Ten Contemporary Books Recently Added to my TBR
Top Ten Tuesdays are hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, where we make lists of our top ten books (or something else!) based on that week’s prompt. The topics are provided ahead of time and can be found here. Book links bring you to Goodreads or my review.
This week’s topic is about ten books (from a genre of your choosing) that recently made it onto your TBR. I usually read a lot of contemporary romance and add waaaaay more of those than anything else, so I had two options – go with my norm or break out of it. I decided to be lazy and count down the ten contemporary reads I recently added to my TBR. As I sometimes do, I’ll include a brief quote from the synopsis of the book that led me to click the add button.
Here, There, Everywhere by Julia Durango & Tyler Terrones | “As the afternoons spent going on local adventures pass into nights discussing their deepest hopes, Zeus knows that he doesn’t have long to convince Rose that what they have is more than a summer fling…”
The Date to Save by Stephanie Kate Strohm | “The word is out… BROOKS MANDEVILLE, quarterback: Friday is the homecoming game and dance. It is a very big deal… This is what happens on the wildest day in the history of high school!” (Paraphrased but it shows multiple points of view)
I Hate Everyone But You by Gaby Dunn & Allison Raskin | “So begins a series of texts and emails sent between two best friends, Ava and Gen, as they head off to their first semesters of college on opposite sides of the country. From first loves to weird roommates, heartbreak, self-discovery, coming out and mental health, the two best friends will document every moment to each other. But as each changes and grows into her new life, will their friendship be able to survive the distance?”
Don’t Forget Me by Victoria Stevens | “Seventeen-year-old Hazel Clarke is no stranger to heartbreaks, and being sent to live with a father she’s never met is the latest in a string of them. Even the beauty of eastern Australia isn’t enough to take her mind off her mother and the life she had to leave behind.” (COVER!)
Airports, Exes, and Other Things I’m Over by Shani Petroff | “A bad storm, two canceled flights, stuck in an airport with a hot stranger and the guy who broke her heart… what could go wrong?”
New Releases or Backlist
Slightly South of Simple by Kristy Woodson Harvey | “Caroline Murphy swore she’d never set foot back in the small Southern town of Peachtree Bluff; she was a New York girl born and bred… Exploring the powerful bonds between sisters and mothers and daughters, this engaging novel is filled with Southern charm, emotional drama, and plenty of heart.”
The Simplicity of Cider by Amy E. Reichert | “…charming new novel about a prickly but gifted cider-maker whose quiet life is interrupted by the arrival of a handsome man and his young son at her family’s careworn orchard.” (Keep adding her books but never reading them!)
The Summer House by Hannah McKinnon | “When Flossy Merrill summons her children to the beloved family beach house to celebrate their father’s eightieth birthday, both cherished memories and long-kept secrets come to light in this charming and lyrical novel from the author of Mystic Summer.”
Same Beach, Next Year by Dorothea Benton Frank | “One enchanted summer, two couples begin a friendship that will last more than twenty years and transform their lives. A chance meeting on the Isle of Palms, one of Charleston’s most stunning barrier islands…”
Just a Normal Tuesday by Kim Turrisi | “As she spirals toward rock bottom, her parents offer her a lifeline: a summer away at camp. Grief camp…for teens. Kai reluctantly agrees to attend… She finds solace in meeting kids like her, and slowly she begins to come back to life—and even love—at The Treehouse.”