Trends in Contemporary YA is a feature I do on a semi-regular basis. In each post, I talk about one trend in contemporary YA, whether or not I like it, and give some examples of books for this trend. You can check out some earlier posts in this feature here.
The links will take you to the Goodreads pages.
This week's topic is: Music!
Usually, I really enjoy reading books dealing with music - I just love reading about it! My only problem is that, sometimes, you need to know too much about a certain music scene to understand what the characters are talking about, which I don't. I especially like when characters make original music, since that means you don't need to know much about any particular genre of music. And because I love when a character's song lyrics are included in a book.
Here are some examples of music-focused books I've read and loved:
Being Friends with Boys by Terra Elan McVoy
Don't Breathe a Word by Holly Cupala
Virtuosity by Jessica Martinez
Five Flavors of Dumb by Antony John
And here are some music-focused books that I have not yet read but that look great:
Where She Went by Gayle Forman
Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway
Fallout by Nikki Tate
Guitar Notes by Mary Amato
Supergirl Mixtapes by Meagan Brothers
Amplified by Tara Kelly
What do you think of books focused on music? Do you have any recommendations?