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Top Ten ALL-TIME Favorite YA Contemporary Books
I love YA Contemporary so much. It’s one of all-time favorite genres, and it’s going to be hard narrowing it down, because there are so many books in this genre that I love. Clicking on the titles will take you to Goodreads!
- Hate List by Jennifer Brown. I haven’t talked about this one in a long time, and it’s also been a while since I’ve read it. I cried- a lot- but there were times where I could relate to Valerie a lot.
- This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales. I loved seeing Elise find something she loved, and even more, I loved seeing her start over.
- Lovely, Dark And Deep by Amy McNamara. This book is beautiful and poetic and I was still crying for a good 5 minutes after finishing the book.
- Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. I related to Cath so much, and the book described my life as a Harry Potter fan disturbingly well.
- The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han. I love the entire series, but I have a soft spot for the first book. Partly because it’s why I love the series so much, but it made me feel so nostalgic for summer and growing up.
- The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson. It made me laugh and cry and it is such a great look at how people deal with loss and grief. It’s hard not to love this book.
- Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone. This is one of my favorites, because not only do we see a girl who is dealing with OCD, but we see her in treatment for it, which seems really rare in YA.
- My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick. I am reminded of how long it’s been since I’ve read this book, so maybe I’ll end up re-reading it soon. But it’s the perfect summer book, and I just love the Garrett family.
- The Fault In Our Stars by John Green. I cannot read this book without crying (and it seems to get worse every single time I do), but I love it anyway. And if I know I need a good cry, this is one of my go-to books.
- Me Since You by Laura Weiss. It’s amazing how much one decision can change everything, and this book is proof of that. My heart broke for Rowan.
- Basically anything by Laurie Halse Anderson. I can’t pick just one, because her books so amazing, but I love reading her books. As far as I’m concerned, her books are YA classics (especially Speak).
- Stephanie Perkins. Okay, so maybe she’s a person, but there is no way I’m picking between Isla and Anna. I refuse to do it. I absolutely refuse, and she is an author who can do no wrong.
- Jessi Kirby. I’ve loved Jessi Kirby ever since I read In Honor, and I’ve been a huge fan since. I really love her books.