I've been reading a lot of contemporary lately, and I've discovered some new favorites! So I thought I would share with you guys really quickly some Contemporary YA books I've read in the past few weeks that I really enjoyed.
First & Then by Emma Mills
Why I Rec: Super cute characters, especially Ezra and Foster! I love how awkward Ezra is, too.
P.S. I Like You by Kasie West
Why I Rec: This was my first Kasie West book and I was pleasantly surprised! Super adorable plot, even if it was a little predictable (I guessed who the penpal was 3 chapters in). Definitely look forward to read more of her books in the future!
The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler
Why I Rec: Really interesting premise done right. Loved the characters and the connection to the ocean and water!
Underwater by Marisa Reichardt
Why I Rec: Loved the take on metal illness and some of the other topics addressed in this book. Really interesting read.
Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen
Why I Rec: This was my first Sarah Dessen book, and I'm glad I decided to give it a try! I definitely agree that it's hard to connect with Auden, the MC, at first because of her attitude, but she grows a ton as a character throughout the story. By the end, I was completely sucked into her world!
Let me know if you have read any of these books, or if you want to read them! I'd love to hear your thoughts :).