Give me a slow-burn, forbidden love story, and it could be about two literal pieces of garbage and I’D BE ALL OVER IT. I don’t know what it is, but that is my jam to the max. For those of you who feel like reading about love during this most romantic time of year, read on to see my compilation of a swoon-worthy love story for every genre.
If you like a little sci-fi with your romance try The Host by Stephanie Meyer.
I read this one forever ago, and I am not ashamed to say that I loved it! Such a fun story and definitely a fun romance.
If you prefer your love stories tossed with a little horror, try Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion.
The level of obsessed I was/am with this movie and book is probably more than I should share. When this movie came out I not only saw it a gazillion times in theaters, but I listened to the soundtrack nonstop for the entire month, and then, of course, I devoured the book. I have NO CLUE why a love story between a human and a zombie appealed to me, but it did, and I WISH THERE WAS MORE!
If you prefer to stick to a classic tale of love you should read Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte.
This is probably my favorite classic (and I’m sure the fact that it’s a love story contributes greatly to it’s #1 spot).
If you like your love stories set in a world of magical realism, then you should definitely read Beasts of Extraordinary Circumstance by Ruth Emmie Lang.
I was surprised by how much this story captured my heart (especially since I’m not usually a fan of magical realism). Read my review here!
If you want your love story to be set in a soul-crushing historical time, then you must read The Bronze Horseman by Paullina Simons.
This book remains one of my favorite books and is DEFINITELY one of my favorite love stories of all time. It KILLED ME when I read it in 2016 and I still find myself forcing it on people two years later! Read my review of it here!