Talking Between Reads (TBR): The End of the World As We Read It…

Posted May 9, 2016 by Jennifer in Talking Between Reads | | 6 Comments



Talking Between Reads (TBR) is a monthly discussion post where we talk about different topics from books to blogging and anything else we think you guys might enjoy. Stop by for new topics.


WTF am I reading and does it really matter what the label is as long as I’m enjoying it?!

  • Apocalyptic – relating to the end of the world; relating to, or involving terrible violence and destruction. (per
    • In other words: that’s shit is happening now.
  • Postapocalyptic – set in a world or civilization after a disaster.
    • In other words: fuck, that was some messed up shit that happened.
  • Dystopia – an imaginary place where people are unhappy and usually afraid because they are not treated fairly. (per
    • In other words, could be the end of the world or after the end of the world but basically, people are treated like shit by a person/group. 

In my research of the sub-genres and how to tell them apart, I ran across this awesome flow-cart that Erin Bowman put together.


Here’s another one to think about…

Ecotopia – An ecologically ideal region or form of society, generally viewed as imaginary. (per


Yeah I’ve never heard of that one. Anyone read a book that was labeled Ecotopia? Let us know in the comments.


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My name is Jennifer (not Jen!) and I live in the South. I coexist with my husband of 15 years, our 11-year-old son and two cats. I'm finishing my BA in English this Spring (no I do not want to be a teacher). Before majoring in English I would not touch anything labeled "classic" but I have enjoyed a few along the way in my courses. While I hated to read growing up I am now avid book reader and audiobook listener. I love rejecting reality one book at a time. I only read fiction with my favorite (at least to date) genres include: most romance (paranormal, contemporary, D/s, BDSM, M/M)Urban Fantasy, and a few YA (mostly paranormal from authors I read in the adult genre but I'm explaining after enjoying a few contemporary YA novels in my college courses).
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6 responses to “Talking Between Reads (TBR): The End of the World As We Read It…

  1. Lol! Gimme a break:)

    If it smells like dystopia then that’s enough for me. It’s my shelf and I’ll label it the way I want!!!:) Thanks for the interesting perspective.