Books in the genre of Contemporary fiction

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The Stardust in Siya Nanda's Life

Suman Bhardwaj

Living in a small town where everyone knows everyone doesn't sound fun, does it? Siya Nanda used to think the same until one day when the most charming boy on earth entered her classroom and made her believe in miracles. To fall head over heels for a guy who doesn't even know about your existence is... more info

Text includes: young romance, secrets, humour

In progress: 18 Jan 34 pages
2404 32 17

Overall Rating: 20

Current rating:
#14 at Romance
#1 at Contemporary fiction


My Dangerous Valentine

Cherie Mitchell

A remote cabin in the woods. A stupid dare. And a man on the run. Abby Jefferies has it all - a great social life, wonderful friends, and money to spend on whatever she desires. The one thing she doesn't have is a man to love, a man to have and to hold, but hey - Abby could have one of those if t... more info

Text includes: contemporary romance, romantic suspense, chicklit

Full text 139 pages
4830 102 19

Overall Rating: 15

Current rating:
#16 at Romance
#4 at Romantic suspense
#2 at Contemporary fiction
#1 at ChickLit


The Change In Us

Shaudene Oktober

The storie of two people from two different world's. They realise that another human can change you for the better or make you give up on people all together. " Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end." Robin Sharma... more info

Text includes: secret relationship, baby, heartbreak

In progress: 04 Jan 61 pages
2437 27 17

Overall Rating: 7

Current rating:
#20 at Romance
#3 at Contemporary fiction
#2 at ChickLit




Being made redundant almost a billion kilometres from Earth was a bad way to start the week, and Blake Horton did not expect it to get any better. This light-hearted sci-fi novel covers the misadventures of an out-of-work life support systems engineer on his way back to Earth and a reporter despe... more info

Text includes: comedy, action, mystery

In progress: 16 Jan 50 pages
579 4 15

Overall Rating: 5

Current rating:
#4 at Contemporary fiction
#1 at Humor
#3 at Science fiction


Two Is Better Than One


Ecclesiastes 4:9-11 (NIV) Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone whom falls and has no one to help them up. Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep war... more info

Text includes: faith, comedy, christian

In progress: 17 Dec 14 pages
623 13 13

Overall Rating: 4

Current rating:
#21 at Romance
#5 at Contemporary fiction
#2 at Humor


Second Time's A Charm

Kay Barton

Mikel Rysdale needed an escape after a devastating blow to her heart and lifestyle. Escaping to the one place she was free, she finds the most unlikely person to lean on. And probably a second chance. Killian Drummond has reached death's doors during his last tour in the middle east and found him... more info

Text includes: romance, billionnaire, bwwm

Full text 168 pages
3671 65 15

Overall Rating: 4

Current rating:
#43 at Romance
#8 at Contemporary Romance
#7 at Contemporary fiction
#4 at ChickLit


There Is War In Nigeria

Poetry & Fictional African Story

There Is War In Nigeria by Joshua Eze My Boy, We must fight and Win We must let Lady Nigeria know My Religion should not define Where I live, settle and do business... more info

Text includes: nationalism, war, ethnicity

Full text 1 pages
53 2 1

Overall Rating: 2

Current rating:
#11 at Contemporary fiction
#4 at Humor
#3 at Others
#2 at Non-fiction


Go Ask Cern

Captain Folktastic

Captain Folktastic, the original atomic abolitionist takes you on a journey that you never thought possible. Get ready to leave the world you thought you lived in. And enter the reality that rabbit holes and colored pills only scratched the surface of. Follow Lacy and Grimes as they delve deep into ... more info

Text includes: conspiracy, mystery, contest

In progress: 08 Dec 29 pages
1067 7 7

Overall Rating: 2

Current rating:
#10 at Contemporary fiction
#18 at Mystery


Strange World: Grimoire (book 1)

Jake A. Strife

A teenager is diagnosed as terminally ill and given only seven days to live. As he goes to sleep, he travels to a fantasy world where magic, the strange, and absurdity reign. There's a legend in Strange World, one of an artifact that can grant a single wish. Taking on the persona of 'Magna', the tee... more info

Text includes: survival, sickness, hope

In progress: 09 Jan 68 pages
1101 12 9

Overall Rating: 2

Current rating:
#25 at Fantasy
#8 at Contemporary fiction
#3 at Humor


The Tequila Trials


If Nora Christiansen could track her absolute most shameful stories back to one thing it would be this: tequila (specifically the aftermath). While trying to figure out how it all went wrong in nineteen short years, Nora is determined to reflect on her current college life in weekly sardonic blog p... more info

Text includes: college, blog, party

In progress: 06 Dec 20 pages
983 38 13

Overall Rating: 2

Current rating:
#9 at Contemporary fiction
#5 at ChickLit
#40 at Young adult
#19 at New Adult & College

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New Year Buffet


Manlio Viselli had waited an entire year for this day--the new year buffet lunch special at his local Italian restaurant. However, he learns the perils of gluttony. This is a 1,500 words short story. This story is copyrighted (c) 2019 by Antony W.F. Chow. Book cover made with Canva by Antony W... more info

Text includes: horror, newyear, shortstory

In progress: 01 Jan 5 pages
135 2 8

Overall Rating: 1

Current rating:
#13 at Short stories
#15 at Contemporary fiction
#2 at Urban life



C.E. Newberry

In the small town of Groveton, Oregon, Deputy Isabelle Harper arrests her husband Jackson for robbery. For months, people whisper behind her back: they either admire her courage or can’t believe she arrested her own husband. Twelve years later, Jackson is released on parole. Isabelle is in a r... more info

Text includes: first love, second love, big bad

In progress: 10 Jan 47 pages
611 4 11

Overall Rating: 1

Current rating:
#72 at Romance
#14 at Contemporary fiction


Una noche más

Luna Ivanova

Después de una desastrosa ruptura, jure jamás volver a caer en el amor, en enamorarme otra vez, en creer en los hombres, en esas estúpidas mariposas en el estomago, en sus estúpidas palabras, me encerré en mi mundo que tenía en mente solo jugar con los hombres como ellos suelen serlo con la... more info

Text includes: amor, romance, tristeza

In progress: 04 Jan 2 pages
21 1 0

Overall Rating: 1

Current rating:
#73 at Romance
#16 at Contemporary fiction
#3 at Urban life


The Overlord's Soft Spot


Ella is a relatively normal college student. Or so she remembers. As she arrives at her parents' home during Spring Break, Ella decides to clean her old room and finds a pair of old toys from her childhood. As she would when she was younger, Ella smacks the toys' heads together, unknowingly sendi... more info

Text includes: skeletor, romance, quirky

Full text 59 pages
603 7 8

Overall Rating: 1

Current rating:
#13 at Fanfiction
#2 at Comics Fanfiction
#12 at Contemporary fiction
#5 at Humor


Leather N Eyeliner.

Hamo Woods

Ricky was a metalhead, convinced that nothing in recent times could be decent for heavy metal, wishing to go straight to the past and watch his favorite bands live, until he meets James, another metal maniac but with a different focus in metal, the glam era. Both guys find out that an old metal fest... more info

Text includes: teen fiction, heavymetal

In progress: 15 Jan 41 pages
640 2 8

Overall Rating: 1

Current rating:
#44 at Young adult
#13 at Contemporary fiction


The Night Walker


Antwone Devaux is a renowned writer who is actively working to complete his next book while dealing with chronic insomnia. Not a big deal for someone who enjoys taking long solitary walks at night to muse about his writing, his life and things that have been repressed for being too damaging to the h... more info

Text includes: literary, drama, adult

In progress: 20 Jan 55 pages
259 4 14

Overall Rating: 1

Current rating:
#17 at Contemporary fiction
#1 at Urban life


Bi The Way

Britiana Eva

Sean Langdon came from a small, middle-class working family, raised by a single mother. Sean is not your average bad boy. He has no interest in getting into trouble. Sean is an introvert. He likes nothing more than to stay by himself. As Sean likes to say, less people, less drama, less bullshit to d... more info

Text includes: lgbt, challenge, love

In progress: 09 Jan 8 pages
204 1 11

Overall Rating: 0

Current rating:
#145 at Romance
#17 at Contemporary Romance
#20 at Contemporary fiction
#13 at Humor


The secret file of Aladdin's true identity


discovered file from a reliable source that discusses the secret behind aladdin's hidden identity, and the very root of catastrophe that is about to come... more info

Text includes: disney, bathroom, aladdin

Full text 5 pages
100 1 2

Overall Rating: 0

Current rating:
#39 at Contemporary fiction
#7 at Humor
#23 at Fanfiction


Dry Bones And Words

Captain Folktastic

The old church building had been sitting vacant for about seven months when the police got the first call about trouble there. At that time it appeared to the officers responding to be nothing more than kids breaking in to party, and do a little vandalism. That would soon change.... more info

Text includes: folkwritings from the future

In progress: 09 Dec 3 pages
63 0 1

Overall Rating: 0

Current rating:
#48 at Contemporary fiction
#38 at Mystery


Dry Leaf Under The Starless Night


The words "CELESTINE" and "ALONE" seemed like synonyms. Her best friend turned her back on her. Her mother was very tight around her. Can she endure it all and keep going or will she give up and die?... more info

Text includes: suicide, love, friendship

Full text 9 pages
486 10 8

Overall Rating: 0

Current rating:
#23 at Short stories
#18 at Contemporary fiction
#9 at ChickLit

Contemporary fiction: read books online

Books in the genre of contemporary fiction 

Contemporary fiction addresses those storylines that take place in modern realities. This is one of the most important, ancient, and popular genres of literature, and is not going to let go of this position any time soon. That is because so many people like to read contemporary fiction. These novels, like no others, are very close to reality and life; they are often earnest and sincere. Some of these works have been inspired by real events or are simply based on them; others are products of their authors' imaginations. But what is absolutely certain is that books in this genre are interesting to read because they act as a filter of reality; they present us with the most interesting stories of our life. And that is something that will always be important.

Features of books in the genre of contemporary fiction 

You can talk for a long time about how relatable, truthful, and reliable contemporary fiction books are. But after all, the peculiarity of this genre is something else: it is extensive and immense; it allows you to absorb all the best from the literature of realism. After all, these books can hide anything: philosophical stories, drama, romance, action, intriguing detective stories, humorous novels with satire, youth prose, and even romantic erotica.
Reading modern prose, we can see our modern world through the prism of the author, who decided to tell us something. Moreover, these plots and stories are both lessons and moral quests to us. But what is really good is that contemporary fiction is written in a simple and understandable language; therefore, while in this section, you can calmly fully dive into any book. These works are read easily and carelessly; although, there is plenty of food for the mind in them. You will find something to think about after reading, if, of course, you wish.

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