Top Ten Tuesday: Fave Romances


Regency romances:

  • Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion by Jane Austen
  • Sorcerer to the Crown by Zen Cho

Comic romances:

  • Check, Please! by Ngozi Ukazu – and it is Nursey’s birthday today!
  • Always Human by walkingnorth

YA romances:

  • all the Mangoverse books by Shira Glassman
  • Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertelli

Middle grade romances:

  • Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones
  • The Perilous Gard by Elizabeth Marie Pope

Picturebook romances:

  • Beauty and the Beast by Max Eilenberg and Angela Barrett
  • Beauty and the Beast by Marianna and Mercer Mayer

Fanfiction romances:

  • Text Talk by merlywhirls
  • World Ain’t Ready by idiopathicsmile

Honourable mentions:

  • Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
  • The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
  • Bite Me! by Dylan Meconis


I keep telling people that I like romances and I do but now that I look into the books I have marked as faves or read in the recent past, romances play a v. small part in the narrative overall. However, I really do like romances. Here are the ones that were more memorable to me:

  1. Skipbeat by Yoshiki Nakamura
    Don’t even talk to me if you are a Kyoko/Shou shipper because you will get the cut. Seriously. Ren and Kyoko for EVER.
  2. Darest duology by Andrea K Host
    I adore Host’s romances because slow burn is always the best burn. Yes I said it because it is true.
  3. The Darkest Minds trilogy by Alexandra Bracken
    Yes of course I love the actual story of the trilogy but the romance was all sorts of delicious.
  4. Eon duology by Alison Goodman
    Things were just really complicated, okay? But I liked them that way.
  5. Chime by Franny Billingsley
    Briony and Eldric were all kinds of magic together.
  6. The Spiritwalker trilogy by Kate Elliott
    My FAVE romance ever. I need to reread this series.
  7. Immortal Beloved trilogy by Cate Tiernan
    What if you are faced by the son of the man who killed your entire clan a couple of hundred years ago? What do you do if you are kind of attracted to him? This trilogy does its best to answer that question.
  8. Dreaming Death by J. Kathleen Cheney
    I hate whoever at Roc canceled this series because now I probably will never find out what happens between the two protagonists.
  9. Lady Julia series by Deanna Raybourn
    This is an adult mystery series and it contains a very intriguing romance. I liked it.
  10. Sorcerer to the Crown – Zen Cho
    I mean, you gotta read this to know this.
  11. Veronica Speedwell – Deanna Raybourn
    Look, this is a brilliant way to subvert gender and have fun doing it.


  1. Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz: My absolute favourite romance of all time because the more I think about it the more Ari reads as demisexual and then I love them even more.
  2. Labyrinth Lost by Zoraida Córdova: Alex and [DETRACTED BECAUSE I NEED PEOPLE TO READ THE DAMN BOOK AND FIGURE IT OUT] are just the best and I can’t wait to read more of them in the sequel.
  3. Everything Leads to You by Nina LaCour: Emi and Ava have the most chill romance you are allowed to have in fiction without it being boring. Their story is just so easy to sink into and it’s a relationship that makes me picture blue skies and warm winds and everything good about summer. *swoon* I need to re-read this one.
  4. Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli: Speaking of books to read during the summer … Also, I can’t freaking wait for the movie!!!
  5. The Perilous Life of Jade Yeo by Zen Cho: Jade is one of the best female characters I’ve ever read and the character she ends up with? *sigh* Look, I was rooting for him to be with her, but never in a million years actually did I actually think they’d end up together BUT THEN ALL MY DREAMS CAME TRUE! I’ve learnt that anyone who thinks wish-fulfillment is a bad thing probably had a lot of chances to see themselves in romances, so *rolls eyes* I don’t care what they think. Read! This! Novella!