From the second I decided I was going to take this new blogging adventure, I wrote down a list of books that I adore. These are the titles that didn’t necessary spark my flame, or nurture it back to life, but I would be completely remiss if I didn’t mention them in setting the tone for me as a romance reader.
Love, Rosie by Cecelia Ahern
Timing. Is. Everything. But what is meant to be shall always come to pass. Trust in your journey.
Isolation by Bex-Chan
My first ever fan-fiction, and I think it will forever be my favorite. If you’re a dork for HP, and you like a little smut, you simply MUST read this.
Every Anxious Wave by Mo Daviau
Do yourself a favor and listen to the music they’re talking about in the book while you read. It adds the loveliest layer of depth.
Stardust by Neil Gaiman
I read this in high school (read: ages ago), and it is still one of my favorite pick-me-ups for preventing a reading slump.
Bad at Love by Karina Halle
Read in one sitting. And I hate sitting. Nuff said.
High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
I mostly read this because I have/had a very strong “thing” for 80s, 90s, 00s…really any decade of John Cusack. What I found though was so much more than that.
The Lover’s Dictionary by David Levithan
Be prepared. This book is going to make you ugly cry. Even robots will spring a leak.
Shopgirl by Steve Martin
Subtle, beautiful and relatable. This is really a character study of a young woman masquerading as a romance.
Atonement by Ian McEwan
More ugly crying. More ogling of the movie casting choices.
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld
This is the only edition of the Austen Project that I’ve connected with. I think it’s the perfect modernization of Pride and Prejudice. Pro tip: opt for the audio. It’s brilliant.