Top Ten Books I Want to Read From the YA Contemporary Genre

This is a wonderful meme from The Broke and the Bookish. Click here for info on how to participate and to learn more about it.

Without further ado, here is my list of Top Ten Books I Want to Read From the YA Contemporary Genre!

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1. Just One Day & Just One Year by Gayle Foreman

just one day just one year

2. Slammed trilogy by Colleen Hoover

slammed point of retreat this girl

3. I’ll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson

ill give you the sun

4. Ignite by Lily Paradis


5. The Summer I Turned Pretty trilogy by Jenny Han

tsitp inswywell always have sumemr

6. I Was Here by Gayle Forman

i was here

7. Burn for Burn trilogy by Jenny Han

burn for burn 1 burn for burn 2 burn for burn 3

8. Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

me before you

9. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver


10. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz


You may have noticed that some authors were repeated with different books of theirs on the list. *Ahem* Gayle Foreman and Jenny Han. This is—obviously—because they’re fabulously fantastic writers and I just love all their works!

Have you read any of the books listed above? Do you have any books in common with me? 😀

That’s What HE Said Thursday

It’s Thursday and it’s time for another meme: That’s What HE Said Thursday! It is hosted by Chapter Break. You basically just choose a quote that a book boyfriend has said to the ‘lady’ love interest of the book and post it!

I’ve chosen a quote from The Infernal Devices said by the one and only William Herondale when he was rescuing Tessa Gray.

“I did it because I love you! I love you, Tessa, and I have loved you, almost since the moment I met you.”

Until next time! See ya!

Thursday Quotables: The Darkest Minds

This is a weekly meme hosted by Bookshelf Fantasies that requires you to post a quote or an excerpt from a book you’ve read this week in order to attract others to read it.

Today’s Thursday Quotables is The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken, which is the first book in a trilogy of the same name.

the darkest minds

Here’s my excerpt:

“Why don’t you try to sleep?” I said. “We’re going to be flying for a few more hours. There’s no reason we both have to be tired.”

“Okay,” he said. “I just wish…”

“You wish what?” I asked.

“Can we keep talking instead?” He confessed it to his knees, awkwardly drawing his feet onto his seat.

“You really can’t stand sitting in silence, can you?” I asked. “It actually kills you a little bit, doesn’t it?”

It was a long time before he replied, as if he were trying to prove me wrong. “No,” he said. “It’s just that I don’t like the quiet. I don’t like the things I hear there.”

Don’t ask. Don’t ask. Don’t ask. “Like…what?”

“I hear them fighting, mostly,” he whispered. “I hear him screaming at her and the way she used to cry. But it’s…I hear it through closed doors. My mom, she used to put me in her closet, you know, because his temper was better when I was out of sight. I don’t remember what she sounded like normally, just the way she sounded then.”

I nodded. “That happens to me sometimes.”

“Isn’t that so weird? It’s been, like, eight years, and I hear them, and I think of how dark and tight it was, and it feels like I can’t breathe. I hear them all the time, like they’re chasing me, and I can’t escape them, not ever. They won’t let me go.”

I knew he was exhausted, and I knew firsthand what exhaustion did to your mind. The tricks it played on you, just as your defenses were dropping one by one. Ghosts don’t haunt people—their memories do.

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