Top Ten Favourite Contemporary YA authors

The Broke and the Bookish created this weekly feature where bloggers/readers can post their top ten list. 


One of my favourite genre is contemporary. So, I decided to pick ten authors that have written contemporary books that have gotten four/five hearts from me! 


  1. Caren Lissner 
  2. Huntley Fitzpatrick
  3.  Stacey Kramer & Valerie Thomas
  4.   Lauren Barnholdt
  5.  Wendy Toliver
  6. Eileen Cook
  7. Jennifer Jabaley
  8.  Leila Sales
  9. Antony John
  10.  Elizabeth Scott

Fara Nani  – (16 oktober 2012 om 04:01)  

Yay! My list is YA Contemp too. Unfortunately I ran out of numbers :/ I knew I should've put Elizabeth Scott in my list! ;) Awesome list! :D

Here's my Top 10

Nina  – (16 oktober 2012 om 04:03)  

@Fara Nani: It was very hard to stick with ten. ;)

Deb Nance at Readerbuzz  – (16 oktober 2012 om 04:33)  

All new to me! Thank you for sharing your list.

Here's my Ten Ten Favorite Travel Writers. I hope you'll stop in!

Nina  – (16 oktober 2012 om 04:45)  

@Deb Nance at Readerbuzz: I love to travel, so I'm def. going to check out your list. :) Thanx for stopping by.

Christina / Book Addict  – (16 oktober 2012 om 05:02)  

I focused on contemporary authors as well. I have Huntley Fitzpatrick on my list as well. I forgot about Lauren Barnholdt and Elizabeth Scott! Great list, Nina!

Coffee Monster  – (16 oktober 2012 om 05:05)  

Not a big 'contemporary fiction' fan myself, especially with realistic girly fiction, but I heard a lot about some of these, I might try them out :)

My TTT

Reading Angel  – (16 oktober 2012 om 05:26)  

Your #1 is new to me! I'm excited to look it up! I <3 Contemp as well obviously!! :D Thanks for stopping by!

Nina  – (16 oktober 2012 om 05:35)  

@Christina/ Book Addict: I forgot about a lot of great authors too. :)

@Coffee Monster: I adore, luv girly fiction. lol. :) Going to check out your top ten!

@Reading Angel: You're welcome! :)

Kat Balcombe  – (16 oktober 2012 om 05:42)  

Oh I'm so bad at YA Contemp authors - the only one I recognise is Huntley Fitzpatrick. I need to go and do some research now ;-)

Miss Christine  – (16 oktober 2012 om 06:30)  

I don't like to read this genre myself, but boy the teens in my school library do! So I'll add these authors to my "check into" list. Thanks!

Adding you to my RSS. :)

Lianne  – (16 oktober 2012 om 06:46)  

Great list! I don't read from that genre but the cover of Sometimes It Happens is intriguing, might have to delve in one of these days ;)

Here's my TTT for this week on fantasy authors =)

Nina  – (16 oktober 2012 om 07:55)  

@Kat Balcombe: Haha! I'm bad with names in general. ;)

@Miss Christine: Thankx! And "check into" list sounds like a great list to have.

@Lianne: Sometimes It Happens is really good. Loved the book. You'll love it if you adore drama! :)

YA Book Queen  – (16 oktober 2012 om 08:31)  

Eileen Cook's novels are always such fun!

Great Top Ten! :)

Mel - Thedailyprophecy.  – (16 oktober 2012 om 11:20)  

I'm excited to read Huntley Fitzpatricks book :) I've read one book from Elizabeth Scott and the other authors are new for me. I don't read so many contemporary, but it's always fun to find some new books. I'm going to check them out on Goodreads :)

TTT fairytale authors @thedailyprophecy

Michelle  – (16 oktober 2012 om 13:19)  

Some really great authors on your list!! I love Lauren Barnholdt and Eileen Cook too... I should've included them on my list :(

Thanks for stopping by My TTT

Nikki  – (16 oktober 2012 om 14:19)  

I've read a few of these authors and loved them! So I am definitely going to check out the rest of your suggestions. Great list!

Thanks for stopping by my TTT!

~Nikki (Imaginative Adventure)

Melissa (Books and Things)  – (16 oktober 2012 om 14:33)  

Yep, I need to keep this list since I keep saying I don't read enough contemp. YA.

Joie  – (16 oktober 2012 om 15:28)  

Wow, great list! There are some authors on there that are new to me, but I really loved Antony John's Five Flavors of Dumb! :)

1girl2manybooks  – (16 oktober 2012 om 15:42)  

I have My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick here to read, just need to find time to squeeze it in!

Belle  – (16 oktober 2012 om 16:52)  

This was a very popular genre :D I haven't read any of these - will have to check some out!

Racquel (A Book Barbie)  – (16 oktober 2012 om 18:52)  

Two-Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt is one my favorite books ever! Her writing is so good and she has a great sense of humor <3 and I have a Jennifer Jabeley books that I really need to read!

Racquel (A Book Barbie)  – (16 oktober 2012 om 18:52)  

Two-Way Street by Lauren Barnholdt is one my favorite books ever! Her writing is so good and she has a great sense of humor <3 and I have a Jennifer Jabeley books that I really need to read!

Randi M  – (16 oktober 2012 om 20:32)  

Yay Huntley Fitzpatrick! <3 I also really enjoyed Leila Sales' Past Perfect - such a cute read. Great list! I need to check out these authors!

thepagesage  – (17 oktober 2012 om 16:13)  

Shamefully, I love contemporary books but haven't read any of these authors' works! Elizabeth Scott sounds familiar, though. Maybe I'll check out her books!

The Readdicts  – (18 oktober 2012 om 04:02)  

I've only read Huntley Fitzpatrick from the list! But I love Contemporary too and I'm surely going to check out the other authors and their books. :)

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elena  – (18 oktober 2012 om 17:49)  

ooh different authors! i really adored my life next door and can't wait to see what huntley fitzpatrick writes next. great list!

Nina  – (19 oktober 2012 om 07:06)  

@The Readdicts: Thanx! Going to enter. :)

Ren  – (21 oktober 2012 om 10:57)  

I haven't heard of some of these authors. I will definitely be looking them up now though. Great list! =)

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