Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Top Ten Tuesday: Book Recommendations If You're New to Contemporaries

August 15:  Ten book recommendations for ______________:

Good morning, Bookworms!! I'm often asked to recommend books to people who are new to contemporary novels, so I chose to share a few of my picks for today's Top Ten Tuesday!!

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15749186-to-all-the-boys-i-ve-loved-before https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15395725-the-truth-about-forever

1. To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han - This book is one of the first books that I always recommend to someone that is new to contemporaries! I love the everything about this book. If you haven't read it yet, do it! Also, it's going to be a movie soon!

2. The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen - Sarah is another go-to author that I recommend to someone looking for a great contemporary! It's hard to choose just one favorite of hers, but I really love The Truth About Forever!

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/31449227-ramona-blue https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30653853-the-upside-of-unrequited

3. Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy - I have had the pleasure of reading all of Julie Murphy's books the books that Julie Murphy has released so far, and they are all so good! Dumplin' is being made into a movie, and I bet it's going to be great as well!

4. The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli - Becky has two awesome books out so far, and they are both SO GOOD. If you've not yet read Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda or The Upside of Unrequited, add them to your TBR ASAP! And, yes... SIMON IS GOING TO BE A MOVIE TOO!!

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18692431-everything-everything https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/16068905-fangirl

5. Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon - This is the only book that I've read so far by Nicola Yoon, but I loved it, and I can't wait to get started on The Sun is Also a Star! (Yep, Everything, Everything is ALREADY a movie! I still need to watch it!)

6. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell - I've read almost all of Rainbow Rowell's books, and they are all great! Fangirl is a particular favorite of mine. I need to reread it soon so that I can FINALLY read Carry On!

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17838528-the-unexpected-everything https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30038906-the-names-they-gave-us

7. The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson - I've only read about half of Morgan Matson's books so far, but I've really enjoyed all the ones I have read, including The Unexpected Everything!!

8. The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord - I have read all of Emery Lord's books, and they just get better and better with every new one she comes out with. Definitely check out her books!

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17453983-anna-and-the-french-kiss https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/25486998-p-s-i-like-you

9. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins - This book is probably one of the very first YA contemporaries that I read, and I instantly fell in love with the genre. I really need to reread the series soon!

10. P.S. I Like You by Kasie West - If you've recently check out my last few Waiting on Wednesday picks, you'll know how much I really love Kasie West! I've read all of her contemporary novels, and she has quite a few out now! All her books are quick, fun reads. Do check them out!

That's my list for this week!!

What did you choose for your Top Ten Recommendations for today??
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And have a great Tuesday, all!


  1. Nice picks! As you may have already figured out, I'm not a contemp reader. Though I did read a lot of Sarah Dessen in the past!

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    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  2. All these authors are such go-tos for me (I am a hard-core contemporary reader). Another contemporary author I love is Jennifer E. Smith. She is right there on my list with Dessen and West. I did books for people who like to cry today, as it hit me when I was working on a post about sad books becoming sad movies.

  3. Great list! :D so many of these are still high on my TBR. I love love love contemporaries so it's nice to see some rec lists for them for Top Ten Tuesday! I'll be binging on Sarah Dessen this summer!

    Cass @ Words on Paper

  4. I don't really read contemporary BUT I loved Fangirl <3 so if other books on your list are like that? I'll definitely try out more of this genre :)

    Happy TTT!

  5. I WILL read Fangirl THIS YEAR!! Meanwhile, great list!! I loved, loved, loved Ramona Blue--here's my feelings on it https://hopewellslibraryoflife.wordpress.com/2017/06/05/review-ramona-blue-by-julie-murphy/
    Here's my TTT link: https://hopewellslibraryoflife.wordpress.com/2017/06/05/review-ramona-blue-by-julie-murphy/

  6. Fangirl!!! Many of the others I have not read. I am a huge Rainbow Rowell fan. 😀

  7. What a fun YA list of books. I like EVERYTHING EVERYTHING and FANGIRL. I should check out a few of the others. My TTT

  8. I'll pretty much read anything by most of these authors you have listed.

  9. Great list!! I completely agree about Everything, Everything (I still need to watch the movie too!), The Unexpected Everything, and To All the Boy's I've Loved Before! I remember reading reading Anna and the French Kiss when I was starting to read YA contemporary, and I fell in love. I don't love the book anymore, but it was perfect back in the day! :)

  10. I just finished the Upside and Unrequited, and looooved it!

  11. I'm glad to see a list of recs for contemporary books! I rarely read contemporary so now I can write some of these down to save for later! Great List!


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