Oh the weather outside is frightful, so at least we can stay inside with ALL the contemporary books that I read in 2018.
Every year brings a new round of books for this fangirl, but nothing will ever change contemporary as my favorite genre. Out of the 112 books (still reading so my final count will change) that I read in 2018, X were contemporaries! While some of my favorite books below may fall into multiple categories, I organized them by what element fit them best in my opinion.
I will be doing a 2018 Favorite Books wrap-up, including my absolute favorite contemporaries of the year. However,today’s list will incorporate both those books and some that may have not landed on my all-time favorite list, but I still really loved. While the majority are YA, there are a few adult contemporaries interwoven, and not all the books below were published in 2018.
Books With Focuses on Friendship & Family
The Way You Make Me Feel by Maurene Goo
Save the Date by Morgan Matson
Girl Out of Water by Laura Silverman
Unclaimed Baggage by Jen Doll
Books with Sweet Romances (and plenty of fictional BFs)
Alex, Approximately by Jenn Bennett
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennett
Books With Travel
The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E. Smith
Love & Gelato and Love & Luck by Jenna Evans Welch
The Summer of Us by Cecilia Vinesse
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan
Love à la Mode by Stephanie Kate Strohm
Prince in Disguise by Stephanie Kate Strohm
Books with Empowering Messages
Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian
Mammoth by Jill Baguchinsky
A Girl Like That by Tanaz Bhathena
‘Can’t Put This Down’ Books
All of This is True by Lygia Day Peñaflor
The Accidental Bad Girl by Maxine Kaplan
Check, Please!: #Hockey, Vol. 1 by Ngozi Ukazu
Burn for Burn by Siobhan Vivian and Jenny Han
We Are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun and Susan Mullen
Finding Felicity by Stacey Kade
What were some of your favorite 2018 contemporary reads? Any of the above? Share in the comments!