If you have followed this blog for a while you will know that I read fantasy and sci-fi about 99% of the time. I don’t think that is an exageration. I eat fantasy books for breakfast and lunch.
But on the rare occasion I do pick up contemporary reads. When I do I tend to pick these up with a certainty that I will like them. I am very picky with which contemporaries I pick up. My go to contemporary author is Becky Albertalli. So far she has not let me down. I loved Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda (after taking forever to read it) and The Upside of Unrequited resonated with me in a different way. So I am very much looking forward to her new release that I have pre-ordered. I know.
I do have to say that the contemporaries I do pick up are almost exclusively young adult. There are very little contemporaries that I have found interesting in the adult section so I’ve just been staying away from them.
Those That I Own and I Feel Like I Have To
First & Then by Emma Mills
I won this from the author on twitter a few years ago and I was initially drawn to the cover. I thought this would make a great Summer read but during the last few Summers I’ve not felt compelled to pick it up. Which sucks. I’ve heard mostly good things about this author so I feel like I should give it a chance.
This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
This was a gift in 2016 from a friend. I want to give this a try as the author is Dutch but after having glanced in it I can’t say I am charmed by the way it is written. I’m going to try and push through it though. Some day.
Onder Mijn Huid by Marlies Slegers
I won this a few years ago as well from the publisher but again, I haven’t been inclined to pick it up just yet. I think this will be an emotional read and so I’ve not been ready for that.
Excited on My Shelves
Up (Paaz 2) by Myrthe van der Meer
I read Paaz a few years ago and if you remember my review for it you will remember that I quite loved it but that it also hit a nerve with me as I recognized my own depressive thoughts in it at times. This is probably what has been keeping me back from picking it up yet.
Love, Hate and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed
I heard about this book last year and I knew that this was one I wanted to read. I actually got it for Valentine from my husband so it is ready to be read.
Those I Do Not Own Yet
Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappio
I’ve heard nothing but reat things about this one. There is something about the synopsis that draws my attention. Also, that there are little comics in this makes me happy.
Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
Of course Leah is on here. I am so excited to see how this book will go, what is in store for Leah and how Simon is doing.
A Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. Drews
Of course, it is Cait so it is here. You better not make me cry.