Some cute contemporaries you need to read!

Hello and howdy!

Today I come to you with a list of 4 super sweet and adorable contemporary novels.

I definitely don’t think any of these are “the best books ever written” but not every book needs to be a masterpiece. They have their flaws but I think there’s a chance that they’ll make you smile which is so much more important 🙂

Queens of Geek by Jen Wilde


Queens of Geek follows three best friends attending their first ever SuperCon!

Charlie is there to promote her upcoming movie and her friends Jamie and Taylor are hoping to meet the world famous author while their feelings for one another get stronger and stronger.

This was by no means the best book in the world but I thought it was a really nice read. My favourite aspects of this novel was the core friendship between the characters. While their storylines do divert they always find a way back to each other. Another thing I really liked was the representation! We have an Chinese-Australian bisexual main, a black wlw love interest, a plus sized character with Asperger’s and an anxiety disorder.

Maybe if you’re a fellow geek like me reading this might fill the nerd shaped hole made from Comicon being cancelled … or maybe it’ll just remind you of what you missed out on.

Wanderlost by Jen Malone


I was meant to go to Italy earlier this year but like everyone else’s plans, that got cancelled. But I had planned to read a bunch of YA travel novels in anticipation but this is the only one I got around to. After my trip was a no-go it was too sad to read the others.

This book follows a girl, Aubree,  who must take her sisters place as a tour guide, spending the summer leading senior citizens around Europe. Aubree is what some might called “accident prone” so there are many bumps in the road from the minute she sets off. Including meeting and subsequently falling for the company owners son as they travel from country to country.

If you’re a fan of Sound of Music you might definitely like this as there’s lots of references to that movie. I’ve never seen and never plan on seeing it so all that was compeltely lost on me but I did think the romance was cute especially with them being set in various European countries. I also liked the senior citizens they travel with who added some humour to the book.

Tweet Cute by Emma Lord


I actually am hoping to re-read this book soon. I was lucky enough to receive an ARC of this last year and I loved it so much that I got myself a physical copy.

Pepper is an overachiever. Jack is the class clown. They’ve been frenemies for a while now but when Peppers family are accused of stealing a grilled cheese recipe from Jacks family deli the pair unwittingly clash in a twitter war on behalf of their families to the point where people online are shipping them! While they’re unknowingly fighting online, in real life they’re growing closer on an anonymous chat site.

This books combines grilled cheeses (something I’ve only recently started eating but am now obsessed!!), twitter wars, and a healthy, mature romance that you can’t help but root for.

If you haven’t gotten to this book yet then I highly recommend you check it out as soon as possible because it was a whole lot of fun.

Kind of Cursed by Stephanie Fournet


I’ve slowly but surely been getting more into new adult romance novels and this was a book I had my eye on and managed to pick up for cheap on my Kindle.

This is a 400+ page novel and I read it, in it’s entirety, in one night😂

Birth control does not work for the women in Millie’s family. No matter what they do they always end up walking down the aisle with a baby in the oven but after the tragic loss of her parents Millie is now responsible for her three younger siblings. She has no time for romance or babies and so the only thing to do is swear off dating for the next ten years. This doesn’t seem like too big of a problem until she meets Luc.

Like all the books on this list Kind of Cursed isn’t perfect, it has it’s flaws but oh my god I had so much fun reading this! The romance was adorable and sexy, the characters felt well rounded and the overall story was easy to read.

Trigger Warning: death of parents,

If you’ve read any of these books I’d love to know what you thought about them! Thanks so much for reading and stay safe:)

Elli xx


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