Today I’m doing a post I’ve already done once before. I first made a 5 star prediction post two years ago and I’m ashamed to admit that I still have one book to read from that list to complete it. However, I feel like my reading tastes have changed a lot over the past couple of years. I used to exclusively read fantasy and science-fiction, and now I adore contemporaries with my entire heart. So much so, that I’m making this predictions with the genre that my 23 year old self is loving: contemporary.
Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo
I’m starting my list with one that I have ZERO doubts I’ll be giving five stars. Why? You may ask, well because it fetures some of my ultimate favorite things:
- It’s written by Elizabeth Acevedo and she’s one of my favorite writers. I’ve given all of her previous books 5 stars.
- It’s written in verse, which is a format I’ve recently discovered that works really well for me.
- It has a sibling relationship at the fore-center of the story
- There’s an f-f relationship.
There is no way I’m not adoring this with every fiber of my beign.
You Should See Me In a Crown by Leah Johnson
Another 2020 release that has so many things going for it.
It’s sapphic, for startes. It features rivals competing against the same prize (in this case, becoming prom queen) and we can’t forget about the stellar reviews that have been all over the book community.
I admit I don’t know much else about it, but I still have a strong feeling I’ll love this.
Tweet Cute by Emma Lord
I have heard nothing but praise for this YA rom-com. I know it features the children of rivalry buisnesses as they start a twitter war against each other.
I know that people adore the banter between the two MC and that’s the one thing I look for in romances: funny and cute banter. If this doesn’t deliver on that front I’ll be dissappointed.
Starry Eyes by Jenn Bennet
I read Alex, Approximately by the same author two years ago, and I fell in love with it. It’s one of those feel-good stories that have stuck with me throughout the years. I always recommend it for a cute, fun summer read and I want to experience the same joy this summer with another one of her books.
This time, the story takes place in a camping and I believe the two MC get lost in the woods so they need to find their way back. Now, I’m a huge fan of camping, so the setting already appealed to me, add in the fact that I’m familiar with the author’s writing and story-telling and consider myself excited.
On The Come Up by Angie Thomas
This is featured here for two main reasons: the first one is that I should have read this already since it was one of my most anticipated releases last year, and the second one is that I know, I 100% know I’m going to love this.
I adored The Hate U Give, from the characters, to the writing, the relationships and themes. In here we also have music, which is something I love reading about, so this has all of the ingrediants for the perfect story!
Have you guys read any of these? Were any of them 5 stars? Let me know!
Until next time,