2017 Dystopia Reading Challenge Sign-ups!

Welcome to the 3rd annual Dystopia Reading Challenge!

This will be my second year hosting alongside Tracy from Cornerfolds. There will be giveaways, possible read-a-longs, and badges awarded! Our big addition to the challenge this year is Dystopia Bingo!

Challenge Guidelines

  • This challenge will run from January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017
  • You can join anytime before November 1, 2017
  • Books must be read and reviewed in 2017
  • 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, etc.
  • Sign-up below with your post, Shelfari, Booklikes, etc. and lave a comment letting us know what your personal goal is
  • Link up your reviews each month on the post we’ll provide!

    Challenge Levels & Badges

    Recruit Badge: Read and review 1-5 dystopian books

    Rebel Badge: Read and review 6-10 dystopian books

    Revolutionist Badge: Read and review 11-15 dystopian books

    Leader Badge: Read and review 16+ dystopian books


Dystopia Bingo

This year we’re doing something new and fun! In addition to the standard reading challenge levels, we’re throwing in a bingo card! For each row you complete, you get an extra entry into the end of year giveaway and bragging rights!


Challenge Update Schedule
  • March 16th – First Quarter Update
  • June 15th – Second Quarter Update & Giveaway
  • September 14th – Third Quarter Update
  • December 14th – Challenge Wrap-Up & Giveaway
Lists to Get You Started
Monthly Link-ups
  • January Link-up

 Okay, How Do I Sign-Up?

  1. Simply enter your information in the Linky tool below as follows: Your name @ Your blog name (i.e. Claudia @ My Soul Called Life)
  2. If you are a blogger, grab the button below, create a blog post or page letting us know you are participating in this challenge and what your personal goal is ― be sure to link back to this post!
  3. If you are not a blogger, you can use Goodreads (or any other book tracking site) and create a shelf for the challenge and link to that
  4. Lastly, Tweet about the reading challenge!

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39 thoughts on “2017 Dystopia Reading Challenge Sign-ups!

  1. I’m so looking forward to this one! Dystopias are my favorite genre and I really can’t wait to get started on this! First up will be the sequels to Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard!

    1. Dystopia is my go to genre, too! I haven’t read the Red Queen series! I have on my shelf though Have you by chance read the Ashfall series by Mike Mullins? The Sunset Rising series by SM McEachern? Both highly recommended!

      1. Thanks! It turns out that I already had Ashfall on my TBR list, but I was confused when I couldn’t find one library in the entire country that had Sunset Rising until I saw it was only 99 cents on Amazon, so I went ahead and bought it. I’ll have to wait until after New Year’s Day to start reading it.

  2. How tightly are we adhering to the “dystopian” genre when comparing with “apocalypse” and “post-apocalyptic” literature? For the purposes of this challenge are we saying that the latter two fit into the dystopian realm or are we staying away from them? I’m game either way!

    1. Hi Scerakor, this is such a delicate topic for sure as many of us hold on to our own definitions of what the dystopia genre entails; having said that, Tracy and I are pretty adamant about ensuring that the book(s) participants choose to read for this reading challenge fall under the following definition of dystopia:

      “‘Dystopia’ is not a synonym for ‘post-apocalyptic’; it also is not a synonym for a bleak, or darkly imagined future. In a dystopian story, society itself is typically the antagonist; it is a society that is actively working against the protagonist’s aims and desires.”

      I would also like to mention that Tracy wrote an intriguing post on this very subject and I highly recommend you read it. You can find her post here.

      Best of luck in the year ahead!

  3. This is the first time I’ve actually signed up for a reading challenge and I’m excited! The dystopian genre is one I’m beginning to fall in love with. I’m excited to get a bingo too!

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