Monday, October 21, 2013

2014 Contemporary Novels I Can't Wait to Read

2014 is going to be the year of contemps.  With all of the cover reveals that happened this summer, I realized that the list was getting pretty long.  My piggy bank is going to seriously suffer, but I'm hoping that at the end of 2014, my favorites list for the year will be bursting.


Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill
Release date: January 7, 2014

A figure skater and hockey player switching places sounds like a chick flick plot, which I am TOTALLY DOWN WITH.   I also saw Lauren mention on Twitter that this book was partially inspired by the movie The Cutting Edge.  Nothing more needs to be said.


Better Off Friends by Elizabeth Eulberg
Release date: February 25, 2014 

Are they friends, or is it luuuuuurve?  All of Elizabeth's books sound super cute, particularly this one.  Plus, it addresses the eternal question raised in When Harry Met Sally, which is the movie I watch every New Year's Eve.


Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy
Release date: March 18, 2014 

Julie is a fellow librarian, which is awesome.  Also, this cover is adorable.  Furthermore, this concept intrigues me and OH MY GOSH WOULD YOU JUST SHUT UP AND GIVE ME THIS ONE NOW PLEASE.  In seriousness, it's already getting positive reviews and I cannot wait to get a copy.


To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han
Release date: April 22, 2014 

I am not the biggest fan of Han's Summer trilogy, but I'm way too intrigued by the summary of this one.  If the main character here is absolutely nothing like Belly, we might just be okay, although I make no guarantees.


Noggin by John Corey Whaley
Release date: April 8, 2014

When I first saw this cover, I told Corey how unusual it was that the author photo was on the front of the cover.    This book sounds like it could have magical realism in it, but I'm not sure and it sounds contemporary enough, so it's in this post.  The release date is perfectly located a week after my birthday, which will make it a great gift for myself.

Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson
Release date: May 13, 2014 

Morgan's books are adorable and brilliant.  Morgan is adorable and brilliant.  I think this one is going to be really pretty as a finished copy, and I can't wait to buy it.

This, friends, is just a small taste of why I'll be broke through at least May of 2014.  As more summaries and covers emerge, further evidence that I'll be broke will surely emerge.

Are any of these on your wishlist?  Are there other contemporaries you're hoping to read?  Be sure to let me know in the comments.

4 comments:

  1. Yes, I think I want to read all of these especially the Han to find out who released her letters!

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  2. Ok, I'm glad I'm not the only one that noticed all the amazing contemps that are coming out next year. I'm VERY excited for Better Off Friends because it takes place where I live and Elizabeth is awesome. Also, Morgan Matson! So excited to get another one from her. In terms of Han's book, I couldn't read the Summer series because I was totally put off after a few chapters of the first book, but this one does sound rather good.

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  3. Oh my gosh yes. Here book store HAVE ALL MY MONEY. I want to read all of these!

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  4. such exciting books to look forward to 2014!! soo many books sooo little time...

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