The 2010’s brought us a pretty good selection of books. It started the dystopian craze and who could forget the twihearts? (ie Twilight fans).
I was never into Twilight but I was part of The Hunger Games craze. I saw the first movie opening day and the last 3 movies opening weekend.
Without further ado let’s get this list started,
*Disclaimer – spoiler alert. I don’t mean to spoil any books but the possibility is always there*
Fav YA books of the 2010s
*This list is in no particular order. I am only including books I have personally read*
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins.
This one was my favorite in the Hunger Games trilogy. Johanna Mason was always my favorite character so that’s probably why. TW: murder and death
The Fault in our Stars by John Green.
I didn’t read this book when it first came out. Once I did start reading it though I was hooked. I couldn’t put it down. TW: this book contains death.
Salt to the Sea by Ruta Sepetys.
This is a very well done book. It’s a different perspective on world war 2 and on those forced to flee. TW: some scenes could be disturbing to some.
Eliza and her Monsters by Francesca Zappia.
This book covers mental illness. Coming from someone who has anxiety this was very well done. I loved the characters as well. *TW for suicide*
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.
This book needs to be read in schools. It could have such an amazing impact on students. TW: This book covers some tough topics including racism and police brutality.
To all the Boys I Loved Before by Jenny Han.
This book is unsurpassed for sisterly love in a young adult contemporary. The Covey sisters definitely have each others backs.
Time for the next half of the list
Girl Mans Up by M-E Girard.
Tomboy + lesbian? Check! Representation of different cultures? Check! LQBTQ2+ rep? Check! Likeable characters? Check!
If I was your Girl by Meredith Russo.
If I was your Girl is a own voices novel with a trans main character. This book covers some difficult topics but I thought it was well done. It is full of diverse representation. I suggest the audio book. TW: this book does contain homophobia and violence against trans persons.
Simon vs the Homosapians Agenda by Becki Abertalli
This is a very popular book. So much so it got its own movie. This is the story of a high school student named Simon who has only told 1 person he is gay. A anonymous person named Blue. Simon ends up getting outed by a classmate and the story goes from there. TW: this book contains homophobia.
The Female of the Species by Mindy McGinnis
This book smashed the glass ceiling when it came to talking about rape culture. I thought the topics were all handled very well. This book made my heart sad, but in a leave a lasting impression type of way. TW: contains sexual assault and violence.
Illuminae by Ami Kaufman and Jay Kristof.
This was probably the first science fiction book I’ve read that I actually enjoyed. It’s written with mixed media so emails, texts, graphics. It makes it very interesting.
Hunter’s Truce by Elle Beaumont.
Hunter’s Truce was such an engrossing read for me. I flew through this novella and was just left wanting more. Elle Beaumont really hit the mark with this series.
What were some of your favorite books of the 2010s? I only included 12 on this list, but it could have been quite a bit longer.
Have you read any of the books I mentioned? Did I leave one out that you think I should read? Let me know down in the comments below.
Till next time,