This is a new meme hosted by Chick Loves Lit that caught my eye. Basically, every Monday there’s a new prompt which you use to recommend an awesome book. There’s not much I love more than recommending a good book, except maybe having a good book recommended to me!
This week’s prompt is to recommend a contemporary novel. Me and the contemporary genre have a kind of love-hate relationship. My reading obsession began with a mixture of fantasy and historical fiction, and it was only recently that I’ve began giving contemporary novels a bit more of a chance (thanks in large to Mermaid Visions).
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins is exceptional in more ways than one. I like my romances with a side of dystopian or fantasy, so to read what is basically defined as a romance novel is uncommon for me, but I’m so glad I made an exception for this book.
The characters are memorable to the point where when a couple of them show up in Perkins’s companion novel, Lola and the Boy Next Door, I jumped up and down and had to stop reading the book to say “OH MY GOD IT’S ANNA!!” True story.
This story is totally magnetic. It will draw you in and cuddle you until you fall asleep and dream about walking around Paris with it.
Have you already read Anna or Lola? Have some recs of books that are similar? Étienne or Cricket? Anna or Lola?