Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by Brokeandbookish. This week’s theme is Top Ten Books That Would Be On Your Syllabus If You Taught X 101. I decided to go with YA Contemporary Romance 101, because this is one of the genres I read the most. I tried to vary my choices, so you will get contemporary romances in different settings, combined with life stories, friendships, adventures, sad situations…well, basically all that can lead to a little romance in life! I hope you’ll enjoy! As always, you can click on the title of the book for a Goodreads link 🙂
1 • My life next door, Huntley Fitzpatrick
Two neighbors falling in love for the first time, dealing with their families, their own background stories, and handling their own friendships and trust.
2 • Eleanor & Park, Rainbow Rowell
A strong, honest, heartbreaking and full of true feelings…this is the real story of first love.
3 • The Geography of You and Me, Jennifer E. Smith
Spinning through continents and through postcards, a unique relationship makes this Jennifer E. Smith book one of the must-reads of YA contemporary romance.
4 • Anna and the French Kiss, Stephanie Perkins
Far away from the clichés, this unperfect relationship gives us everything we can search in contemporary romance. Trouble, many trouble in paradise, playing with feelings, all in a different, romantic place, Paris.
5 • Catching Jordan, Miranda Kenneally
A contemporary romance with a girl loving sports, and a guy just as good as her. An unique story about love, competition, and accepting each other.
6 • To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before, Jenny Han
Jenny Han is one of the masters of this genre I picked out today. Obviously, this duology goes perfectly in this topic. Romance at its best, with endearing characters, chemistry, love stories, giving also a great place for family dynamics.
7 • Vendetta, Catherine Doyle
One of a kind romance, this is it. If I put that one into this virtual class, it’s because it’s really different. Mystery, trust, discovering the truth, while falling in love… a romance at its best shape, with all the drama we need.
8 • Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Rachel Cohn, David Leviathan
A contemporary romance about how sometimes, circumstances can play the best role in finding out who you are, and who you want to be with.
9 • Peaches, Jodi Lynn Anderson
Contemporary romances, on the side of amazing friendships, because sometimes those two can perfectly work together.
10 •If I Stay, Gayle Forman
On the sad side of this class, If I Stay plays an amazing role, where we can find out about the true power of love.
Are you planning to read any of those books, or did you read any? What did you think about it? Let me know in comments!