Tuesday, February 11, 2014

TTT - Top Ten Books That Will Make You Swoon

It's time to link up with the Broke and the Bookish again!
I'm not much of a swooner when it comes to books. I tend to squee over the adorableness rather than get weak at the knees. Still, here are ten books that made me squee throughout.

1. Persuasion - Jane Austen
The only book I've come across that genuinely makes me swoony. Hands down my favourite Austen book and one of my favourite books of all time. (Its modernised version, Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason, may be a little rubbish in parts, but the scene where Bridget and Mark finally talk things through makes me Feel All The Feels)

2. Stay Awhile - Alysia Gray Painter
Oh my God, THIS BOOK. Despite the fact that we're three books into the series and Fair and Gomery have yet to kiss, you wouldn't think this would be swoony. But it is. It's just the most squee-worthy thing on the planet.

3. Anywhere - J. Meyers
I'm a sucker for the good old "teenagers meet and fall in love while travelling" thing, and this one delivers in fine form. It's adorable, from start to finish.

4. Anna and the French Kiss/Lola and the Boy Next Door - Stephanie Perkins
Yes, I'm shoving two books into one spot. I honestly couldn't pick between them. They're both full of Kermit-flail worthy cuteness.

5. Attachments - Rainbow Rowell
Okay, so this has a slightly creepy stalkery vibe in that Lincoln falls for Beth by monitoring her emails at work. But it was so squee-worthy that I ended up not even remotely caring.

6. Fangirl - Rainbow Rowell
Yes, I'm putting two Rainbow Rowell books back to back. What are you going to do about it? I adored everything about Fangirl, but the relationship between Cath and Levi was fantastic.

7. Let It Snow - Maureen Johnson, John Green & Lauren Myracle
Three lots of overlapping adorableness? BRB, SQUEEING.

8. Newt's Emerald - Garth Nix
I spent a decent chunk of reading this book yelling "JUST KISS ALREADY!!!" at my Kindle. In short, it's stupidly cute.

9. Born Wicked - Jessica Spotswood
Sure, the relationship in this isn't exactly the focus of the story. But it's still pretty magical. (See what I did there??)

10. The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight - Jennifer E. Smith
Remember that whole "teenagers meet and fall in love while travelling" thing that I mentioned earlier? Yeah, that.

What books make you swoon/squee?

K xx


  1. The Statistical Probability is on my list this week too. It's such a cute book. I can't wait to read Anna And The French Kiss. Great list :-)

    1. I just reread Anna and the French Kiss earlier this week and it's just the most adorable thing ever. I hope you love it!

  2. Persuasion is my favourite book. It makes me fall in love everytime I read it. The Letter from Captain Wentworth.... it's so beautiful. And I love how they adapted Bridget Jones 2. Mark Darcy in his awkward way makes me feel the feels too!!

    I had similar feelings with Attachments. I loved part of it but I think ultimately it was a little too stalkery for me - how could she be so okay about Lincoln so quickly. I think I would have been more satisfied if she got a little more... angry? over the invasion.

    Also - you've convinced me to buy Newt's Emerald. It looks great and I'm always happy to read more Aussie authors.

    Great list! Hope you have a great week.

    1. Persuasion is just...the perfect book. And Newt's Emerald was so much fun. SO. MUCH. FUN.

  3. Completely agree with Persuasion. Loved that book, as I love all of Austen's work.

    1. I love pretty much all Austen but Persuasion, man. It's just a cut above the rest. You know?

  4. Great pics! getting ready to read Fangirl soon, and after seeing it on the lists today, I cannot wait to read it! My T10T if you want to check it out

    1. Fangirl was absolutely adorable. Cath's roommate is hands down my favourite character.

  5. Persuasion for sure! That letter!!!!! One of my all-time favorite scenes/quotes!!!! I need to read Fangirl. I really loved Eleanor & Park.

    Sandy @ Somewhere Only We Know

    1. Fangirl is SO MUCH HAPPIER than Eleanor & Park. I mean, it still has its stressful "OMG WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN??" nervous-making moments. But you're not worried CONSTANTLY. You know?


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