Happy Valentine’s Day, friends!
This week on Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by Broke and the Bookish, it’s all about the romance… or in this case, the not so smooth romance. If there’s one thing I love most, it’s a complicated romance – I just can’t help myself! I’m not one for drama. Actually, I try to avoid it as much as I can, except in my reading. Whether a classic case of miscommunication or a couple that just can’t catch a break… the best romantic comedies are likewise the most dramatic.
Cinder by Marissa Meyer: Never in a million years would a cyborg mechanic actually end up with a prince, but luckily, Cinder’s nothing short of spectacular. I know, I said I like drama, but the relationships in The Lunar Chronicles are almost too much – so no wonder it’s one of my favorites.
Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff: Girl breaks up with a guy, then has to save said guy a mere hours later from total annihilation… and that’s only the beginning.
Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum: I always wished this would happen to me, but then again, but then again, so did every girl who ever watched A Cinderella Story. Classic teenage romance, angst super included.
Heartless by Marissa Meyer: Oh Miss Meyer… Even knowing the most likely ending for the younger Queen of Hearts (spoiler alert: not good), I couldn’t help but root for her and the Joker.
Stardust by Neil Gaiman: “Cause every cool guy needs a popular girl”… until he meets the fallen star of his dreams, and no witch is going to tell him different.
The Madwoman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell: Who knew the descendants of the Bronte sisters would be so dramatic?
Jane Steele by Lyndsay Faye: No matter the version, Jane Eyre will always be her worst enemy when it comes to love, but in the best way.
Bridget Jones’s Baby by Helen Fielding: Really Helen, a divorce? You have to start this one out with Bridget Jones and Mark Darcy getting a divorce!? Are you trying to kill me? They’re meant to be, just let it happen!
My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows: Just when they’re about to make peace… she has to turn into an adorably tiny woodland creature, because why not?
The Secret History of the Pink Carnation by Lauren Willig: Lady seeks mystery and adventure, only to have her even more mysterious male counterpart get in the way. Like to read a never ending game of cat and mouse – this is for you (twelve times over).
What’s your favorite type of romance?