Iconic Books of the Decade: 2010’s
Let’s start off by saying 10 years is a longgggg time and a lot can change in those ten years. In the 2010s, a lot definitely did change, especially in regards to books, even more so Young Adult novels. There were also more than a few markers of these changes, in the forms of the books themselves. This list is for those markers; these are the most iconic and noteworthy books of this decade, in my opinion….
Broke The Barrier (and made me feel so seen)
- The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
- Ms. Marvel by G. Willow Wilson
Everlasting Hype (for good reason)
- We Hunt The Flame by Hafsah Faizal
- The Poppy War by R.F. Kuang
- A Darker Shade of Magic by VE Schwab
- Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi
- Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo
- Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
- Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas
- An Ember In The Ashes by Sabaa Tahir
- Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi
- Red Rising by Pierce Brown
- The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
Waited With Baited Breath (and gasped at that series end!)
- Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
- The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan
- Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins
It’s Good AND Adapted!
- A Discovery of Witches by Deborah E Harkness – adapted as a TV series on SundanceNow
- To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han – adapted as a film on Netflix
- Nevernight by Jay Kristoff – adapted as a web-series by Piera Forde
Books That Touched Me
- Strange the Dreamer by Laini Taylor: it was so imaginative and just touched my creativity and made me feel like I was living in a different plane of existence. It was so beautiful and so artistic that it was otherworldly.
- The Color Project by Sierra Abrams – a beautiful book that touches your heart and also ended up preparing me, of sorts, for dealing with some things later.
- Now I’ll Tell You Everything by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor – the first book that ever made me cry. and then on top of that make me flat-out sob. I will never read it again because it was that good and that heart-wrenching and it dramatically changed me.
Now, all this being said, I am very much interested in hearing what books you do and/or do not agree with me on from the list above. I also would love to know what books would be on your ‘Iconic Books of the Decade: 2010s’ list! Let me know in the comments below. Thanks, have a great day/night, and tata for now!