Top Ten Tuesday: Favorite books from my favorite genre

Happy Top Ten Tuesday! Today’s theme is books from my favorite genre. I wasn’t entirely sure which genre I wanted to go with, but I really can’t go wrong with YA contemporary. ❤

Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi

Emergency Contact is one of my all-time favorite YA contemporaries and I will defend it to the death. I love that Penny is a realistic (and often unlikable) main character and that Sam doesn’t fall into the stereotypical description of a love interest.

Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett

I feel like, at this point, it would actually be more surprising if I didn’t include Starry Eyes on a list of favorites. The entire world knows that I love this book, and if you haven’t already read it, you should probably read it soon.

Bloom by Kevin Panetta

A graphic novel that I read recently and really, really loved was Bloom. I checked this out from the library on a whim (and only because I really liked the cover) and was just blown away by how happy it made me.

Love Scene, Take Two by Alex Evansley

If you’re looking for an absolutely adorable YA romance, you can’t really go wrong with Love Scene, Take Two. I haven’t shouted about this book in a while, so I feel like I need to remind the world that I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH, OKAY. SO MUCH.

Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

I took a huge break from reading YA contemporaries when I was an actual young adult, and Fangirl is one of the first ones I read when I started getting back into them. I’ve loved everything I’ve ever read by Rainbow Rowell, but Fangirl was my first and I think it’ll always be my favorite.

Kiss Number 8 by Colleen AF Venable

Another YA contemporary graphic novel that I recently loved was Kiss Number 8! I was so pleasantly surprised by how much I ended up loving this book, from the art to the story to the way sensitive topics were handled… it was just great.

The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

I had to take a minute to think about which Morgan Matson book I wanted to include on this list since I’ve loved everything of hers I’ve ever read, but I think The Unexpected Everything has to win.

Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Back in the day, I read a lot of books that were really hyped on Tumblr. Sometimes that worked out really well. Other times it didn’t. Simon was one of those books, and I absolutely loved it. I love all of the characters in this book and I also loved the adaptation.

Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen

I haven’t really talked about it recently, but Saint Anything was the first Sarah Dessen book I picked up after a several-year hiatus and I fell in love. I think my favorite thing about this book was that the romance was secondary to everything else.

Made You Up by Francesca Zappia

A book that I really, really loved that I don’t talk about nearly enough is Made You Up! I love a good unreliable narrator and I can’t even begin to describe how many emotions this book made me feel.

Did you do your own Top Ten Tuesday post today? Feel free to leave your link in the comments and I’ll check it out! What’s your favorite genre? Have you read any of these books? Let’s talk in the comments!

Massive Bookcon Giveaway!!!

You might have heard me talk (once or twice or five thousand times) about how excited I was to attend Bookcon this year. I had an amazing time, which I’ll talk about later this week, but I couldn’t wait to share this massive giveaway!

I attended Bookcon with Daniel from Page to Page and between the two of us, we ended up with so many books that we decided we needed to share the book love! We’re giving away sixteen prizes to our followers! We’ll choose one international winner and fifteen U.S. winners who can choose from all of the prizes below! (You can win more than once!!)

The rules:

  • You must be following both Daniel and me!
  • You must be 18+ years old or have a parent’s permission to share your mailing address with us!
  • The giveaway opens June 4, 2019 and closes June 17, 2019 at 11:59pm EST!
  • We’ll draw the winners and notify them on June 18, 2019.
  • If you win, you have 48 hours to respond and provide us with your mailing address!

The prizes:

  1. A Danger to Herself and Others by Alyssa Sheinmel**
  2. Misfits by Jen Calonita**
  3. Misfits by Jen Calonita**
  4. Project Duchess by Sabrina Jeffries**
  5. Slay by Brittney Morris*
  6. Hired by Zoey Castile**
  7. Hired by Zoey Castile**
  8. The Fresh New Face of Griselda by Jennifer Torres*
  9. Pavi Sharma’s Guide to Going Home by Bridget Farr*
  10. I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn*
  11. As Good as the First Time by K.M. Jackson**
  12. Technically, You Started It by Lana Wood Johnson*
  13. Swipe Right for Murder by Derek Milman*
  14. The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow*
  15. Tin Badges by Lorenzo Carcaterra*
  16. Sampler Pile (8 Samplers)

books with one asterisk are ARCs and books with two asterisks are signed

The links:


Have you read any of these ARCs? Which one would you like most? Let’s talk in the comments!

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