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Happy Valentine's Day-My Favorite Romances

Happy Valentine's Day!
I thought I'd share some of my favorite romances today. (This is in no way a final list-this is just what happen to my favorites right now that I could think of. I have many many more!)
1. P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern
-Ok, yes the husband is no longer around due to a brain tumor that ended his life early, but what he does for Holly is so romantic. I don't often cry at books, but this one had me sobbing. (And the book is way better than the movie!)
2. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
-The romance between Anne and Gilbert has always been one of my favorites. As a kid I loved pretending I was Anne. She was firey and spunky, yet GIlbert always loved her.
3. What My Mother Doesn't Know by Sonya Sones
-This was one of the first (more current) YA books I read and I fell in love with Sophie and Robin. I remembered what it felt like to be 15, falling in love, and all the confusion that comes with it. The sequel, What My Girlfriend Doesn't Know, is just as good.
4. The Wedding Planner's Daughter Series by Colleen Murtagh Paratore
-This books are sweet and charming and remind me of Anne of Green Gables and other classics I read as a kid. Willa is my kind of girl-she's smart, she's fun, and she loves to read. Plus, she and the very cute JFK are the perfect couple!
5. Just Listen by Sarah Dessen
-Yes, I know that there are so many other Sarah Dessen books out there, but this one holds a special place in my heart because it was the first one I read. Plus, Owen is totally the type of guy I would have gone for in high school.
6. Catherine Called Birdy by Karen Cushman
-This has long been one of my favorite books. Even though there's not much real romance stuff til the end, the journey there is such a treat!
7. The Georgia Nicolson Series by Louise Rennison
-Georgia's antics always leave me laughing. Plus, she has so many guys to choose from, her adventures are so much fun!
8. Milkrun by Sarah Mlynowski
-This is one of my favorite chick lit, single girl books. Maybe I just loved the fact that the main character has frizzy curly hair like me, but there's something about Jackie and her dating life that resonated with the single girl in the city in me.
9. Avalon High by Meg Cabot
-As much as I love Mia and Michael, the cast Cabot's Avalon High has to make my list instead. The story of King Arthur is romantic, but set it in a modern day high school and I'm sold!
10. Song of the Sparrow by Lisa Ann Sandell
-Yep it's that King Arthur stuff again! Only this one is told from the point of view of Elaine, the lady of Shallot. Beautifully written and full of romance. I sighed while reading this one.


  1. I hadn't heard of Song of the Sparrow - that sounds great. Another one for the TBR pile!

  2. Oooh, I've saw P.S I love you but I've never read it...I want to read it now!!

  3. I've only read the Wedding Planners' Daughter books but I love them!!! <3 Happy Valentine's Day! (:

  4. Biblauragraphy-I really liked Song of the Sparrow-I hope you enjoy it!

    Ann-The book has so much that they had to cut out or change for the movie. I thought the movie was good to, but the book is still my favorite.

    Bookworm-I love The Wedding Planner's Daughter series too-it's just so cute and fun and charming. I can't get enough of Willa!


  5. Great list!!!
    How was your Austen night last night???

  6. I love the shout-out to Anne and Gilbert! Anne is one of my heroes! And it's true - she would get into all these scrapes, and Gilbert would be the ever-patient, ever-loving gentleman by her side :)



  7. These all sound like great reads! I'm always a sucker for romance novels ;)

  8. This is a nice list. Anne and Gilbert.... *sighhhhhh*

  9. P.S. I Love You is my favorite. love that book!

  10. Alyce-Anne continues to be one of my all time favorite reads.

    Sarah-My Jane Austen program is coming up this Friday night-I'm sure it will be a blast!:)

    Cecilia-Do you like the Anne movies too? I used to watch them all the time.

    Michelle-Me too-I love romance!:)

    Steph-I'm so glad so many people love Anne and Gilbert!

    Erika Lynn-P.S. I Love You is a great read. HAve you read anything else by Cecelia Ahern?

  11. I love the Anne movies except the one they made a few years ago (I haven't sat down and watched it yet, but I don't think I'll care for it from the looks of it).

  12. Milkrun and P.S. I Love You are both on my TBR list!

  13. I read Dreamland by Sarah Dessen, and it was sad! How is Just Listen?

  14. My best friend loved Song of the Sparrow, so I should go find it.

    I also love:

    - Anne of Green Gables
    - Avalon High
    - Georgia Nicolson Series

  15. I'm a sucker for Romance Novels! I will definitly have to read some of the mentioned books and add them to my list here


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