All of my time has been consumed by my book and its release, so I haven't done much reading lately, which has been driving me absolutely nuts! I used to be able to read at least one book a week, maybe even two or three if I have time, but I'm sad to say that I've only read one in the past three weeks! Hopefully I can get back on track now. I'm currently reading Monster in His Eyes by JM Darhower which came highly recommended, and it's pretty good so far. Hopefully it's a winner!
People have been asking me for some good recommendations for books recently, so I thought that I would put together a list of some of my favorite love stories. You'll notice that two of the books on this list are children's books. I figured I would add them because one, these are two of my favorites of all time, and two, not all love stories are romances.
The Giving Tree, Shel Silverstein
A simple, beautifully written story about selfless love
Love You Forever, Robert Munsch
This is one heartwarming story that all parents should share with their children.
The Notebook, Nicholas Sparks
“The Game Changer.” I picked up this book, and I haven’t stopped reading since.
Forever, Interrupted, Taylor Jenkins Reid
This one really tugs at the heart strings! I can’t wait to read Taylor’s next book, One True Loves.
Kaleidoscope Hearts and Paper Hearts, Claire Contreras
Both of these are second-chance romances and part of the Hearts series. I can’t wait for the final book, Elastic Hearts, to be released!
Bad Romeo, Leisa Rayven
You want a book with a whole lot of angst? Look no further!
Before We Were Strangers and Sweet Thing, Renee Carlino
That Craigslist ad (*sigh*), and Will Ryan (*swoon*). Enough said.
The Beautiful Series and Wild Seasons Series, Christina Lauren
There is nothing this duo can’t do! All of the books in these two series are fun, sexy reads!
Every Wrong Reason, Rachel Higginson
A story about a couple in the middle of a divorce, this one broke my heart.
The Deal, The Mistake, and The Score (Off-Campus Series), Elle Kennedy
I’m not big into sports romances, but I’ll play a little hockey with Garrett, Logan, and Dean any day.
Archer’s Voice and Grayson’s Vow, Mia Sheridan
Mia Sheridan writes beautiful love stories that tug at the heart strings, and I can’t wait to read Midnight Lily.
ANYTHING Colleen Hoover, Colleen Hoover
This woman can do no wrong. All hail Queen Colleen.
Me Before You, Jojo Moyes
There are no words to describe this book. This is a MUST read. Oh, and it's being made into a movie with Sam Claflin (The Hunger Games) and Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) who were perfectly cast for the roles of Will Traynor and Louisa Clarke!
I have so many more, but these are books that I can read over and over again. Plus, I have a bunch of highly recommended ones on my TBR read list which I have yet to tackle.
What are some of your favorite love stories? Share them with us! I'm always looking for new, fresh reads.
Next week, I'll post some of my favorite lines and quotes from these books, plus some others.