Top 10 Authors for Romance Newbies to Start With

Posted February 4, 2016 / Book Challenges, Book Lists, Features / 6 Comments

top ten listAs you (probably don’t) know, one goal I had when starting this blog was to feature recommendation lists for people seeking new books to read within different topics. Top Ten Tuesday kind of took over for this area for me, which is perfect, but sometimes I like to create my own. The Contemporary Romance Challenge hosts a monthly topic to partake in. Sometimes I’ll be posting these in my Bookmark Lit Bulletin posts and sometimes they’ll get their own post, depending on my blog calendar. More info about February’s post topic:

For this month’s topic we wanted to highlight books and/or authors people could start out reading if interested in dipping their toes in contemporary romance. If you’re a newbie to the genre you could talk about which ones you’re starting out with.

newbies headerI’m sticking with young adult contemporary romance, because that’s kinda my thing. I’ve read multiple books by all of these authors and they’re all absolutely auto-buys for me. The links to the reviews or Goodreads pages for the books are featured below the graphics! The speech bubbles should be all the reason you need to give them a try if you’re thinking about it 😉

stephanie perkins sarah dessen morgan matson miranda kenneally kasie west jenny han gayle forman emery lord

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins | The Distance Between Us by Kasie West
Just One Day by Gayle Forman | The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord
The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen | The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally | Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson

6 responses to “Top 10 Authors for Romance Newbies to Start With

  1. What excellent choices! I’ve read multiple stories from most of these authors (except Kasie West, as I’ve only read one of hers), and I’ve really liked or LOVED them all. I think they’d be great introductions to the contemporary romance genre in YA, and I love that there’s still a variety among this group.

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