Young Adult Contemporary

Modern fiction geared towards teens roughly 13 to 18 years old. Main characters are usually teenagers or younger adults. Young Adult Contemporary is often realistic, but can overlap with fantasy or magic realism.

Save the Date
Neverworld Wake
Summer of Salt
One Small Thing
The Fragile Ordinary
Little Do We Know
Invisible Ghosts
A Thousand Perfect Notes
Fat Girl on a Plane
Not the Girls You're Looking For
Wild Blue Wonder
Running With Lions
Final Draft
Mariam Sharma Hits the Road
The Summer of Us
The Accidentals
We Were Liars
Emergency Contact
All the Little Lights
Listen to Your Heart
One Small Thing
I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter
Love, Life, and the List
Puddin' (Dumplin', #2)
The Way You Make Me Feel
Summer of Salt
The Fragile Ordinary
After the Game (The Field Party, #3)
The Supervillain and Me
Save the Date by Morgan MatsonLeah on the Offbeat by Becky AlbertalliA Thousand Perfect Notes by C.G. DrewsListen to Your Heart by Kasie WestMeet Cute by Jennifer L. Armentrout
2018 YA Contemporary
92 books — 91 voters
Beautiful Disaster by Jamie McGuireBared to You by Sylvia DayA Condo with Two Views by Al DaltreyReflected in You by Sylvia DayTesting the Submissive by Al Daltrey
My Romance and Erotica List
424 books — 460 voters

The Fault in Our Stars by John GreenSecond Chance Summer by Morgan MatsonSuch a Rush by Jennifer EcholsGuitar Notes by Mary AmatoHopeless by Colleen Hoover
2012 YA Contemporary Challenge
23 books — 103 voters
The Fault in Our Stars by John GreenLooking for Alaska by John GreenSimon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky AlbertalliAristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire SáenzEleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
YA Contemporary Starter Kit
45 books — 14 voters

The Fault in Our Stars
Eleanor & Park
Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)
Looking for Alaska
If I Stay (If I Stay, #1)
Paper Towns
To All the Boys I've Loved Before (To All the Boys I've Loved Before, #1)
The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Lola and the Boy Next Door (Anna and the French Kiss, #2)
We Were Liars
Thirteen Reasons Why
Everything, Everything
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda (Creekwood, #1)
My Life Next Door

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