This year I have been buying books a lot. My tbr was shrinking and I added some books from many genres to my tbr. I did not add lot of books in a single genre though, except maybe fantasy and science fiction. Since I read many genres, adding few books in each genre results in an explosion of my tbr. But I have reduced buying books on an impulse and mostly think and buy books that I really am interested in buying.
I have not read many contemporary books. When I saw how people were coming up with their summer reading list, I realized how less number of summery reads I own and have read. The only YA contemporary author I have read is John Green and he is one of my favorite authors ever. That’s when I started thinking about exploring other contemporary authors, with the hope that I might like their books. The only adult contemporary author I have read is Sophie Kinsella. I have tried reading Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell and The perks of being a wallflower but did not get interested in either of them. I did not finish either of those books as I found them to be boring.
There is one contemporary author that I have been planning to read for quite sometime and that is Stephanie Perkins. I will hopefully read “Anna and the French kiss by Stephanie Perkins” this year. I have a kindle copy of that book.
Then I saw some books on sale (I know I said I will not buy books because they were on sale). But I got these hardcover editions for so cheap, I could not resist from buying them. I do not own many hardcover editions. I mostly buy paperbacks, but some of these were cheaper than paperbacks so I got myself few contemporary books.
- Since you’ve been gone by Morgan Matson – I have been hearing a lot about Morgan Matson recently after “Unexpected Everything” got released. I really want to read “Amy and Roger’s epic detour” someday as it is about travel and road trip, which I am sure I will love. “Since you’ve been gone” is another book by her which is about female friendship, daring to go out of your comfort zone and doing something different for a change etc. Let me see if I will like her writing style and then I can decide about picking other books by this author.
- All the bright places by Jennifer Niven – I heard a lot about this book last year as everyone was comparing it with “The fault in our stars” which happens to be one of my all-time favorite books. I wanted to read this book badly but was scared to pick up because of all the comparisons that people were making. I don’t want it to feel like a rip-off of my favorite book. But still I want to give it a chance. It is about a boy and a girl who are planning to commit suicide or something of that sort. I heard it deals with depression and death.
- Thirteen reasons why by Jay Asher – Another hyped book which is being made into a TV series soon. I liked the topic that this book was dealing with and I read somewhere that every parent should read this book. It talks about bullying which is a serious problem for kids and having never experienced it in my life (oh! actually I have – I was bullied in school for being too skinny), I do want to read and understand what bullying can do to a person. In this book, a girl commits suicide and then leaves audio CDs that give 13 reasons for her death.
- Landline by Rainbow Rowell – Even though I did not like Fangirl, I wanted to give Rainbow Rowell another chance and this time with an adult novel of hers. Many people who did not like Fangirl loved her other books, so I do want to read this book and see if I like her. This book I heard has time travel and about going back in time to make amends etc. I do not know a lot about the story but many people liked this book.
Please suggest me some good YA or adult contemporaries as I am not aware of many good contemporary books. Did you read any good summery book this year?