Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Top Ten Tuesday: All Time Favorite Books in Romance Genre
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Top Ten All Time Favorite Books in Romance Genre
First of all, let me say that it was torture trying to choose between all the books I've read in this genre. Also, though I like romance in books, I'm not the type of person who is stuck on the insta-love or love triangle scenario. I'm also really really into humor, so the more humor thrown into the love story the more I like it.
Here we go:
1. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Jane Austen is the queen of this genre. I fell in love with Mr. Darcy, so much in love with the character that I even designated a whole page to him on this blog here. There's just something about a socially awkward, tortured soul that is just so right. I loved the way Elizabeth Bennet gave him a run for his money. Don't ever settle for anything less than you desire. Take notes from Lizzie :)
2. Cinder by Marissa Meyer. This was a futuristic retelling of Cinderella. This book captivated me in so many ways. You'll always see it coming up on my blog in one way or another. Prince Kai, the sassy, sarcastic, witty prince of New Beijing matched well with Cinder who also has some sass of her own. The sarcastic duo's interactions with each other and those around them were just so amazing.
3. Persuasion by Jane Austen. Jane Austen strikes again. I just love misunderstandings in fiction. It's so hilarious sometimes. Forgive me, but I think Captain Frederick Wentworth is actually a swoony character. If only he weren't so stubborn.....Anne Elliot broke off her engagement with him eight years before the story begins and they both regret it. Too bad they find it so hard to tell each other the truth. It's basically feelings of rejection being disguised as resentment. They are so awkward around each other and I just find it completely adorable. Haha!
4. Scarlet by Marissa Meyer. This was a futuristic retelling of Little Red Riding Hood. Wolf! *swoon* I really enjoyed the awkwardness of his character and the being totally sweet and kind thing was a big bonus. Scarlet with her fiery spirit and determined resolve challenged him and he finds himself always uncertain. It was fun to read, but I'd hate to be in that position.
5. Cress by Marissa Meyer. This was a retelling of Rapunzel. Captain Thorne is a very swoon-worthy character of the Lunar Chronicles. Meyer has this way of coming up with male heroes that are uniquely different yet so incredible. I loved Thorne's charming personality and I loved Cress with her naive look on life. They're such opposites and watching them interact is just so amusing.
6. Prom and Prejudice by Elizabeth Eulberg. This is a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice. Will Darcy had the very essence of Mr. Darcy written all over him. At first, they don't get along at all (but I'm sure you already knew that). I just love it when fictional characters have no clue what's going on, but you know everything. Suddenly, Lizzie Bennet is wondering why she misses Darcy and his proud self. *sighs* There, there, Lizzy. It was bound to happen sooner or later.
7. Fall for you by Cecilia Gray. This is also a modern retelling of Pride and Prejudice and you just know how much I love retellings...especially when it's a retelling of one of my favorite love stories ever! I thought the author did a great job because retelling anything done by Austen is really hard. Dante was no match for Mr. Darcy, but I enjoyed reading about him. Lizzie on the other hand represented the strong, self-assured, independent spirit of Elizabeth Bennet.
8. Delirium by Lauren Oliver. First of all, Alex!!!! I got to admit it, at first I really wasn't feeling the "connection" between Alex and Lena. I thought it was way too soon for them to be in "love," but then the ending happened and I was like.....OMG! I'm sorry I ever doubted you Alex.
9. Divergent by Veronica Roth. Ok. So this one is not going to really enthusiastic because I'm still not fully recovered after Allegiant (the ending of the series). However, I must confess....I liked Tris and Tobias together and...yeah. I can't continue. There are just too many emotions right now, so let's move on!
10. Girl, 15, Charming but Insane by Sue Limb. This book was pure comedy. Every single character had me laughing. It was sort of fluffy lighthearted-reading, but it worked for me. Jess Jordan's personality is just so crazy that I couldn't help but love her. Fred, her long-time friend is both sarcastic and totally hilarious. I loved it! :) Warning: If you read it, don't expect anything more than just having a fun time. It's not anything too deep or serious. It's just a light-hearted, hilarious book.
Have you guys ever read any out of this list? What would be some of your top ten favorite books of any genre you like?