The Top 100 Utopian, Dystopian, and Other Worldly Fiction

It seemed like a good time to take a look at a book list and this caught my eye: “The best utopia, dystopia, and other world fiction…”   It is a list of the top 100 books in this category (as chosen by readers/contributors) and it’s found on Goodreads.

I haven’t thought of myself as a fan of utopian, dystopian, or other world fiction, yet I found that I have read nearly everything on the top ten and many of the top 100 on this list.

 Goodreads  also offers an opportunity to contribute to this list.  Some books have not been rated by very many people, so you have a chance to move your favorite book up the scale (Atwood and Orwell each have two in the top ten).  Here is the current top ten list (subject to change if you vote) (click here for the top 100):

  1. 1984 by George Orwell
  2. The Handmaids Tale by Margaret Atwood
  3. Farenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
  4. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
  5. The Giver by Lois Lowry
  6. A Wrinkle In Time by Madeline L’Engle
  7. Oryx and Crake by Margaret Atwood
  8. The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkein
  9. The Road by Cormac McCarthy
  10. Animal Farm by George Orwell


3 responses to “The Top 100 Utopian, Dystopian, and Other Worldly Fiction

  1. Yay! I’ve read 4 1/2 of these books. (I never finished The Handmaids Tale. Not sure why). I love when you post a list that I can relate to. Hah!

    (Where’s the Top 10 Nancy Drew/Hardy Boys list? I bet I’ve read ALL of them!)

    My son and I read the entire Hardy Boys series. It would be hard to pick a favorite, though.

  2. Hello back and thank you! In memory of Jude, Lucy and Glass onions, I’m sure they’d be honoured as well. 🙂
    This top 100 caught my eye, and the list of 26 reasons. Congrats on your doctorate also! Goodstuff.

    …and I Am The Walrus.
    You are kind. Thanks for the visit back.

  3. Yeah…I read both series. And I loved the Hardy Boys TV show. It was a little before my time, but the boys were dreamy!

    I wouldn’t know about that. Sorry.

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