This is a 'post in progress' I wanted a chance to spotlight and talk about what other bloggers are doing to celebrate the awesome that is Contemporary YA. This is never going to be a comprehensive list. I am only one person and I just can't do it. BUT I will update it, hoping to get as much talk about the other Contemp happenings as possible!!
Awesome Reading Challenge!
Kat @ I Write, I Read, I Review is hosting the Keeping it Real Reading Challenge! The goal is to read Contemporary YA during the month of November and there are PRIZES! Seriously guys — Check it out!
Candace @ Candace's Book Blog — Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez, Shut Out by Kody Keplinger, Living Dead Girl by Elizabeth Scott, and Looking for Alaska by John Green.
April @ Good Books and Good Wine — Along for the Ride by Sarah Dessen, Don't Breathe a Word by Holly Cupala, Lovestruck Summer by Melissa C. Walker, and Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver (which is... mostly Contemporary:) )
Shannon @ Books Devoured — Ballads of Suburbia by Stephanie Kuehnert (one of my favorite books) and Subway Girl by P.J. Converse
Anna @ Anna Reads — The Day Before by Lisa Schroeder (another favorite!!)
Sarah @ Storybound Girl — Stealing Heaven by Elizabeth Scott
Tara @ Hobbitsies — Sweethearts by Sara Zarr
Allison @ The Allure of Books — Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty
Liz @ Consumed by Books — Looking For Alaska by John Green
Jamie @ The Perpetual Page Turner — Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez
Asheley @ Into the Hall of Books — Kiss, Crush, Collide by Christina Meredith
Jennifer @ Novel Thoughts — Without Tess by Marcella Pixley
Jenny @ The Mimosa Stimulous — Something, Maybe by Elizabeth Scott
Robin @ Nice Girls Read Books — Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard
Page @ One Book at a time — Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly (again, mostly Contemporary:) )
Angela @ Reading Angel — How to Save a Life by Sara Zarr
Lindsi @ Books, Sweets and Other Treats — If I Tell by Janet Gurtler
Jordyn @ Ten Cent Notes — Ten Miles Past Normal by Frances O'Roark Dowell
Carla @ The Crooked Shelf interviewed Melina Marchetta (AHH!!! LOVE Melina! My interview with her will go up soon:) )
Mary @ Anxirium is giving away some Contemporary YA books!!!
Note — Many of these are guest posts, so rather than write both the blog hosted and the blogger writing, I've just identified the writer of the post, not the host blog:
Topic: Why I Love Contemporary:
Katelyn @ Katelyn's Blog
Jacinda @ Reading Housewives
Candace @ Candace's Book Blog
Sarah @ Storybound Girl
Kathy @ I Write, I Read, I Review
Cara @ Chasing Words
Jordyn @ Ten Cent Notes
Bonnie @ A Backwards Story
Alissa @ The Grammarian's Reviews
Ariel @ The Librarian's Bookshelf
Kailia @ Reading the Best of the Best
Callie @ Read, Write, Blog compiled her list of favorite Dark Contemporary YA books.
I'm going to keep searching for more to add to this list. If YOU or someone you know has posted anything this week (from November first through Saturday, November 5) please either leave me a comment or send me a message on Twitter with the link so that I can stop by and add it to my list!