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what i read // 2017 contemporary fiction favourites

hello friends!
honestly, I found it so hard to pick my favourite reads of thislast year 2017. therefore, there shall be a small string of favourites posts throughout January divided by genre. today we're starting with contemporary fiction. apart from the first three on this list, which are my top, top favourites, the only order is the order in which I read these novels throughout the year.

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On the Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
What this novel did for me is remind me how much I love complicated dramas with messed-up, loyal friendship groups set in a place I can actually picture and why Melina Marchetta is one of my favourite authors. It's a messy, emotional, beautifully written story about finding your family and your past, high schoolers playing war games, and loving someone fiercely while wanting to push them into the path of an oncoming vehicle, featuring a pretty cool story-within-a-story. :)

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