Top Ten Australian YA Reads of 2013

I know I’m biased, being Australian and all, but I really do think Aussie authors produce some of the best stuff in Young Adult literature. Here are my top ten — a lot of these were released this year, but I finally got around to reading some oldies that have been on my to-read list for a long time.

10. Hate is Such a Strong Word by Sarah Ayoub

9. Steal My Sunshine by Emily Gale

8. Girl Defective by Simone Howell

7. The Whole of My World by Nicole Hayes

6. Feeling Sorry for Celia by Jaclyn Moriarty

5. Ice Age by Kirsten Reed

*This was on the YA shelf in the library, but I think Text consider it adult fiction.

4. Wildlife by Fiona Wood

3. The Sky So Heavy by Claire Zorn

2. Stolen: A letter to my captor by Lucy Christopher

1. Haze by Paula Weston


6 thoughts on “Top Ten Australian YA Reads of 2013

  1. A great list for an Aussie living in London who needs tips on great Australian YA for the City’s first Australia New Zealand Lit fest later this year. I’ve just bought three on my Kindle. Thanks!

    • So glad the list could help! I totally understand, I just got back from living o/seas for a few years – I’m so glad Aus publishers getting better at making ebooks more accessible. When I first left, it was so hard to get Aus YA on Kindle.

  2. you have some of my fave books on here too! I’ve read all except for one (The whole of my world). I agree we have some of the best books ever — especially in YA. i am impressed you could make a list. i always struggle so hard to pick 🙂

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