Top Ten Favorite Romances

This Top Ten Tuesday topic (hosted by The Artsy Reader Girl –by the way I love the way she took this TTT prompt. Go check it out!) is definitely one of my favorites. In fact, February is one of my favorite times to be a blog reader because bloggers write about romance recommendations in February and I love bookish love!

(Me adding their recommendations to my tbr list.)

This post is going to be about the books that made me go heart-eyed from the love. Whether it is sweet romance or even a love triangle *gasp!* These are my favorite choices.

The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski 

Marie Rutkoski is the queen of bringing her two characters together for one perfect second only to dash away all hopes and send them apart again. Every book in this series has been built beautifully. I am currently reading the last one and it’s taking me a long time because I have a very delicate soul and I like to make sure it doesn’t get torn from reading heartbreaking things.

Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton

I haven’t read Kelsey Sutton’s other books (shame on me) but I did love Some Quiet Place. The love interest is Fear! I think that’s way cool! The novel was atmospheric and the writing of the town that she lived in really did feel like the stark cover of the book.

Shatter Me Series by Tahereh Mafi

We’re getting more books in this series! I am rejoicing! Contrary to what I’ve seen from a lot of other readers, I love love triangles. I like my real life to be drama free so I want my books to be full of angsty people drooling over each other.

Rainbow Rowell

I’ve enjoyed Rowell’s other books but these are the two that made me swoon. They’re so awesome and sweet. I loved being in these character’s heads! Especially Cath from Fangirl. I really related to her struggles.

Scarlet Series by A.C. Gaughen 

I haven’t read Lion Heart yet but I remember reading the first two books and being so despaired. I thought there was no way I could ever write a romance so well. (I have confidence in myself but these books were very good!) I found it very entertaining that Scarlet concealed herself as a boy. It made the anticipation of her

His Fair Assassins by Robin LaFevers

Again, I haven’t read the third book! What am I even doing with my life? These books are very sweet and are slow burn romances. You can tell that the characters really care for each other because you can see how they got to know each other.

Morgan Matson

I liked both of these books by Morgan Matson and Second Chance Summer actually made me ball my eyes out. I tried Since You’ve Been Gone and although I liked a lot of the elements; the creative family, the perspective couple running together, the way Emily took care of her brother, the check-off list layout of the novel, I ultimately put it down. I have a real problem with characters like Sloane. I would like to try The Unexpected Everything and The Wedding Date though!

Mark of the Lion Series by Francine Rivers

This whole series is amazing. I read it in high school with my mom and they meant so much to me. All of Francine Rivers’ books have excellent ratings because she is such a wonderful writer. If you’re looking for a good Inspirational Romance, I would always recommend this series.

The Infernal Devices Series by Cassandra Clare

Another exhilarating love triangle. This one is very stereotypical in the fact that there’s a “bad boy” type character and a “nice guy” type character and they’re both going after one girl but I just couldn’t get enough of it!

Fire by Kristin Cashore

There were a lot of books I could have chosen for this last spot but I picked Fire because I’ve reread it multiple times and it always gets me. I think Fire is a selfless character that learns that she is worth a lot more than people have made her feel. She also learns not to internalized guilt from actions she had nothing to do with, which always makes me cry. I love that she grows past everything and becomes strong!

Let’s chat!

Picking these books has made me realize that it’s been some time since I’ve read a romance that truly resonates with me. Which ones have you loved? I would so appreciate the recommendations!

Thanks for reading!


About Leah

Hi! I'm Leah. I like books, TV, and plants. I love writing about it all. Earnest Hemmingway said "Write hard and clear about what hurts," and I aspire to do just that. Thanks for reading!

30 Responses

  1. windowsillbooksblog

    We love your picks! And yes, The Infernal Devices is one of the few times that we actually enjoyed the love triangle plot! It was so well done! And yes to Fangirl being on this list! Love Cath and Levi ❤

    Happy Reading 🙂

    -Ash & Lo

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  2. BRIGAN AND FIRE! ❤ I love them so much. I really loved Graceling too, but maybe I loved Fire just a TINY bit more. Have you read books by Robin McKinley, Juliet Marillier and Ilona Andrews? They write fantasy with amazing romances too.

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  3. Mara Tokosh

    If you want a good romance, I really enjoyed The Siren by Kira Cass. I’ve re-read it multiple times! Although, she did re-write it and I haven’t read that version yet, so I can’t speak for it, but if you can get your hands on the older version, it is amazing!

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      1. Mara Tokosh

        I’m not sure, I think she wanted to update it or something. Some people who read the original hate the new version, some still think its great, I really ought to read the new one to compare, I just haven’t had the time, or desire because I loved the first one so much!

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  4. Oh great picks! I haven’t finished reading The Winner’s Curse trilogy – read the first two books so far and I enjoyed them, even if they didn’t blow me away, the romance is interesting to follow for sure 🙂
    I really love the Shatter me series, I can’t wait for the new books to be released!! 😀
    AND YES for Morgan Matson, she is one of my favorite authors and knows how to write great characters and great romances ❤
    Lovely post! 🙂

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  5. Oh I love this type of post as well because I love romances and everyone always gives such cute recs and my TBR keeps growing 😂
    So far I had Grave Mercy and Shatter Me. I ADORE The Winner’s Trilogy ❤️❤️ I just hope I can find one like it in the future.
    Thanks for sharing, Leah!

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  6. Rachel

    I might add the Infernal Devices to my TBR now! I had been excited for them to come out and then stopped reading around then! Great list in case I ever want to admit I’m a secret romantic!

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