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Monday, January 27, 2020

Best YA books of the 2010s

Top Ten Tuesday: Time for another decade list. 
Here are my favorite YA books published and read in the 2010s.
This was really, really hard for me. I read hundreds of YA titles in the last decade and I love so many of them. I initially added 20 books to the list and then decided to cull it down to my very, very favorites that I recommended over and over to teen readers. Click on the hyperlinks and read my reviews. You'll catch why I love them as you read those reviews.










9. The Raven Cycle series by Maggie Stiefvater (2012, 2013, 2014, 2016)
 


12. Shout by Laurie Halse Anderson (2019)

What are your favorite YA books from the last decade?
 
- Anne

26 comments:

  1. It is always so hard to pick your favorites so I admire you to be able to cull it down like this.

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    1. Believe me. This was hard. It took me over a week to create.

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  2. I loved The Hate U Give (in fact her newer novel is top of my list when I get to spend my book tokens) and I want to read Eleanor and Park. I also loved all of Paul Magrs' YA books and Holding Up the Universe by Jennifer Niven.

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  3. I loved Eleanor and Park as well as The Fault in Our Stars

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  4. The Raven Cycle series sounds intriguing! Here is my Top Ten Tuesday.

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  5. I still need to read Laini Taylor, and The scorpio Races is another one I thought sounded great.

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  6. I haven't read any of these-how embarrassing!

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    1. Why? You read adult fiction and have no reason to be embarrassed about your choices. My choices fell off after I retired (2017)

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  7. So, so many good ones on here. I don't know if I could pick my favorites for the decade. Maybe I could. I think The How & the Why and Far From the Tree would be on it.

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  8. So many of these are on my wish list. I'm glad to hear they're so good. :)

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  9. The Raven Cycle, Aristotle and Dante and I'll Give You The Sun might make my decade favorites as well. Great list!

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    1. Good to know that you like these books, too. What are some of your other favorites?

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  10. Oh gosh, I don't know if I could pick my top 10 YA, that's a tough one. You have some really good ones on your list and what I like is that they are all really good for different reasons.

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  11. The Raven cycle has the most gorgeous covers!!

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  12. I really enjoyed Strange the Dreamer. It was so unique.

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  13. Strange the Dreamer...Hate U Give...Eleanor & Park...Fault in Our Stars...Shout...I read and loved all of these, too. I agree with you completely. Given that we agree on every book both of us have read, it logically follows that I should now read the books you have read and I have not.

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  14. Oh my gosh, this list must have been so hard to cull! These are amazing titles, though!

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  15. My fave YA is hands-down One of Us Is Lying, followed closely by One of Us Is Next and Two Can Keep a Secret. The Hate U Give was absolutely mind-blowing and I could not put it down, but it hit close to home in a personal way because so many of my students have been young African-American boys (I am a Special Education teacher and spent the last seven years teaching students in self-contained behavior skills classroom. Lots of trauma, ODD, ADHD, PTSD, etc. You name it, they have it) and as I was reading it was so easy to picture any of them ending up in a similar situation as they get older. I cried. A LOT. Probably for half the book at least.

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  16. Scorpio Races, Eleanor and Park, Aristotle & Dante, and Strange the Dreamer would all be strong contenders for my favorite YA of the decade. I take that back--after checking my post on the matter, they all are were on my favorite of favorites list! The Serpent King, Challenger Deep, How It Went Down, Six of Crows, Ramona Blue, and Salt to the Sea would probably complete my top ten.

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  17. I don't think I could have picked a single book from the Raven Cycle either!

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  18. Ha! I like how you squeezed some extras in by grouping the Raven Cycle together! I completely agree on those and on Stolen, Scorpio Races 9which I did not expect to like), The Hate U Give & Aristotle and Dante. I liked The Fault in Our Stars but I think it had been way overhyped by the time I read it so my expectations were too high - I was more blown away by Looking for Alaska.

    The rest I haven't read yet!

    I messed up my download of I'll Give You the Sun on audio (and didn't realize it for months until it was too late), and Eleanor & Park is still on my Kindle! I forget about the books waiting patiently there.

    What a great list! Thanks for the ideas -

    Sue

    Book By Book

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    1. I loved LOOKING FOR ALASKA, too. But it was published in 2000s decade.

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