top ten tuesday: books that will make you swoon

Top Ten TuesdayIt’s time for another Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by the brilliant blog The Broke and the Bookish. This week, the theme is: Top Ten Books That Will Make You Swoon. Just in time for Valentine’s Day!

I’ve decided that I’m going to try to stay away from some obvious choices here, because they will most likely be on many people’s lists. Some of the more obvious and popular romantic novels include:

  • The Fault in Our Stars by John Green (really, anything written by John Green applies here)
  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
  • Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
  • Anything and everything written by Sarah Dessen (my personal favorites are Along for the Ride, The Truth About Forever, and Just Listen)

While these books are all excellent and definitely swoon-worthy, I feel like most avid readers have read them already. So, in an effort to broaden some reading horizons, I’m going to try to go for ten less obvious picks. In no particular order, they are:

  1. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater
  2. City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
  3. Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
  4. This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith
  5. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
  6. The Juliet Club by Suzanne Harper
  7. Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson
  8. Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
  9. The Center of the World by Andreas Steinhofel
  10. Dash & Lily’s book of Dares by Rachel Cohn and David Levithan

I know that some of these books are really popular, but hopefully there will be some that you haven’t heard of or read before. Let me know what swoon-worthy books you’ve read lately, or your thoughts on these books in the comments section below!

Happy Tuesday!




6 thoughts on “top ten tuesday: books that will make you swoon

  1. I know you mentioned Anna and the French Kiss, but I’d root more strongly for the companion novel, Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins. I thought it was the perfect story of first true love!
    I’d also recommend If He Had Been with Me by Laura Nowlin. A bit more dark and twisty.


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