#5OnMyTBR – Contemporary

#5OnMyTBR is a bookish meme hosted by E. @ Local Bee Hunter’s Nook where you chose five books from your to-be-read pile that fit that week’s theme. If you’d like more info, head over to the announcement post!


Hello, reader!

We’ve arrived at another Monday and it’s time for 5 On My TBR! I will confess, I had to really dig through my TBR for this week’s theme. That’s because we’re talking all about contemporaries, which is one of my least read genres 😅 I have nothing against contemporaries! When I do pick them up, I tend to enjoy them. I’m just a fantasy lover who usually doesn’t gravitate towards contemporaries. That being said, I found five on my TBR that I definitely am eager to read!

Now, let’s jump into the list.


#1. Be Dazzled by Ryan La Sala

This YA contemporary focuses on something I’ve always been fascinated with: cosplay! I’ve been wanting to read this one for awhile, now, because it just sounds like a good time. After all, we have a young man entering a competition to try and earn a scholarship and respect and his main rival just has to be his ex-boyfriend. I am here for all the potential drama! I also just love how sparkly this cover is ✨✨

#2. Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid

From cosplay to racism, this is a contemporary I’m eager to read but for much different reasons. I’ve heard such great things about this book, but I also know that it is probably gonna piss me off 😂 Microaggressions and racism in books is something I have to be in the right mindset to enjoy. I love when a book does an excellent job of calling it out, though, and I’ve heard that this book does just that. I’m eager to give it a go and see what I think.

#3. Lucky Girl by Jamie Pacton

After reading The Life and (Medieval) Times of Kit Sweetly, this author’s debut, I knew I wanted to read whatever she came out with next. This contemporary about a young woman who wins the lottery but can’t exactly claim it since she’s still a minor. And that’s just one of the problems in getting this sudden windfall. It’s sounds like a book that explores a lot of issues surrounding poverty and I’m so looking forward to diving into it.

#4. Anxious People by Fredrik Backman

Here we have another instance of my adding a book to my TBR because I loved a different book by the same author. I thoroughly enjoyed A Man Called Ove, so when this was a monthly pick for Book of the Month club, I snapped it up. It also sounds absolutely absurd. An apartment open house turns into a hostage situation when a would-be bank robber takes refuge in said apartment. I feel like I’m gonna love this one.

#5. Concrete Rose by Angie Thomas

I’m a little embarrassed that I haven’t read this one yet. Angie Thomas is one of my favorite authors! Not to mention this is all about Maverick’s background, who is Starr’s dad in The Hate U Give. I was always curious about him in THUG and I’m so excited to get to read more of his story. I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to pick this one up, but I definitely want to get to it sooner rather than later.


What are some contemporary books on your TBR? Have you read any of the books on mine? Let me know in the comments!

And, as always, happy reading!

2 thoughts on “#5OnMyTBR – Contemporary

  1. I feel like I used to read a lot more contemporary but in recent years I’ve been reading less of it. I do miss it but I also feel like I usually have to be in the right mood whenever it comes to them. I do have a few of these on my TBR: Concrete Rose, Such A Fun Age and Anxious People. I don’t know if you do buddy reads but I’d so be up to do a buddy read for one of these if you’re keen 🙂

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