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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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

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

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

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?


  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

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

  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. :)

  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/

  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!

  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

  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

  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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