The time it was the Top 10 of 2015 {3}

Posted December 23, 2015 by Stacee in Blog Tours and Hops, Giveaways / 38 Comments

Welcome to day 3 of the Top 10 list!


Today’s topic was blogger’s choice and the books had to be read this year.

I decided to go with: Best Contemporaries

Since it’s no secret that I’m really picky about my contemps, I thought I would share the books I loved.  In no particular order, of course.

1. Damage Done by Amanda Panitch — I’m a huge fan of mindfuckery and this was just amazing.  I had no idea wtf was going on and was completely floored when the reveal happened.

2. The Fill In Boyfriend by Kasie West — Duh.

3. The Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler — Beautifully written, an adorable little brother, and mermaids. Duh x 2.

4. Tessa Ever After by Brighton Walsh — Everything Brighton writes is fantastic.  So far, this story is my favorite. It has one super hot boy who happily tea parties with a little girl, among other things.  Yeah…sign me up.

5. Things We Know by Heart by Jessi Kirby — A unique {to me} topic written in a way that only Jessi could do. I love the description of the ocean and the way it felt like I was part of the family.

6. The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gilbaldi — The overlapping past and present chapters were a fun way to get this story.  Not to mention how awesome the group of friends were.  I seriously want to hang out with them.

7. Some Kind of Normal by Juliana Stone — Lots of feels.  Lots of swoons.  Quite a rollercoaster with MCs I really enjoyed.

8. First and Then by Emma Mills — Pride and Prejudice + football = obviously.

9. Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy — Snark + Dolly Parton + beauty pageants = obviously x 2.

10. The Lies About Truth by Courtney C. Stevens — Heartbreaking and swoony, we get the reveal so deliciously slow. I especially loved Sadie’s parents and wish we got to see more like them in YA books.


I had planned on naming my Top 10 villains, but this was surprisingly easier to come up with. I could have definitely listed more.

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38 Responses to “The time it was the Top 10 of 2015 {3}”

  1. Stunning post Stacee. <3 Thank you for sharing about your top books :D They all sound pretty sweet; though this genre is not really for me, lol. But love that you had so many awesome ones to choose from :D

  2. My favorite contemporary this year was Every Day by David Levithan. It had everything I could ever ask for in a contemporary with no cheesiness or gimmicks. And it was just so sweet.

  3. That would be Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone. I never expected to be surprised like that. Contemporary rarely surprises me, so extra brownie points to ELW. :)

  4. Jennifer L.

    I haven’t read too many contemporary books this year. I only read (I think) two and I loved them. Ugly Love and The Night We Said Yes. :)

  5. I LOVE this list! I love reading contemporary romances. I read and also loved: The Fill-In Boyfriend, The Night We Said Yes, and First & Then. The Summer of Chasing Mermaids was pretty good as well.
    I am really looking forward to eventually reading Dumplin’ and The Lies About Truth. I’ll have to check out the other books on your list.

  6. Rhiannon

    I read Dumplin and I can’t tell you how much I loved it. It’s easy one of my top 10 favorite books this year.

  7. Rebecca

    My four favourites of the year were all contemporary, but the first one I loved was Simon vs. Under the radar: Just Visiting, which everyone needs to read because it’s awesome, with an amazing friendship to ship and so well-written. Highly recommend if you also love contemporary!

  8. daph

    First & Then was good. I didn’t sleep well that night because I was too happy. My favorite contemporary was The Boy Most Likely To. Tim grew up so much and redeemed himself. Plus, loved those bits with Jase & Sam!

  9. Emily Crowell

    I finally read Fangirl, and I LOVED it, especially because I was starting out college just like Cath, which made the story that much more special :)

  10. Cindy

    I didn’t read any contemporaries that I enjoyed in 2015, although I really wish that I had gotten to The Fill-In Boyfriend. I’ll need to read that one ASAP.

  11. Rebecca

    I’m not positive it came out in 2015 or 2014 but I really loved Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver. She writes contemporary so well!

  12. Agustina Z

    My favorite contemporary was Confess by Colleen Hoover. Loved this book so much! I haven’t read The Fill In Boyfriend, but it’s on my TBR list. Thanks for the chance!

  13. My favorite contemporary of the year is actually a small-pub one from Canada (Rebelight Publishing), HANNAH BOTH WAYS by Rosie Greenway. It was absolutely fantastic! I took part in the blog tour for the book and I’m so glad I took a chance on it! It was so wonderful, and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves contemps!

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