Skip to main content

The Contemps!

I love the idea behind this group and it features some of the coolest and nicest authors I know, so I'm spreading The Contemps love!

Celebrate realistic YA with The Contemps!

Who are The Contemps? "We're 21 authors putting real life in the spotlight, keeping readers up to date on the latest in YA contemporary fiction by blogging, tweeting, (over) sharing our own teenage experiences, and occasionally meeting up in real life."

With the popularity of genre fiction (especially paranormal) I think shining a light on contemporary YA fiction is a great idea. I had a teen come into the library who said she needed to find a contemporary book because her mom wanted her branch out and read something other than vampires and werewolves. It's easy to forget that there are contemporary readers that need contemporary stories, and I love that this group of authors is promoting that.

In addition to blogging on their site, they are hosting a Contemps Challenge-readers are asked to committ to reading 18 of the 21 upcoming contemporary reads between now and August 15, 2011. One lucky reader will win all 21 Contemps books!

The other thing I love about The Contemps is that they are talking about their teen years (no matter how embarrassing!) every Thursday and they'll even answer questions and share stories from teens.

So check out The Contemps and give contemporary YA fiction some love!

Comments

  1. Yay, Sarah! Thanks so much for featuring us. We're really excited for the coming year and appreciate your help getting the word out about what we're trying to do. Thanks again!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I'm so excited for this blog. I've already subscribed and am looking forward to all the fun.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Sarah - thanks so much for your support - it means the world to have great librarians like yourself behind us!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Michelle-I am too-I think it's going to be great!

    Sara and Lisa-you're making me blush! I'm happy to support The Contemps-I've got a bunch of contemporary readers at my library (myself included!)

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

I love hearing from other readers! Share your thoughts and chime in!

Popular posts from this blog

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

Rating: 5/5 Stars Genre: Realistic Fiction Release Date: 2/26/2013 Add to Goodreads About the Book: Eleanor and Park are both misfits. When new girl Eleanor sits next to Park on the bus, they don't want anything to do with each other. But over the course of the school year, things change. It starts with comic books and becomes a friendship and a romance that the two will never forget. You never forget your first love. GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: Have you ever had a book sit on your shelf that you've heard so much hype about? And you think that books sounds like it would be right up your alley, but you're in a reading slump and you're afraid to give it a try unless it fails? I knew Eleanor and Park sounded like my perfect book, but I was in such an after committee slump that I even though I knew this book would help, I just didn't want to be disappointed. I should have known better because Eleanor and Park was perfect and everything that I had hoped it wou

Post Downton Abbey Reading List

Downton Abbey is over (with a shocking and frustrating ending!) and now I'm suffering Downton Abbey withdrawal. I've got a reading list full of books that I hope will satisfy my post-Downton Abbey cravings and I thought I'd share what's in my pile and get suggestions for other after Downton reads. Here's what I hope to be reading this year (a mix of YA and adult titles):                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  A couple Julian Fellowes reads:                And a few re-reads:                    Edited to add: What's on your Post-Downton Abbey reading list?

Tween Tuesday: Drizzle by Kathleen Van Cleve

Rating: 2.5/5 Stars Genre: Magical Realism Release Date: 3/4/2010 Add to Goodreads About the Book: Polly Peabody lives on a magical farm. They grow chocolate rhubarb, it rains every Monday at exactly 1:00, and her best friend is a plant named Harry. When the rain stops, Polly's brother falls ill, and her aunt wants to sell the farm, Polly must figure out a way to save her beloved home. GreenBeanTeenQueen Says: Drizzle is on our state book list and one of our Chat & Chew book club picks. The kids reviews were mixed on this one and sadly, it was my least favorite of all the books we read for Chat & Chew. The kids that liked it said it had action, but for me the plot was slow and dragged too much. The book could have been edited down and I lost interest in the story. I liked the magical farm that Polly lived on, but the magic wasn't enough to hold my interest. I felt like the plot went around in circles too much and never got going. The ending was also a bit