Hi everyone! Almost all book-nerds love Fantasy or Sci-Fi. Contemporary isn’t my absolute favorite but I do love contemporary books. This week’s theme is Ten Reasons I Love X (fill in the blank). Except I couldn’t think of Ten Reasons so Here’s Five Reasons Why I Love Contemporaries! Let’s get started!
1. They’re usually short
This sounds kind of weird but I love ‘short cuts’ in books. Random page blanks and short chapters are my favorite. I love short books because not only do they help with Goodreads Reading Challenges, they make good size books for traveling and trips.
2. The characters
The characters in contemporaries are usually really adorable and swoon-worthy. Especially the guys in the books. Especially Sarah Dessen’s guys.
3. They bring up topics that are usually ‘taboo’
I’ve read so many contemporary books that talk about suicide or mental illness that can’t be brought to light in Fantasy books.
4. The covers are usually beautiful.
Most contemporary book covers are so beautiful. I say most because there are some that are quite cheesy looking. Other than that they are beautiful.
5. They’re generally romantic
In relating to the reason above, the characters are generally swoon-worthy. If you are unbearable single (me), then they’re great because you can live vicariously through other characters’ love life.
Are you new to contemporary? Would you like a few recommendations?
What are your favorite contemporary books? What are some of the reasons why you love contemporary books?