Best Books of the Decade: A Super Fake List

Welcome to my 100% certified Subjective list of Best Books of the Decade (2010-2019).

I read a lot of books but I know there are lots of really good books published in the last decade that I haven’t even read! I tried to pick the ones that have stuck with me the most since I read them and that had the greatest craft, story, and characters, rather than my favorite-but-also-way-flawed books.

I also had an especially difficult time narrowing down my YA list, so while I wanted to include 5 books by several authors, I decided to only include 1 book per author in that one.

The titles are in no particular order. The short story collection list is much shorter because I don’t read that many (I’m aiming to change that in 2020).

Short Story Collections

So You Want to Be a Robot and Other Stories—Merc Rustad
Somewhere Beneath Those Waves—Sarah Monette
Black Enough—edited by Ibi Zoboi
Kaleidoscope—edited by Alisa Krasnostein
My True Love Gave to Me—edited by Stephanie Perkins

Nonfiction

Dragon-Lords—Eleanor Parker
Braving the Wilderness—Brene Brown
Hidden Figures—Margot Lee Shatterly
Between the World and Me—Ta-Nehisi Coates
Do-Over—Jon Acuff
We Should All Be Feminists—Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
My Life in Middlemarch—Rebecca Mead
I am Malala—Malala Yousafzai
Reflections: On the Magic of Writing—Diana Wynne Jones
Do the Gods Wear Capes? Spirituality, Fantasy, and Superheroes—Ben Saunders

Adult Novels

The Goblin Emperor—Katherine Addison
Books of the Raksura (series)—Martha Wells
Murderbot (series)—Martha Wells
A Closed and Common Orbit—Becky Chambers
A Taste of Honey—Kai Ashante Wilson
Lost Things—Melissa Scott and Jo Graham
Black Tides of Heaven—JY Yang
Attachments—Rainbow Rowell
The Memoirs of Lady Trent (series)—Marie Brennan
Welcome to Night Vale—Joseph Fink and Jeffrey Cranor
Innkeeper Chronicles (series)—Ilona Andrews

Young Adult Novels

Exit, Pursued by a Bear—EK Johnston
Last Seen Leaving—Caleb Roehrig
The Raven Cycle (series)—Maggie Stiefvater
We Are the Ants—Shaun David Hutchinson
An Inheritance of Ashes—Leah Bobet
In Other Lands—Sarah Rees Brennan
More Than This—Patrick Ness
Fire and Thorns (trilogy) —Rae Carson
A Conspiracy of Kings—Megan Whalen Turner
The Darkest Part of the Forest—Holly Black
The Conqueror’s Saga (trilogy)—Kiersten White

Children’s Novels

Fairyland (series)—Catherynne M. Valente
The Heroes of Olympus (series)—Rick Riordan
Better Nate Than Ever—Tim Federle
Wings of Fire (series)—Tui T. Sutherland
Palace of Stone—Shannon Hale
Ordinary Magic—Caitlen Rubino-Bradway
Seraphina—Rachel Hartman
The Princess Curse—Merrie Haskell
Earwig and the Witch—Diana Wynne Jones
The Dragon with the Chocolate Heart—Stephanie Burgis

 

Comics/Graphic Novels/Manga

Ms. Marvel (series)—G. Willow Wilson
The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl (series)—Ryan North
Runaways (series)—Rainbow Rowell
Fullmetal Alchemist (series)—Hiromu Arakawa
Lumberjanes (series)—Noelle Stevenson (and later Shannon Watters)
Giant Days (series)—John Allison
March (trilogy)—John Robert Lewis
Nimona—Noelle Stevenson
Library Wars (series)—Kiiro Yumi
Silver Spoon (series)—Hiromu Arakawa

Star Wars

Razor’s Edge—Martha Wells
X-Wing: Mercy Kill—Aaron Allston
Thrawn: Treason—Timothy Zahn
Queen’s Shadow—EK Johnston
The Legends of Luke Skywalker—Ken Liu
Guardians of the Whills—Greg Rucka
The Weapon of a Jedi—Jason Fry
Cobalt Squadron—Elizabeth Wein
Ahsoka—EK Johnston
Aftermath—Chuck Wendig

 

Author: bahnree

just a simple girl trying to read my way through the universe

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