Top Ten Tuesday is, as always, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
Today’s topic is TOP TEN CONTEMPORARY NOVELS
[Modern day, modern problems.]
I used to think contemporary novels were boring, all about internal changes within characters rather than “cool” stuff like survival or Voldemort. But I was very, very wrong. I’ve been on a contemporary kick lately as I’ve found my love within the genre. He are some of my favorites from the past three years.
Links go to my reviews of each.
1. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
I don’t just love the romance, but the overall emotional journey of Cath’s freshman year in college.
2. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
A dark contemporary that made me desperately want to go to boarding school in Australia!
3. Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty
The first Jessica Darling book, where were are introduced to this smart and sassy protagonist and bad boy Marcus Flutie.
4. Reality Boy by AS King
I had to include contemps with male protagonists, and I was fascinated by this novel’s take on a reality TV family with a lot of problems.
5. The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart
Ruby Oliver will always and forever be my favorite and I love her forever. She’s my book bff.
6. The Sea of Tranquility by
My favorite romance, both incredibly realistic and heartbreaking, and beautiful from beginning to end.
7. Flat Out Love by Jessica Park
It had a similar feel to Sloppy Firsts, but I liked that this romance is new adult without being annoying.
8. Sex & Violence by Carrie Mesrobian
A brilliant debut novel about a boy with a tendency toward sex and violence, and his journey to heal the broken parts of himself.
9. Looking for Alaska by John Green
John Green’s first, and best. Y’all may love TFioS, but Alaska’s Pudge Halter stole my heart.
10. Bunheads by Sophie Flack
Ballet books for the win.
What is your favorite contemporary novel?