November 1: Top Ten Books To Read If Your Book Club Likes Love Stories
I adore a good love story: who doesn’t like a happy ending? Since I read widely by genre, I’ve included both young adult and adult literary and contemporary love stories, all of which are adorable and/or weepy in their own way.
1. The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
One of my favourite books of all time, this novel jumps about in time, allowing main characters Clare and Henry to fall in love over many years.
2. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
Possibly the ultimate love story, this novel tells the tale of Noah and Allie and their unexpected but entirely true love.
3. Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
The vampire series of forbidden love makes for compulsive reading: the characters and the plot are both first-rate.
4. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green
Sad as it might be, this is undeniably a story of first love and heartbreak, that will have you thinking about the meaning of life long after the final page.
5. Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
The ultimate in feel-good hilarity, un/lucky in love Bridget Jones is every single woman looking for her Mr. Darcy.
6. Billy & Me by Giovanna Fletcher
Small-town girl Sophie meets actor Billy, and the two unexpectedly fall in love, but how will their two worlds merge?
7. Where Rainbows End by Cecelia Ahern
Whilst this is one of those books that could’ve been condensed, it is still a sweet read, advocating the following of your heart.
8. Dash and Lily’s Book of Dares by David Levithan and Rachel Cohn
Featuring a treasure hunt around New York City at Christmas, this YA is a perfect feel-good holiday read.
9. The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion
Don is looking for his perfect wife, but finds her to be the last person he expected. This is an unexpected love story, and is equal parts charming and funny.
10. Marley & Me by John Grogan
It’s impossible not to fall in love with Marley and his family: he’s a loveable rogue. This is one of only a handful of books that has ever made me cry!
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