Hello Wonderlings! Today I’m linking up with Top Ten Tuesday which is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s topic is: SUMMER READS FREEBIE. Which of course means that today I’m going to be throwing sharing some AMAZEBALL sunny contemporary recommendations that you peeps going into summer can enjoy!! And hey, if you’re going into Winter like me, I’m sure you’ll enjoy these recs just as much. 😛 On with the list!
I CANNOT think of summer and YA contemporary reads in the same sentence without TIAOCG immediately popping up in my mind! This is set in AU and is by an Aussie author and it is PERFECTION.It has of the slowest burning romances I’ve ever read and I loved every moment of it! Oh, and the main character lives behind a bakery and could not handle the cuteness and deliciousness of it!
I adored the portrayal of anxiety in this book and also the portrayal of BOY DOES NOT ~SAVE~ GIRL FROM HER ANXIETY BUT PROVIDES SWEET SUPPORT AND ALSO STANDS BACK WHEN NEEDED AND IS ALSO NOT A DICK. The the bookish gods! I am soooo sick of that trope, haha.
I would’ve LOVED to read this book by the beach!!! Instead I read it in my bed with my electric blanket on high. But regardless of where you read this book, I think it’s highly important and I read it at a time I really needed it. It was sweet, funny, heart-wrenching and thoughtful. I also loved that Ramona was bisexual and that the book explored and discussed bisexuality as well. 🙂 I realized after I’d finished this RAMONA BLUE that I don’t read enough books with bisexual protagonists in them and I wish so much there was more of them! If you have any recs, I would love them!!
As I’m typing this, I have such a bad yearning to reread THE HATING GAME like right now! I read it in August last year and it absolutely lit up the rainy and soggy grey month that August was with all it’s goodness! I laughed on practically every page and it left me with the biggest smile on my face when I finished it (though I was crying inside)! It became one of my favourite books of 2016 and I must’ve reread it at least 4 times since then!
Had to have an New Zealand author in the list somewhere! 😛 I love this book so much and is such a classic example of great kiwi writing <3 Full of laughs, kindness and love AND CHOCOLATE CAKE (!!), it’s probably my favourite NZ contemporary ever. LOVE IT.
Ahh, I love this book! It’s filled with so much goodness, it makes my heart full! <3 I know alot of people either seem to either love or hate this series, but I connect so much with Lara-Jean and I LOVE everything about her, especially her non-confidence around driving and how much she likes baking 😛
I am still not over the gorgeousness that was SIMON VS. and TUOU is almost as good! Becky Albertalli is not only an angel but a genius and I love her books sooooo much! I really enjoyed in this book how it had the lightness of a summery contemporary but dealt with so many topics that need to be talked about at the same time. Highly recommend!
Yes, I cheated and only have 7 recs instead of 10, hehe 😉 But tell me in the comments some sunny contemporaries you love! I would love to hear them 🙂