Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Top Ten Books That Will Make You Swoon


I'm participating in today's Top Ten Tuesday, hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.  This week's prompt is:


Top Ten Books That Will Make You Swoon


Great prompt for Valentines week, right?  I'm not a huge reader of the romance genre, but I still love watching a good romance unfold, so long as it's not at the forefront of the story.  I assumed that Elizabeth Bennett and Fitzwilliam Darcy were a given, so I left them off my list in favor of other less obvious couples.  Here's my list!  



10.  Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell.  This couple is grounded and real and really adorable.

9.  The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson.  Elisa and Humberto have a kind and subtle romance amid the political turmoil around them.  I don't have anything against Hector, I just really loved Humberto.  

8.  The Crimson Crown by Cinda Williams Chima.  Four books of teasing and tension finally payed off.

7.  Through the Ever Night by Veronica Rossi.  Aria and Perry are great and all, but my favorite couple is Liv and Roar.

6.  Troubled Waters by Sharon Shinn.  Zoe and Darien are stubborn and different and funny and fabulous.

5.  Cinder by Marissa Meyer.  I was rooting for Cinder and Kai like I hadn't for a fictional couple in a long, long time. 

4.  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling.  I DON'T CARE WHAT ANYONE SAYS, HERMIONE AND RON ARE AWESOME TOGETHER.

3Fire by Kristin Cashore.  Fire and Brigan have some great chemistry going on.

2.  The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.  Not so much swoonish as sweet, seeing as Rudy and Liesel are, like, twelve.  But I still loved them.

1.  Outlander by Diana Gabaldon.  Claire and Jamie are definitely swoonish.

And Now For a Collective Swoon, Courtesy of Ron Weasley:

What about you?  Any swoon-worthy books I missed?

7 comments:

  1. Hmmm, tried to post a comment but it didn't work. .Let me try again. The Scribes of Medeisia series by R.K Ryals. Awful cover art. Magic between the covers ;). xoxo

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  2. P.S. In the interest of full disclosure you should know that the fourth and last book doesn't come out until September :).

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    1. I hate it when my comments get deleted! Thanks for being persistent and commenting again, because I'm always on the lookout for book recommendations and that series sounds awesome! I might wait until September to read it, though, just so that I won't have to wait for book 4. ;)

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  3. JK Rowling obviously doesn't know Ron and Hermione like we do. Obviously.

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    1. Clearly. Though, if you read the full article, her statement is not as inflammatory as some made it out to be.

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  4. Oh my goodness, I love your list! Harry Potter, all the loves and all the swoons and all the happiness! <3 And Fire, Cinder, FanGirl. *sigh** What a good TTT. I really would like to pick up Girl of Fire and Thorns sometime soon, I've heard such good things!!

    Here's my swoon worthy reads, if you'd like to check them out! :)

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    1. Thanks for your comment! I definitely recommend The Girl of Fire and Thorns, it's such a fantastic adventure with a really well built world and some definitely swoon-worthy scenes. Let me know when you do pick it up!

      Looking forward to reading your TTT as well! :)

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