I never used to think I was a big contemporary reader. Sure, I loved a good romance and I adore rom com movies, but it wasn’t until the end of last year that I realized a quarter of the books I read were contemporaries. It seemed like a good time to join the Contemporary Romance Reading Challenge, hosted by Andi @ Andi’s ABCs this year!
The theme for February is favorite shippy books and I’m squeezing in at the deadline with my post 😉 If you know me even the teensiest bit, you’ll know that I LOVE a good romance and therefore a good ship! I absolutely love rooting for an awesome couple and squeeing at the cuteness along the way. Nothing makes my reading experience more enjoyable than a wonderfully written romance comprised of my favorite elements. My most common rereads are contemps for this reason! I love anticipating the banter and all the smile inducing moments. And since this is for the ContRom2017 challenge, I’ll keep my list of Favorite Shippy Books to contemporary books (otherwise we could be here all day!).
One more note: some readers might not differentiate between a favorite ship and an OTP, but I do. Sometimes my favorite shippy books contain one of my OTPs (I will NEVER pick just one!!) but sometimes I love the romance a lot and that’s that. The line isn’t always clear but generally speaking OTPs take up a lot of my brainspace, inspire daydreamy headcanons and tumblr searches, etc. So. That would be a whole OTHER list (comprised of some of the follow couples).
In no particular order here are some of my favorite shippy books:
Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
The Only Thing Worse Than Me Is You by Lily Anderson
Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli
Dating Sarah Cooper by Siera Maley
Angus, Thongs, and Full Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison (for Robbie in book 1. And future Dave the Laugh. Ooer!)
What are some of your favorite shippy books? Are you participating in the Contemporary Romance 2017 challenge too? Let me know!