I guess it's proof that reading is a communicable disease - and one that we need to get out there and spread ;)
This, then, is my contemporary YA TBR (To-Be Read list.)
A lot of people have slightly different definitions of what the contemporary genre actually is.
I basically went with a modern-ish setting and no magic, sci-fi, paranormal, or horror elements.
The rules can probably be bent six ways from Tuesday, but this is my list.
It's pretty damned long, so just be glad that I didn't decide to post my full TBR - we'd be here all day ;)
Unfortunately, there's only so fast a girl can read.
So it's going to take me an epically long time to get through this. Not least because I can't afford this many books.
And most of them aren't available from my library system (trust me, I checked.)
Still, I'll make my way through a fair few I'm sure.
Obviously, since I haven't read these books, I don't know how good (or not,) they are.
Hopefully they'll be worth the read!
- Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
- She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick
- The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
- Marcelo in the Real World by Francisco X Stork
- Read Me Like a Book by Liz Kessler
- Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen
- Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta
- Shade Me by Jennifer Brown
- Simon vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
- Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz
- All American Boys by Jason Reynolds & Brendan Kiely
It seems pretty topical, and, if done right, could be pretty amazing.
- Panther by David Owen
- Starring Kitty by Keris Stainton
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
- One by Sarah Crossan
- The Art of Being Normal by Lisa Williamson
- Remix by Non Pratt
- The Manifesto on How to be Interesting by Holly Bourne
- Boy Meets Boy by David Levithan
- Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kirstin Cronn-Mills
- How to Build a Girl by Caitlin Moran
- All of the Above by James/Juno Dawson