Golly, that’s a long title. Anyways, welcome to another week of Top Ten Tuesday hosted by the lovely blog the Broke and the Bookish! This week the topic is Top Ten Books I’d Give to Readers Who Have Never Read INSERT CATEGORY HERE. To fill in this blank, I’ve decided to choose contemporary YA fiction. I feel as though the young adult genre, particularly contemporary fiction within this category, is often associated with being fluffy, light, predictable, and with providing no food for thought. To challenge those ideas, the following books are those in the YA contemporary fiction genre that are excellently written, heart-achingly meaningful, and absolutely thought-provoking. So, in no particular order:
- Looking for Alaska by John Green.
- Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta.
- We Were Liars by E. Lockhart.
- Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley.
- Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell.
- The Fault in Our Stars by John Green.
- The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky.
- The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider.
- Paper Towns by John Green.
- Paper Covers Rock by Jenny Hubbard.
What books would you give to someone who has never read anything from the contemporary YA fiction genre? Let me know in the comments section below!