The 2018 Inky Awards longlist was recently announced and I was excited to see some of my favourite books make the cut. The Inside A Dog Inky Awards are run by the State Library Victoria and looks at the best YA books, both from Australia and Internationally. Here are some of my favourites from the list, along with the ones highest on my TBR.
Australian titles- read:
Beautiful Mess by Claire Christian. I absolutely adored this book & gave it 5 stars when I reviewed it earlier this year. You can find my review here.
Australian titles- want to read:
Wreck by Fleur Ferris. I don’t know much about this book, however it looks interesting.
In the Dark Spaces by Cally Black. I’m desperate to read this book despite it not really seeming like the kind of book I would normally go for.
Take Three Girls by Cath Crowley, Simmone Howell & Fiona Wood. I loved Words in Deep Blue by Cath Crowley and am happy to read anything she writes.
International titles- read:
The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James. This book had an AMAZING plot twist- I would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great read.
One of Us is Lying by Karen M. McManus. I have to say that the revelation wasn’t all that surprising to me (reading a large number of Agatha Christies seems to have sharpened my plot twist cracking senses ;)) but it was still a fun read.
The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. Admittedly a little slow to start off with but overall an important book.
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee. An adorable read.
International titles- want to read:
Turtles All The Way Down by John Green. I liked but didn’t love TFIOS so it’ll be interesting to see how this one turns out.
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli. I loved Simon so this is high on my TBR.
Release by Patrick Ness. I own a copy of this book & have been waiting for the right opportunity to get stuck in.
Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart. I’ve heard good things about this one.
Have you read any of these books? What did you think of them?