Top Ten Tuesday #53: Top Ten Books That Would Be On My Syllabus If I Taught YA Contemporary 101!!!

Posted August 25, 2015 by Nori in Book Meme / 29 Comments

This meme is hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s topic is Top Ten Books That Would Be On My Syllabus If I Taught YA Contemporary 101

1. Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

2. Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

3. For the Record by Charlotte Huang

4. Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid

5. Damsel Distressed by Kelsey Macke

6. Something Real by Heather Demetrios

7. The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler

8. Rites of Passage by Joy N Hensley

9. 52 Reasons to Hate My Father by Jessica Brody

10. Carpe Diem by Autumn Cornwell

So, have you read any books by these authors? What did you think? Let me know in the comments below!


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29 responses to “Top Ten Tuesday #53: Top Ten Books That Would Be On My Syllabus If I Taught YA Contemporary 101!!!

  1. We’re twinning, Nori. Me and Michelle did the same topic, but I don’t think we doubled up on any of the books. I actually haven’t read any of the books on here, but a lot of them are on my TBR…probably should fix that!

    My list

  2. thereadingpetal

    Before I started blogging I didn’t read very much contemporary. I find I have been gravitating more towards the genre lately. I haven’t read any books from your selection, but I have been looking into some of them (especially Since You’ve Been Gone). My favourite contemporary that I have read so far in the past couple of months is Emmy & Oliver. 😀

  3. I’ve read Damsel Distressed, totally agree with the selection! It’s the only one I’ve read from what you have here, but I do have a couple of them loaded on my kindle 😉

    I took a YA lit class in college, but it wasn’t based around contemporary, more about how it evolved and features found within and whatnot.

    I have to say this list would probably make for some emotional discussion!


  4. I am not much of a Contemporary reader, so I haven’t read any of these, but I am Twitter friends with Adi Alsaid because he is such a funny guy. Ha! My best loved Contemporary of the few I have read is Summer on the Short Bus. 🙂

  5. I’ve heard of all these except 52 Reasons to Hate My Father, although I have heard of Jessica Brody. I also have not ready any of these, simply because I don’t read a whole lot of YA contemporary… But if I’m ever in the mood, I’ll definitely look into these titles! I am particularly interested in The Summer of Chasing Mermaids simply because, you know, mermaids! 😀

  6. Lynette

    Carpe Diem should be included in any “reading related” curriculum simply because I feel it speaks to a lot of people. SO GOOD!!!! 🙂

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