Romance is my favourite genre, so I was very excited when I found out the topic for this week’s Top 5 Wednesday. Groups like Top 5 Wednesday do not really use romance as a prompt very often and I thought I would take advantage of this opportunity. I understand that romance is not very popular and a lot of readers can find it repetitive. I seem to always get through romances quickly, which for me is a sign that I like the book.
“Romance as a genre is very under-appreciated in lots of circles. So recommend your favourite romance books. These are books where romance is the main genre, not a secondary one. “
The Last Song by Nicholas Sparks
The Last Song is exactly what I want out of a romance novel. The setting is relaxing and the backstory/conflict is interesting yet not too dramatic or over the top. The movie is amazing too and of course I loved Miley and Liam.
The Hating Game by Sally Thorne
My newest favourite romance is The Hating Game. I loved it so much that even though I read it as an e-book, I purchased it as a physical copy (for some reason I waited a whole year, it hasn’t come in the mail yet). The hate-to-love trope was handled really well in this novel, as it was done in more of a funny way.
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Twilight is what got me into reading romance. I was completely obsessed with Twilight when I was 12-14 and compared every single book I read to Twilight. I thought that all YA books were supposed to be 100% romance because of Twilight. This was not a good mindset and it is most likely why I stopped reading for many years. Since I got back into reading I have read significantly less romance novels.
It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover
It Ends With Us is quite a unique romance because it’s not really all that satisfying in terms of the romance. It kind of confuses you about the particular couple/s in question, but that is what I like about the book. It tackles a confronting subject and I really liked how it tricked the reader (hopefully that’s not a spoiler??).
Perfect Chemistry by Simone Elkeles
Perfect Chemistry is another romance book that I read when I was younger. It has your typical high school romance plot line, but there is something refreshing about it that made me addicted. There are three books in the series and each book focuses on a different brother.
Although I call romance my favourite genre, I don’t actually read it that often. I guess I don’t really have a desire to read it anymore. I was thinking that maybe I should change it to contemporary, as contemporary usually has an element of romance anyway.
What are some of your favourite romance novels?