Who loves a book list? I do! Hopefully you do too because today I will be sharing with you all the romance that makes your heart go all goey. This valentine if you are single like me or taken –consume as much fiction as possible. All the great romantic movies often originates from books. This was one genre I wasn’t as familiar with in my early days, probably taking my frustration out all those years ago on the librarian who refused to give me Fault On Our Stars. My teenage self thought romance was cursed, hence I was never too excited to read this genre. I have evolved over the years and still no prince charming?! Fear not I have the all beautiful love stories that not only a great read but gives you much perspective on love and life. If you are interested, keep on reading:
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Second chances are a rare gift in life. But that doesn’t mean they should always be taken..
This debut novel by Ruth Jones explores the theme of fisrt love and what happens when you walk down the road of finding out what could have been. When Kate was 22 she had a passionate and intense affair with a married man, Callum, which ended in heartbreak. Seventeen years later, when life gives them a chance of finding out what could have been: do they walk away from each other or risk everthing to find out what might have been. A beautiful book. This one was right up my ally because I love books about gnarly and messy relationships.
A Hundred Pieces Of Me
A story about living for now that will stay with you forever.
One of my favourite books. I feel this is a story about falling in love for right now. A present moment. We meet Gina Bellamy; she’s starting again, after a few years she’d rather forget. But the belonging she’s treasured for so long doesn’t seem to fit who she is now. She’s making a resolution. She’ll keep just a hundred special items, the rest can go. All of this will take her on a journey where she has to come in terms with her past and learn to embrace the future, whatever it may bring. This book taught me a lot about letting go. I was heavily inspired by this book to write a post on decluttering, not just of items but of memories, places and relationships.
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This one has been on my radar for a long time. This valentine I will be cleaning my weekend to divulge into this that has been dubbed as modern classic. Normal people is a story of mutual fascination, friendships and love. Connel and Marianne grew up in the same small town in the west of Ireland. But they are not at all similar. One is popular and well liked, while the other is a loner. But when the two strike up a conversation –awkward but electrifying –something life-changing begin.
This Time Next Year
This dubbed as the 2021’s most heartwarming love story.
Quinn and Minnie are born on New Year’s Eve, in the same hospital, one minute apart. Their lives may begin together, but their worlds couldn’t be more different. Thirty years later they find themselves together again in the same place, at the same time.
What if fate is trying to bring them together?
Maybe it’s time to take a chance on love…
I have heard a lot about this book and I am really looking forward to reading it. Let me know if you are reading this book and what you think so far.
One Minute Later
Your life can change in a heartbeat.
This one really got me. A beautiful love story wrapped around organ donation. A sensitive topic written with warmth and empathy. Vivienne’s life is perfect. She has a job, apartment and a boyfriend. But on the afternoon of her 27th birthday, one catastrophic moment changes everything. Filled with family drama, secrets and lies, passion and romance –a perfect cocktail for a great read.
Me Before You
Will needed Lou as much as she needed him, but will her love be enough to save his life?
I think a lot of us probably heard about this. If you still haven’t got around to reading it, I highly recommend you do. A novel that demands an afternoon on the sofa with a fistful of tissues. A bittersweet love story of Lou and Will. It is about learning and letting go. Lou Clark knows a lot of things. But blissfully unaware of what is about to come will change her life forever.
You know how much I love fiction. They are like a warm blanket on a cold day. I am a sucker for book chats, start a conversation about reading and I am your girl. Do let me know what are you planning to read next? Have you read any from the list? Do you have any recommendations?