Top Ten Things I Like When It Comes To Romance In Books


Hi friends, sorry this post is late and that I missed yesterday’s. I have the flu, but there is no way I was going to miss this top ten tuesday topic. I like romance. I like romance novels. I like romance in novels that aren’t really about romance. If a story doesn’t have romance, I will often make up a secret romantic plot between the characters. I even did it when I read Metamorphosis in high school. There are not a lot of things that I dislike in fictional romance, as long as it’s done well or feels captivating to me.* I looked through some of my favorite romantic novels and compiled this list of things that I like best. Let me know in the comments what you like, or don’t like, about romance in books. Also always looking for book suggestions, so lay them on me!

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Second Chances
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Friends Getting Together
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Sex-Positive YA
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Magical Realism
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Love At First Sight
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Awkward Girls
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Travel (especially to Paris!)
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Competitions or Gimmicks that bring couples together
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Characters Who Fall In Love Through Working Together on a Shared Mission or to Survive
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Outsider Characters Who Fall in Love

Thanks to The Broke and the Bookish for hosting this weekly book meme.

15 thoughts on “Top Ten Things I Like When It Comes To Romance In Books

    1. Fun! Hope you got some good suggestions. These are some of my favorite. If you haven’t read I’LL GIVE YOU THE SUN, I definitely recommend it in terms of magical realism and just being a great story.

  1. I also love when friends get together. A relationship has a much stronger base when you’ve been friends first, and don’t see one another purely as romantic and sexual partners.

  2. Seriously, how do you make your lists look so cool? Teach us your ways! But amen to sex-positive YA! We need more of that!

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