Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Contemporary - A Week of Recommendations

Today's theme for A Week of Recommendations is Contemporary novels. I think that contemporaries are books that I hadn't read much of previously, but after getting some good recommendations, I've been reading more of them and finding some that I've really enjoyed and also some that really meant a lot to me. So, I'm happy to share some with you all as well! Also, in case you were curious about A Week of Recommendations or wanted to follow along and share your own recommendations too, here's the post I wrote earlier about it. 

no. 1 - On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
This is an amazing book. It felt like I was going on an emotional journey as I read along. I think this is a contemporary that's thought provoking and very unique in writing style. It's one I definitely want to reread sometime, and I'm happy my friends convinced me to read it.

no. 2 - Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
I loved how this book was lighthearted and adventurous, but also a book that could have some serious moments as well. Anna explores Paris and brings the reader along with her, and along with way we meet some great characters.

no. 3 - To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
This book. This book is probably the one I've reread all or parts of the most, and it is definitely, definitely one of my favorite reads of 2014. I absolutely loved this novel, and how it was fun and entertaining, but also had a lot of depth and character development. And the characters aren't perfect, they're flawed and make mistakes, but they also change throughout the story. Lara Jean is such a great narrator, and a really relatable character as well. I loved the character dynamics, the witty banter, and the serious moments interwoven with a cute and adventurous story. I am so excited for P. S. I Still Love You!

no. 4 - Amy and Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
This is a book that has incredible character development. I think it's a pretty character driven book, because although Amy and Roger are going on this adventure, at the same time a lot of this is about Amy and Roger and who they are. This is a book that's got a lot of fun extras to it that make the story engaging, but also a lot of character development that makes the book shine.

no. 5 - The Art of Lainey by Paula Stokes
This is a contemporary with a very unique premise. It brings in an ancient text into a modern contemporary story. Combine that with some hilarious and fun, yet flawed characters and this is a great story. 

Here is the third day of A Week of Recommendations! I hope you all are enjoying this series, and let me know about any suggestions you have! I'll be back tomorrow with paranormal recommendations!

From the paper world,


  1. so many of these make my heart happy :) love contemporaries! love these picks!

    1. thanks! you've given me a lot of amazing contemporary recommendations!


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