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February 11: Top Ten Books That Will Make You Swoon
What makes you swoon in a book, really? I suppose a really sweet relationship, where you’re glad the characters get together. Definitely romance, right?
1. 1Q84; Haruki Murakami. When you’re making improbable promises to your love, did you swear to cross alternate realities for them? Someone make that a song!
2. An Abundance of Katherines; John Green. A story about a boy who has only dated Katherines, and they’ve all broken his heart. What happens when he decides to change his life up a little?
3. Anna and the French Kiss; Stephanie Perkins. A well handled ‘he’s dating my friend’ romance, which is pretty rare.
4. Cry Wolf; Patricia Briggs. Charles and Anna have so many issues it’s not funny, but they work so well together.
5. Fire; Kristin Cashore. You could argue whether the couple in Graceling is cuter than Fire and Brigan, but I quite admire their ability to make their individual weirdness work.
6. Flat Out Love; Jessica Park. A new college student who ends up tossed into the complicated life of a whole family. The way she bonds with the younger kids is really sweet.
7. Love in the Afternoon; Lisa Kleypas. I like the whole Hathaway family this series is based on, but shy, animal rescuing, pants-wearing Beatrix is my favorite.
8. Pride & Prejudice; Jane Austen. Because Darcy and Elizabeth are perfect for each other, even if it takes them a while to realize it.
9. Saint’s Astray; Jacqueline Carey. Book 2, so I can’t say too much about the couple without giving things away from book 1. They’re rebels, and so adorable together.
10. Shadowland; Meg Cabot. When I read these books, and I finally got to the last one, I was impressed that the romance actually worked.