Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish where each week we get a new topic for a top ten list. You’ve already heard plenty about my favorite genre, so today I’m talking contemporary, a genre that I don’t pick up as often. It’s really hard to please me when it comes to contemporary YA, but these ones pass the test with flying colors.
1. This Song Will Save Your Life, Leila Sales. I fell head-over-heels in love with TSWSYL.
2. Audrey, Wait!, Robin Benway. I picked up this one on a whim while browsing the library shelves after hearing a couple bloggers talk about it. It’s a must-read! I wish more people knew about it. Very funny and charming.
4. This Lullaby, Sarah Dessen. Just like we all knew I would mention a Dessen book. I usually go with my all-time fav, The Truth About Forever, but I’ve probably read This Lullaby just as many times. HATE SPINNERBAIT.
5. Angus, Thongs, and Full-frontal Snogging, Louise Rennison. These books will never not be funny to me.
6. Just One Day, Gayle Forman. One of the biggest signs of a hit contemporary is a character you can relate to, and boy, did I feel like Allyson was speaking for me.
7. Anna and the French Kiss, Stephanie Perkins. This book is the sweetest ever.
8. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Rachel Cohn and David Levithan. I remember reading this senior year of high school at the recommendation of a friend and being blown away.
9. Looking for Alaska, John Green. I didn’t really want to put a John Green book on this list, but I really do love this one. It was my introduction to his books and will always be my favorite.
10. The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Ann Brashares. This series really went downhill fast, but I still love the first one.