Oct 18, 2015

All About Books Weekend: Anniek's All Time Favorite Romance Books

All Time Favorites - Romance - by Anniek

I love thinking back on all the books that I have read and to pick the ones that really made an impression on me. To be on my list of favorites a book really has to be mind blowing, for I have read so many that were all right but didn't stick with me.

It is so difficult to write stories that really moves people and the following 10 absolutely did this for me.

10. Twilight - Stephenie Meyer 

I love a good vampire story so I couldn't resist buying Twilight. I heard a lot about it already, so I was really curious. Even though I was on team Jacob from the start I loved these books a lot. They are full of love with a unique way to keep you focused to the story. These stories really stayed with me. I Must say that I loved the books more than the movies. As for a lot of people this is the love story of the decade I had to put it on my list.

9. The look of Love - Bella Andre

The novels of Bella Andre are the number one bestsellers around the world at the moment. I can totally understand why. When you start a book written by her you will be addicted! Each of the books can be read as a standalone, but you will fall in love so quickly with the characters that you would want to read them all. I have read several and not one of them has disappointed me. Every new edition to the series is just as good as the one before. Bella Andre's writing style is remarkable and her stories will get under your skin.

8. At any price - Brenna Aubrey

I found this book as a freebie when I was looking for new potential fabulous freebies on Amazon.  It turns out At Any Price is one of the best freebies I've ever come across. This story will take you on a roller coaster ride. It will prove to you that finding your other half will not always lead to a happily ever after. In the following books you will read more about the battles that the main characters have to fight together. My advice is to start with this one. The book where their journey together begins. Be ready for your heart to burst out of your chest with love.

  7. Finding Sky - Joss Stirling

This series was gifted to me by Suze. Sometimes it amazes me how well she knows me. I devoured this series! I love the paranormal genre and when it also contains romance then I am sold. At this point there are only three books in this series, but I sincerely hope that Joss Stirling will write more. When you have read these, you know what I'm talking about.
These books are about finding your soul mate, which isn't always easy when there is only one person in the whole world who will make you complete.

 6. Romeo and Juliet - William Shakespeare

If you are into romance novels then you ought to read Romeo and Juliet. I love the books of William Shakespeare. His storytelling takes me back in time. His poetry is also very beautiful. He was a master at this genre and has to be on everybody's bookshelf. I would love to go and see Romeo and Juliet on stage at least once in my life.

5. The Selection - Kiera Cass

Before I bought the box set of The Selection I looked at this series more than a few times. What appealed to me in the first place was the amazing covers. When I saw a good deal on the set I bought it straight away. I devoured all the books, what an amazing story! Loved the writing style and how the story develops. Even though you hope and expect America and the Prince to end up together the stories are full of twists that makes you question everything else. Not only are the covers amazing, so are all the books in this series. Kiera Cass is more than a talented writer and will take you with her on a great journey.

4. A discovery of witches - Deborah Harkness

I found A Discovery of Witches when I was cruising the Internet. Reading what it was about immediately trigged my interest. I knew from the start that this would be a great series. It wasn't easy for me to buy the first book though. I went to a bookstore near my home and the clerk looked the book up in her system and was telling me over and over again that they didn't have it. I looked on their website before I left my house so I knew it was there... It turned out she was looking at the wrong book. I even spelled it out. Oh well, while being a little bit irritated, because I wanted the book, go home and read immediately, I managed to stay friendly. I found this quote on the internet and it took me right back to the story of this great book: 'I would rather have had this moment with you - just this one night - than centuries with someone else'. How much more romance do you want? That is why this book is on my list.

3. The Fault in Our stars - John Green

John Green quote: 'I fell in love the way you fall asleep, slowly and then all at once.' He couldn't be more right. The Fault in Our Stars is really a celebration of life and what better way to do that then with love? I haven't seen the movie yet, but the book touched me so deeply that I hope it won't disappoint. This is a must-read for everyone.

 2. Summer of the Oak moon - Laura Templeton

If you are talking about a story that surprised me then this would be the one. When I read the blurb and started reading I thought it would be about something different. I loved it anyway though. This book touched my heart and brought tears to my eyes. Love is not something to divide people but to bring people together no matter what age, race or religion.

1. Bound - Melody Anne

This book is amazing! The whole series is actually. It is without a doubt the number one for me. When I read this one my heart broke for the young woman who lost everything and went to desperate measures to get back the one remaining family member in her life.
Melody Anne has written this story so beautifully that you will be feeling every emotion like it is your own. I Couldn't read this book fast enough and wanted to get the other remaining books as soon as possible. 

3 comments:

  1. If you never read the writer Juliet Marillier, I strongly recommend their books, principally the first tree books of the Sevenwaters saga: https://www.goodreads.com/series/44771-sevenwaters

    The books are simply amazing, I love them :)

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    1. Thank you for your recommendation! I love to learn about new writers.

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  2. Thanks for mentioning A Discovery of Witches - I've got the first two books but had forgotten about the third, I've just reserved it at my local library :o)

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