Top Ten Tuesdays is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish! This week’s theme is Top Ten Books That Will Make You Swoon, in honor of Valentine’s Day! Here are my top ten in no particular order:
Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins–Etienne St. Clair himself is enough to make you swoon: gorgeous guy with a British accent who also speaks French! Throw in a boarding school in the middle of Paris and Anna, who tries not to give in to her feelings for St. Clair, and you’ve definitely got a swoon-worthy book!
My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick–I just finished this one last week (review to come soon) and loved it! It’s such a cute love story about a girl named Samantha whose mother is an uptight senator so she spends all of her time watching her next door neighbors, who have a huge and all over the place type of family but are surrounded by love. She falls for one of the boys, Jase, who is such a great guy–he can fix just about anything, it devoted to taking care of his younger brothers and sisters, and legit climbs a trellis to introduce himself to Samantha. Definite swoon!
Dare You To by Katie McGarry–Beth has lived a difficult life of taking care of her alcoholic mother and being beat up by her mother’s boyfriends, so she has always had a hard time trusting people. Ryan is the quintessential rich jock, with a father who runs half the town and a great baseball career in his future. Beth doesn’t understand how someone like Ryan could want anything to do with her, but as the two get to know each other they realize they have more in common than they thought. This was a great love story with some really great swoony moments!
Wait for You by J. Lynn–Avery is trying to escape her past by going to a college far away from home and the memories that still haunt her. She wants to do nothing more than focus on school, but she is constantly distracted by her neighbor Cameron, a gorgeous guy who keeps crossing her path. She has to learn how to overcome her past and trust someone again, and Cameron is the perfect guy to help her do it. Great love story from J. Lynn, andddd there is a companion novel that came out last week!!
The Selection by Kiera Cass–Not particularly just a romance book, but the love story that blossoms between America, a girl from a lower class and Maxon, a prince, is great and makes it impossible to put the book down. The story got even better in The Elite and I can’t wait to see how America and Maxon end up in the final book!
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green–One of the greatest love stories I’ve read! Hazel and Augustus meet in their cancer support group, and though Hazel is hesitant to start a romance because she is not sure how long she has left to live, she can’t help falling for Augustus. This was a beautiful book that will not only make you swoon but will leave you in tears.
Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins–A companion novel to Anna and the French Kiss about Lola, a girl with a quirky sense of fashion, and Cricket, the boy next door that she has tried to deny her feelings for. A cute love story with a bonus–we also get to see how Anna and St. Clair are doing!
The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith–Such a cute story about love when you least expect it. Hadley is on her way to her father’s wedding in London and would rather be doing anything else. She meets a cute British guy in the airport and it turns out he’s sitting next to her on her flight. They spend the flight getting to know each other but then lose each other once they go through customs. Hadley has to figure out if it was just chance that they met, or if it was fate.
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner–A dystopian novel set in space, These Broken Stars is so much more than just a romance, but the love story between Lilac and Tarver is absolutely swoon-worthy. These two completely different people from different social classes learn to trust and care for each other as they travel across an unknown planet in search of rescue.
One Tiny Lie by K.A. Tucker–Livie is trying to live up to her father’s hopes for her: going to Princeton, graduating with honors, and going on to med school. But when she goes to her first college party and meets Ashton, the captain of the rowing team, her plan suddenly seems much harder to follow than she thought. The two have a whirlwind back and forth romance that makes Livie realize that she can’t live her life for other people.
What books made your Top Ten this week? What swoon-worthy books are you planning on reading for Valentine’s Day?