YA Contemporary novels are like a warm cup of tea on dreary day. They can give you a warm, fuzzy feeling and make you happy.
Today I am going to talk about a few of my favourite YA contemporary authors. The authors that I am going to show, I will read and buy whatever books they come out with.
The first author I’m going to talk about is Rainbow Rowell.
I first heard about Rainbow Rowell when I was shopping in Waterstones one day. I asked a staff member who would they recommend to me, and she pointed me towards Rainbow Rowell, and I will be forever thankful that she did. So I picked up Eleanor & Park, I read this book in two days I just could not put it down. Eleanor & Park isn’t the most happiest of books, but the way that Rainbow wrote the characters, made me connect with them in a way that made me feel like I knew them personally.
Now my favourite book by Rainbow is FanGirl!!!! Fangirl has some of the best characters in a book that I have ever read. Not only did I connect with the main character Cath, but Levi is one of my top book boyfriends. I honestly can’t say how much this book means to me, and I encourage everyone to read it.
Becky’s books are like a really good chocolate bar, they have to be devoured straight away. You will fall in love with her characters as soon as you open the book. My favourite book by her is Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. Honestly if you haven’t read this book yet, what have you been doing with you life? also you will fall in love with Simon so much you will want to have this adorable, Oreo loving, awesome guy as your best friend.
Simon vs. was so good that they even turned it into a movie Love, Simon. Love, Simon is so good, and it also stays true to the book, please go and watch it. You can thank me later. My other favourite of Becky’s is Leah on the Offbeat, which is about Simons best friend Leah.
I highly recommend Becky Albertalli if you are looking for a quick, feel good book.
Morgan Matson is the author I go to, when I want a cute, funny, love story.
Her most recent book Save the Date, really helped me get out of feeling down, it was funny, and the cute romance in it was adorable. Save the Date is about a girl who’s older sister is getting married and she helps with the wedding planning, and then everything that can go wrong does, and it was so funny in some parts.
So I would go check out Morgan Matson if you fancy a fun read.
Jenny Han is an author that I found recently. I have read both her series and the best by far is To all the boys I’ve Loved before. Lara Jean is the cutest main character ever. The 3 books in this series follows Lara Jean and her love life choices.
These books are liking wrapping yourself in a warm fuzzy blanket, they are cute and warm hearted. Also Netflix has just brought out a movie of the first book and I highly recommend this film. It has been perfectly adapted so, GO WATCH IT.
Angie Thomas’s first book The Hate You Give, or T.H.U.G is one of the best books I have read this year, It has been on the New York times bestseller list since it has come out.
Angie wrote this in regards to the Black Lives Matter Campaign, honestly this book is moving, beautifully written, and it will honestly stick with you long after you have finished it.
The book is about a girl named Starr, who wittinesses the death of her friend who is shot by a policeman, and then all the things she goes through after this tragic event.
I recommend this book and author because it will stick with you and it will make you think, also I am really looking forward to her next book which is On the Come Up, as soon as this is out, I will be dropping everything and I will be reading that book.
So there you have it, some of my favourite YA authors. What are some of your’s?