Top Ten Tuesday: Books that Will Make You Swoon

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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1. Many Waters by Madeleine L'Engle - Love in the time of Noah's Ark? Yes, please. What's more is that this is a beautiful, pure and innocent love in which twins love the same girl but are willing to put that aside to save her from the flood.

2. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green - I swore I wouldn't be one of those girls that couldn't shut up about this book, but Hazel and Gus are the epitome of a beautiful romance. The love story between these two is epic…plain and simple.

3. Leaving Paradise by Simone Elkeles - Maggie and Caleb were tortured souls with stories that intertwined in the worst possible way. And yet, the connection between the two of them was enough to melt my heart completely.

4. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead - I'm not sure how to appropriately state this in words that will actually do Rose and Dimitri justice. Because let's be honest here…those two are just smoldering.

5. Raw Blue by Kirsty Eagar - Anyone who's read this book will understand this completely. Carly and Ryan? Perfection. Carly is broken and damaged. Ryan is patient and kind. The two of them are just beautiful and mesmerizing.

6. The Last Silk Dress by Ann Rinaldi - Susan Chilmark was a true daughter of the South. Her dashing brother taught her that there might be more to the Northern cause than she thought. And Thomas? Well, Thomas loved her, despite her Southern roots and his Yankee twang.

7. Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis - Yes, this is actually on my list. I think it's because the short but sweet romance between Eli and Lynn was just so pure and truthful that it made me swoon. Against that bleak backdrop, it soared.

8. The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin - Ummm if you haven't read it, you probably won't understand. Noah and Mara are so twisted and wrong and broken together, but they work. And when they work, we all swoon.

9. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins - I wanted so badly to hate this book, but I just couldn't. Anna and Etienne is just magic. Plain and simple.

10. Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry - This is the best possible kind of romance. You know that if they reach that level, it will mean passion and drama and love. Echo and Noah don't disappoint, and this story makes me swoon every time.


  1. TFiOS, Raw Blue, Anna, and Pushing the Limits are definitely some of the swooniest reads I've read recently. Fantastic list, Melissa! :)

  2. I love Noah so so much. And TFiOS was just sooo good! Great list! :-)
    My TTT

  3. Awesome list and yes you are right about Rose & Dimitri. I loved Adrian to pieces as well though <3

    Here is my Top Ten Tuesday list if you want to check it out!

    Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.

  4. Anna and the French Kiss! One of my all-time favorites. It just makes me happy reading about those two:) I of course love Rose and Dimitri, Noah and Mara, and Noah and Echo as well. So much swooning there! I fully approve of this list my friend:)

  5. The Fault in Our Stars was one that I swore I wouldn't obsess over either but the love story is definitely one of the most swoon worthy I have ever read. Great picks! :)

  6. I'm reading Raw Blue soon. I'm really looking forward to it. Great list!

  7. Okay, looks like I am adding Mara Dyer to my TBR pile very soon! Seeing that one everywhere lately and it has been calling to me for awhile. So onto my shopping list it goes!

    Great picks too! I almost chose Vampire Academy, but then I kept thinking of other reads as I was trying to get to ten! Almost went over too before I realized I hit my limit!

    Here's my Tuesday post

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

  8. Hazel and Gus are my favourite fictional couple ever. I so wish they could have had their happy ending, even though I knew from the beginning it wasn't ever going to work out. :(

  9. Rose + Dimitri, Anna + Etienne, Noah + Mara, Hazel + Gus...definitely a lot of swoon in their stories! I love H+G's relationship so much, very understated but strong and genuine.

  10. Every time I go in a book store I look for Not a Drop to Drink because of you and Jenny. You recommend it for just about every category. I have got to read that one! And Many Waters, I need to read. You mention that one quite often!

    I love St. Clair and Anna! Hazel and Gus! Carly and Ryan! Great choices!!

  11. Great picks :) I actually haven't read many of these books, I'll have to add them to my TBR. Out of your list I've read The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer, Anna and the French Kiss, Vampire Academy and The Fault in our Stars. They all have awesome romances :)

  12. I really haven't read enough of these! I do love a good swoon-worthy romance, though. *adds books to lists*

  13. I have to agree with you Anna and the French Kiss and Raw Blue are definitely great swoon worthy reads. I am ashamed to say that I haven't read a lot of the other books that you've mentioned, but I really can't wait to give more of them a try, hopefully this year. Brilliant list Melissa! :)

  14. I loved ANNA AND THE FRENCH KISS! It was one of my favorite reads before blogging, and just seeing it appear on so many lists today makes me want to reread it.

  15. Ahhhh brilliant list! Completely agree with VA and tFioS.

    My TTT :)


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