Top 10 Tuesday is hosted by the lovely people at The Broke and The Bookish.
This week’s topic was top ten books in X genre, and I’m choosing to talk bout contemporary books! (Surprising, right?)
If you know me as a reader at all, you know: I read a ton of fantasy. It’s my favorite genre, in YA and Adult, and I just can’t get enough of it. I even did another Top Ten Tuesday on my favorite fantasy books a little while ago. But right now, I want to talk about my favorite contemporaries.
Yes, I actually DO read contemporary!
I promise, I do. I SWEAR.
Well then, as proof, I’ve come up with a list of ten (eleven) of my favorite contemporaries.
The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner
I’ve talked about this book kind of a lot, but not so much HERE on the blog as on Twitter- and that must change. I mean, really. I’ve never seen a negative review for this book. I loved it beyond words. Isn’t that all you need to know?
Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Oh, if you’ve never read this book: it’s the cute, fluffy, gay contemporary you’ve been searching for. I can’t recommend it enough.
I’ll Give You The Sun by Jandy Nelson
This book is beautiful and powerful and incredible. The writing and characters and story touch your heart and never, ever let go. I read this book a few years ago, and it’s still as amazing now as it was then.
(I own three copies of this book: ARC, hardcover, and paperback. That doesn’t happen often, so what does that tell you?)
Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson
I’m addicted to Morgan Matson’s contemporaries. They’re fun and adorable and the PERFECT summer reads.
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
This was probably one of the first contemporaries I ever read, and I loved it. I STILL love it. For me, it’s the best of that trilogy, and I loved it.
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
These books are the cutest. You fall in love with Lara Jean and her family, and it all feels so REAL.
Kids of Appetite by David Arnold
I enjoyed David’s first book, but loved this one so, so much more. I think it’s best to go into it not knowing *that* much about the story, so just know: I recommend it.
The Sun Is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon
I didn’t like Nicola’s first book, Everything Everything, so I was hesitant about starting this one. But do not worry! If you loved it, know that this one is as good. And if, like me, you DIDN’T: this one is so much better.
History Is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera
This book broke my heart, but out it back together. It’s one of the most honest portrayals of a (gay) character with OCD that I’ve ever read, and I think it’ll be really instrumental in teaching people what OCD really is like. It’s also a fantastic story.
Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde
This book satisfied my dreams. Two romances that happen at a nerd convention. One of the two main characters is bisexual and Asian, the other is autistic and fat. I loved it so, so much.
Okay, fine. *pouts* This was harder than I thought it would be.
I CAN HEAR YOUR I TOLD YOU SO-S. I DON’T WANT THEM.
I even listed one MORE than ten, okay? I do enjoy contemporaries. 🙂
What are some of your favorite contemporaries? Are any of them the same as mine? Do you have any recommendations for me? Unlike me, is contemporary YOUR favorite genre?