14 Romantic Reads For Valentine’s Day

Check Out These New Romance Books For Valentine's Day


It’s confession time, okay? I used to be a book snob. It’s true. I totally used to turn my nose up to the very sorts of books I now love. When I first started reading more “chick lit”/romance/lighter reads I used to be like yeaaaaah these are my ~guilty pleasure~. UGH, self, ughhhh. You all know how I don’t believe in guilty pleasures at all but it wasn’t always so. Now I’m pretty loud and proud about whatever it is I’m into but…I used to feel ashamed for liking romance type books/storylines.

I’ve really been craving ~romantic reads~ read now and I thought it would be fun to put together a list of recently released/soon to be released romantic reads I’m planning to read sometime just in time for Valentine’s Day (or any day, obviously).

I would love love love to hear your favorite romantic reads (whether they be actual romance novels or any kind of book with a romance storyline!) in the comments!


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Top Ten Books To Make You Swoon


Top Ten Tuesday, asĀ  always, is hosted at my other blog — The Broke & the Bookish

This week’s topic: Top Ten Books To Make You Swoon

I tried to pick a variety of books to help you pick a great Valentine’s Day! Always so hard because swooning is always so subjective! I’d love some recommendations to take with me to the library this week because, as much as I love my husband, sometimes I need book induced swoons!

Bonus read but I used it last Top Ten Tuesday: { Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell }
Honorable Mentions: Vampire Academy (for paranormal swoons), Just One Day by Gayle Forman (swoons but also a lot more…I just feel like I talk about this one ALWAYS)

1. Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist: Definitely worth a read even if you’ve seen the movie! Quirky, great for music lovers, whirlwind kind of night romance.

2. Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard: This is one of my all time favorite contemporary YA books! Travel, great setting, adventure, romance, etc. You’ll swoon but you’ll also get bitten by the travel bug.

3. The Duke & I by Julia Quinn: I loved this adult historical romance! It’s funny and very much a good read if you loved Pride & Prejudice. Not super graphic if you aren’t into that with your romance novels.

4. Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins: If you are looking for a sweet romance with a good guy…Cricket Bell is your man! Lola is a quirky character and there is so much to fall in love with in this one!

5. Nantucket Blue by Leila Howland: I really liked this one…something in it didn’t resonate PERSONALLY (and I have no idea WHY because I seriously can’t pinpoint one thing wrong) to a LOVE level but I still recommend this one a lot. Great setting, realistic, deals with friendships as well as romance.

6. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell: God, I love this book. Sweet slow burn romance. LOVE the main characters. Set in college. So funny! Just really a book that is the whole package!

7. Pushing The Limits by Katie McGarry: I wasn’t OBSESSED with this one as much as a lot of other people but I really liked it and I read it SO FAST because MAN the story is amazing. More of a dramatic type story that’s a little sexier than sweet.

8. The Statistical Probability of Love At First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith: SIGH one of those things I always wished happened to me. Meeting a cute guy at the airport and hitting it off as you chat your whole flight across the ocean? SWOON. Also check out: This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith — normal girl + movie star.

9. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins: If you know me you know this is one of my favorite books EVER! Set in Paris, a dreamy male lead with an English accent (hey, I’m American so this = hot. Sorry Brits!)…it’s just so easy to fall in love with this one.

10. Pride & Prejudice by Jane Austen: I just can’t not put this one on a list when I think of swoon inducing books!



So tell me…what are some books that have made YOU swoon and you think would make great Valentine’s Day reads?? Please tell me because I want some good recs to maybe pick up at the library this week!

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