Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: My Favorite YA Contemporary Novels

This week I am sharing my top ten favorite young adult contemporary novels. This was tough, so I cheated and included a few runner-ups. If you want to learn more about these books, click the title and it will take you to my review. This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, so check it out! 


1.  The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen - This is my favorite Dessen and one of the best summertime reads. ever.
2.  The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares - I devoured this series one summer before I became a book blogger. It's fantastic!
3.  If I Stay by Gayle Forman - Ohhh…all the emotions! This is my favorite of Forman's novels.
4.  Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson - I love Matson and it was a tough pick between this one and Second Chance Summer.



5.  The Fault in Our Stars by John Green - No explanation needed. Simply brilliant.
6.  Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland - I love the setting of this book…one of my favorite beach reads from last year.
7.  Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell - This book is very well-written and one of my favorites of 2013. I refuse to categorize it as a historical fiction since it takes place in the 80s. Nope. Sorry. 
8.  Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg - One of my recent favorites. If you love Harry Met Sally or Joey/Pacey, then this book is for you.
9.  Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins - This book is still one of my favorite young adult novels. Parisian boarding school….need I say more?

10.  The Summer series by Jenny Han - This is BY FAR my favorite young adult contemporary series ever written. I worship it.


The Runner Ups:


1.  Looking For Alaska by John Green
2.  Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty
3.  Golden by Jessi Kirby

What do you think of my top ten favorite young adult contemporary novels? Do you think I missed any? Let me know what you think!

27 comments:

  1. I never read contemporary but I watched the movie the sisterhood of the traveling pants and it was really fun to watch it.
    Thanks for sharing these books!

    Mariska

    My top 10

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    1. If you liked the movie, you should definitely check out the series.It's great! Thanks for visiting, Mariska!

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    1. Oh, yay! I am glad you are going to read it this summer. Thanks for dropping by, Juju!

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  3. The Fault in Our Stars! YES! And Amy & Roger! You MUST read Hate List, Christina! It's probably one of my all-time favourites, too, and I don't think it really gets much better!

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    1. I will definitely have to check out Hate List then! Thanks for the recommendation, Melissa!

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  4. You have some great YA Contemporaries on this list! I love anything Sarah Dessen writes! If I Stay, Sloppy Firsts and Golden are also some of my favorites.

    My Top Ten

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    1. Thanks, Amber! I am glad we agree on those books…Yes, Sarah Dessen is the best. Thanks for visiting.

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  5. Nice list, I just added the Summer series and Sloppy Firsts to my TBR list for potential vacation material :)

    Feel free to check out my list at Books Are My Thing.

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    1. YES! Summer series is amazing and Sloppy Firsts is fantastic--both great for vacation! Thanks for visiting!

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  6. Awesome list!! We selected very similar topics this week. I included TFIOS, Anna and the French Kiss, Sarah Dessen, and Rainbow Rowell as well. I still need to read Eleanor and Park, but I loved Fangirl.

    Here is my TTT: http://jacquesbooknook.blogspot.com/2014/03/top-ten-tuesday-all-time-favorite.html

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    1. You should definitely check out E&P. I will have to check out Fangirl sometime. I've heard good things. Thanks for visiting, Jacque!

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  7. Nice list. I've not read as much contemporary YA fiction as I would like but I have read Rowell and LOVE her! She's one of my favorite authors now. I have The Fault In Our Stars on my list because EVERYONE is reading it! I have to get to it...and fast!

    Jessie @The Bathtub Reader

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    1. Oh, TFiOS is such a powerful read. I hope you get to read it soon. I'm a fan of Rowell too. I want to read more of her work in the future. Thanks for visiting, Jessica!

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  8. Oh man! I love TFiOS, The Sisterhood books, Anna and If I Stay! You have a ton of good ones on your list!
    My TTT

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  9. Good list, I love The Fault in our Stars, Looking for Alaska and the Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants series as well.

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    1. Thanks! I'm glad you agree..I know a lot of people aren't the biggest fans of Looking For Alaska, but I thought it was brilliant! Thanks for visiting!

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  10. Haha, I had to cheat a little, too! I love, love, love Eleanor & Park. It made my TTT this week too, but for a different topic. I actualyl can't think of it as anything but historical fiction, though! :) The setting was so well portrayed as being '80s.

    And Anna and the Frenck Kiss is one of my favorite YAs, too!!!!

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    1. I have personal feelings for the 80s not being historical since I grew up in then. :) haha. Thanks for visiting, Quinn.

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  11. YES. THE TRUTH ABOUT FOREVER YES YES YES. I can't get over that book, it's wonderful. You've chosen some great ones. I've eyed NANTUCKET BLUE for some time now. Is it a light beach read?

    My TTT

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    1. Me too. It's my favorite Dessen. Nantucket Blue is a light beach read, but it has substance, too. I loved the setting! I hope you get to read it soon. Thanks for dropping by.

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  12. Some great choices here. Loved Eleanor & Park, The Fault in Our Stars, Anna and the French Kiss and If I Stay, although I don't think I could separate it from Where She Went.

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    1. Yes, Where She Went was pretty great, but I didn't like it as much as If I Stay. Thank you for visiting, Marg!

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  13. Some great picks here! Love so many of these - Nantucket Blue, Anna...and can't wait to get started on Better Off Friends!

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    1. I can't wait to hear your thoughts on Better Off Friends….I hope you like it as much as me. Thanks for dropping by, Leanna!

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  14. #1 is amazing. Definitely my favorite Dessen story, too! *high five*

    Love TFIOS, A&TFK and the Summer series! I keep meaning to check out Golden, it sounds great.

    Amazing choices, Christina! :)

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