So...I am not what one would call a huge consumer of romance. But every so often, I feel inclined to see one out. Or I seek out a book that is rather romantic but not what people tend to picture when they picture a romance novel. As Valentines Day is upon us (or Single Awareness Day as I prefer to call it), here are some romantically inclined books/book series to get you in the mood:
Why: It's romance set in PARIS. Why would you not want to read that?
Why: Personally, I've never read these (will one of these days), but I hear it's pretty damn romantic and involves time travel.
Why: Looking for more character driven romance? You can't do much better then Bronte. Also check out her sisters books which also have some classic romances.
Why: While I'm sure there were romance novels before Austen, one cannot deny she has had a HUGE influence over the genre.
Why: Maybe tear-jerker romances are your thing? Well, might I point to this book.
Why: Maybe you like less rip-your-heart out romance and more bittersweet romances? Well, again, I point to this book.
Why: Perhaps you want more paranormal inclined romance. Well here's werewolves.
Why: What's this? You want straight up romantic fantasy? That's not quite so angsty/sad? Ahem. Also recommend the movie.
Why: have never read her, but people tell me she's a better version of Nicholas Sparks. Which as someone who kind of detests Nicholas Sparks' books already intrigues me.