Friday’s Five: the category on my blog in which I list 5 of the same subject. Today I will show you my five favorite contemporary books. Lately, I have been getting more into contemporary books. I was reading too much dystopians, I think, and I felt the need for some light and fun reads. So I picked up some contemporary books. Although not all of these are light reads, they sure are all contemporary. Click on ‘read more’ to see my five favorites!
Just One Day and Just One Year by Gayle Forman
This week you could read my review of Just One Day and Just One Year, and I loved both of these books, so there was no way I could leave them out of this list. I won’t elaborate on them here, but if you want to read my thoughts on both books, just check out the reviews I wrote.
The Fault in our Stars by John Green‘
An obvious book that is probably on everyone’s favorite books list. But this book is really special to me. It was one of the first books that I read last summer when I really started reading again, and it was the first book ever to make my cry. I don’t get emotional very easily while reading, but The Fault in our Stars really made cry. And not just the kind where your eyes just get a little wet, but the kind that made me sob and blubber loudly because I was so emotional. Because this was the first piece of fiction that really hit me, and because of the fact that it just is a great and beautifully written book, this will always be a favorite of mine.
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
I just discovered booktube and bookblogs around the time that Fangirl was released, so naturally I had to get it to see what the hype was all about. I bought at The Book Depository, my first book order ever. When the book arrived, I immediately started it and within 48 hours I had finished it. It was such a funny book and I could relate to Cath so well! I wasn’t a big fangirl at that time myself, but I had just moved out to go to college in a different city and recognized myself in her social anxiety related to college. Also, I really love Rainbow Rowell’s writing style and I can’t wait to pick up more of her books! Eleanor & Park is very high on my wishlist!
Anne and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
It’s funny how I still remember when I read all these books. I read Anna and the French Kiss during the 24-hour read-a-thon I participated in around Christmas. It was the perfect light and sweet read I needed after I had already read for 10 hours and it didn’t feel like an obligation to keep reading. That this book is set in Paris is just another small thing that I love about it, since I love all French things and I really want to study in Paris in about 1,5 years.
Every Day by David Levithan
This is one of the first books that I reviewed for this blog. I really loved the idea of this book: Every day, ‘A’ wakes up in a different body. But then he falls in love. I really loved how David Levithan worked out this fascinating concept, and I am a big fan of David Levithan’s writing style. So this book is definitely a favorite of mine!