TOP TEN TUESDAY: ALL TIME Favorite Contemporary Books

This weekly meme was created by The Broke and the Bookish. Today’s theme is  Top Ten ALL TIME Favorite Books Of X Genre

I had a look at my Goodreads shelf and it seems that a lot of my five-star reads are contemporary, so I decided to give this genre a better look and create my all time favourite contemporary books list.

The Casual Vacancy
by J.K. Rowling

13497818Pub Date: 2012

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When Barry Fairbrother dies in his early forties, the town of Pagford is left in shock.

Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war.

Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils … Pagford is not what it first seems.

And the empty seat left by Barry on the parish council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations?

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