Contemporary Room

Welcome to the Contemporary Room.

But don't think it's necessarily safe.


I'm not a huge fan of average contemporary, especially the fluffy type - you know, love stories and teen angst about them. But I do love stories about friendship, and finding one's calling, and being different, and staying true to oneself...these are the stories you'll find on this page.
As usual, bold indicates the books I plan to read. All the books are listed by authors' surnames. Reviews (and more titles) coming in time.



Eulberg, Elizabeth: Take a Bow (04/12)
Goetze, Jutta: Luna-C (11/01)
Gregorio, I.W.: None of the Above (04/15)
Kerr, M. E.: Deliver Us from Evie (08/95) -> [I read it in Italian]
Koja, Kathe: Talk (03/05)
Larkindale, Kate: An Unstill Life (01/14)
McNally, Janet: Girls in the Moon (11/16)
Nolan, Han: Dancing on the Edge (03/07)
Roth Culli, Lindsey: This Above All (08/16)
Scoppettone, Sandra: Trying Hard to Hear You (??/74) -> [I read it in Italian]
Scoppettone, Sandra: Happy Ending Are All Alike (??/78)
Smith-Ready, Jeri: This Side of Salvation (04/14)
Standiford, Natalie: How to Say Goodbye in Robot (12/10)
Talley, Robin: Lies We Tell Ourselves (09/14)
Thompson, Mystic: FIGHTING KUDZU:
   Fighting Kudzu (03/09; reissue 09/14)
   Downhill Running (out ??/??)
Tibensky, Arlaina: And Then Things Fall Apart (07/11)
Vaught, Susan: Freaks Like Us (09/12)
Zarr, Sara: Sweethearts (02/08)


CONTEMPORARY WITH A TWIST*:

...a. k. a. books that: 1) basically have a contemporary setting and deal with contemporary issues; 2) can't be categorized as "supernatural" or such; 3) but present unusual, highly imaginative, magical or fantasy elements.
*Later note: I wasn't familiar with the "magical realism" label when I came up with the "contemporary with a twist" one. So I've decided to keep my own label for this kind of books, as opposed to go back and change it in the reviews and/or pages where it was used/mentioned. Please bear with me :).

King, A.S.: Glory O'Brien's History of the Future (10/14)
King. A.S.: I Crawl Through It (09/15)
King. A.S.: Still Life with Tornado 10/16)
Koefod, Susan: Naming the Stars (09/16)
Mitchell, Todd: Backwards (10/13)
Spofford, Kate: The Art Kids (05/13)
Stewart, Barbara: The In-Between (11/13)
Rayban, Chloƫ: JUSTINE DUVAL:
   Wild Child (??/91) -> [I read it in Italian]
   Virtual Sexual Reality (??/94) -> [I read it in Italian]
   Love in Cyberia (??/96) -> [I read it in Italian]
   Terminal Chic (??/00) -> [I read it in Italian]
Shusterman, Neal: Challenger Deep (04/15)
Stoltz, Adrienne; Bass, Ron: Lucid (10/12)
Tashjian, Janet: For What It's Worth (07/12)

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