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message 1: by Andrea (last edited Apr 25, 2015 05:37AM) (new)

Andrea | 1054 comments Mod
What Contemporary YA books would you like to read and discuss in June? Post your nominations below.

You have until Tuesday, May 5.

Some examples of popular Contemporary YA: Looking for Alaska, If I Stay, Fan Girl, We Were Liars, The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, The Impossible Knife of Memory, Anna and the French Kiss etc..

Examples of books that are NOT Contemporary YA: House of Night, Shiver, Fallen, Twilight, Hunger Games, Harry Potter, Penryn & the End of Days, Divergent, Maze Runner,The Mortal Instruments, Delirium, Matched, The Selection, Hush, Hush etc...

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I would really love Aristotle and Dante!

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I am Malala sounds great too Heather! :)

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Bianca Peterson (biancathebookworm) | 3 comments Scarelet by Marissa Meyer

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Carri Jenkins (kawaiipaanda) | 2 comments Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants!

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Liz  (LizMax) | 15 comments Even thought I've already read it, I'm dying to discuss Dark Confessions of an Extraordinary, Ordinary Woman with other young women.

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Vivian | 2 comments Fangirl

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Vivian | 2 comments .... Or looking for Alaska

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Emily I second Everyday by David Levithan

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Tabitha (tabithaann) "Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants" for me!

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Andrea | 1054 comments Mod
Liz, Dark Confessions of an Extraordinary Woman is not tagged on Goodreads as YA Contemporary and it's listed as 103 pages so it's too short for our monthly group read, but feel free to start a discussion and ask others to join you.

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Elisa Fangirl... obviously

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Madison N. | 28 comments Looking for alaska!! (ive already read it but ill happily read it again)

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Tracy Justice | 2 comments Madison wrote: "Looking for alaska!! (ive already read it but ill happily read it again)"

Heather wrote: "I would love an excuse to read a new David Levithan book, especially "Everyday," which I know was nominated for an earlier month. I read his book "The Realm of Possibility" a few years ago and abs..."

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Tracy Justice | 2 comments I read Everyday. It is an amazing book. Heather, you would love this book.

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Carley | 4 comments I second sisterhood of the traveling pants. I have been meaning to read it for awhile but have been busy reading other books. I did read the second book for a school assignment and it was good. I liked the second book

Kayla ✨readsbykayla✨ (kaylac8215) Aww, I want an excuse to reread the traveling pants series!!!

But also, Saint Anything by Sarah Dessen comes out in May! So we could so that

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Oana Balaci | 1 comments "First Love" by James Patterson and Emily Raymond. It's an amazing love story.

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NadiaN99 | 3 comments fangirl would be good since i haven't read it yet.

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Mary | 2 comments The Lunar Chronicles (Cinder, Scarlet, Cress) by Marissa Meyer. I've read the first book and it was very good. It's a modern take on some classic fairy tales like Cinderella (obviously) and Little Red Riding Hood. :)

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Amanda Taylor (georgiagirl1315) Looking for Alaska is absolutely amazing. Would love to discuss it with others.

I also have If I Stay and haven't read it yet. I've heard good things about it.

Those two would be my votes/nominations. :)

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The Lunar Chronicles is one of my favorite series, but it is not Contemporary so it doesn't qualify for this group read. It is set in the future and it's a Science-Fiction and Dystopian series.

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Alaina | 4 comments looking for alaska. ive had the book for about a year and haven't picked it up yet

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Praise | 1 comments the selection by kiera cass

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Lena | 299 comments Mod
Great suggestions everyone!

I'm nominating I Was Here by Gayle Forman this month.

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Lena | 299 comments Mod
For all the Fangirl fans :)

We did this group read a while back. Here's the link if you'd like to discuss.

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Lena | 299 comments Mod
And to discuss If I Stay, our group also read that. You can discuss both the book and the movie here:

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Saba Zaman | 7 comments the selection kiera cass

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benie em (peachniereads) | 1 comments Fan Girl..

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Natália Lopes (silkcaramel) | 252 comments Mod
I'm nominating "The Conspiracy of Us" by Maggie Hall The Conspiracy of Us, I've been wanting to read this for a while!

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Kendall (kendallscott) We were liars

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Kami | 2 comments I Really would love to hear and love love love to read A Darker Shade of Magic.

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Louisa (thatcrazykenyan) | 4 comments we were liars

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Erin (trebletabby) | 6 comments Fangirl

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Erin (trebletabby) | 6 comments Something Real

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Vanessa | 1 comments Bianca wrote: "Scarelet by Marissa Meyer"

I really agree with you. Currently reading Cinder

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Darcy (darcyynic) | 2 comments Eleanor and Park! :)

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Kelsey (kelseypartridge) Aristotle & Dante

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Vann (vannhemmingsxbooks) | 2 comments All the bright places :) <3

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Quirky Omega | 24 comments Scoring Wilder or The Deal

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Looking for Alaska has been sitting on my shelves for too long now, and I recently read Paper Towns, so I'm really in the mood for a John Green book! :)

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Lena | 299 comments Mod
I love all the suggestions. However, a lot of these books we have read. Take a moment to look through the group read threads if you'd like to join the discussion for Fangirl, Eleanor and Park, We Were Liars, If I Stay...

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Stephanie (tatita86) | 2 comments LookinG for alaska or sisterhood of the traveling pants

message 44: by Candeloro (last edited Apr 28, 2015 05:23PM) (new)

Candeloro | 1 comments Aristotle and Dante.

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Bianca Peterson (biancathebookworm) | 3 comments Vanessa wrote: "Bianca wrote: "Scarelet by Marissa Meyer"

I really agree with you. Currently reading Cinder"

I reading scarlet next but omg cinder was so damn good. it's one of my favorite books so far

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Alissa Patrick (apatrick12211) I nominate Anatomy of a Misfit

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Kristen Otte (kristenotte) Katie McGarry has a new book coming out in May - Nowhere But Here. I enjoyed some of her other works, so it might be worth reading!

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Norma (booknut77) | 11 comments Not So Easy This one looks good.

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Norma (booknut77) | 11 comments Not So Easy This looks like a good contemporary.

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