Top Ten Tuesday is hosted by the lovely ladies at The Broke and the Bookish. Every Tuesday we create a list inspired by a particular topic! This week is a V-day freebie so I've chosen to talk about love stories! There's also a few quite here and there.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane AustenI couldn't make a list of love stories without including Pride and Prejudice! I love Lizzy and Darcy and I really hope more people would give it a go - even though it's a classic. It's a classic for a reason and I just love it!
“In vain have I struggled. It will not do. My feelings will not be repressed. You must allow me to tell you how ardently I admire and love you.”
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
As you can probably tell from the header I have a good amount of Rowell's books on my list this week. She writes cute contemporary romances and all of her books (or the 4 I've read so far) has practically become instant favorites - except Eleanor & Park, it's a cute story but not as good as her other books.
A nerdy romance - what's not to love?
“Happily ever after, or even just together ever after, is not cheesy,” Wren said. “It’s the noblest, like, the most courageous thing two people can shoot for.”
Landline by Rainbow Rowell
Well again, Rowell. Landline is my most recent read by her - which was way back in 2014! And I definitely have a lot of cute and romantic quotes from that book! I absolutely love that this is about a couple who are already married - I love the memories and I love the old love! I definitely think this is a must read - even if you're uncertain about the magical realism part (I know I was)
“I love you more than I hate everything else.”
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
I was actually quite hesitant to read The Night Circus, I'd put it on my TBR so many times before and then suddenly it was a book club pick (for tomorrow's book club actually) so I 'had' to read it. To make myself want to read it more I bought myself a copy for my Christmas money and I definitely enjoyed it!
Even though it's about this game of magic there's also a love story in it - both behind the scenes and in the forefront. I didn't expect to love it as much as I did but I did! I am quite amazed by the love story in the story since it's both prominent and hidden at the same time. It's quite cute actually.
“I have been surrounded by love letters you two have built each other for years, encased in tents.”
A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall
I read this back in December 2014 and absolutely loved it! I love how it's a lovestory told from 14 different point of views, including a bench and a squirrel, but not from the 'couple' itself. It's all seen from the outside and that makes it wonderfully different!
“She is a picture of a girl falling in love. There;s no way they're not getting together now.”
Attachments by Rainbow Rowell
Fine, the last book by Rowell! Attachments were actually my first read from Rowell! I picked the title from a TBR jar and with a quite hesitant step, I found the book and started reading - I might have finished it on the same day but who knows? I absolutely love this book! It's so cute and even though it has some creepy aspect (come on, he reads her emails. *cough* Joe Goldberg, You *cough*) it's also quite cute!
“I’d know you in the dark,” he said. “From a thousand miles away. There’s nothing you could become that I haven’t already fallen in love with.”
How to Love by Katie Cotugno
If you're uncertain whether to read this because you've read 99 Days by her, then read this - it's sooo much better! And again, if you're unsure which one to start of those two books - only read How to Love that is my final advice!
How to Love quickly reserved a spot on my 'best of 2014' list. It's such a deep and emotional book and I just loved it. Even though it's about teen pregnancy and well, bad breakups, it quickly redeems itself and become oh so good!
Is it ironic that it's on my list even though it says 'not a love story' on the back?
“Kissing him feels familiar but also new, a song they haven’t played on the radio in a really long time.”
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë
Jane Eyre is actually my current read and I'm only 70 pages in. I'm correct in assuming it's a love story, right? It's definitely not indicating anything yet since she's only 10 years old but I remember something about a Heathcliff... Or am I completely wrong? Please don't spoil anything for me!
I have two quotes from The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell and Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson
My parents met in a library. After college my mother was a librarian. My father came in to borrow some books, saw my mother, and fell in love. They were married six months later.
- The Carrie Diaries, Chapter 10
"You love me," she said. "That's enough. We love each other."
"Yes. Yes, that's true." He smiled. "We are a love story."
- Tiger Lily, Chapter 5