END OF THE DECADE!
It’s unavoidable. Everyone is talking about the end of the decade. Every best-of list seems to be talking the last 10 years! ! 10 Years? That’s 70 years in dog years!
So I am calling all list makers. Write me your list of best books of the decade! And if that’s too far back for you young people, what are your best books of 2019?
And best Inky books of the decade? I mean that’s a hard one! I can’t even remember that long ago! However – we do have the Inky Awards. Phew. So here are the longlists and winners of the Gold and Silver Inky Awards over the last DECADE as chosen by teens.
Gold Inky Stolen by Lucy Christopher
Silver Inky Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
Gold Inky Silvermay by James Moloney
Silver Inky Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
Gold Inky Shift by Em Bailey
Silver Inky The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Gold Inky My Life as an Alphabet by Barry Johnsberg
Silver Inky The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Gold Inky The First Third by Will Kostakis
Silver Inky All the Truth That’s in Me by Julie Berry
Gold Inky The Intern by Gabrielle Tozer
Silver Inky Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
Gold Inky Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Silver Inky I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Gold Inky Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley
Silver Inky Radio Silence by Alice Oseman
Gold Inky Paper Cranes Don’t Fly by Peter Vu
Silver Inky The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
Gold Inky Whisper by Lynette Noni
Silver Inky The Cruel Prince by Holly Black
For added end of the decade reading try these articles….
Here are some other best of lists:
Lit Hub 100 Books that Defined the Decade (includes some YA titles)
Slate: A Decade in Young Adult Fiction discusses the publishing highs and lows of the decade!
*warning for sylvs it does include The Sun is Also a Star