Romance is probably my favorite genre, because it is prevalent in basically all genres. Below are my top ten romances which are spread across a couple of genres. Mostly historical fiction and young adult. The below books are not in any particular order.

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  • Almost Heaven by Judith McNaught
    • This romance will always hold a special place in my heart, because it was my gateway into the world of adult historical fiction. I remember borrowing the book from a friend at girl scout camp and getting quickly engulfed in the story.
  • Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead
    • Dimitri and Rose are one of my favorite romances because of how intense the characters are. I love how Rose tries to literally kill Dimitri to save him. That takes a deep love.
  • Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
    • Out of all the relationships I have read about, and that’s a lot, Syndiran is my favorite. Sydney and Adrian have to overcome so many barriers to be together and the addition of magic and vampires makes it great as well.
  • Eleanor & Parkby Rainbow Rowell
    • This is the most recent book I’ve read on my list of romances. Eleanor and Park was addicting. Somehow I think this book sticks with me is because of the real issues that are involved as well.
  • Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
    • Who could not love Jamie and Claire? This novel, while it took me several months to read, gets into the characters and throws them through many hurdles making their relationship strong.
  • Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
    • I read this novel is high school and I feel it stuck with me because its relationships overcome diversity.
  • Persuasion by Jane Austen
    • I could lie and say that Pride and Prejudice is my favorite of Austen, but that is just not true. Persuasion has the real-est romance out of all of her novels. Of course I’m basing this on 21st century real-ness, not the 1800s. It is not your typical love story because it is about rekindling lost love that was thought to be irreparable.
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
    • While not at the top of my Austen list, it is still one of my favorite romances. Mr. Darcy, while cold and distant occasionally, is one of my ideal heros.
  • Summer of My German Soldier by Bette Greene
    • This novel contains another romance that overcomes diversity, but this time its a german soldier and an american girl just after world war two.
  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
    • The romance that brings we to tears award goes to TFIOS. John Green definitely knows how to rip a reader’s heart out. This is the saddest of the romances I have listed, mostly because I love happily ever after so I typically stick with books that have those. Despite the fact this novel is not a happily ever after, it makes you appreciate the present.

Note: Inspiration for my top ten posts came from The Broke and Bookish.

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