Top Ten Tuesday (60)

March 11, 2014 Top Ten Tuesday 20

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Well, I really went out on a limb this week and decided to pick a genre that is still very out of my comfort zone. While I have read a lot of contemporary in the last year, I still find a lot of issues with it and it’s not my go to genre like it is a lot of people. That being said, I have found some of my absolute favorite books ever in the contemporary (and more specifically contemporary romance) genre! I had so much fun going through all my books to try to pick out ten πŸ™‚

Pushing the Limits
I avoided Pushing the Limits for the longest time, and then I decided to read it and holy smokes! Seriously had me from the first page … I became addicted to Katie McGarry’s writing after this and she is definitely one of my auto buy authors now πŸ™‚

Stir Me Up
Stir Me Up had me in its clutches within the first few chapters, I did NOT expect to be so wrapped up in a love story. I loved both main characters and the best friend… the writing… the story. It was amazing!

I know some people consider this New Adult and others YA but I am going to include it as YA as the main characters are still in high school. I bought this on a whim after seeing a few things about it at the end of 2012, I had NO idea the emotional rollercoaster I was in for obviously and I promptly had to purchase all of her books!

If I Lie
This was one of my first YA contemporaries that I read and believe me, it is AMAZING! It’s such a beautiful, heart wrenching story <3

If You Find Me
I wouldn’t be able to create this list without including this book… it BLEW ME AWAY! Emily Murdoch is an amazing debut author!

The Distance Between Us
I am thinking about rereading this book again … I loved the main character and the romance and story was just sweet & cute <3

And because Picmonkey has crashed THREE times while I’m trying to make this, I am at my wit’s end and the last four will not be the cute graphics from above πŸ˜› My nerves cannot take it anymore! lol

Anna and the French KissΒ Β Dash & Lily's Book of DaresΒ Β How to LoveΒ Β My Life Next Door
7. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
*I adored this on audiobook, it was such a cute, fun romance and I am planning on rereading this one again soon πŸ™‚
8. Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn & David Levithan
*I ADORED this book, so much that I immediately went out and bought a copy. It’s not a must have yearly Christmas read for me!
9. How to Love by Katie Cotugno
*I was completely taken by surprise by this book. It’s much, much more than I thought it would … such a beautiful story!
10. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
*I only recently read this, despite multiple reservations and it was SOOOOOOOO much better than I thought it would be!!

So those are my picks this week! What genre did you pick? Do you love some of these contemporaries? Any suggestions??


20 Responses to “Top Ten Tuesday (60)”

    • Lauren

      I absolutely agree, If You Find Me is POWERFUL! I really hope you try How to Love & MLND! I was very hesitant to read My Life Next Door because of the hype, but it was amazing! And How to Love I had zero expectations going in and ended up adoring it πŸ™‚ It’s much more than a romance!

    • Lauren

      YAY πŸ™‚ That’s why I love TTT so much – so many books that you find!!!

      Thanks for following and thank you so much for your kind words <3

    • Lauren

      OH, I definitly agree Krista! Katie McGarry can do NO wrong! I can’t wait to read the fourth book πŸ™‚

    • Lauren

      YES! It totally sort of counts πŸ™‚ Don’t worry, I know that you aren’t really a contemp girl either! I’m totally with you for that but there are definitely some gems out there! I think you should read Stir Me Up first! It’s so incredibly easy to read and AHHH Julian is so swoonworthy!

  1. Sarah E

    I could easily have written your intro paragraph myself. Contemporary is really growing on me and I’ve loved the books I’ve read so far, but it isn’t my go-to either. I adore Katie McGarry and finally got around to reading Anna & the French Kiss at the end of 2013. I hate that I waited so long. I really hope to grab some more up in 2014. Hopeless is one I meant to read last month.
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    • Lauren

      Hopeless is amazing! It’s really, really emotional but the characters are awesome πŸ™‚ I hope you find some more contemps you love! I have found a lot of hit or misses but there is always gems in every pile πŸ˜›

    • Lauren

      YES! I totally agree, it seems to be a REALLY underrated book but it needs moreeee buzz because it’s phenomenal!

  2. Kelly

    I’ve had my eye on If You Find Me for a while, but you’ve just reminded me of why – everyone raved about it!!

    I loved Pushing the Limits, and didn’t think I could ship any couple as much as Noah and Echo. And then I read Dare You To…

    And Anna and the French Kiss was adorable! I only read it recently, but I definitely saw why so many people love it!
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    • Lauren

      I only read Anna fairly recently as well – summer of 2013! I loved it so much, I really need to pick up Lola soon because a lot of people say that it’s even better than Anna!

  3. Kayla @ The Thousand Lives

    I’m not a huge contemporary fan either, but Anna and the French Kiss and Pushing the Limits blew me away as well! I really would like to read If You Find Me someday, but I’ve heard it’s really emotional.

    Although I’d have to add one to this list: Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. SO good!
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    • Lauren

      If You Find Me is really emotional, but in a good, good way! OH YES! i went back and forth with Fangirl as well, I adored it!

    • Lauren

      Thanks for following Tiffany! Sorry for the late reply, I seem to have missed a large batch of comments from that entire week and only noticed it now! I hope you find some new favorites from these books πŸ™‚

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