Lately I’ve had a lot of friends, knowing that I’m a book nerd and that I read and loved the series long before the talk of the movie, who have been asking me what to read next after The Hunger Games.
I’m thrilled that, even though they may have only heard about the books because of the movie, that they are looking for books like The Hunger Games! It gives me hope that since I had recommended the Hunger Games to many of them years ago that maybe they will trust my recommendations about books in general and start branching out and reading from other genres as well!
For now, I’m going to share the same list that I compiled for a friend of books that one might like if they just read The Hunger Games and want to venture even more into the world of YA dystopian novels (and then of course then check out some of my other book reviews/recommendations for other type of books to read).
Please feel free to list some in the comments if I haven’t mentioned them!
- Divergent by Veronica Roth
- Legend by Marie Lu
- The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness
- The Maze Runner (Maze Runner Trilogy, Book 1) by James Dashner
- Unwind by Neal Shusterman
- Goneby Michael Grant
- Blood Red Road (Dustlands, Book 1) by Moira Young
- The House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer
- Life As We Knew Itby Susan Beth Pfeffer
- Delirium by Lauren Oliver
- Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
- Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi
- Matched by Ally Condie
- Enclave by Ann Aguirre
- Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
*Note: I’m not comparing these books to The Hunger Games or saying they are “readalikes” or anything…just some books that you might want to give a try if you started reading The Hunger Games because of the movie and don’t know where to go from there! ALSO, most of these ARE young adult books.
If you are looking for adult fiction books: read The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood, The Road by Cormac McCarthy (post apocalyptic), Battle Royale by Kouhun Takami, Brave New World by Aldous Huxley & 1984 by George Orwell. I read adult fiction but I have yet to find too many dystopian novels besides some of the classics. Would LOVE some recommendations!!