Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Top Ten Books I Can't Believe I Haven't/Want To Read From the Contemp Genre

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the BookishEach week we will post a new Top Ten list. Everyone is welcome to join.   

This week's topic is:
Top Ten Books I haven't read from the contemp genre! 

Jellicoe RoadHate List
1. On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta: So many people have mentioned this book before. Along with its famous first words. And although I'm a huge mystery/thriller/contemp reader, I haven't read this one yet. Worse yet, I own it. One day I will get to it. Hopefully it will be soon!

2. Hate List by Jennifer Brown: I LOVED her book Thousand Words because it taught teens to think twice before posting things on the internet. Which is why I'm confused I haven't read this one either. And again, I don't have an excuse as it is siting on my shelf smh (Others by Jennifer I need to read: Perfect Escape, Bitter End, & Torn Away)

Nantucket Blue (Nantucket, #1)Just Listen
3. Nantucket Blue by Lelia Howland: Every time I say I like contemps, especially ones set in the summer time, I get people that ask me how much I loved this one... And when I say I haven't read it, they gush, and Gush, and GUSH about it and now I'm seeing I need to bite the bullet and do it! 

4. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen: I've only read one Dessen book. (And it wasn't this one...) I need to get on the band wagon and see what all the fusss is about. (I chose this one for the pic because I own this one and it's stilll sitting on my shelf unreads smh) 

Amy and Roger's Epic DetourThe Summer I Turned Pretty (Summer, #1)
5. Amy & Roger's Epic Detour by Morgan Matson: I'm not sure why I never read this since I LOVED Second Chance Summer and Since You've Been Gone. Matson is an amazing author and I NEED this book!

6.The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han: I just can't get over the fact that this chick's name is Belly.... Like for real Han, why did you do that to her smdh

Dash & Lily's Book of DaresTen Tiny Breaths (Ten Tiny Breaths, #1)
7. Dash & Lily's Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan: I listened to most of this via audio, but then I had to return the book to Overdrive and then it was on a hold list so I never got back to it. One day I'm going to finish this. Until then I'm just going to wonder why it took me so long to get to it. 

8. Ten Tiny Breaths by K.A. Tucker: This is the first NA book I heard of and I'm heard so many good things about this one. I'm not sure why I added it to my TBR and then abandoned it. 

The Sea of TranquilitySlammed (Slammed, #1)
9. The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay: Another NA I added it at the beginning of the NA craze.  I've heard so much about, bought, and then abandoned it. I really heard great things about this one too and I NEED to read it!

10. Slammed by Colleen Hoover: I haven't read anything by this author but she has so many different books out and I need to get on it.  

Any other books I need to read from the contemp genre?


  1. Nice picks! All are new to me since I don't read contemp, but I do hope you get to read all of them soon!

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  2. Amy and Rogers epic detour rocks. I recommend reading that one asap. I haven't read Jellico Road either and I need too. great list.

    1. Amy and Roger is actually the first one on this list I want to get to when I have time! Also maybe a readalong for Jellicoe Road? That would maybe force me to get to it!

  3. Amy & Rogers Epic Detour is awesome! Loved that one :-)
    Hate List and The Sea of Tranquility are also really good! I have been meaning to read some of Jennifer's other books also...Good luck reading all of these!

    Em @ http://theyabookbutterfly.blogspot.com/

    1. I will really need it! I feel so behind on all of these!

  4. Jellicoe Road is AMAZING. I read it a couple of months ago and it made me cry a lot. It's not the easiest book to get into, but it's worth it. Amy and Roger's epic detour is also adorable. I hope you enjoy all these books if/when you read them.

    Our list is here: https://sorceryinthebookshelves.wordpress.com/2015/02/03/top-ten-books-i-cant-believe-i-haventwant-to-read-from-x-genre/

    1. I definitely plan to read them all soon! Especially the ones on my shelf!