Sunday, March 1, 2015

It's Time for Contemporary Conversations

I can't believe it's already March! The start of the year went by ridiculously quickly...
But since it is March, it's the start of a new bookish event: Contemporary Conversations. Basically this is an event hosted by Kayla @ The Thousand Lives (a.k.a. beloved book twinnie) and Veronica @ Talking Bookworm that lasts for the entire month of March and is to celebrate the contemporary genre.

I'm actually a massive fan of contemporary novels, especially in the way that they can really make you empathise with the characters. Often your main characters are in situations where you can easily imagine yourself being in. They're not in some fantasy world, they're not trying to take down a government. They could be the girl who lives down the street or the boy who works at your nearby grocery store, or your sibling, or your best friend. There's just something very real about the contemporary protagonist.

There's a basic theme schedule which I've sort of followed and sort of not followed:
(1st-7th): Coming of Age tales
(8th-14th): The Hard Stuff
(15th-21st): Rereads
(22nd-28th): Conspiracies

And here's my full schedule:
3: Since You’ve Been Gone
5: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
9: The Last Time We Say Goodbye
11: Things We Know By Heart
14: My Heart and Other Black Holes
16: Everything that Makes You
21: Not in the Script
23: Every Last Promise
27: Liars, Inc
29: Endangered

Discussions/Other Posts
2: Reading Compatibility Test Contemporary Edition
4: I Was Here by Gayle Forman Blog Tour (Interview)
7: Where Are All the Male Protagonists
13: Contemporary with a Touch of Magic
17: The Sea of Tranquility Discussion
19: Don't Dismiss the Fluff
25: Under the Radar Recommendations
30: Bring on the Swoons
31: Wrap Up

Not sure that I'll stick to that completely, but most of the posts are written, so I should be fine! Maybe...

Are you excited for Contemporary Conversations? Will you be joining in?