If you are dating someone who loves reading, let’s face the bitter truth people, the chances are that they sometimes love their books more than they love you. In the age of Kindle and audio books, an old fashioned bookworm would always cherish the musty smell of books and the musical sound of the pages being turned as they turn each page of their beloved book. Trust me (as an avid reader myself, i can vouch for it), you’d be delighted to see the smile on your special someone’s face and the child like curiosity that would come take over them as they begin to explore their books. Each new book is an entire new adventure. 

So here’s our top pick of romances that your sweetheart would surely enjoy reading. 

1. Love Story – Erich Segal

This masterpiece of a book is short, sweet and Heartbreaking. A must read in the modern romances. Although relatively “old”, this is a timeless love story and is a must have in your bookshelf.This would be a perfect gift for this valentine’s day. It takes the reader on a roller coaster ride of the the short lived romance of two people who are worlds apart. The book is funny, filled with sarcastic conversations between Jenny and Oliver (the protagonists) and their heartwarming love story.

2.  One day – David Nicholls

A thrilling and insightful book that would take you into the lives of two young people that spans over two decades. The book is a delight to read and contrasts the lives of two people, one a jet setter and the other you average middle class girl with values. This book, I assure you is a tear jerker and had me devouring it in no time. 

3.  I cant think straight – Shamim Sharif

I Can’t Think Straight explores the clashes between East and West, love and marriage, conventions and individuality, creating a humorous and tender story of unexpected love and unusual freedoms.Tala, a London-based Palestinian, is preparing for her big fat Middle Eastern wedding when she meets Leyla, a young British Indian woman who is dating her best friend. Spirited Christian Tala and shy Muslim Leyla could not be more different from each other, but the attraction is immediate and goes deeper than friendship.The book caused quite a stir and is a marvellous read.

4. The Fault In Our Stars – John Green

 

I know there would be no book lover/ hopeless romantic who has not read this book or watched the movie. A tragic love story that will make your heartstrings sing a good old sad song. This book is a must have in your Significant other’s collection.  Follw the journey of Gus and Hazel Grace and the little infinity they built together. 

5. Pride and Prejudice  – Jane Austen

 

In her most recognized work, Austen tells us the story of Elizabeth “Lizzy” Bennet, the second of five daughters of a rural family. Her father is the owner of Longbourn state, but given that he does not have a son to inherit the property, the same must go to a cousin of his, leaving his daughters economically unsustained when he dies. It is then a matter of great importance for at least one of the sisters to marry well, and so, be able to support the others.

6. Me Before You – Jojo Moyes

Ah! Where shall I begin. This book made me laugh, cry and motivate to go do some thing, be extra ordinary (though it just lasted for a few days). A best seller and a major motion picture. This book will have you turnin each and every page with fervour and intrest, you will enjoy every single line. An unusual love story in unusualk circumstances

7. A Thousand Splendid Suns – Khalid Hosseini

Imagine losing your family and being forced to marry an older, abusive man. This was the experience of both Mariam and Laila, the main characters of A Thousand Splendid Suns. This novel tells the story of these two young girls in Afghanistan, from the 1960s through the 2000s. And of the love lost and gained during their haprdship which forges a steong friendship between the two ladies sharing the same plight

8. Jane Eyre – Charlotte Bronte

By exploring themes such as religion, sexuality, and classism, Jane Eyre was a groundbreaking novel during its 19th century release. Still considered as one of the genre’s greatest books of all time, the story of title character Jane, and her maturing emotions and love for her grim boss Mr. Rochester, is one that readers still have a hard time putting down. 

9. The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

In one of Nicholas Sparks’ most well-known books, we’re treated to the enduring, timeless love of Allie and Noah who, despite years of separation, always find their way back to each other.

10. Gone With The Wind – Margaret Mitchell

This 1937 Pulitzer-winning epic novel—which Goodreads calls “one of the most popular books ever written”—tells the story of headstrong leading lady Scarlett O’Hara. The Southern Belle fights for the love of her life and for the preservation of her family’s plantation in the midst of the Civil War and the Reconstruction Era. 

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