I love reading contemporary books in the summer because they give me that light, summery feel that we all love! So in this post I am listing the contemporary books that I have yet to read and hopefully will be getting to this summer!
Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson – I have wanted to read a Morgan Matson book for a while now so I decided to start with Since You’ve Been Gone because I see it everywhere and have heard amazing things! Since You’ve Been Gone is about a girl named Emily who is suddenly put outside her comfort zone when her friend Sloane disappears and leaves a list of things for Emily to do, and Emily goes on a journey to complete them, hoping they will lure her friend back.
Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen – I’ve been wanting to read this for a while just because I was given it for my 14th birthday but also because I heard it is a great book! I’m not 100% sure what it is about but from what I gathered it is about a girl who is very quiet and out of the spotlight but when her brother is thrown in jail she and her family become the source of reporters.
Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon – Again, I’ve heard some many wonderful things about this book and the plot line really intrigues me so I want to read this book ASAP! Everything Everything is about a girl who is allergic to the world so she cannot leave her house. The only people she gets to see on a daily basis are her mother and nurse, but when a new boy moves next door she cannot help but fall for him.
Those were the books on my contemporary TBR and I hope you enjoyed it!
Fangirl is about a girl named Cath who is off to her first year of college with her twin sister, Wren. Before college they did everything together, they even shared a bedroom. But now that Wren sees some freedom she takes it, leaving Cath behind to fend for herself. The book follows Cath as she struggles to find her place and fit in, even though she doesn’t really want to try and fit in and make friends which doesn’t make it easier.
It has been over a year since I read this book for the first time and after re reading it I am happy to say I loved it just as much as the first time. Fangirl is such an easy, feel good book that you can’t help but love. Even if contemporary is not exactly your genre I can almost guarantee you will adore this book.
The characters in this book are so relatable and you find yourself really relating to at least one character in this book. The character feel so real and I always have to remind myself they are not real just because they are so 3D. They are not perfect but by the end of the book I love all of them equally. The main character, Cath is super shy but by the end of the book you can see some character development and while she didn’t change tremendously, you can’t help but feel happy for her in the end. Also her twin sister, Wren, she goes through some tough spots in the book and I am not exactly sure if she realizes her wrong doing but she does pick up her act.
I just love Rainbow Rowell’s writing style, it just flows really nicely and I find it pleasing to read which is why I have a good chunk of her books on my shelf. I just adore this book and you all need to pick it up!
So that was my short, no-spoiler review. I cannot really say much more without spoiling anything so I better just leave it how it is!
So as we all may know, there are good books and there are bad books. In this post I will be going over the few books I just didn’t like for whatever reason. (P.S. This is just my personal opinion)
The Infinite Sea by Rick Yancy is the second book in The 5th Wave trilogy and I absolutely loved The 5th Wave, I just thought it was a fantastic book but then I read the second book…and lets just say I was really disappointed with it and gave it a 2/5 stars.
Insurgent and Allegiant by Veronica Roth are the second and third book of the Divergent trilogy and just like with the Infinite Sea I loved the first book. Divergent was a really strong first book and I was super excited to dive right into the last few books but I just found them really dull and throughout the entire books they never hooked me. 3/5 stars for each.
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins is the last book in the Hunger Games trilogy. I don’t adore the first two books but I still like to read them but it was just so hard to get through the last book and I found it a bit…un clear at times so I gave it a 3/5 stars.
Those are the top 4 books that I do not exactly like but please don’t think they are errible books they are just books I didn’t find very gripping or interesting.
Today is January 28 which means there are only 3 more days of January left so I thought why not share with you all the books I read this month! So I read a total of 4 books this month which for me is pretty good since I can be a slow reader. Anyway, here are the books I read in the first month of 2016…
The first book I read this month was Winter by Marissa Meyer, the last book in the Lunar Chronicles which is a sci-fi fantasy series that you must read. I got this book for Christmas and I was highly anticipating it in 2015 so I flew through it and read all 800+ pages. It was an amazing, epic finale that was done right.
The next book I read Obsidian by Jennifer L Armentrout, the first book in YA paranormal series called the Lux Series. I have been putting this book off for a while and I am so glad I finally read it because I couldn’t stop. It was such an easy read and I relate to the character so much and it was just wonderful.
I also read Onyx by Jennifer L Armentrout which is the second book in the Lux Series and it was definitely just as good. The main character, Katy sometimes gets on my nerves but I still find myself relating to her a lot which probably would make her my favourite character.
The last book I read this month (and still currently reading) is Opal by Jennifer L Armentrout, yes the third book in the Lux series but I am just flying through her books! The series has 5 books but I wish it would just continue on, and on, and on…no but seriously please pick up the first book sometime and read it because the books are just so mesmerizing and fun, it is worth the read and you will not regret it!
Okay, that’s all I will be posting for today so I hope all you have a great day and I will be back with another blog tomorrow morning. 🙂
I decided to tell you guys some book recommendations that I think everyone needs to read! I will be giving a few for every genre so there is something for everyone. I will not be going into detail or anything just because it would be too long to describe all of them but just trust me, they are all worth the read.
Contemporary- Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (Every fangirl needs to read this), Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins and Kissing Frogs by Alisha Sevigny.
Science Fiction- The 5th Wave by Rick Yancy and Cinder by Marissa Meyer (sci-fi and fantasy).
Middle Grade- Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan, The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken.
Fantasy- Throne of Glass by Sarah J Maas, City of Bones by Cassandra Clare, Passengers by Alexandra Bracken and Kiss of Deception by Mary E Pearson.
Dystopian- Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard and Divergent by Veronica Roth.
Paranormal- Obsidian by Jennifer L Armentrout (considered YA fiction but it has paranormal occurrences in it) and Vampire Academy by Rachelle Mead.
Hope you enjoyed the book recommendations but seriously you have to read these fantastic books!
Comment some recommendations for other in the comments below 🙂