A Dozen Books for the Hopeless Romantic

Wednesday, February 14, 2018


A dozen books for the hopeless romantic - a Top Ten Tuesday list on Reading List



In a world where Galentine's is taking over all the headlines, it's amazing Hallmark still has such a following.

Right?

Well, not really.

I mean, us women can still support each other, and be hopeless romantics who enjoy a sappy love story that ends happily, right?

I think so. Otherwise, Hallmark wouldn't be able to put out a new rom-com each week.


A dozen books for the hopeless romantic - a Top Ten Tuesday list on Reading List



All that to say, I'm all for a sweet, almost sappy clean romance in my books... aren't you?

If so this is a bouquet of books is for you!

Which means, I'm going a little over the regular  Top Ten Tuesday on That Artsy Reader Girl as we all share books on love...





A Dozen Beautifully Sappy Books for the Hopeless Romantic

  1. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks - Or really any of his books... they are sure to pull tears and laughs alike from any hopeless romantic
  2. By Your Side by Kasie West -  Her books are quick and sweet and pleasantly predictable, but it's about the journey not the destination, right?
  3. A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas - This whole series is borderline too much for my clean definition, but the love story that thread throughout meant I had to include it here. 
  4. To All the Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han - I've only gotten through this first book of the series, but it was adorable and reminded me of all the sweet rom-coms of high school
  5. Anna & the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins - If you haven't read this one, and you are interested in this list, do yourself a favor and get it right away... it's just so adorable.

    A dozen books for the hopeless romantic - a Top Ten Tuesday list on Reading List


  6. Anne of Avonlea by LM Montgomery - The whole series is so refreshing, but this one has the sweetest development of Anne and Gil's relationship, it's sure to make your heart sing. 
  7. Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell - Well, of course, this classic needs to be on here... the movie, and the book... both are so iconic for the strong woman who just cannot allow herself to be loved...
  8. The Selection by Kiera Cass - This series is so similar to the Bachelor, and let's be honest, there is a big audience that watches that for the crazy minute chance that love will actually bloom... and to make fun of the crazy...
  9. Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella - Another series that has been around for a while, and yet is too fun of a read to ignore. 
  10. The Princess Bride by William Goldman -  I mean seriously, do I need to explain this?  The movie is the ultimate chick-flick that even guys can stomach... of course you need to read it!
  11. The Painter's Daughter by Julie Klassen - Julie Klassen has a way of creating historical fiction that is full of romance that any Cinderella or Sleeping Beauty fan will appreciate.
  12. The Winner's Curse by Marie Rutkowski - This is series is full of action and plotting, and yet the romance that flows as an undercurrent is a powerful force. 










In case you couldn't guess, I'm a sucker for a good love story, but the characters have to be well developed, and insta-love is a trope I struggle with completely.  Only in the classics will I allow it... and then only sometimes. 


A dozen books for the hopeless romantic - a Top Ten Tuesday list on Reading List



Be honest with me, are you a hopeless romantic when it comes to stories? Do you hate the love stories?  






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2 comments

  1. I had my doubts about Anna and the French Kiss, because I don't usually go for something that sickeningly sweet, but it was tons of fun! I get why everyone raves about it now.

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    1. yeah I go back and forth on the love story contemporary stories, but sometimes they are perfect, and you're right it wasn't overly sweet - more fun

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