Iconic Books of the Decade: 2010’s

Iconic Books of the Decade

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!

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