Top Ten Tuesday #16: Top Ten Love Stories I Have to Read

Top Ten Love Stories I Have to Read

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Funnily I used to love romances as a teen, but as I grew older, I knew how cheesy and so unrealistic most of them ended up being. So I’m still on a quest to find those wonderful books that rip me apart. The last one that wrecked me was Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.


1. The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons
I’ve been hearing a lot about this one and for some reason I still haven’t read it yet. Also, this edition’s covers are gorgeous.

2. Purity by Jackson Pearce
One contemporary read that’s been picking up dust on my shelf. I just love how the necklace is a lock so maybe there’s symbolism in the book somewhere.

3. Die for Me (Revenants #1) by Amy Plum
This paranormal romance is set in Paris and it has one of my favourite pretty girl covers ever.

4. A Midsummer Night’s Dream by William Shakespeare
Funnily enough Shakespeare always writes plays with these complex crazy-in-love characters and one of my faves has to be A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream which have been depicted in many movies I’ve seen.

5. Dark Kiss (Nightwatchers #1) by Michelle Rowen
Paranormal angles and demons, another one I want to read. It sounds a bit cheesy, but sometimes you need books where you can just not think.


6. Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
Saw the movie and loved it, so naturally this one is on my list for romances to read. Also another Shakespeare retelling, but with zombies.

7. Love Unscripted (Love #1) by Tina Reber 
Always loved movies and books where a normal person falls for a movie star. It sounds so glamourous and unrealistic LOL

8. Wallbanger (Cocktail #1) by Alice Clayton
My bookclub friends have been raving about this author and I read a bit of it at the store and chuckled out loud. Found this one at a GoodWill and had to buy it immediately.

9. Anne & Henry by Dawn Ius
A modern retelling of Anne Boleyn and King Henry as teenagers? I have to read this!

10. Nowhere But Here (Thunder Road #1) by Katie McGarry
Anything by Katie McGarry I will love. Her romances are always so emotionally heart wrenching, so most of them end up being auto-buys. This is her new series, but I know there’s already a sequel out.

 Which books do you want to read?


  1. Allyson becker

    August 31, 2016 at 2:59 AM

    I am thinking I know some books that I need to add to my to read list. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Lauren @ Always Me

    February 11, 2016 at 8:57 AM

    I haven’t read any of these, but Anne and Henry definitely sounds interesting. 🙂

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    • giselle

      February 11, 2016 at 9:11 PM

      I’m still waiting for it at the library!

  3. Krystianna

    February 9, 2016 at 4:29 PM

    Warm Bodies is one of my all time favorites. I think the book was way better than the movie, but I still thoroughly enjoyed both. I’ve not read any of the other books, but I definitely want to check out Nowhere But Here and the Bronze Horseman! 🙂
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    • giselle

      February 10, 2016 at 2:08 PM

      No surprise that the book is loads better! I really liked the movie too hehe

  4. Lianne @

    February 9, 2016 at 10:52 AM

    Oh man, The Bronze Horseman, prepare for all your feels and attention to go straight to that book. I kept hearing about this book years ago on GR–everyone was just reading it at the same time, it seems–so I checked out (that edition too! Prettiest edition/cover) and yeah, definitely one of those instances where I just was wholly sucked into the story and the characters’ experiences in the Siege of Leningrad and everything xD

    I have yet to read Me Before You! But I guess with the movie coming out in the near future I suppose it’s time to pick it up xD

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    • giselle

      February 10, 2016 at 2:09 PM

      Oh my god. It’s emotionally heart wrenching? Ahhhh but thank you for the warning. I will need to prepare myself.

      I hope you read the book before the movie comes out..

  5. Lori

    February 9, 2016 at 9:27 AM

    Definitely read Warm Bodies and Nowhere But Here!! I loved both the movie and the book for Warm Bodies, which doesn’t happen often. I really want to read Me Before You know that I’ve seen the preview and then see the movie when it comes out. I love Sam Claflin!

    • giselle

      February 10, 2016 at 10:19 PM

      YESSS! I will! I really liked the movie too. Read ME BEFORE YOU before the movie comes out. You won’t regret it

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