Saturday, February 4, 2017

Genre of the month? Romance, of course!

Who doesn't love a little romance in their stories? Love is something everyone craves in one form or another. These, however, are a few of my "pure" romance favorites. Meaning, there's not really any other genre to these books. It's mostly about the relationships.

Top Ten is all I got. Don't read a lot of romance personally, but I LOVED these!
1. Angus, Thongs, and Full-Frontal Snogging- Ok, I lied. This series is pee your pants hilarious. Teenaged Georgia is a bit of wacko British girl trying to snag her first boyfriend, first kiss and fight off the perfect girl arch-nemesis all at the same time. Series.
2. If I Stay- After a carwreck that kills her parents and brother, Mia must decide if she wants to wake up out of a coma and face existence without them to pursue dreams of becoming a cellist and to be with her boyfriend.
3. Pride and Prejudice- Classic original story of two people who like each other getting their signals crossed and re-crossed before finally figuring out they were meant to be together, set in the 1800s because that's when Jane Austen wrote it.
4. Keeping the Castle- Funny modern day farce of Pride and Prejudice.
5. The Fault in Our Stars- Two teenagers with cancer fall in love. Classic, but sad. Everyone loves a John Green romance. Who knew a guy would be such a great romance author?
6. The Possibilities of Sainthood- A Catholic girl has a fascination with becoming a saint and is always proposing what she could be the patron saint of to the Vatican. But boys sometimes get in way of being saintly.
7. Girl, 15, Charming but Insane- Another British chick who is navigating the rough terrain of first crushes and other relationships quite a bit like like Georgia. Shorter series.
8. To All the Boys I've Loved Before- Lara Jean's older sister just went abroad for college, leaving behind the boyfriend next door Lara Jean has always loved too. Her letters to every crush ever get accidentally mailed to the boys, causing great humiliation and sparking a fake romance plan to save face.
9. Son of the Mob-What happens when the son of the mob boss falls in love with the daughter of the police officer's assigned to watch him for criminal activity. Pretty funny. And who doesn't love Gordon Korman?
10. Someone Like You- Sarah Dessen's always good for a romance title. Halley comforts her best friend who just endured the death of her boyfriend, but must now face the challenge of going through with the pregnancy. Halley is distracted from her role when she begins to fall in love with the best friend of the deceased against everyone's advice.

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