Today's Top Five Wednesday topic is My Favorite Romance Novels. Now, I don't read a lot of your typical romance novels. I've read a few. So I guess those can go on this list, but I'm thinking I'll add some books that are romantic, but not run-of-the mill romances.
When I think of Romance Novels I think of the fluffy books with the scantily clad/ripped bodice woman on the cover. Usually there is a bare-chested hunk on the cover hovering over her somewhere. I don't usually gravitate to those, but I have read one occasionally to meet some challenge somewhere. Actually, I can think of one.
The Rogue Not Taken by Sarah MacLean - This is the first book in a series of equally punny titles: A Scot in the Dark. I liked it okay. I haven't read any others in the series. I liked that the main female character didn't require saving and she didn't put up with any guff from the dude.
Twilight by Stephenie Meyer - Hey. The rules said nothing about it being a good book. It just has to be one of my faves. I have an irrational love of this book. I know it's not good. Doesn't matter. I still love it. I don't care as much for the other books in the series.
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - If it ends with a wedding, it's a romance. I'm just saying. This book is probably why I don't read a lot of modern day romances. They just can't keep up with this one. Really, all of Jane Austen's books could go on this list, but that would be really boring.
Bridget Jones's Diary by Helen Fielding - It doesn't end with a wedding, but being a modern-day retelling of P&P, and probably the best one so far, I think it counts.
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon - I am struggling to find more and my dinner is here, so I am going to go with this one. It is definitely a romance, but it's YA, so that's kind of expected. I did enjoy it and I liked that the girl didn't give up her dreams to follow the boy.
Do you have any favorite romances? Are there any I should try?