Ever since summer started this year, I’ve been drifting more towards YA contemporaries when it comes to reading. Attracted towards YA, I read three YA contemporaries back to back and then I read Renae’s post about her Summer 2013 Reading Project. A similar idea formed in my head.
From 21st June 2013 to 21st September 2013, I’ll gorge on as much YA contemporary books as I can. I’ll probably try to switch it up between a latest read and a classic contemporary like right now I’m reading both: OCD Love Story and The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight which is why these are in different columns below. I’ve chosen 36 books for reading in summer (eep!) however, I might add some bonus reads if I happen to buy them or the mood struck.
Phew. But I’m more excited than daunted by the random books I just took from Goodreads and my to-read list. Also, I want to tackle that Goodreads Challenge; it mocks me every single day. As a bonus, this also gives me an excuse to buy MOAR books (nom nom).
So is this a good idea or am I going to turn into a Crazy Contemp Lady by the time I’m finished (err…)? I want to know!
Loving all your summer read choices! 🙂
Vicky @ Books, Biscuits, and Tea says
They look very summer-y indeed! 🙂 I don't know if it's a good idea or not (it probably wouldn't work for me because I always end up in a genre slump if I attempt to do something similar) but I'm really looking forward to hearing your thoughts on the roadtrip book selection.
36 YA Contemporary books? Eep, indeed! But seriously, good for you. Maybe I need to do some sort of even like this to force myself to read more contemporaries. It's weird because I almost always love the contemporaries I read, but for some reason I have a hard time convincing myself to read them. There's always a speculative fiction book that catches my eye and I end up drifting towards that. But just think of all the great contemp books I'm missing out on! You've listed them all here.
Oooh the road trip reads section looks especially interesting. I love reading about travels. 🙂 How My Summer Went Up in Flames, Reunited, In Honor, Just One Day, You Are Here, and Meant to Be are now on my TBR list. Thanks for sharing!
So smart! I LOVE Heist Society. Different than what I normally read, but so good. And Eleanor and Park is legitimately fantastic. Otherwise, I am really behind on contemp – I lean more fantasy most of the time, but am trying to get over it. 🙂
This is a great idea! I see on your list a lot of books i am wanting to read. >____< i have been slacking off so much this summer. Summer isn't making me read more but it's making me read less than ever.
I hope you can accomplish your goal!
YAY! Contemps are my fav and I think they are perfect for summer. So many good books here!!