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Worlds Without End Roll-Your-Own Reading Challenge

Apocalypse Now! 2017 Reading Challenge

Apocalypse Now! 2017 Reading Challenge

Don't you ever just want to watch the world burn? Well, so do I! Let's have a nuclear campfire and read a bunch of apocalyptic and post-apocalyptic fiction together! Got your respirators on?

The Rules:

* Any genre of fiction is acceptable, so long as it focuses on the end of the world as we know it.

* Re-reads are okay, but you must have read the book more than five years ago or it must be a new edition.

* Dystopias only count if they follow the end of the world. (So Oryx and Crake counts, but The Handmaid's Tale does not because only the United States went to hell; the rest of the world is doing just fine.)

* Video game and RPG tie ins are absolutely acceptable as long as the Apocalypse is the focus (so Dark Sun novels are perfect, but Mechwarrior is not; Fallout, Wasteland and The Last of Us are perfect, but Mass Effect is not)

* This challenge was so popular last year, and people finished it so quickly, that this year I have decided to up the ante a little bit. The level requirements are increased, but hopefully not so that they're out of reach for the more casual reader.

See you in the wastelands; if we survive!

Challenge Details
Genre: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror
Challenge Span: January 2017 – December 2017

Reading Levels
Select your reading level below. You can adjust your level up or down at any time during the challenge.

 Shaun of the Dead = 4 books + 1 reviews
 Stuart Redman/Frannie Goldsmith = 8 books + 2 reviews
 Katniss Everdeen/Rick Grimes = 12 books + 3 reviews
 Mad Max/Furiosa = 18 books + 6 reviews

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Arrenby

Arrenby

Agents of Dreamland
Borne
The Boy on the Bridge
Children of Time
Good Morning, Midnight
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Carizo

Carizo

Bird Box
Feed
The Fireman
The First Days
The Last One
3
2
1
dalex

dalex

The Beautiful Bureaucrat
The Bees
The Book of Etta
The Book of the Unnamed Midwife
The Chimes
Find Me
The Gracekeepers
The Natural Way of Things
The Only Ones
The Power
The Raft
The Ship
Smoketown
The Sunlight Pilgrims
The Testament of Jessie Lamb
Then
The Trees
Who Fears Death
daxxh

daxxh

The Book of the Unnamed Midwife
Cell
Fragment
The Mist
Proof of Concept
Pump Six and Other Stories
2
1
GiantPanda

GiantPanda

Bird Box
The Burning World (The Drought)
Cloud Atlas
Davy
Dies the Fire
Directive 51
The Drowned World
Europe in Autumn
Fragment
The Girl With All the Gifts
The Passage
Spin
Steelheart
Terraforming Earth
Time Salvager
Who Fears Death
Wool
Zone One
kabouter

kabouter

Earth Abides
Of Men and Monsters
The Year of the Quiet Sun
15
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
km098

km098

4
3
2
1
Momosnyx

Momosnyx

Agents of Dreamland
The Living Dead
16
15
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
RTfromIL

RTfromIL

18
17
16
15
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
Sable Aradia

Sable Aradia

Blood Red Road
Children of Time
Dies the Fire
The Drowned World
The Forge of God
Houston, Houston, Do You Read?
The Mammoth Book of Apocalyptic SF
A Meeting at Corvallis
Parable of the Sower
The Protector's War
Red Holocaust
The Road
The Shore of Women
Station Eleven
The Sunrise Lands
War Day and the Journey Onward
Wolf and Iron
World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War
striker2550

striker2550

After Worlds Collide
The Last Stand of the DNA Cowboys
Sand
When Worlds Collide
14
13
12
11
10
9
8
7
6
5
4
3
2
1
thereddeath

thereddeath

4
3
2
1
Thomcat

Thomcat

Find Me
The Postman
True Names
Where Late the Sweet Birds Sang
Weesam

Weesam

Apocalypse of the Dead
Bird Box
The City of Mirrors
Countdown City
The Crystal World
Dust & Decay
Fighting to Survive
Fire & Ash
Flesh & Bone
Flood
Good Morning, Midnight
The Last Policeman
The Passage
The Road
Siege
The Silence
The Twelve
World of Trouble