29 January 2016

I Have a Confession: I Need Contemporary Recommendations!

That is probably the most self-explanatory title I used on the blog. Okay, so put you recs in the comments below! I'm done here. Bye.


I grew up reading contemporary books. I remember loving Sweet Valley High and a bunch of books I vaguely remember but can recall enjoying. This appreciation for the genre stayed with me in my teen years and now in my early 20's. Contemporary books simply don't get old! I think it's impossible to not, at least, like it. 

Here's dilemma 1 of 2: There's something about contemporary books that entices me and bores me at the same time. The thing I love most about contemporary books, especially in young adult, is that it gives me a peek into the lives of other people. I can't be the only one who finds comfort knowing that other people deal with situations the way you do or perceive people the same way. Even if it's a book with a heavy theme that I can't actually relate to, I still enjoy flipping through it. Granted, they're fictional people, but there's more realism there than any other genre so I think it still counts! (haha) Contemporary books don't have the frills of other genres (e.g. fantasy, paranormal, and dystopia) so it allows me to focus on the human emotions prominent in the book. However, no matter how much I love the genre, it sometimes becomes monotonous, especially when you read one after another. Simply put: frills - too much; lack of frills - boring. I think I need to balance out my selections (and the order in which I read them) to solve this.

Now for dilemma 2 of 2: I don't have enough books! I claim to love contemporary yet I don't have much of it in my shelf! I think the fantasy books outnumber the contemporary (and every other genre). It's just that whenever I shop for books, it's not the first thing I take to the checkout counter (reason: see dilemma 1). It's not like I don't want to buy/read them. I just don't know which one will be worth my money. BUY ALL THE BOOKS! ...LOL no I have bills to pay. *sigh* Which is why I choose my books carefully! 

So here's where you come in. I want contemporary books for February because "LOVE MONTH" (haha........no) I prefer young adult but if you have recommendations that fall under the adult age bracket, feel free to share it! It doesn't even have to be romance! I want to find my next favorite contemporary read and I think YOU can help me out. *points. winks.* Super excited to add new books to my shelf! :D

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