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The Broke and the Bookish.
This week I'm going with my favorite genre to read...Contemporary YA. When I got back into reading a few years ago I was reading a lot of paranormal YA and Urban Fantasy. But then I got lucky and found a couple of books at my local library by Melina Marchetta and John Green. They in turn introduced me to Stephanie Perkins, Gayle Forman, and Sarah Dessen among others.
Before I knew it, the genre I thought I was too old to read and would never relate to was my favorite.
Still is today.
My Top Ten-ish favorite Contemporary YA Books
by Melina Marchetta
My first Marchetta book is still my fave :)
The Fault in Our Stars
by John Green
Not my first John Green, but I think his best.
Anna and the French Kiss
by Stephanie Perkins
Boys with accents, FTW.
The Sky is Everywhere
by Jandy Nelson
Oh, you KNOW this was making the list.
Fave book and fave book boy EVAHHHHHH
by Sarah Dessen
Hands down my favorite Dessen book.
by Robin Benway
This book made me smile from start to finish :)
Just One Day
by Gayle Forman
All Forman's books rock but this one holds a special place in my heart.
by Beth Kephart
Everything about this book: the characters, the setting, the romance, the writing--is beautiful.
by Rainbow Rowell
I've read all of Rainbow's books and I'm convinced that this woman can do no wrong.
This Song Will Save Your Life
by Leila Sales
Oh, the music and the feels and just the really cool vibe of this book. LOVE.
by Hannah Harrington
This book of redemption has road trip and music themes and one of the best positive sex scenes I've read in YA.
Things I Can't Forget
by Miranda Kenneally
My favorite of Miranda's Hundred Oaks books.
Matt and Kate are such a fantastic couple.
Sex & Violence
by Carrie Mesrobian
Smart, emotional, and extremely well written. Carrie's debut knocks it out of the park.
Where the Stars Still Shine
by Trish Doller
All of these books are fabulous contemps but
Trish's works always rate a ten for realistic portrayals of young adults.
And also sex positive YA.
(Clearly that means a lot to THIS reader.)
There you have it!
Ok--who else has favorites on this list?
What contemps do you think should have made my list?
Leave me a comment so I can check out yours:)