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It’s Top Ten Tuesday time, and I’m really excited about this post! Today I will be posting the top ten books that I feel will make you, as readers, swoon! But not just swoon because of the romantic qualities of the book, but because the book as a whole is so awesome, you can’t help but fall in love with it.
1. Anna & The French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins: this is quite possibly the quintessential romance novel with quite possibly the most swoon-worthy male lead character.
2. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith: Oliver’s British accent.
3. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell: now only is Rowell’s writing top-notch, but how Levi courted Cath was too.
4. So Much Closer by Susane Colasanti: Really, any one of Colasanti’s books could and should be on this list. But this one by far is my favorite, and made me swoon the most. I think it was because of the NYC setting which made it feel magical and fast paced – two aspects that capture the feeling of love.
5. The Dark Unwinding by Sharon Cameron: Lane … just Lane.
6. Where I Belong by Gwendolyn Heasley: This book drips Southern charm. And the blossoming romance is so sweet it will make your teeth hurt.
7. Lola & The Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins: Yes, Lola and Cricket made an adorable couple. But what makes this book so super swoon-worthy are Lola’s fathers. The way they love each other and their daughter is awesome!
8. Revolution by Jennifer Donnelly: The writing that fills the pages of this book is stellar. The way that two seemingly unconnected stories are woven together to make one story is fabulous. Beyond that, this book will make reader’s heart break and swell simultaneously.
9. The Diviners by Libba Bray: Yes, this seems like an odd book to be on such a list. But trust me! I swooned all over the place while reading this! I love how, through Bray’s powerful imagery, I was transported into the roaring twenties! I was transported to a different time and place and was able to fully understand the mindset of those who lived and breathed in that era.
10. Tris & Izzie by Mette Ivie Harrison: I didn’t fully enjoy this retelling of Tristan and Isolde. But there’s a reason why this book is on this list: the cover! So pretty!