Tier-Ranking All the Contemporary Books I’ve Ever Read


Hi, everyone! I’m back with another book list (sort of). Since I’ve been seeing a lot of people in the book community tier-ranking the books that they’ve read, I decided to do one for all the contemporary book that I have ever read.

I really enjoyed doing this and literally had a hard time raking some of the books! To start off, I’m going to list the books that I’ve included in the raking and show you the results of the ranking itself. So here goes:

  1. By the River Piedra I Sat Down and Wept by Paulo Coelho
  2. Eleven Minutes by Paulo Coelho
  3. The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom
  4. A Bend in the Road by Nicholas Sparks
  5. The Wedding by Nicholas Sparks
  6. Message in a Bottle by Nicholas Sparks
  7. A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
  8. Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
  9. Suzanne’s Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson
  10. The Guardian by Nicholas Sparks
  11. An Abundance of Katherines by John Green
  12. Sam’s Letter to Jennifer by James Patterson
  13. On A Night Like This by Ellen Sussman
  14. Let It Snow by John Green, Maureen Johnson, Lauren Myracle
  15. Sundays at Tiffay’s by James Patterson
  16. The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky
  17. Audrey, Wait! by Robin Benway
  18. The Summer I Turned Pretty by Jenny Han
  19. The Choice by Nicholas Sparks
  20. The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
  21. How They Met and Other Stories by David Levithan
  22. Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan
  23. The Summer of Skinny Dipping by Amanda Howells
  24. Looking For Alaska by John Green
  25. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
  26. Every Day by David Levithan
  27. The Future of Us by Jay Asher and Carolyn Mackler
  28. Hopeless by Colleen Hoover
  29. Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy
  30. To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
  31. Charade by Nyrae Dawn
  32. The Coincidence of Callie & Kayden by Jessica Sorensen
  33. The Redemption of Callie & Kayden by Jessica Sorensen
  34. The Sea of Tranquility by Katja Millay
  35. Facade by Nyrae Dawn
  36. Play With Me by Piper Shelly
  37. Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
  38. How to Love by Katie Cotugno
  39. The Longest Ride by Nicholas Sparks
  40. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  41. This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
  42. Ryan Hunter: This Girl Is Mine by Piper Shelly
  43. Playlist for the Dead by Michelle Falkoff
  44. Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler
  45. Bully by Penelope Douglas
  46. Sharp Objects by Gillian Flynn
  47. Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira
  48. Confess by Colleen Hoover
  49. You by Caroline Kepnes
  50. The Girl On the Train by Paula Hawkins
  51. The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin
  52. See Me by Nicholas Sparks
  53. It Ends With us by Colleen Hoover
  54. The Cheerleaders by Kara Thomas
  55. Words In Deep Blue by Cath Crowley
  56. Turtles All the Way Down by John Green
  57. If I Stay by Gayle Forman
  58. The Next Person You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom

I have a total of 58 books! So I’ve ranked them according to the following tiers:

  • Excellent Tier
  • Amazing Tier
  • Great Tier
  • Good Tier
  • Okay Tier
  • Nope, this book just didn’t work out for me Tier

Of course, with Excellent being the highest. If you know me personally, I don’t really like saying that I hate a book or that a book is badly written, so instead, I named the lowest rank as how I usually feel after reading a book that I didn’t like: It just didn’t work out for me. So moving on the my ranking:


Wow, I guess I really am appreciative when it comes to books because I only have one book in the “Nope, this book just didn’t work for me” tier. I badly wanted to like Playlist for the Dead because I remember looking for it all the time in bookstores since the synopsis sounded really intriguing for me. I finished reading the book, but it just didn’t give any impact on me.

I really enjoyed tier-ranking my books and I’m looking forward to doing this again with my fantasy reads.


3 thoughts on “Tier-Ranking All the Contemporary Books I’ve Ever Read

  1. Omg, I LOVED The Summer I Turned Pretty when I read it years and years ago, I need to read it again to see how it holds up. Same goes for Looking for Alaska.
    Every Day is one those books that I’ve been meaning to read since before it came out. I might start it now, it’s time to make my TBR smaller 😀


    • Same! I loved it back then, too. 🙈 It was such a light read. Hope it still holds up the feels when you read it again. Looking For Alaska is my favorite John Green book. Haha And you should definitely try Every Day. It is also a really nice contemporary novel for me. 😊


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