Top Ten Tuesday :: LOVE

Top ten Tuesday is a weekly blog meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. This week’s prompt was a ‘love’ freebie. Obviously I’m not one to pass up an excuse to talk LOVEOzYA, so my interpretation of the prompt was kind of a no-brainer (ok, it actually took me all week to come up with something, and I’m a bit embarrassed since it’s so obvious haha).

So here are ten loveOzYA books that I love.  =)

 

1. If I Tell You – Alicia Tuckerman. 

I finished this one just today – watch out for a review coming soon, but I loved this book. I definitely recommend reading it! It’s a contemporary YA love story, set in a tiny town in rural Australia. Make sure you have the tissues nearby!
 
2. Tomorrow When the War Began– John Marsden
John Marsden’s Tomorrow series is probably my all time favourite Australian YA book, and it has held up to multiple rereads without me ever getting sick of it. I talk a bit about it here.
3. A Shadow’s Breath – Nicole Hayes
I read three YA novels by Nicole Hayes last year, and while I liked all of them I think this was my favourite. It’s contemporary YA, and gave me ALL THE FEELINGS (so again with the tissues)
4. The InternGabrielle Tozer
 ‘Finishing school and movie away to uni’ is one of my favourite coming-of-age tropes in Oz YA, and Gabi Tozer does a fantastic job in this book.
5. #LoveOzYA Begin, End, Begin – a short story anthology edited by Danielle Binks

This short story collection is so good! There is loads of variety, so I feel like there is something for everyone in here, AND it is a perfect way to sample work from a bunch of Australia’s best Aussie YA authors.


6. The Boundless Sublime – Lilli Wilkinson
I read a couple of books about cults last year, and this was probably my favourite – so creepy!

7. The Incredible Adventures of Cinnamon Girl Melissa Keil
Like The Intern, this is a story about what happens when school is done and you you and your friends are heading in a different directions. It’s set in across the Christmas holidays, and there was something about the characters in this that I just felt made them so perfectly relate-able!

8. Illuminae – Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
YA sci-fi set on a spaceship, I loved the way the story of this book is told in interviews and articles etc like some kind of dossier, rather than a traditional narrative.

9. Fairytales for Wilde Girls – Allyse Near
This book is different to anything I’ve ever read, I think. It’s contemporary YA with a twist of fantasy – maybe magical realism? And its pretty quirky.

10. Draekora (and, tbh, all of the Medoran Chronicles) – Lynette Noni
I’ve talked about this series before (also here), check it out if you haven’t already!

Check out what everyone is saying about bookish love today here

xo Bron

3 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday :: LOVE

  1. I've not read any of these, but a handful are going onto my TBR. In the spirit of your theme, however, I am reading an Australian author right now – Garry Disher – and I sometimes think I need an Aussie dictionary because my American brain does not get some of his slang! On the bright side, I do now know what a hoon is. :)Here is our Top Ten Tuesday. Thanks!

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