There have been so many awesome blog posts about Contemporary YA this week! I have loved reading the ones I've discovered, but just know that I had to have missed a bunch. So, if your blog post isn't listed here, please let me know!
Announcement of Contemporary Win!- A whole bunch of bloggers have gotten together to put on a John Green week this January! How awesome is that?! John Green pretty much oozes Contemporary awesomness so a week to spotlight him sounds awesome! Here is a link to one of the blogs hosting sign ups!:) Click me for John Green Week info!!!
Also, I cannot believe that I have so far forgotten to mention this — BUT — November is also Aussie Month over at Carla's blog, The Crooked Shelf. Since it's Aussie authors in general, not everything is Contemporary but there is definitely some Contemp love and seriously, who doesn't love Aussie authors?! There must be something in the water over there because they Rock!
Some of the Contemporary Australian Awesome — An interview with Melina Marchetta! (Whom I absolutely adore!) Reviews of Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley; Everything Beautiful by Simmone Howell; A Straight Line to My Heart by Bill Condon; Good Oil by Laura Buzo;
Alissa @ The Grammarian — Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver (not entirely Contemp, but mostly)
Candace @ Candace's Book Blog — Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols (and a giveaway!), The Vinyl Princess by Yvonne Prinz, Dreamland Social Club by Tara Atebrando, Girl Wonder by Alexa Martin and Shattered Soul by Jennifer Snyder (also has an author interview and a giveaway!).
Somer @ A Bird's Eye View — Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
Mandie Baxter — Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
Allison @ The Allure of Books — Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
Mary @ Anxirium — Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John
Jacinda @ The Reading Housewives — Sea by Heidi R. Kling and The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen
The Busy Bibliophile — You Against Me by Jenny Downham
Jennifer @ The Book Barbies — Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez
Racquel @ The Book Barbies — If I Stay by Gayle Forman, Where She Went by Gayle Forman, Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have) by Sarah Mlynowski and Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez.
Magan @ Rather Be Reading — Cracked Up to Be by Courtney Summers and The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chboksy
Krazy Book Lady — Joint Mother/Daughter review of Geek Girl by Cindy C. Bennet
Estelle @ Rather Be Reading — Fringe Girl by Valerie Frankel
Katelyn @ Katelyn's Blog — Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
Amanda @ Book Love 101 — Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
Hannah @ Paperback Treasures — Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
Bonnie @ A Backwards Story — Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins
Rachel @ Rachel Reads — The Sky is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Ginger @ Greads! — Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley
Farrah @ I Eat Words — Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley
Amanda @ On a Book Bender — Cut by Patricia McCormick (guest review by Amanda)
Karen @ For What It's Worth — Saving June by Hannah Harrington
A Beautiful Madness — Dancergirl by Carol Tanzman, Uncommon Criminals by Ally Carter (second in a series) and Saving June by Hannah Harrington.
Ashley @ Book Labyrinth — I'm Not Her by Janet Gurtler
Laura @ The Reading Nook — Lie by Caroline Bock
Jamie @ Writers write, right? — The Boys Next Door by Jennifer Echols
Rachel @ Fiktshun — Where You Are by Tammara Webber (second book in series)
Melissa @ I Swim for Oceans — The Shattering by Karen Healy
April @ Good Books & Good Wine — Playground by 50 Cent and Sweethearts by Sara Zarr
Jamie @ The Perpetual Page Turner — Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green & David Levithan
Anna @ Anna Reads — Kiss It by Erin Downing and Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez
Jayme @ The Secret Life of an Avid Reader — Withering Tights by Louise Rennison
Yani @ The Secret Life of an Avid Reader — Double Clutch by Elizabeth Reinhardt
Chey @ The Hollow Cupboards — Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins and Ten Things We Did (and Probably Shouldn't Have) by Sarah Mlynowski
Juhina @ Maji Bookshelf — North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley, Dancergirl by Carol Tanzman and Where You Are by Tammara Webber (second book in series)
Farah @ Maji Bookshelf — The Earth, My Butt, and Other Big Round Things by Carolyn Mackler and Saving June by Hannah Harrington
Chelsey @ Starry Sky Books — Rhymes with Cupid by Anna Humphrey
Melissa @ This is Your Brain on Books — The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky and Beauty Queens by Libba Bray
Mari @ Escape in a Good Book — All I Ever Wanted by Vikki Wakefield
Nina @ Escape in a Good Book — Dancergirl by Carol Tanzman
Sarah @ Whispering Words — Guitar Girl by Sarra Manning
Cass @ Words on Paper — Audition by Stasia Kehoe
Samual @ Books for All Seasons — Moving Day by Meg Cabot
Lena @ Addicted to Novels — Love and Leftovers by Sarah Tregay and Saving June by Hannah Harrington
Steph @ Steph Su Reads — Saving June by Hannah Harrington
Giselle @ Xpresso Reads — Fury by Shirley Marr
The Book Faery — Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday
Tee @ Dreaming Dreams — Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins, Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins, Dash and Lily's Book of Dares by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn, and Deadly Cool by Gemma Halliday.
Lizz @ Dreaming Dreams — Want to Go Private? by Sarah Darer Littman
Annette's Book Spot — Saving June by Hannah Harrington
Mary @ Anxirium — Guest post w/ author Jennifer Castle about Being a Contemporary YA Writer
Candace @ Candace's Book Blog interviewed Tara Altebrando.
Krazy Book Lady interviewed Cindy C. Bennett
Avid Reader Yani has a guest post from Elizabeth Reinhardt about dating
Kody Keplinger interviewed Hannah Harrington
Kirsten Hubbard is giving away Wanderlove bookmarks
Hannah Harrington lists her Top Ten Road Trip Songs.
Misty @ The Book Rat talks about her most anticipated Contemporary YA (and it's a linky! You can too!!)
Molly Jo @ Surrounded by Words — Contemporary YA: A Love/Hate Relationship
Danielle @ Alpha Reader talks about her favorite Aussie YA novels.
Samual @ Books for All Seasons talks about favorite YA/MG Contemps about friendship
Bonnie @ A Backwards Story
Danya @ A Tapestry of Words
More of the Tough Stuff posts that I missed last week:
Candace @ Candace's Book Blog
Bonnie @ A Backwards Story
Sarah @ The Storybound Girl
Amanda @ The Fiction Fairy
Once again — If I've missed anything, Let me know!!:) I'd love to add your stuff to my link up!