Since it’s Valentine’s Day I thought I would share some super cute, heartwarming, totally full of feels, contemporaries, because why the hell not? I don’t think Valentine’s Day is a big thing anymore, at least not in Australia. Or maybe it’s just because I don’t really do anything for Valentine’s Day anymore, mainly because my boyfriend and I have our anniversary like two weeks before and would rather celebrate that, but anyway I’m going off on a tangent here.
So, here are some cute contemporaries that I love!
Everything Leads To You – Nina Lacour
(click image for full review)
This book was SO. DAMN. CUTE. I absolutely loved the storyline, the adventure, the f/f romance, the film focus… It was just everything you could ever want in a super cute romance novel.
Fangirl – Rainbow Rowell
This is one of my all-time favourites. The main character, Cath, was so relatable, and the romance was so unbelievably cute, and it was funny, and cute, and adorable, and did I mention cute?
Anna, Lola, Isla – Stephanie Perkins
I think just about everyone has read these books by now, and if you haven’t then I am quite shocked. These books are super fun, cute, and entertaining reads that you really just can’t help but love.
(I also have full reviews for Anna, Lola, and Isla.)
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before – Jenny Han
This book is basically the sweetest thing ever. The story is adorable, the main character has such a good family relationship, the romance is wonderful; what more could you want? (Also, the last book in the series is coming out this year and I am so ready.)
The Truth About Forever – Sarah Dessen
Can you have a cute contemporaries list without a book by Sarah Dessen? I wouldn’t think so. This is the only Sarah Dessen book I’ve read so far, but it was super cute, and fun, as well as being sad, but it is a really good coming of age book with a very sweet love story.
Under Rose-Tainted Skies – Louise Gornall
This is a heart-warming and important book about agoraphobia and OCD. Although it deals with some serious issues, I found the romance within the story to be cute and sweet and perfect. It’s definitely an important novel and I think a lot of people will thoroughly enjoy reading it. (Trigger warning: this book does also deal with self-harm.)
History Is All You Left Me – Adam Silvera
Now, I know. This book isn’t exactly a cute, fluffy contemporary. In reality, it’s heartbreaking and emotional, but I had to add it to this list. The love story is adorable, nerdy, and just so cute I couldn’t not mention it. Of course, it’ll also break your heart, but I think they’re my favourite kind of contemporaries.
The Fault In Our Stars – John Green
Yes, I know. This book is sad. I also know that it’s probably been read by everyone, but I couldn’t leave it out. Although I’ve definitely lost my love for this book, I still can’t help but appreciate Hazel and Gus’ romance; it was pretty special.
Honourable mention: I couldn’t really add Colleen Hoover’s books to this list since they aren’t exactly cute and are more ‘rip your heart out and stomp all over it’ contemporaries, but some of them do have cute romances, just with a hell of a lot of heartbreak.
There you have it, some cute contemporary recommendations in honour of Valentine’s Day! What are some of your cute contemporary recommendations? I’d love to hear them!
Until next time,