10 Dystopian Novels to get you though the Toilet Paper Apocalypse

1. 1984

Author: George Orwell

Winston is a man who needs something in his life. He works for the Department of Truth. He is an “editor” it’s his job to dig up old records that don’t conform to the government’s narrative and “correct” them. In an era of unprecedented government monitoring of the American people, violent protests instead of civil discussion, false facts on the news, and missing public documents, this book stands as almost a scary prediction of a world where we may soon be living.

This book was written before you were born, set in a future that is now in the past!  There’s some double think for you!

2. Renegades

Author: Marissa Meyer

Nova is a “super villain” or an Anarchist. She was raised by her uncle after her family was killed. When the Renegades declare themselves rulers of the city and killed her uncle, Nova becomes determined to take down the Renegades, and free the “sheeple” from their control.

When the Renegades start looking for new super-powered children to train, Nova enlists to take the enemy down from within. Will Nova undermine them, or will they undermine everything Nova has been taught to believe?

3. Illuminae

Authors: Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

When a mining colony is attacked as the opening move of a corporate war, 17-year-old evacuees, and ex-couple, Kady and Ezra are just grateful to be alive. But they have no idea that the fight for their lives has just begun.

The rescue ship Alexander has no hyperdrive, the nearest spaceport is months away, there’s a mysterious plague on board, the crew is keeping secrets, and a faulty IA navigation system is just the tip of the iceberg.

4. Uglies

Author: Scott Westerfield

What happens when everyone is pretty? Without ugliness can there really be beauty? In a world where everyone is pretty, maybe that’s the part that’s ugly.


5. Dorothy Must Die

Author: Danielle Page

Amy Gumm grew up in a Kansas trailer park with her pill-popping mother. Amy only wishes that a tornado would carry her away from her life . . . until one actually does.

Amy finds herself recruited by the wicked witches of OZ to take down the one and only Dorothy. Dorothy is not the sweet little girl she used to be. The innocent little farm girl has become an evil tyrant. To protect Oz, Dorothy must die!

6. Dune

Author: Frank Herbert

Paul is young, but he just might be the Kwisatz Haderach, a prophesied savior. There are just two problems: 1. Paul’s mother, being part of a centuries-long breeding program, was supposed to have a girl, not a boy. 2. The Kwisatz Haderach isn’t supposed to be born yet.

Dune is a novel about politics, murder, betrayal, revenge, freedom, profit, leadership and true heroism… and spice.

7. Good Omens

Authors: Neil Gaiman & Terry Pratchett

Aziraphale, an uptight angel, and Crowley, a fun-loving demon have been on earth since The Beginning. Over the millennia, a work friendship arose. Quiet frankly, they both like earth with it’s books and cars and digital watches, which is why they were both saddened to hear about the apocalypse. Their role is to be the proverbial “angel” and “demon” on the shoulders of the Antichrist guiding and tempting him in the final days that will once and for all decide the fate of humanity.

Just one little problem. . . they lost the Antichrist. It’s really the satanic nuns fault.

8. Red Queen

Author: Victoria Aveyard

Human mutation has lead to a society that is divided into two classes: The silver blooded ruling class with their remarkable psychic abilities, and the red blooded commoners.

Mare Barlow is a Red, who finds herself sucked into the complex political world of the Silvers. The King wants to use her as a token Red to quell the growing revolution among the commoners, but the leaders of the so called “Red Dawn” movement want Mare to be their informant. With everyone she’s ever known on the line, which side will Mare pick? and in a world this corrupt, who can she possibly trust?

Both politics, and blood are messy!

9. The Selection

Author: Kiera Cass

Of all the thousands of girls who put their name in the lottery, thirty-five will be chosen to meet the prince, and one of them will be his princess! Wouldn’t America Singer love the chance to be the future queen? No, but her mom does.

Making a deal with her mother, America agrees to put her name in the lottery . . . and she gets selected. Suddenly, America is in the middle of a fierce competition for a prince she doesn’t love and a crown she doesn’t want.

10. The Forest of Hands and Teeth

Author: Carrie Ryan

Over a generation after the zombie apocalypse, life carries on. Mary’s village is surrounded by fences to keep the zombies out. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t danger’s within. . .

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