My favorite Young Adult books of the 2010’s

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.

Final thoughts

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,

Tanya xoxo

9 thoughts on “My favorite Young Adult books of the 2010’s”

  1. I’ve only read a few of these books but really enjoyed them. This has reminded me that some of these books are on my Kindle and I haven’t gotten around to reading them yet. I always love hearing about everyone’s favorite books because it gives me books to look out for and hopefully I can enjoy them as much as they did.

    1. I’m the random person where if 99% of people love a certain book, I won’t lol. My favorite book is a adult historical fiction called “The Birth House” it’s by Ami Makay. Do you have a favorite book?

  2. Ohh, I spy some wonderful books on this list (Simon vs, Illuminae, If I was your girl)! And one book I still want to read (Eliza and her monsters). Great list!

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