We have been having fun with Top Ten Tuesday, so we decided we will do one every week. This bookish meme was hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, and has been going since June 2010! Since January 2018 Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl.
This week’s topic is a Valentine’s Day/Love Freebie. The first thing that comes to mind for me is the genre contemporary. It’s a favorite of mine and they often have some type of love story! So let’s talk about 2021 contemporaries I really want to read (even though there are definitely more than ten…).
You’ve Reached Sam – Dustin Thao
I enjoyed If I Stay and loved the movie Your Name. As soon as I saw that I knew I needed this book. You’ve Reached Sam is going to be a very emotional read, but I have a feeling it’s going to be amazing!
Better Than the Movies – Lynn Painter
A YA romantic comedy about romantic comedies? That sounds like something I need to read. I watch all romantic comedies I can get my hands on. I really enjoy books when characters always expect something, but it turns out it’s something else that they need.
Don’t Hate the Player – Alexi Nedd
It doesn’t happen often that we get books with female gamers. After reading Don’t Read the Comments I’ve been on the lookout for more gaming books. I don’t game myself, but I do enjoy reading about it.
Last Chance Books – Kelsey Rodkey
A book with bookstores, is there really anything else I need to say about why I want to read this? Haha. It’s going to be interesting to see how this plays out. I’m really hoping that the small bookstore can stay open in the end!
Meet Cute Diary – Emery Lee
Meet Cute Diary has a character with a blog, so it already scores points with me. The blog turns out to have fake stories and I’m really curious to see how that all plays out. I have a feeling that a cute love story will come out of all of it.
Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating – Adiba Jaigirdar
I really enjoyed The Henna Wars and was excited to hear this author was releasing another book. Fake dating is one of my favorite tropes, so I have a feeling I won’t be able to put down Hani and Ishu’s Guide to Fake Dating.
Prom Theory – Ann LaBar
The Rosie Project was such a fun book to read and when I saw Prom Theory was pitched as a YA spin on this book it definitely caught my eye. We all know while trying to prove love is nothing more than hormones that the main character will probably find love.
Follow Your Arrow – Jessica Verdi
Once again, I have found another book that involves being online in some way or another. Being really popular online can have negative sides to it and where’s the line to what you share and don’t. I think Follow Your Arrow will deal with all of this and add a love story to complete it.
I Think I Love You – Auriane Desombre
I have to agree that real life romance is better than anything on screen, but it doesn’t mean that it’s not fun to watch or read about. Our main characters are opposites and that may cause a problem when working together, but it will be interesting to see it all play out.
My Last Summer with Cass – Mark Crilley
Out of all of the books I’ve talked about today that’s a graphic novel. I’ve been enjoying those a lot lately, so it was an easy decision to add this one to my list. I love when friendships play a big part in books, because when you grow up they change and sometimes end. I think it’s important authors talk about that as well. I can’t wait to read My Last Summer with Cass.
Some Recent TTT Posts:
TTT #166| Most Anticipated Releases for the First Half of 2021 Part 2
TTT #167 | Books I Meant to Read In 2020 Part 1
TTT #168| Books I Meant to Read in 2020 Part 2
TTT #169 | New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2020
TTT #170| New-to-Me Authors I Read in 2020 Part 2
So that’s this week’s Top Ten Tuesday and some contemporaries I’m really excited about. Have you read any good contemporaries lately? I’d love to hear about them. Also, feel free to leave your own links in the comments!