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 :)