February 3, 2015

Top Ten Tuesday: Contemporary YA I Need to Read


For as much as I say I love contemporary YA, there are still several I haven't read. Most on this list are released (or will be in the next month). And I guess I'd better hunt all of these down through the library or something and get them read.

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1. Whatever Life Throws at You by Julie Cross
I actually bought the e-book of this about a month ago, but haven't gotten around to reading it. Oops.

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2. Taste Test by Kelly Fiore
I just recently read Pizza, Love, and Other Stuff That Made Me Famous and so now I need all the cooking TV show books.

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3. 17 First Kisses by Rachael Allen
I'm all for a good contemporary romance, so hopefully I like this one when I finally get around to reading it.

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4. Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley
This has gotten strong ratings and reviews from so many bloggers, particularly Summer of Blue Sky Bookshelf and I trust her opinion on a lot of books. So gosh darn it, I need to read Rites of Passages!

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5. You Are Here by Jennifer E. Smith
Jennifer is a writer who has continually impressed me. After I read Statistical Probability and This Is What Happy Looks Like, I had to go back and read her earlier novels. I loved The Comeback Season but, once again, the library didn't have You Are Here.

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6. Peaches by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Tbh, I don't have high hopes since I haven't enjoyed any of Jodi's other books, but it's set in the South and that's my catnip.

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7. Since You Asked by Maurene Goo
Diverse YA, woot-woot!

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8. Gone Too Far by Natalie D. Richards
I enjoyed Richards' Six Months Later, so I very much want to read her latest book.

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9. I Was Here by Gayle Forman
I'm hoping this is as good as Just One Day!

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This one sounds interesting. Fingers crossed! (It's not out yet, but I wish it was.)

So what genre do you want to read more of? Or is there a genre that you love that you still need to read tons of books from?

9 comments:

  1. I still need to read loads of YA! I just can't keep up with them all! Rites of Passage is on my TBR. Hopefully you get to read these books at some point! My TTT

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  2. 17 first kisses was a pretty good read, and anything by gayle forman is usually really good.

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  3. The only one I've read from this list is Rites of Passage, which you'll probably love. It's a REALLY good contemporary. I really want to read Whatever Life Throws at You! It looks like one I would love. :)

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  4. I feel like I missed out on so many of the YA books that everyone else seems to have read, Rites of Passage looks amazing! Here is my Top Ten https://smalltowncitygirls.wordpress.com/2015/02/03/top-ten-ya-books-i-cant-believe-i-havent-read/

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  5. I'm a big contemporary YA fan too and I've only read one of the books on your list! Yikes - it's time for me to get on this!

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  6. Rites of passage is on my list as well! *-*

    My TTT: http://frannieinthepages.blogspot.it/2015/02/top-ten-tuesday-ten-books-i-cant.html

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  7. Nice list of books... I'm off to check some of the titles out!! Here's my TTT for this week: http://captivatedreader.blogspot.com/2015/02/top-ten-tuesday-top-ten-books-i-cant.html

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  8. I haven't read any of these, and I am a huge fan of contemporary YA. Right now, I Was Here is on my list of must reads, and I'll have to pick up a copy soon.

    I've been curious about 17 First Kisses because it seems like a lot of people love it, and a lot of people hate it, so I might have to read that one soon.

    Nice list, Emma! :)

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