This year I have seem to have fallen for contemporary books. This is not to say that I have not enjoyed or read contemporary books in the past for I have, but something is different this year. I have had a some fantastic reads but two of my favorites have been novels by Jennifer E. Smith, THE STATISTICAL PROBABILITY OF LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT and THIS IS WHAT HAPPY LOOKS LIKE. These two books were such a pleasure to read that I want to share them with one special winner.

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18 comments on "THE LOVE, HAPPY GIVEAWAY featuring novels by Jennifer E. Smith"

Sara @ Forever 17 Books wrote: March 12, 2013 at 7:27 AM

I feel like I haven't had a lot of time for contemp lately, and I'm not sure if you've read it, but I loved Eleanor and Park so much! Park is the sweetest. :)


Millie wrote: March 12, 2013 at 12:06 PM

I don't read a lot of contemporary novels, but Anna and the French Kiss and Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins are my favorites. They're just so sweet and romantic and cute. :) Thanks for the giveaway!


Vivien wrote: March 12, 2013 at 4:08 PM

I love Wanderlove and Like Mandarin by Kirsten Hubbard!


alicia marie wrote: March 12, 2013 at 4:56 PM

I really love What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen. Or any of her books really : )


Bookish in a Box wrote: March 12, 2013 at 5:26 PM

I recommend The Lonely Hearts Club by Elizabeth Eulberg. The main character is funny and smart, and the premise is meaty enough to be worth your time but light enough that it's a great afternoon read.


TayteH wrote: March 12, 2013 at 8:06 PM

Catching Jordan and Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally. Read them because they are both funny, yet have a great meaning behind them that you can't help but love. :D


Diannosaurreads wrote: March 12, 2013 at 9:15 PM

Anna and the French Kiss! It's such a great contemporary read, especially for spring:)


Susan Light wrote: March 13, 2013 at 12:34 PM

I love Gayle Forman because she tells both sides of the story in two different books.


Jess (The Cozy Reader) wrote: March 14, 2013 at 8:03 AM

Thanks for the giveaway! I can't wait to read the second book!


Beneath the Moon and Stars wrote: March 15, 2013 at 7:00 PM

I loved the Stephanie Perkins books! Also My Life Next Door and Jessi Kirby are great :)

Jasmine


Lili wrote: March 17, 2013 at 3:42 PM

Oh gosh, I am DYING for THIS IS WHAT HAPPY LOOKS LIKE!

When it comes to recommendations for contemporaries, I have quite a few! Obviously, the STATISTICAL PROBABILITY OF LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT is up there for reasons that must be very clear to you haha.

I also recommend EASY by Tammara Webber because this book is incredibly realistic in depicting relationships and a girl overcoming intimidation.

PUSHING THE LIMITS is a truly amazing novel because it's a darker contemporary that shows there's hope in everything.

ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS and anything else by Stephanie Perkins is a really cute YA contemporary that'll always make you smile. I also like how this one exemplifies that if you love one, you'll even grow to love their flaws (like Etienne's fear of heights and super shortness, but he's still so perfect!)

CATCHING JORDAN is really amazing for those who enjoy powerhouse girls and sports.

And I'm currently reading WAIT FOR YOU by J. Lynn and loving it immensely, so I recommend that one as well!


Ashley @ Ashley Loves Books wrote: March 17, 2013 at 3:46 PM

Aw man I was going to recommend Eleanor & Park but I just saw on the sidebar you've read/reviewed - SUCH a fantastic novel! So I'll have to go with the one I recommended most towards the end of 2013, Meant To Be by Lauren E. Morrill. It's such a cute, fantastic adventure about finding love and really understanding what that entails and means.

Thanks for doing the giveaway, I LOVED TSPOLAFS and am dying to read Happy!


Krystel wrote: March 17, 2013 at 4:02 PM

I honestly haven't read much in this genre, but hoping to expand on that. I have only read Stephenie Perkins books and loved them!


Shelver506 wrote: March 17, 2013 at 6:04 PM

BRUISED by Sarah Skilton. I do NOT like issue books, but I adored this one. The writing is gorgeous.


Kimberly Barban wrote: March 17, 2013 at 7:18 PM

I just read Fight or Flight by Jamie Canosa! It was such a good read. I loved it! And its pretty cheap on kindle too so that's always good.


Tiffany Drew wrote: March 21, 2013 at 4:09 PM

Drowning Instinct by Ilsa J. Bick. It's been over a year since I've read this book and it is still on my brain. It's THAT good.


courtney johnson wrote: March 21, 2013 at 4:43 PM

Kindred by Octavia Butler is a good read.


Erika wrote: March 21, 2013 at 8:56 PM

I really enjoyed My Life Next Door. Thanks!


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Thursday, April 16 @6:30-8pm

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Monday, April 20 @ 5pm

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Tuesday, April 21 @ 7pm

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Kepler's in Menlo Park
Tuesday, April 28 @ 7:30pm


The Epic Reads YA Tour featuring Susane Colasanti, Maria Dahvana Headley and Katie Contugno.
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Wednesday, April 29 @ 7 pm

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MICHAEL BUCKLEY
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Thursday, May 14 @ 7pm

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MICHELLE TEA
Kepler's in Menlo Park
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