I was reading Nath's post about Contemporary Romance over at Breezing Through. It got me thinking about why I have never read a contemporary piece. I mean, I have read paranormal, historical, sci-fi, fantasy... but no contemporary.
While picking my brain I came up with a few reasons as to why this might be.
1.) Since Contemporaries are set in the world I live in, I fear that I'll probably find the characters quirks and misunderstandings absurd. A lot of times when reading otherworldly books or historical books I can chuck up some of the actions of the characters to their world, or time period. With Contemporary I do not have that luxury.
2.) Every contemporary I have come across had a very uninteresting synopsis.
3.) I'm just plain afraid to take the leap.
After going over my reasons I have decided that it is time, but I need help finding a contemporary to read. I've set up a short criteria list below. Anyone who thinks that they might know of a book or books that might fit, let me know by dropping a comment. :)
Western *(Cowboy type)
Edited to add: I would want to read one of the hardest contemporaries to come by. I've been looking for two hours and haven't found any good prospects. So I'm extending my search to include all contemporaries. What are your favorites? I'm looking for a good place to start.