Friday, 10 May 2013

Five Friday Favourites [2]

Five Friday Favourites is a new, regular feature on The Cait Files where myself or another blogger will share their Five Favourites of a particular bookish category. Be it favourite books ever, favourite characters, favourite contemporary novels, whatever you fancy!

Today I have the lovely Lucy from Queen of Contemporary....3 guesses as to what category she chose ;)

As my blog is called Queen of Contemporary, it's a little bit obvious that I'm a lover of contemporary fiction. I've chosen to talk about my five favourite contemporary YA novels today and I'm hoping that some of you will pick up some recommendations.

Skin Deep by Laura Jarratt is one of my favourite contemporaries. It's incredibly cute and sweet, something I think that all contemporaries should include. Skin Deep is about a girl called Jenna who is in a car crash and the novel explores Jenna coming to terms with the acccident, through her point of view and Ryan's, the other protagonist. Laura Jarratt is one of my favourite UKYA authors and I'll read whatever she writes.

From What I Remember by Stacy Kramer and Valerie Thomas is a really fun and fascinating novel. Because of this novel, I've really grown to love road trip novels and the changing perspectives was a really great addition.

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins is one of the most popular contemporaries, in my opinion, and I have fallen completely in love with it. Set in Paris, it's no surprise that this is a love story. Sent away to school in Paris by her father, Anna Oliphant then meets the charming Etienne St. Clair. It's safe to say that I fell head over heels for Etienne. Maybe that's why I love this book so much...

Nobody's Girl by Sarra Manning was a really quick read for me. I spent all night reading it and then kept trying to give it to anyone that would listen to me. It's another travel book and was also partly set in Paris. Can you see a trend here..?

And finally....Undone by Cat Clarke. This book made me cry so much and it's an incredibly emotional and poignant read. It kept me captivated throughout and I couldn't put it down. This is another one of my favourite UKYA books.

Thank you, Cait!

Thanks so much Lucy! Wonderful recommendations. I absolutely adore Anna and I swear I WILL read a Cat Clarke book this year!

If you'd like to be featured on my Five Friday Favourites posts, please email me: caitlinhlomasATgmailDOTcom - I'd love to hear from you :)


  1. What great choices! The only one I haven't yet read is From What I Remember. Skin Deep was one of my favourites last year and Undone is definitely a favourite of this year :)

  2. Thanks for featuring me, Cait! :)

  3. Oooh, some great contemporaries! I'm a US blogger so I actually haven't heard of SKIN DEEP and UNDONE. Thanks for recommending them though, I just added them to my TBR! I've heard fabulous things about Sarra Manning. Anna and the French Kiss.. <3 I love this feature, Cait! And thanks for sharing, Lucy. :)

  4. Anna is quite possibly my favourite book ever! And I haven't read any of the others, but want to read From What I Remember, and I have Entangled by Cat Clarke to read, but I'm a little scared to read Undone

  5. I really love this new feature, Cait! And you REALLY have to read some Cat Clarke soon.

    Some of my favourites are on your list, Lucy. The others I am going to have to check out!

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  7. Great picks. Undone and ANNA are two of my all time favourites! I still need to read the rest of your picks, but I have copies of two of them and must pick up a copy of Nobody's Girl (I die for Parisian settings!) Sounds like I'm in for some good reading! :)

  8. Awesome list, Lucy! I love all of those books, even if Undone made me cry possibly more than TFiOS. And yes, Cait, you must read some of Cat's books! They're amazing.

  9. You have excellent taste, Lucy! :) These are some of my favourite contemps as well.


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