Thanks so much! You are definitely not alone. I know I’m definitely missing some (and I haven’t included baby and young children’s books), but Goodreads tells me I’ve read 638!
Hey! That’s amazing! There’s so many wonderful YA contemporary/realistic novels out there. I made a list earlier this year for fans of John Green, which you can read here. Here’s some that were missed off the original list, although I haven’t read the majority of them yet (they’re mostly on the original list)!
Love, Lies and Lemon Pies
The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks
The Worst Girlfriend in the World
Love Letters to the Dead
Open Road Summer
I’ll Give You the Sun
Don’t Even Think About It (it’s about a group of teenagers who have telepathy, but it’s essentially a fun, contemporary story!)
The Key to the Golden Firebird
By Any Other Name
Boys Don’t Knit
Say What You Will
Life by Committee
Rules of Summer
A Boy Called Hope
Liar & Spy
A Room Full of Chocolate
It can be a bit overwhelming as there’s so many books and so little time to read them, but some of my absolute favourites are Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour, Ketchup Clouds, Anna and the French Kiss, Geek Girl and Trouble.
Sort of! The box set was a birthday present and The Fault in Our Stars paperback was included in the price of the author tour ticket, but you can read about how I ended up with multiple copies of John Green’s books here. (It wasn’t really intentional, except for that daisy edition of Looking for Alaska because I just couldn’t find it anywhere when I originally wanted to buy the book).
#BookADay / Forgot I owned it.
As much as I love eBooks, I often forgot that I have them. Fire Spell is one of the many books I probably would have read by now if I could actually see it on my bookshelves!
Oh gosh… I’m sure there’s so many! But I have to say, Étienne St. Clair was the first one that popped into my head…
It’s not weird at all, don’t worry! I find the whole book world and book industry (especially bookshops!) calming… !
Old Library Ceiling (by vonderauvisuals)
#BookADay / The one I always give as a gift.
I actually rarely give books as gifts because I know how difficult it is to get it right. But if I were to, I’d probably give a beautiful edition of something, like one of these copies of Jane Eyre. (Here’s my review of Jane Eyre!).