Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by that Artsy reader girl.
Gosh, I haven’t done TTT in such a long time! I know it’s only been like 4 months, but it feels like years!
We have all read books that has made us swoon, right? Like the romance is so cute/ heartbreaking it feels like your whole soul is happy?
This brings me to this week’s topic- which is a love freebie in honour of Valentine’s day.
So I thought I’ll list out my fav books that made me swoon.
I’ve always thought I was a hardcore shipper, but boy did I struggle to choose 10 books where I loved the romance or actively shipped a couple. There were books where I liked two people together but didn’t exactly obsessively ship them or I liked the plot better than the romance.
Also, even though I like a bit of romance in my books, I do feel we take shipping wayy too seriously. But that’s a discussion for another day.
Anyway, here are my top 10 swoon-worthy reads!
Note: Potential spoilers for the following books.
To All the Boys is my comfort read. It’s such a happy book! This book also did the ‘fake dating’ trope PERFECTLY.
Peter and Lara Jean is so goddamn adorable! I had a silly grin on my face the whole time and I could feel my heart melting with all the cuteness!
I think the only downside was that I craved SO MANY cakes (but is it a bad thing?Is it reaally? Important question to ponder).
Honestly, I don’t remember the number of times I’ve read Fangirl. I first read it in 2016, and I’ve been in love with it ever since.
Of course, what made me swoon was Levi and Cath. They were so cute together! ( I was squealing like a Whale whenever they were together). Also, I want a Levi.
I’m pretty sure Cresswell is the first ship I actively shipped. It was also the first time I fell heads over heels, “PLEASE MARRY ME” in love with a character (*cough* Thorne *cough*). I LIVED for all the scenes between Cress and Thorne. (Spoilers: For those who understand, that scene at the ball in Winter… *clutches heart*).
While I shipped Cresswell when I first read TLC, now after my random rereads I’m leaning more towards Kaider.
Honestly, it’s been quite sometime since I have read Lola and the Boy Next Door, so I don’t remember if I actually ship Lola and Cricket?
But Cricket Bell has my heart and soul, okay? I just love him so much! (We”ll be married in June!).
I kinda hate this book because it makes me look like a hypocrite.
It has the cheese, the really unrealistic romance, the maybe unrealistic plot, the mean girl, kinda love triangle…everything I intensely dislike.
Yet, I love it??
It was so cute and made my heart flutter! Frankly, one of those books which made me eat my words.
Disclaimer: Though I love this book, I don’t really know how well the issue of mental health was handled. If you have read this book, please tell me what you think of it in the comments!
Like I said, I hate romance-heavy books. They usually fail to hold my interest.
The Forbidden Wish is an Aladdin retelling which has a lot of romance. But I loved Zahra and Aladdin so much! Maybe it’s because of how the story is told, but The Forbidden Wish is such a magical book.
7) Six of Crows
For a book about a heist, a book which has a lot of violence and morally grey characters, I have a lot of ships. I have yet to properly read Crooked Kingdom but Kaz and Inej, Jesper and Wylan, Inej and Nina…they are my OTP.
My favourite is Kaz and Inej. I wasn’t really feeling them at first, but the scenes at the end of Six of Crows made me dive head first into intensely shipping them (am I using that expression right?).
I kinda like Inej and Nina together too. I read a little bit of Crooked Kingdom, Jesper and Wylan are so cute!
I’m sure Crooked Kingdom is going to break my heart and I’m scared.
I don’t really know if I ship Karou and Akiva together. But I LOVE their backstory. Even how they first fell in love is a typical case of insta-love. But the way the story is told makes you root for them.
9) Carry On
Carry On is sort of a spin-off to Fangirl. It is a full length novel of the fanfiction Cath writes in Fangirl.
Carry On started a bit slow but as soon as Baz was introduced, I started enjoying it. I actually read Carry On before I read Fangirl, so I was able to enjoy the little scenes in Fangirl more. It maybe a little meta for some people, but I loved it.
Simon and Baz deserve to be together forever, okay? I desperately want a sequel. I want more Simon and Baz! *sobs*
Also,Carry On gave me intense craving for scones even though I have no idea what they are.
I first read Pride and Prejudice when I was 13. I didn’t like it. Then I read it again and kinda liked it. By my 4th reread, I was completely in love.
Pride and Prejudice is also another comfort read. I love the 2005 movie so much too. So I usually listen to its soundtrack when I’m in need of a little bit of cheering up.
So we come to an end of another Top Ten Tuesday. Which books made you swoon? Do we have any in common? Have you read any of the books in my list? Which are your OTPs? Leave you thoughts in the comments below!(leave a link to your TTT too!)