Friday, March 21, 2014

Five Friday Favorites: Favorite Contemporaries

"Five Friday Favorites" is a meme hosted by Amanda at Book Badger. Each week on Friday, five favorites on different subjects are posted. This week's theme were contemporary books.
I'm not much for contemporaries, I usually prefer speculative fiction, but I have been known to pick up the odd contemporary novel. These are my favorites: 

5. "The Summer I Became a Nerd" by Leah Rae Miller 
This novel is pure light-hearted fluff, and it's a lot of fun, and it also managed to send a pretty good message. 

4. "The Reece Malcolm List" by Amy Spalding 
I read this novel last year and I liked it a lot. The romance wasn't all that great, but the musical aspect and the MC's relationship with her mother were really interesting. 

3. "All American Girl" by Meg Cabot
I have read and reread this a hundred times, and it's alway a lot of fun. And Sam and David are such a cute couple!

2. "Eleanor and Park" by Rainbow Rowell
I thought this was a really well-written, captivating book. It left me a bit heart-broken, but I'm glad I read it. 

1. "Fangirl" by Rainbow Rowell
Yes, another Rainbow Rowell novel. I've got to say I enjoy her books a lot and I thought this one was great, it was one of my favorite reads of 2013. 

So, what are your favorite contemporary novels? Let me know in the comments!  


  1. Great picks! The only one of these that I have read is Fangirl, and must admit to having a lot of issues with it. I am hoping to try Eleanor & Park soon though, hopefully I will enjoy that one more. I love the look of the other three, will definitely need to read those. Nice list :) My FFF list

  2. Great post Sofia! From your list, I have only read the two Rainbow Rowell books, but I definitely will have to check the other three out! :)

  3. I haven't read any of these Sofia, but I do want to read some of Rowell's work and I hoping to get to them soon, and I'd seen a few things about The Summer I Became A Nerd, but I not sure on the cover, so I may have to look back at that and take a look. Thank you for taking part Sofia! :D