Tuesday, May 29, 2012

ANNOUNCING Contemporary Fiction Month - June 2012

Hello, lovelies! Great news! Contemporary Fiction Month starts in just 2 days! Are you as excited as I am?! Cause I am pretty flipping excited! :) 

I am co-hosting this fabulous event with Bonnie from Words At Home and Asheley from Into The Hall Of Books. Both my lovely partners-in-crime will have their own unique schedules filled with reviews, interviews, guest posts and giveaways, so be sure to check out their blogs and follow them (if you haven't yet done so). 

What will you be served here, at Bookish? Why, I'm glad you're asking! I prepared a full-course meal for you, lovelies, and it's full of wicked awesomeness! More than 30 reviews, nearly as many interviews and guest posts, fun contemporary-related posts, and - get that - more than 40 giveaways (some separate, some prize packs, some totally MIND BLOWING) :) Yep, you heard that right!

Contemporary Fiction gets awfully neglected and the truth is we don't appreciate it as much as we should. And it deserves to be appreciated and cherished. This wonderful genre is so much more than just light and fluffy romances and silly comedies, it offers insightful, profoundly meaningful stories, mind-blowing complexity and three-dimensional characters. Contemporary Fiction speaks to us like no other genre out there, because of its authenticity and relatability. Sometimes it makes us laugh, sometimes it makes us cry, ultimately, though, it makes us feel and it teaches us something about life, relationships, growing-up, and dealing with difficult issues. Most importantly, it teaches us something about ourselves. 
So why not show contemporary fiction some love?
Visit Bookish daily throughout the month of June and dive into the world of realistic fiction. Fell in love. Get your heart broken. Make friends. Enjoy! 

Contemporary Fiction Month Schedule:

June 1st:
Event Kick-Off with "Hottest Upcoming Releases CONTEMPORARY FICTION edition" + GIVEAWAY (World Wide: 3 books of choice!) - POSTED
- Book Review: Take A Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg - POSTED
- Author Interview with Elizabeth Eulberg + Giveaway of Take A Bow - POSTED

June 2nd:
Book Review: Cat Girl's Day Off by Kimberly Pauley - POSTED
- Scavenger Hunt Prize Pack Giveaway (book + T-Shirt + SWAG + Book Thongs) - POSTED
- Author Interview with Kimberly Pauley - POSTED

June 3rd:
Book Review: Never Fall Down by Patricia McCormick - POSTED

June 4th:
Book Review: Pregnant Pause by Han Nolan - POSTED
Author Interview with Han Nolan - POSTED
Giveaway: Pregnant Pause by Han Nolan - POSTED

June 5th:
Book Review: The Taming by Teresa Toten, Eric Walters - POSTED
Giveaway: The Taming by Teresa Toten, Eric Walters - POSTED

June 6th:
Book Review: Last Stop This Town by David H. Steinberg - POSTED
Giveaway: 2x Last Stop This Town by David H. Steinberg - POSTED
Guest Review: Wonder by R.J. Palacio (reviewed by Jenn from Lost In A Great Book) - POSTED

June 7th:
- Book Review: The Duff by Kody Keplinger - POSTED
- Giveaway: The Duff by Kody Keplinger - POSTED

June 8th:
- Book Review: The List by Siobhan Vivian
- Giveaway: The List by Siobhan Vivian

June 9th:
- Book Review: 40 Things I Want To Tell You by Alice Kuipers
- Guest Post by Alice Kuipers

June 10th:
- Book Review: While He Was Away by Karen Schreck
- Author Interview with Karen Schreck
- Giveaway: While He Was Away by Karen Schreck

June 11th
- Book Review: Never Enough by Denise Jaden
- Author Interview with Denise Jaden
- Giveaway: Never Enough by Denise Jaden

June 12th
- Book Review: The Catastrophic History of You And Me by Jess Rothenberg
- Giveaway: The Catastrophic History of You And Me by Jess Rothenberg

June 13th:
- Book Review: Flirting In Italian by Lauren Henderson
- Guest Post by Barnabas Miller

June 14th:
- Book Review: Rock God by Barnabas Miller
- Author Interview with Barnabas Miller
- Giveaway: Rock God by Barnabas Miller

June 15th:
- Book Review: Emma Hearts LA by Keris Stainton
- Author Interview with Keris Stainton
- Giveaway: Emma Hearts LA by Keris Stainton

June 16th:
- Book Review: Boy Meets Girl by various
- Giveaway: Boy Meets Girl by various
- Author Interview: Hilary Weisman Graham, author of Reunited +  Giveaway

June 17th:
- Book Review: Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley
- Author Interview with Cath Crowley
- Giveaway: Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley

June 18th:
- Book Giveaway: My Life In Black And White by Natasha Friend
- Giveaway: My Life In Black And White by Natasha Friend

June 19th:
- Book Review: Summer Of No Regrets by Katherine Grace Bond
- Author Interview with Katherine Grace Bond
- Giveaway: Summer Of No Regrets by Katherine Grace Bond

June 20th:
-Book Review: Running On Empty by Don Aker
- Guest Post by Don Aker
- My top 10 favorite Contemporary Fiction characters

June 21st:
- Book Review: Purity by Jackson Pearce
- Giveaway: Purity by Jackson Pearce
- Guest Post by Sasha Soren, author of Random Magic

June 22nd:
-Book Review: The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
- Giveaway: The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
- Book Review: One Moment by Kristina McBride
- Author Interview with Kristina McBride
- Book Giveaway: ARC of One Moment by Kristina McBride

June 23rd:
- Book Review: Girl Out Loud by Emily Gale
- Author Interview with Emily Gale
- Giveaway: Girl Out Loud by Emily Gale

June 24th:
- Book Review: Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally
- Giveaway: Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally

June 25th:
- Book Review: Miracle by Elizabeth Scott
- Author Interview with Elizabeth Scott
- Giveaway: Miracle by Elizabeth Scott

June 26th:
- Book Review: Waiting by Carol Lynch Williams
- Author Interview with Carol Lynch Williams
- Giveaway: Waiting by Carol Lynch Williams

June 27th:
- Book Review: You Against Me by Jenny Downham
- Giveaway: You Against Me by Jenny Downham
- My top 10 Favorite Contemporary Fiction couples + Giveaway of a hand made beaded bracelet with mini book charms

June 28th:
- Book Review: The Letter Q by various
- Giveaway: The Letter Q by various

June 29th:
- Book Review: Between The Lines by Jodi Picoult
- Giveaway: Between The Lines by Jodi Picoult

June 30th:
- Wrap up post
- "Top 10 contemporary novels" post
- Book Review:This Is So Not Happening by Kieran Scott
- Giveaway: This Is So Not Happening by Kieran Scott
- Huge prize pack giveaway (Harper Collins Canada, Random House Canada, Raincoast Books)



Nereyda @Nick and Nereydas Infinite Booklist said...

WOW, this sounds awesome! All these books sound really good and most of them are on my TBR mountain. I'll be sure to stop by each day to check it out!

Randi M said...

Prepare yourself for the most rambly comment ever! I've followed your blog for months now, but I took a break from staying up-to-date on my book blogs for a few months (busy with grad school, etc.). I finally started checking my subscriptions again last week and this is SO EXCITING! My birthday is in June, and this is going to be the best birthday month EVER! :-) I love contemporary YA, but don't read as much of it as I would like to simply because I never know what's good! Definitely looking forward to June!

melannie (: said...

It's so weird when people say that Contemporary is not that popular, it's practically all I read :D! I love it so much I find it hard to believe everyone else doesn't ):

great idea to make people more hyped about it, I'll make sure to be here most of the days <3

Natalia Belikov said...

Whoa dear!
this is such an amazing schedule! I LOVE contemporary fiction!! <3 <3
I will keep stalking you specially for the month of JUNE! OMG! how amazing it will be =DDDD

c ya sweetie^.^

Laura said...

Wow, how cool is this? I just got so excited reading this post and checking out your schedule! I looove contemporary, so yeah...congrats for that great idea!!!

Alissa said...

Oh, this is AWESOME! I'm a total contemp lover, so this is perfect for me. Can't wait! :D

Amy said...

Wow!! Look at all the awesome coming up this month. I have gotten more into contemporary lately so it's great to see you girls dedicating a whole month to it.

Anonymous said...

Wow, that sounds INCREDIBLE! I'll definitely be checking back. :D Thanks so much for hosting!

bookworm105 said...

This sounds really great! I have always loved contemporary but haven't found the time for, though, would love to start now! =D

roro said...

crazy shedule

whoot whoot

Bonnie said...

Happy contemporary month! I am SO EXCITED! You schedule is nuts Evie, it blows mine out of the water! ;) And I just LOVE LOVE LOVE your intro - fantastic as always.

Yay! :D

Rebecca said...

Oh my lovely! I adore YA contemporary and you are COMPLETELY right, it just doesn't get enough attention! No matter how much I enjoy a good a good paranormal, dystopian, ect contemps will always and forever me my favorite genre. I wish I had of thought to do something like this but I'm just glad someone finally came to their senses and is dedicating an ENTIRE month to it. I am SO SO SO excited! Trust me when I say I'll be back EVERY day! Thanks so much for putting on this epic event, it's only day two but I love it already! :)

Unknown said...

i love ya contemporary!
im so excited for all these giveaways and posts!

Ramisa R. said...

All these titles are so good! Can't wait for the opportunity to win them!
And I'll definitely have to check some of them out from the library. :D

Diana_Dimovska said...

Those are some fine books you've got there girl! :D Would love to read them! :) Just awesome! :)

Unknown said...

I left a comment on a giveaway post, but want to leave another regarding what you wrote here!
You are SO RIGHT ABOUT CONTEMPORARY FICTION!!!! It IS awfully neglected and NOT appreciated as MUCH as IT SHOULD BE!!!
There are TOO many YA Vampire, werewolf, Paranormal, shape-shifting, and MORE! TOOOO many!!!
There are NOT enough "Contemporary Fiction" blogs at ALLLLL!!!! It SHOULD be MORE appreciated than what it really is!
I did a little survey one time and started asking some of the 'other' blogs WHY they don't like Cont. Fict. You know what they answered? They did NOT want to read what IS REAL! REAL LIFE SITUATIONS, REAL RELATIONSHIPS, RELATIONSHIPS AND GROWTH, and MORE!!! They HIDE from it because they DON'T want to face
'realistic life'!!! Amazing!!! They MUST live it!!! Why not read it and LEARN from it is what I suggested! I could NOT believe how many people felt this way!
I explained to them that they are missing out on SO MANY GREAT stories! They could NOT POSSIBLY KNOW what they are missing while reading about FAKE stuff, like Vampires!! LOLOL!!!!
Now today is the 27th of June. I'm SOOO bummed that I just NOW found you! Only a FEW days left! I'm going to enjoy it as MUCH as I can from NOW until the end of the month!!!!!
I am SOOOO grateful that I found you and the other 2 blogs that are participating in this WITH YOU!!! Thanks for doing a Contemporary Fiction MONTH!!! Maybe next time you could let me know when you are planning on doing it again! I would LOVE to spend the ENTIE month with you guys!!!! Well, women!! LOL!!!!
Thanks for doing this! I HOPE MORE people try Cont. Fict. out!!! It's SOOOO GREAT!!!!! It's MY LOVE!!!!!
Looking forward to watching your blog and the others just on a daily basis, too!
Thanks SOOOOO much for bringing MORE AWARENESS to Contemporary Fiction!!!
Laurie Carlson
laurieisreading at gmail dot com

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