Top Ten All Time favourite contemporary books
Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature/ meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This weeks topic was one I was super excited about again because I love sharing some of my favourites and discovering other people's favourites as well. I decided to share some of my all time favourite contemporaries this week, as it is by far still my most read genre, and so many of the books I love are contemporaries as well. And so, enjoy!
1) Thanks for the Trouble by Tommy Wallach -
I had a huge debate whilst writing this list over which of Tommy Wallach's books to feature here, but eventually decided on his most recent release as I have yet to give it as much love as We All Looked Up. This one is an amazing story that will take you on an incredible journey with some characters it is impossible not to love and writing I adore - its just amazing!
2) I am the Messenger by Markus Zusak -
Not only is Markus Zusak responsible for my favourite book of all time, but he is also the author of one of all time favourite contemporaries as well. The story in this one is just so unique with such an interesting premise that produces one of the most heartwarming books I have ever read.
3) Night Owls by Jenn Bennett -
Another more recent read for me, but one that I really enjoyed particularly for the huge role that art played in this one. It was such a good romance and I can't tell you how much I adored the artsy aspects of this, as well as some of the subplots that just made this one even more amazing.
4) Revived by Cat Patrick -
This is one of the first YA books I remember reading, and is still to this day one of my favourite contemporaries I have ever read. It is such a fast paced, addicting story with a romance and friendship I love and plot twists I still find shocking even now.
5) Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell -
One of the more well loved and well known YA contemporaries, but one that in my opinion fully deserves all of the hype it gets. It's such a cute little romance with unqiue characters I adore and an ending that might just have broken my heart a little.
6) Ketchup Clouds by Annabel Pitcher -
If you're looking for a great contemporary with a unique format, this is definitely one to check out. Not only is it written in letter form, it also has such an amazing story and mystery as well as a romance you will adore, and I dare you not to fall in love with one character in particular.
7) We Were Liars by E. Lockhart -
Amazingly I actually read this one before hearing of the huge amount of hype surrounding it, so I had no idea that I was getting into such a beautiful book before I started it. Everything, from the way it is written to the mysterious air and time jumps is phenomenal and I am still amazed at how well done the plot twist is.
8) The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith -
I first read this one a few years ago now, but it still remains one of my favourite cute romances to this day. It's such a nice little quick read and I still love the relationship that develops between our two characters in one of the cutest ways possible.
9) Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson -
If you like contemporary and you haven't read Morgan Matson yet, then you are seriously missing out. This beauty of a book has one of the most inspiring stories of a wallflower coming out of her shell, and includes a romance you will never want to stop reading about - if you haven't read this yet, you need to!
10) Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn -
Finally, one of my favourite christmasy books from one of my favourite authors, this one is literally the perfect holiday contemporary. I love the split POV which works amazingly well and the way these two communicate through a notebook will have you hooked on their developing romance throughout.
What are some of your favourite contemporaries? Have you read any of these - what did you think?