Bookish Item | Top 30 YA Books of the Decade: Did I Read Them?

Last week Candyce looked at the top 100 romance books to see how many she read. And I thought that was a great idea! Of course I don’t read that much romance so I decided to look at a different list. And in December, Buzzfeed posted a list of the 30 best YA books of the decade. It’s been about a decade that I’m reading YA books so I thought it would be the perfect list for me to take a look at. How many of these top YA books did I read? Let’s get in to it!

Will Grayson, will grayson – John Green & David Levithan


I started it twice but just didn’t care for it at all. Not my kind of book so I’m not going to put myself through it again.

Mockingjay – Suzanne Collins

Read – 5 stars

Loved it! This series got my into reading YA. I read the book in one night after getting it under the Christmas tree. Also loved the movie adaptation.

Anna and the French Kiss – Stephanie Perkins

Read – 3,5 stars

Enjoyed it when I read it. I don’t think I would like it as much if I would reread it.

Between Shades of Gray – Ruta Sepetys


I used to be a big historical fiction fan but I just can’t handle the WWII stuff anymore. Might pick it up one day as it’s supposed to be amazing.

Where Things Come Back – John Corey Whaley


Hadn’t heard of it before! But I don’t think I will ever pick this up. It doesn’t sound like it’s my kind of story.

Shatter Me – Tahereh Mafi

Read – 3 stars

Didn’t really care for this first book in the trilogy but ended up enjoying the sequels a lot more. Apart from book 5, that was just bad. Hopefully we get a great ending this year!

Legend – Marie Lu

Read – 3 stars

I didn’t really care for this one either. And I never finished the series.

The Fault in Our Stars – John Green

Read – 5 stars

Loved it, cried a lot haha. Saw the movie in the cinema and cried some more.

The Miseducation of Cameron Post – Emily M. Danforth


Didn’t hear about this one until the announced the movie. The trailer doesn’t look like this is my kind of book.

Throne of Glass – Sarah J. Maas

Read – 5 stars

One of my favorites ever! I absolutely love this series and I have reread it already. Might do another reread this year.

Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell

Read – 5 stars

One of the first book where I truly related to the main character. Safe to say this is one of my favorite books ever.

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before – Jenny Han

Read – 5 stars

Another book with a relatable main character. Read it a couple of times, adore the movie and loved meeting Jenny Han.

We Were Liars – E. Lockhart

Read – 5 stars

Yes! This was amazing. I know it gets mixed reviews but I did not see that twist coming and I loved it.

All the Bright Places – Jennifer Niven


Not really interested in this one. I might not even watch the movie if I’m being honest.

Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda – Becky Albertalli

Read – 4 stars

Really enjoyed this, this is my kind of contemporary. And the movie was very enjoyable!

An Ember in the Ashes – Sabaa Tahir

Read – 4,5 stars

Loved this! I can’t believe I still haven’t read the third book in this series.

Dumplin’ – Julie Murphy


I did watch the movie! And while that was enjoyable, it confirmed I don’t have any interest in the book.

This Is Where It Ends – Marieke Nijkamp

Read – 4 stars

This was a pretty heavy read and I bawled my eyes out. It was a very quick read though! The author is Dutch and I loved meeting them.

The Star-Touched Queen – Roshani Chokshi


This fantasy book wasn’t really on my TBR but I might pick it up one day.

The Sun Is Also a Star – Nicola Yoon


Don’t care about this one at all. I might watch the movie for the actors, but probably not.

They Both Die at the End – Adam Silvera

Read – 5 stars

This was amazing! I bawled my eyes out, once again haha. Adam wrote some amazing books this decade.

The Hate U Give – Angie Thomas 


I have this one on my shelves, and I should really really really pick it up soon.

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue – Mackenzi Lee


Everyone seemed to love this one when it released. But I’m not sure if I’m that interested in it.

Dear Martin – Nic Stone


I’m not interested in this one. It’s just not the kind of story I enjoy reading.

Long Way Down – Jason Reynolds


Another one I’m not interested in.

The Poet X – Elizabeth Acevedo

Read – 4 stars

I surprisingly enjoyed this one! The audiobook was great to listen to and I liked experiencing this format.

Children of Blood and Bone – Tomi Adeyemi

Read – 4 stars

It didn’t completely live up to the hype, but it was definitely a good YA fantasy story.

The Astonishing Color of After – Emily X.R. Pan


Not my kind of story unfortunately. So even though I’ve heard great things about it, I will not be reading this.

Patron Saints of Nothing – Randy Ribay


I hadn’t really heard about this and don’t really care about it either.

The Downstairs Girl – Stacey Lee


This sounds like something I would enjoy! I might pick this up in the future.

End Result
Read:15/30 – 50%
Unread: 13/30 – 43%
TBR: 1/30 – 3%
DNF: 1/30 – 3%

Not too bad of a result right?! I read half of these and I’m pretty happy with that. There are a couple of books on this list I want to read but I’m not interested in most of the unread ones. How many books of this list did you read? Let me know in the comments!

11 thoughts on “Bookish Item | Top 30 YA Books of the Decade: Did I Read Them?

    1. Me too!! People started to hate on it later on, but I was shocked by that twist and loved it haha

  1. This is a great post, and a great list, I’ve only read 9 but I feel like I want to read the other ones too now ahah!

    1. Thanks! 9 is still pretty good, hope you get to read the other ones soon!

    1. Throne of Glass is one of my favorites as well! Definitely my favorite fantasy <3

  2. the fault in our stars is everything hands down! lol. i do not recommend all the bright places, i think i posted my review on ghe blog already. it was so disappointing. not sure if the movie would be any better.

    awesome post!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge