Yes, it is another one of my top five posts and today I have my top five contemporaries that I absolutely adore! By the way, these aren’t in order because I can never decide which ones are my favorite! What is your favorite contemporary? Comment below!
1. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
By far this has been my favorite contemporary since I first read it ages ago when I was in my first-stages of becoming a bookie. I love how this novel explores themes that are so hard to find in not just contemporaries but any young-adult book. I loved how it is set in a retro America and I love how realistic the novel is. It doesn’t sugar coat our society, our people and love. Even though the ending is *cough* tragic *cough* I love how it isn’t your typical “happily ever after” story!
2. Anna and The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
More like the cutest novel on this universe, I absolutely loved this book. It had everything needed for a perfect contemporary- a cute boy, a city of love and a relatable main-character. The writing is perfect and it leaves you aching for an amazing love story like Anna’s and Isla’s and Lola’s. I love how at the end of each of her novels it ends in a cute and satisfying way! CAN SOMEONE PLEASE FIND ME A ST. CLAIR?????
3. To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
This book is one of my most loved books on my shelf! It is filled to the brim with your typical teenage drama and is told by a girl, who was relatable in ways that is different to your normal relatable girl. I really don’t know what it is about this novel that stands out. However, I absolutely love how page-turning this book is! Every scene is tension film it keeps you wanting more and more. It is a really different contemporary romance that gets you sucked into a love story that everyone will enjoy reading!
4. Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
Similar to the way To All The Boy’s I’ve Loved Before left me feeling, I love finishing a good book that leaves you warm on the inside. Saint Anything definitely did that for me. The romance was really cute but not over the top cute and the main character was not cliche. She had a lot of depth to her that is not often found in contemporary romances. She had her problems and I loved watching her grow into a person that was a better her.
5. All The Bright Places by Jennifer Nirven
Similar to Eleanor and Park, it is a more realistic and truthful contemporary that really explores the dark side to a teenager’s mind. I love how it is a cross between Eleanor and Park and The Fault In Our Stars. However, it is still vastly different and unique to the two novels. I loved the themes this novel explores and it really made me feel feelings that I never usually feel. I cried so much by the end and I highly recommend it!
These are my top five contemporaries! What are some of yours?