’t be surprised if you’re disappointed.
- The Percy Jackson Series — Rick Riordan
I love Greek Mythology because of this series. Before, I had never even heard of it. But, the movie was horrid so be amazed by this book.
- The Kane Chronicles — Rick Riordan
This series is about Egyptian Mythology, instead of Greek. Not my favorite, but still worth reading.
- The Heroes of Olympus — Rick Riordan
This continues The Percy Jackson Series with new and original characters. I have every single book.
Books Not To Read
I don’t want to go much into this one. Just STAY AWAY!!!
- Allegiant — Veronica Roth
If you read Divergent and Insurgent, just think up your own ending and throw out this one. It’s not worth the tears. SOOO not worth it.
- The Diary of Anne Frank — Anne Frank
I seriously thought that I would like it. I like reading about history and things, especially WWII. But it was just a bad idea. It took all my power to get through it.
That’s about all I can really come up with at the moment. But, I would REALLY recommend those books up top and STAY AWAY from the ones on the bottom. I hope you don’t have your hands empty at this point because if they are, you’re not taking advantage of the amazing books that I have just told you about. TAKE ACTION!!!