Tuesday, 24 July 2012

Contemporary Summer Guest Post: Kapri's Top Ten Contemps

Today the wonderful Kapri from Book Fanatics is sharing her top ten contemporary reads with us!

Top Ten Contemporaries

I am here today to share my love for contemporary. It is my favorite genre and there are so many great contemps out there. And now I'm going to share my top ten favorites!

Girl at SeaGirl at Sea by Maureen Johnson-This is one of my more recent favorites. This book has everything—an beautiful setting, steamy boy, teen angst, adventure, mystery, and of course (my favorite) a treasure hunt. You can't get much better than that. 

Willow by Julia Hoban- This book was so heartbreaking and beautiful. It sure can tug at your heartstrings one moment and uplift you the next.

Pushing Limits by Katie McGarry – Again, another recent favorite. My favorite part of this book is the characters. I love seeing their emotions and growth throughout the book. This one reminds me of Perfect Chemistry a lot.

Jellicoe RoadJellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta- I read this one quite a while ago and it earned a permanent spot on my favorites shelf. This is another that can be heartbreaking at times, but it was just so beautiful. It's one that I need to reread soon.

North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headly- Just like the title suggests, this book is beautiful. It has an amazing message, awesome scenery, and completely relatable characters. 

Where She Went by Gayle Forman- If I Stay was a really good book, but Where She Went was amazing. I loved Adam as a character and I loved seeing what happened to the characters after If I Stay.

Amy And Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson-Two words: road trip. This book started my obsession with road trip. Now if there is a book with any sort of mention of road trips, I'm reading it.

The Nature of Jade by Deb Caletti- I loved Jade's voice in this book. It was so unique and beautiful. And the story and other characters are pretty awesome, too.

John Belushi Is DeadShe's So Money by Cherry Cheva-I thought I should add a light and fun book in the mix. I can't exactly pin-point why I liked this book so much, but I really enjoyed it. It was so funny! I just remember laughing so much when I read this book.

John Belushi is Dead by Kathy Charles- I loved the way that this book incorporated old movies and celebrities. It may seem morbid, but Charles created the story in such a tasteful way.

And those are only ten. There are so many other great contemporaries out there.

Honorable Mentions:
Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
Perfect Chemistry and Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles
Any Jennifer Echols book


Thanks so much Kapri!! I looked up all the books I didn't know and well, they sound pretty awesome. I especially love the sound of John Belushi is Dead, it sounds soooo different!! And I am a HUGE fan of Amy & Roger and Anna!!! I'm also just reading Jellicoe Road now ;)

Have you read any of the books on Kapri's list, or do any pique your interest?


  1. EEEP! Pushing the Limits was AMAZZZZZZING! I also see a few books on here that I need to read!

    Molli | Once Upon a Prologue

  2. Pushing the Limits is the only book on that list I have read. I really need to change that. Great list.

  3. Oh dear, even more books I haven't heard of! I can't keep up!

  4. I loved She's So Money! Very funny and cute :). Loved Anna and Amy & Roger too! I'll have to check the rest out, but they all sound great! I like the sound of John Belushi is Dead! Great post :).


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