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:

Pride and Prejudice1. 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 :)

Cinder (The Lunar Chronicles, #1)
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!

Scarlet: Chapters 1-54. 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.

Cress (The Lunar Chronicles, #3)
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.

Prom and Prejudice
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.

Fall For You (The Jane Austen Academy Series, #1)
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.

Delirium (Delirium, #1)
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.

Divergent (Divergent, #1)

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!

Girl, 15, Charming but Insane (Jess Jordan, #1)
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?


  1. I LOVE this list! I've read all the books on your list except 3, 7, and 10. I already had Persuasion on my TBR list, but I need to add the other two to my TBR list. Fall For You sounds great since I love modern adaptations of P&P and the last book sounds interesting. Thanks for posting a great list.

    1. Awwww! Thank you! <3 I hope you enjoy them all! I'm always feel honored whenever someone adds a book to their TBR pile because of me! :) Tell me what you think of them when you get the chance to read them. PS. Yay for Jane Austen lovers! *high fives*

  2. I am crazy about good romances, but it is so difficult to find them. My favorite romances are very dense like the Richard Powers' book, The Gold Bug Variations.

    I had to add Girl, 15 to my wish list! Thanks.

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    1. Glad you liked the list! I looked up the book by Richard Powers on goodreads, but the synopsis gave nothing away, so I still have no clue what it's about. However, I scrolled down the reviews and actually saw YOUR glorious review! You seen enthralled by it. :) Girl, 15 is hilarious! Let me know what you think when you read it because I know humor can be subjective. I just don't think a person can think the book is not funny. I will be checking out your list right now! <3

  3. Good list, I loved Cinder as well.

  4. You won me over with Pride & Prejudice. I love Jane Austen's works because she is simply the best author in the romance department. Mr. Darcy is insanely swoon-worthy, oh the feels! *fans self*. I haven't read any of Marissa Meyer's retellings :( I'll have to read them soon, everyone keeps saying how great they are and I want to join in too (and meet wolf). And Divergent, ugh, the ending of Allegiant was spoiled to me, but I still haven't read it yet... can't bring myself to.
    Anyway, great list! I can see you love retellings, they are fantastic when done right. ;)

    1. Yay for Mr. Darcy and Jane Austen! I should probably make it known that Fall for you by Cecilia Gray is actually free on the kindle. :) Let me know what you think.Yes, you absolutely MUST read The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer. You MUST. I'm more of a Kai fangirl than a Wolf fangirl, but Wolf's debut was amazing! Sucks you got spoiled for Allegiant. I got spoiled too, but I still read it cause I wanted to know HOW it happened. Thank you for commenting on my blog <3 *high fives*

  5. Wow Monique I just found out that you blog as well!! I seriously did not know that. Love the list!!

    1. Haha! Hi Olivia! :) Don't worry about it. I do a very horrible job of promoting it. lol! Thank you for reading my list. <3

  6. Nice list :) I've only read 2 books on your list but I have a few others on my TBR pile :)
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    1. Thank you! Be sure to read the rest eventually ESPECIALLY Cinder by Marissa Meyer. New follower? *high fives* I followed back! :)

  7. Great list! I read Cinder and absolutely loved it, so I cannot wait to continue the series! I have Scarlet from the library, I just have not gotten into it yet. Divergent is amazing as well, and I just picked up Delirium from the library as well and I'm looking forward to starting that series as well! :]

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    1. I love that you loved Cinder! :) Enjoy Delirium and thank you for commenting! :)


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