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8 Young Adult Contemporary I Want To Read In 2018

March 15, 2018

I love contemporary novels but I haven't actually read a great deal of them. I've adored the ones I have read and they've become some of my favourite books but I'm always more drawn to the fantasy and action novels. However, I've collected a mammoth amount of contemporaries and really I just need to start reading them. I tend to read these a lot quicker than fantasy books anyway. With summer fast (though I wish it was faster) approaching what better time than to start thinking of which I want to read first! 

3. Simon vs. The Homosapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

I've had this book for ages but now with the film being released it's shot up on my TBR list. I've loved every film Nick Robinson has been in and I realised after creating some of the February Top 5 Wednesday posts that I've read hardly any LGBTQ fiction. I've heard wonderful things about Becky Albertalli's novels too. 

You can find the Goodreads page here

5. When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandyha Menon

I had planned to read this on holiday last year but I didn't manage to get to it. Again, this is another I've heard nothing but good things about. I also love that it's a book focused on a female with aspirations to work in tech. It seems to give a good insight into Indian culture from what I've heard too. I think I'll be starting this one soon. Especially, as I believe a companion novel is due to come out soon...

You can find the Goodreads page here

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon

Yet another YA book that got an adaptation that looks absolutely beautiful...again starring Nick Robinson. YAY! This is a pretty short book but again one that every time I look at it on my shelves makes me smile. I'm also looking forward to reading about the condition Maddy has. I don't know what the name is but from what I gather it prevents her from leaving the house, in essence she is virtually allergic to everything. 

You can find the Goodreads page here

Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia

This book got so much hype when it was released on Booktube. I loved the premise of it, Eliza is a creator of an incredibly successful web comic but does so anonymously. A new guy starts at her school who turns out to be the most successful fan fiction writer for her comic. A friendship begins and I'm guessing things ensue from there. I'm really looking forward to reading this one. 

You can find the Goodreads page here

Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler

I'm pretty sure this was a Jesse the Reader enabled purchase If I'm not mistaken. This is another one I love the idea of. The novel is told through prose with pictures of items that tell the story of why this couple broke up. I'm expecting it to be a lovely but bittersweet novel. 

You can find the Goodreads page here

Paper Weight by Meg Haston

This is definitely an Emmmabooks inspired purchase. I have quite a few of those on my shelves now...and on my to buy list. Paperweight tells the story of Stevie a girl struggling with an eating disorder and also the death of her brother. Trigger warnings for suicide and eating disorders on this one. Though I think it will be quite a harrowing read I'm really looking forward to it.

You can find the Goodreads page here.  

Love, Hate and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed

I get the feeling this might be similar in tone to The Hate U Give (review here) which was one of my favourite books of last year. Maya Aziz dreams of going to New York to attend a fashion school, her parents however have a different plan for her one that involves her staying a lot closer to home. When a horrific crime is committed and her life is turned upside down. Those she knew and loved now looked at her with fear and hatred. I think this is going to be an incredibly important novel. 

You can find the Goodreads page here

5. Made You Up by Francesca Zappia

Yet another Emmmabooks inspired purchase...the girl really did a number on my TBR. This one explores the realms of Schizophrenia. Alex fights a constant battle to tell the difference between what is real and what isn't but she's determined to make it to college. But as classes begin she once again struggles to separate whats real and what isn't. I've heard a lot about this book, the vast majority of which has been positive. But as always not every person will relate to a novel in the same way. I'm interested to see what I think of this one. 

You can find the Goodreads page here

Those are the YA Contemporaries I want to read in 2018. 

Do you want to read any of these?

Or are there some others?

Thank-you for reading, 

Katie x 

  • Reply
    December 13, 2018 at 12:21 pm

    Love, Hate and Other Filters has been sitting on my TBR this year but I still haven’t come around to reading it. Did you read When Dimple Met Rishi? I read it this year and really liked it so it’s always fun to see what others thought about it XD Paper Weight sounds interesting, I might add that to my TBR <3

    • Reply
      Katie - A Novel Idea
      December 13, 2018 at 12:37 pm

      Honestly, I’ve done so bad with my TBR’s this year. I’ve read next to nothing I set out to! Hopefully I can pick up more next year. When Dimple Met Rishi has been on my list to read for ages! I saw Paper Weight recommended by Emmmabooks on Youtube, straight away wanted to read it.

      Katie x

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