Contemporary Reading

12829695-mmmain - EditedI enjoy reading a large variety of different books. Contemporary fiction is a bit of a loose term considering that time and reality are always changing.
A book that once 50, 100, or even 500 plus years ago was considered contemporary fiction, may seem to us to be historical fiction. Also, many times we read books written way before our own time that was meant to be science fiction, but considering the development of current technology seems now to be dsytopian/contemporary. This of course is one of the many beauties of literature; the variety of experiences that can be enjoyed all thought the ages. I personally do not tend to read as much “current” Contemporary fiction, but I have read some great ones.

Here are some current contemporary fiction highlights:

And Then There Where None
Agatha Christie

Also a mystery, but a very realistic and enjoyable adventure. It is an excellent book with lots of intrigue and fun twists. The story takes place on a secluded island where we learn about a variety of interesting characters. And of course try to figure out, who done it?This book is probably Agatha Christie’s most famous work.

Rated 4.6 on amazon.com


Books I’d like to Read:

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Stephen Chbosky
Perks follows observant “wallflower” Charlie as he charts a course through the strange world between adolescence and adulthood. First dates, family drama, and new friends. Devastating loss, young love, and life on the fringes. Caught between trying to live his life and trying to run from it, Charlie must learn to navigate those wild and poignant roller-coaster days known as growing up.

Rated 4.5 on amazon.com


Me Before You
JoJo Moyes

They had nothing in common until love gave them everything to lose . . .
A Love Story for this generation, Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?

Rated 4.6 on amazon.com


The Husband’s Secret
Liane Moriarty

At the heart of The Husband’s Secret is a letter that is not meant to be read…
Imagine your husband wrote you a letter, to be opened after his death. Imagine, too, that the letter contains his deepest, darkest secret. Then imagine you found that letter while your husband is still very much alive.

Rated 4.3 on amazon.com


The Fault in Our Stars
John Green

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

Rated 4.7 on amazon.com


Book I’m Currently Reading:

The Thirteenth Tale
Diane Setterfield

Reclusive author Vida Winter, famous for her collection of twelve enchanting stories, has spent the past six decades penning a series of alternate lives for herself. Now old and ailing, she is ready to reveal the truth about her extraordinary existence and the violent and tragic past she has kept secret for so long.

Rated 4.3 on amazon.com

What are some of your favorite contemporary fiction works?
And which ones do you hope to read?

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