Ten YA Contemporary Novels I Can't Believe I Haven't Read

3 February 2015

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke & The Bookish in which we can showcase the top ten books we feel deserve the spotlight according to the topic of the week. This week's topic is novels that I can't believe I haven't read in X genre, and since there are so many high rated contemporary novels that I haven't read, that's the genre I chose.

There's very few contemporary novels that I truly love, but the books I've listed here are ones that have received a very large number of amazing reviews. I'll definitely get around to reading them all someday.

Pretty much anything by John Green is a must read for me, but I chose to feature this one due simply to the fact that I actually own it. I've only read two of Green's books, but I'm planning on making my way through all of them, and since I actually own this one, I think it's next on my list.

You guys wouldn't believe how long this novel has been on my wishlist and I finally got around to buying it the other day. This book sounds like a really fun, easy read and I can't wait to read it this month.

I remember seeing this book floating around the blogosphere a lot when I first started my blog, and I kept telling myself that I would buy it eventually, but it's been a couple of years now and I still don't own it. I've read so many rave reviews about this book, however, that it's going to have to happen someday.

This book was everywhere in the summer of 2012, and for some reason, I never jumped on the bandwagon. After seeing bajillions of fantastic reviews, however, I decided I was going to read it. I just never got around to actually buying it...

I want to read a lot of the books that Sarah Ockler has written, but I decided to feature this one because I absolutely adore the cover. This sounds like a really cute, lighthearted read, and definitely something I'll enjoy.

This was another 2012 summer release that blew up the blogosphere. The only reason I didn't buy it back then is because I really wanted the hardcover, but had more important books to buy that didn't cost quite as much. And then it kind of fell out of my mind...

Despite this being a 2012 release, I only recently discovered it. I'm not entirely sure why this is, since a lot of my Goodreads friends have read and reviewed it... Oh well. This sounds like a super cute read that will probably hit me right in the feels, so I'm definitely going to check it out as soon as possible.

I can't believe that this book is four years old and is still getting so much praise. I really do need to read this one, and now that all three books in the series are out with the same cover style, I might just buy all three. This series sounds like a really fun, cute, lighthearted reading experience, and it's definitely going to happen.

I know that this book was one of 2013's most anticipated releases, and I was one of the people who couldn't wait to read it. Unfortunately, I didn't, for reasons unknown to myself, but I'll get there eventually.

This is another one that I own but just haven't gotten around to reading. I absolutely loved the first book in this series, and I'm very excited to read this companion novel. Who knows, maybe I'll buy the others that have been/are getting released and just marathon them all.


  1. Ooooh you've got some great YA contemporaries to catch up on! The only two I've not read from this list are Will Grayson Will Grayson and Bittersweet. I loved each of the others!

    My StS!

  2. David Levithan is such an amazing author. I think, if you like John Green, you will like him as well. In my opinion they are quite similar. I happen to like David Levithan a bit more, but they both have a unique writing style that I simply can't get enough of! And a book by both of them.... great! :D

  3. I need to read a couple of these books too LOL!! Here is my Top Ten Tuesday if you wanna check it out :) http://bookbabble.weebly.com/blog/top-ten-tuesday1

  4. You blos is beautiful!! *-*
    Anna and the french kiss is the cutest thing ever!! *-* And Katie McGarry is sooo good, I love all her books! :D

    My TTT: http://frannieinthepages.blogspot.it/2015/02/top-ten-tuesday-ten-books-i-cant.html

  5. Aww thank you! Yeah I just ordered Anna & The French Kiss. Can't wait to read it!

  6. I can't believe the amount of praise this guy gets. I'm definitely going to have to read some of his work. I currently own 3 books that were either written solely by him or with another author. It's just got to happen.

  7. The only ones I've read are Anna and The French Kiss, which is just amazing, and Eleanor & Park, which was an okay read. I also really want to read Dash & Lily's Book of Dares, it sounds so cute!