I might be behind on reading compared to last year, but I’m getting quite a number of books in. Hey, blogging takes some time from my reading, but I love both.
Today, I thought I’ll share my favourite YA contemporary reads that I’ve read this year until now. Sure, more will get added in the six months, hopefully.
Without further ado.. in the order I read them..
1. Girl Online by Zoe Sugg
A really good book about (wait for it) a blogger (!) who travels with her family to New York and meets Noah there. She and Noah go around the city and get to know each other. Now, Noah has a big secret and that leads to the ripping away of Penny’s anonymity online and throwing her into the spotlight. This book shows how all the supported of your blog online can turn on you in the worst way.
I really liked this book and discovered the author, who is also a YouTuber after reading this. Read my complete review of this book.
2. The Fill-in boyfriend by Kasie West
Gia Montgomery’s boyfriend dumps her right outside prom and she’s left without a date. But she has promised her friends to introduce her college boyfriend and prove that he is not fictional. She sees a cute boy there and asks him to be her fake boyfriend. Turns out, he’s actually nice! From there on starts them liking each other and her getting new friends, seeing who she really is and what she’s been living.
3. Girl Against the Universe by Paula Stokes
Maguire has had a hard life and after a series of unfortunate events (no pun intended), she believes that she’s bad luck for everyone around her. Therefore, she has a social anxeity disorder and her mom compels her into going to the counsellor. She meets a cute boy and the said cute boy wants to get to know her. The whole book revolves around her overcoming her fears and is not completely based on teenage romance. Here’s my review.
4. Tell me three things by Julie Buxbaum
Jessie has just moved and going into a prep school, she feels highly intimidated and clueless. A person called Somebody/Nobody emails her and offers to be her guide in this school. There are mysteries, friendships, high school and teenage romance. The ending brought me that chest-expanding-feeling.Read the complete review.
5. Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon
Maddy is allergic to the world and has NEVER been out of her home. She has a set routine with her mom, who is a doctor, and her nurse. One day, a family moves into the house next door and she spends all her free time looking at them and figuring out their life. She and Olly exchange emails, talk a lot and start to like each other. Her disease is a barrier that stands between a real future but this has to have a happy ending, right? Here’s my review.
6. Shuffle Repeat by Jen Klein
This this this this this book. June and Oliver’s moms are best friends and after moving house closer to Oliver’s, their moms convince Oliver to drive June to and fro school since it’s a very long route by bus. There’s music, there’s high school cliques, there’s belief about whether high school matters or not and there’s teenage romance. Here’s my review.
7. Cinder & Ella
It starts off with the scene when Ella and her mom are, unfortunately, in an accident. Her mom dies and with burn scars all over one side of her body, Ella is in the custody of her father who had left her and her mom years ago for another woman. New family, new city, new house and new school. She’s intimidated, sad, depressed and the only thing familiar is her online friend Cinder. After more than a year, she finally messages him and they get back into their routine. They obviously like each other but Cinder refuses to meet in real life. He has one big secret.
If you love Cinderella stories, this is for you.
8. Suffer Love
Hadley and Sam are in recover and somehow, it doesn’t seem as if they’re recovering. Sam’s family has torn apart and Hadley’s is slowly dying. They both have just moved into this new town and they become friends, and slowly, more than that. But, Sam is hiding something from Hadley which could rip their relationship to irreparable shreds. Will it be a HEA? Read my review, or better, read the book itself!
Whoa, that’s a LOT of books.
How many of these have you read? What did you think of them? If not, are you planning to read them?