Top Ten Tuesday :: LOVE

February 13, 2018

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 Intern - Gabrielle 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

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  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!

  2. Oooh, a LoveOzYA list! What a great idea!

  3. Illuminae was awesome - I can't wait to for Obsidio! :)

    Lauren @ Always Me