Any good love story suggestions?Hi all! So I’ve been feeling a good love story…but am not one for the “Romance” genre. Any suggestions? Emily #recommend #romance
The Art of Hearing Heartbeats
Faster than I could type the same recommendation! ??
Outlander. Jamie + Claire = relationship goals.
Outlander series, get lost in Scotland. LOVE THESE.
Love Outlander! Just for fun, how Scottish are you?
The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets by Eva Rice.
Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell.
I love this book so much!
The Night Circus
Me Before You.
The Rosie Project
I really enjoyed that one. Another similar book with a female lead is Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.
Loved the Rosie Project!
Just got it from the library.
Who do you love, Jennifer Weiner
Colonel Pettigrew’s last stand by Helen Simonson – definitely not a romance, but a heartwarming good love story
The Summer Before the War by Helen Simonson
Yes this one too! I just love her
A Marriage of Opposites (Alice Hoffman – beautiful and riveting historical fiction about the mother of Camille Pissarro)
All the Light We Cannot See (achingly painful yet lovely romance within an epic tale)
Loved Marriage of Opposites so much! It was a gorgeously told story
A Man Called Ove is certainly a love story and is certainly not a romance! Also, The Rosie Project.
LOVED A Man Called Ove!
I’ve read most of the books on this list. All wonderful!
The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons. If you like historical fiction or WWII stories, it’s fantastic!
I picked this up at the $1 book sale at Half Price Books today! Was a little excited to find it!
Anything by Anita Shreve, you can’t go wrong with Anita!
Lila by Marilynn Robinson. A most unconventional romance, beautifully written. Warning for type A readers, it’s the 3rd book of a trilogy, but I think it could stand alone. I was quite satisfied with Wendell Berry’s Hannah Coulter, certainly not a traditional romance, but a love story all the same.
Renee Neuenswander I think she means someone who needs to read books in order. Type A usually means someone who has to do things specifically in order or how they’re “meant” to be done. They usually are the ones who have to finish books even if they don’t like them. (In my experience)
Hahaha I this instance I think it just refers to the fact that the recommended book is the third in the trilogy. If that wouldn’t bother you, then it might be a great choice!
Me Before You by Jojo Moyes…you’ll need tissues!
“Committed” Elizabeth Gilbert.
If u want just a really “nice” book one that’ll make you go “oohhh” then ” ah” then ” noooo” then laugh , then this is it . Just a really lovely nice book!
As She Climbed Across the Table, by Jonathan Lethem. Strange and haunting and beautiful.
The Rosie Project
‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’! 😀
Marina by Carlos Ruiz Zafon
Plenty of options in a copy of the complete works of Shakespeare.
I love Philipa Gregory…
The Light Between Oceans but have plenty of tissues handy
P.S. I Love You
Jayber Crow by Wendell Berry
The Little French Bistro
Someplace Familiar by #TeresaTisenger
84 Charing Cross Road, Helene Hanff
Lost Paradise, Cees Noteboom
The Good Soldier, Ford Maddox Ford
The Magician of Lublin, Isaac Bashevis Singer
Anna Karienina, Liev Tolstoy
A Seahorse in the Thames, Susan Meissner
The longest ride
The Night Circus. I’m not a romance kinda girl, but I LOVE this book. I describe it as a Tim Burton-esqe romance
The Night Circus!
Bel Canto. THere’s about 50 love stories in there.
Kent Haruf, Our Souls at Night
OH yes yes yes!!!! I ADORED this book!!!!! Can’t wait for the movie. I hope they do it justice!
loved this. might have to skip the movie.
Still Life With Breadcrumbs by Anna Quindlen
The Decent Proposal by Kemper Donovan would be a good choice.
Before We were Yours by Lisa Wingate
Princess Bride. I love the movie, but the book is so good. It was written prior to the movie and goes into greater detail about each character. Has a number of wonderful scenes that couldn’t make it into the film.
The Little Beach Street Bakery and Summer at the little Beach Street Bakery. Read them in this order!
Anything Nicholas Spark.. I never read romance but i truly enjoy his
I like literary fiction and steer away from “Romance” typically, but I really like her books. Also,
Fortune Rocks by Anita Shreve is wonderful.
I second Anita! 🙂
Heading Out to Wonderful. Could make you cry, just so you know.
Me before you. It’s an amazing movie and i don’t really dig chick flicks. Not your average love story
The Blue Star by Tony Earley, Ross Poldark by Winston Groom, The Reader by Bernhard Schlink, Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson, The Sound of Waves by Yukio Mishima. All are regular novels that have nice love stories running throughout them
The Time Travellers Wife. Audrey Niffenegger.
Is that one any good ? I have a copy of it but haven’t read it yet.
The first one that comes to mind is Romeo and Juliet.
The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
House of spirits by Isabelle Allende
Dracula by Bram Stoker
Trail of the Lonesome Pine
Americanah has good romance elements, but is not a “romance” novel. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Americanah
The Rosie Project???
Such a fun, cute book
The Rosie Effect is good too
Thanks for the reminder @Mari! I need to put my request in at the library for that one.
If you liked the Rosie Project, you’ll love the Rosie Effect 🙂