Discussion: Why I Read Contemporary

Contemporary – living or occurring at the same time.

Contemporary books have always been a go-to of mine. I can find a contemporary book to fit any occasion. From the fluffy romances, to the exploration of our complex world, contemporary books have a lot to offer us. Here are the qualities I love most in a contemporary novel.

Reality

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Top Ten Tuesday: Father’s Day Freebie

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

I am so thankful for this topic because if I hadn’t seen it, I would have forgotten all about Father’s Day. In contrast to the Mother’s Day freebie, I found it a lot easier to find books that feature a father figure. Here are my chosen 10 books that feature a father figure.

 

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Top Ten Tuesday: Summer Reads

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

Summer’s here and it feels so good. Our summers are usually short and sweet in the UK so any sign of sunshine and warmth is welcomed. Summertime is usually my contemporary reading time. I like it when a book reflects the weather and I have been seriously slacking on my contemporary reading (and reading in general) this year. So here are the 10 contemporary books I plan on devouring this summer.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Mother’s Day Freebie

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

Fun fact, we (the UK) actually celebrate this holiday in the month of March but mother’s deserve all the love and appreciation in the world everyday. Sadly, I’ve noticed that a lot of Young Adult and Fantasy novels tend to either kill off the mother or have them be a non entity. I love exploring family dynamics in books so this week I am going to highlight some books that have a strong focus on family.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Cover Love #2

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

This week is all about the cover love. Now I’ve done this topic before and it was just a general gushing of pretty book covers. So this week I thought I’d put a simple thematic twist on the topic and look at my favourite covers that feature people on them.

As you know I am not a fan of broody book models on the cover of my books. However, sometimes having a person on the cover (or the silhouette of one) can be very striking.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Books that Exceeded my Expectations.

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

Another week and I still have no laptop! When will this nightmare end? Moving on, this weeks topic will cover the books that exceeded my expectations. Some books caught my by surprise; the other books were ones I knew I’d enjoy but didn’t expect to be blown away by.

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Top Ten Tuesday: Slow Burn Romances

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and Bookish where we get a new topic for a top 10 list.

I am still without my laptop. 😥 So if I’ve been quiet on the blogosphere it’s because of that. Anyway, Happy Valentines Day to you all. I will be celebrating the occasion by treating myself to an abundance of chocolate. Naturally this weeks theme is all about love and I thought I’d take the time to highlight the books that feature a slow burn romance.

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