I'm in a MAJOR kick right now...

Sunday, 15 February 2015
Okay, so for the past few days I've been in a huge contemporary romance kick. Not only is this funny because I never usually read contemporary, like, ever, and all of the novels I've read in this kick have been in ebook format, but it's my second one of the year. The first being my vampire kick in January. I'm starting to think that maybe this will be the year of kicks for me.

As a sidenote, I thought I was going into a reading slump just before I decided to give a contemporary romance a go, and I seriously think that that, coupled with the fact I was reading the book electronically, helped me a lot. Maybe you should think about doing the same next time you feel like you're heading into a slump - to see if it works for you like it did me!

So far I've read three contemporary romance books, and adored them all. These are:

Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson
The DUFF by Kody Keplinger
The Summer My Life Began by Shannon Greenland

All three of these, though I went in to them thinking they would most likely be of a light-hearted nature and I'd whizz through them, actually all ended up having something going on behind the scenes - something deeper. And this only made me appreciate them more on a whole other level. I basically loved all three and recommend you read them if they appeal to you (or even if they don't)!

It's so strange how much I adored these books after all this time of avoiding the contemporary genre like the plague!

Are you in any sort of kick right now? Be it a book genre, TV series or movie franchise?

Happy Reading,
Rachel xoxo

PS: Let me know if you're interested in seeing a review of any of these books!


  1. I've been on such a reading kick too lately! I was in the hugest slump for a few months until I read Noggin right as the year ended last year. Since then, I've been on this massive contemporary kick! I read Fangirl & We Were Liars and so many other great ones. I'll have to check these three contemporaries out! Sometimes I read ebooks on my phone but it's such a small screen, so I finally went out and ordered a Kindle! I'll definitely be reading contemporary ebooks from now on. :b
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

  2. Really interesting post!
    Contemporary is my favourite genre and the genre I read the most of - probably because I spent my childhood reading Jacqueline Wilson books. The flipside of that is that I really struggle with reading Fantasy and historical fiction. However, so far this year I've been in a real sci-fi/fantasy/fairytale retelling kick. Cinder was my first read of the year and it was after that that I really started to get into my reading slump. The only thing that seemed to get me out was another Sci-Fi book - Scarlet by Marissa Meyer.

    I'll definitely try out the screen reading next time I'm in a slump - I've got The Selection on my IPad!

  3. Yes! I definitely think reading a different format and/or genre is a great way to beat a reading slump! And I love contemporary romances. I really loved both Second Chance Summer and The DUFF! Glad reading them helped you out :)

  4. That's so great! I love it when you're on a roll, it's the best feeling. Contemporary is my favourite! Hope it stays like this. Happy Reading!

    PS. You should totally add All the Bright Places to the list x

  5. I really want to read The Duff! It's sounds so funny and I watched the movie trailer and it sounds like exactly something i need right now. I'm in a major slump and I light-hearted contemporary is exactly what I need right now ;) I'm glad you're enjoying these novels, sometimes you need something different from your usual picks!

    xx Francoise @ My Crazy Bookish World

  6. I'm always on a kick for something and at the moment it's just to read all the books! Nothing in particular, but most of the books seem to be series wrap-ups. Why do I torture myself in this way?! I've learned that contemporaries can be the best way to end a reading slump. I haven't read any in a while. I'm glad you loved The DUFF! It's my favorite contemporary that isn't a Gayle Forman novel.


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