Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/meme created by The Broke and the Bookish where each week they offer a theme. This weeks theme is a ‘freebie’ week where we can answer in anyway we wish to honor Valentines Day weekend. Therefore here are my Top 10 Romance Novels!
My Top Ten Romances are piled up off both New Adult and Young Adult books, I have read a lot of great romance novels recently but I wanted to compile this list with books I always go back to. You feel a reading slump coming along; pick up old trust worthy love story and you’ll be back in the groove in no time. I’m going to go ahead and say these are in by no means in any particular order because trying to organise which book I love more is too hard for me too handle. [It’s like Sophie’s Choice]
Pride and Prejudice – Jane Austen
Pride and Prejudice is the first book I ever read by Jane Austen and I did so because I conducted an essay on it back when I was studying for my A-Levels. Of course it’s the love story of all love story’s. Although I found it hard to get into at first the tension between Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy was exquisite.
The Great Gatsby – F. Scott Fitzgerald
The Great Gatsby – My all time favourite classic. I was unsure whether to include this within my Top 10 Romances because it is often debated if The Great Gatsby belongs int he Romance genre or not but to me The Great Gatsby is a story which offers so many interpretations of love that is beholds it’s spot within the genre quite rightly. The love story most notable is the story of Gatsby and Daisy who find one another again after many years when Gatsby has established himself into the higher classes of society although their love story is ultimately a tragedy it is a beautiful story none the less and the hopes of change are inspired in the reader.
Confess – Colleen Hoover
[Recently featured on my Favourite Friday Tag] Confess is a wonderfully unique and inspiring story unlike any other romance novel within this tag. Owen our main protagonist creates art from confessions compiled together from real people, some are heart warming and some are heart breaking but the art work he creates is beautiful and expressive. The Book itself includes pictures of the art work to show the reader what has been created. Therefore you get a wonderful artistic element alongside the love story of Auburn and Owen.
Ugly Love – Colleen Hoover
Miles Archer (fans self).
The story of Miles Archer and Tate Collins was really interesting, my original rating was 4 stars however after reading it more than once it became one of my favourites. More often than not I like reading Romances that offer a little more and Ugly Loves ventures into some hidden depth behind the characters and it was truly a journey to find out why Miles didn’t want to properly commit to any relationship as well as to see if it could work out for the couple on more than the physical level.
50 Shades of Grey – E.L James
Some of you may be going ’50 Shades of Grey?!! Are you serious?’ and my reply is Yes. Yes I am. I understand this novel has many mixed reviews but I myself loved the series by E.L James I found the love story of Ana and Christian to be wonderful, the books are so much more than just sex. They offer a real story-line and delve into deeper subject matter.
Anna and the French Kiss – Stephanie Perkins
Simply put; What is a Top 10 Romance Novel list without mentioning Anna and the French Kiss? The answer is There can’t be one. This was the Young Adult Romance which made me fall in love with reading again after suffering from a reading slump. The story is so cute, featured in the city of love you are constantly kept on your toes to find out if Anna and Etienne ever make it into a relationship and if it would work out.
The Deal – Elle Kennedy
[Reviewed;The Deal – Review] The Deal is a lovely light hearted love story, perfect for a night in cuddled up with a good romance or perhaps a future summer beach read. It’s setting is in a college and it features the main protagonist Hannah who has a major crush on Justin however he doesn’t know she exists therefore in exchange for her tutoring skills the campus heart throb and hockey star Garrett offers to make her more noticeable. What I loved about The Deal was the will they wont they element mixed in and the ever growing tension between Garrett and Hannah, it kept me on my toes and there was even the hint of a love triangle with Hannah having a major crush on Justin.
Bad for you – Abbi Glines
Pretty much any novel by Abbi Glines is perfect for me but I chose Bad for you because it was the first book I read of hers, the book that started off my love for her as a writer. I loved how the story focused on the relationship between Krit – the bad boy singer and Blythe – The timid girl who had been emotionally abused by Pastors Wife after they took her in following her mothers death. Bad for you does has it’s deep emotional moments as we learn the past of the two protagonist but the story is easy to get into and you will not want to put it down.
The Fill In Boyfriend – Kasie West
The Fill In Boyfriend; another book that I believe any Young Adult Romance book lover should read. The story is lighthearted and heart warming. After being dumped by her boyfriend Gia quickly decides to grab a guy from the parking lot of her school where the homecoming dance is currently taking place in order for him to play the role of her boyfriend. The boyfriend she had been talking about for months.
I really enjoyed this book because the romance took time to develop, as readers we are kept waiting to see what will happen next but there is true character growth within Gia which is lovely to see.
So there you have it, my Top Ten Romance Books to read. As you can see I went for giving you either a little brief about them or keeping it to my thoughts on them.
Let me know if you have read any of these books or what you would put on your top 10 romance reads. I love this segment and I will definitely do more in the future, maybe for my top 10 tv/movie couples/, book couples[shipping] or even my all time favourite dystopian novels. Let me know in the comments also if that’s something you like to see. 🙂