Top Ten Tuesday: Best Anti-in-the-Mood Books


As usual, TTT is brought to you courtesy of The Broke and the Bookish.

These books are meant to yank you right out of wistfully dreaming about having a Valentine’s date, and having hurt feels as you contemplate your apparently empty future. (If you’re in that kind of mood, of course. If not, its just a list of good classic dystopian novels.)

Because, really, who can think of hearts, butterflies, and potential babies when THIS could be your future… (covers link to Goodreads.)

Top Ten Anti-in-the-Mood Books


  • 1984
  • Unwind (Unwind, #1)
  • Brave New World
  • Fahrenheit 451
  • Logan's Run (Logan, #1)


30 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Best Anti-in-the-Mood Books

  1. Wow what a wonderful list!!! Totally agree about 1984 😂
    I’ve read HG Wells’s The Invisible Man and wasn’t really impressed, so I’m kinda reluctant to read the Time Machine! Should I give it a try anyways?

  2. I remember doing a dystopian unit when I was in highschool, and you listed my two favorite books from it (1984 and BNW). Plus I love F451, which my friends and I picked to read for our book club. I also love the concept for this list: anti-valentines feels. Great picks!

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  3. hahaha I love this spin on the topic. I’d definitely go for 1984 if I weren’t in the mood for the hearts and flowers 😛

  4. Great post! I’d pick 1984 over a Valentine! It’s an all time favorite <3 I still have to get Brave New World, but Fahrenheit 451 is on my list this week!

  5. Nice list! I was not ready for the Unwind series–there’s a scene in one of the books that still haunts me sometimes… o.O
    I’ve read all of these but Logan’s Run and The Dean Machine, which I shall have to look up.

      1. All I can say without too many spoilers is that it’s the scene where (someone) is unwound. It was the emotion that got me–I was right there, and what a terrifying experience that is!

  6. This is also a list of books that I really should have read by now but still haven’t gotten to. Fahrenheit 451, Brave New World, 1984, The Time Machine … all books I’ve been meaning to read for so long and just haven’t had a chance yet (coincidentally also all books I already own). The Road is great though, I loved that one.

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