Friday, February 12, 2010

My Top 5 Most Romantic Books

As Valentine's Day approaches it got me thinking about which books I would consider as being romantic. I usually lean towards the chick-lit when I think romantic of romantic books but we all know how those end, just like the chick-flicks! They are great but I wanted to go with something a little different. More of a sweeping romance but not a bodice-ripping type of book (however much I may have loved those during a phase many years ago!). Here's what I came up with as my top 5 most romantic books (in no particular order, because I love them all!). This is of course very subjective, so I would love to hear, what are yours?

- 'Outlander' by Diana Gabaldon
(This is the first in a series of time-travelling romance books. Clare Randall goes back to 18th Century Scotland where she meets James Fraser and the two begin an intense romance where, let's just say there is a reason it has a cult following!)

-'Gone with the Wind' by Margaret Mitchell
(This is your classic historical romance. I loved this book when I read it in 7th grade. It is an epic saga of memorable proportions. I thought for a time that I would name my children Scarlett and Rhett. Love it, love them!)

-'The Time Traveller's Wife' by Audrey Niffenegger
(One of the most popular modern romance of recent times. Henry De Tamble travels through time and his wife Clare just wants a normal life with him. Each time he travels through time it makes him a little older. It's a heartbreaking love story.)

-'Beneath a Marble Sky' by John Shors
(From the couple whose love story inspired the Taj Mahal to their daughter Jahanara whose own love story was epic in it's own right, this love story is a romantic tale worth reading!)

-'History of Love' by Nicole Krauss
(A love story of those torn apart by WWII and how it tore them apart and affected the rest of their lives. It shows the true power of love. This book will move you.)


  1. OMG! I loved Gone with the Wind! nice pick =p

  2. I'm with you on The Time Traveler's Wife. I think it is an amazing love story!

  3. Can you believe I never read Gone With the Wind? I have read The History of Love and enjoyed it.

  4. OK, I swear I left a comment earlier...maybe I'm any case...These Is My Words by Nancy Turner.

  5. The only one I've read is Gone With the Wind and I loved it!

  6. I haven't read any of these books. I've been meaning to start The Outlander series. Soon! I love the idea of unconventional romances.

  7. I agree with you on the three of those that I have read from your list. I have The Time Traveler's Wife on my TBR pile, and I have Beneath a Marble Sky on my wish list! I love romantic stories!

  8. The History of Love is one of my favorite books, which I feel like I say to you about a book you're reading at least once a week, but, what can I say, you have excellent taste.


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