In the here and now: Contemporary

This month on Aussie Owned and Read, we’re talking about different genres and what makes them awesome. Today I’m talking about contemporary, or books set here and now.

Something I particularly love about these books is that they feel like they could be happening to someone, somewhere right now! And depending on where they’re set, to someone I know. I love how they can touch on topical events and create brilliant discussion.

This is real.

Or, at least, someone’s real. And reading about other people’s real can give hope and teach tolerance and empathy and create understanding.

They can be light and wonderfully romantic.






Brilliantly aussie

graffiti moon


And wonderful books can be found both traditionally and indie published.


Do you love contemporary books? Have a fave?



beck nicholas_ bec sampson

I always wanted to write. I’ve worked as a lab assistant, a pizza delivery driver and a high school teacher but I always pursued my first dream of creating stories. Now, I live with my family near Adelaide, halfway between the city and the sea, and am lucky to spend my days (and nights) writing young adult fiction.


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