Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Favorite love stories

Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created by The Broke and the Bookish featuring a new top ten list each week. Everyone can participate- head on over to their blog and sign up.

This week’s topic is Top 10 Favorite Love Stories. In no particular order, here are some of my favorite bookish love stories & couples:

1. Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins – A sweet and romantic love story set in Paris featuring Etienne and Anna, friends with an attraction, despite a few obstacles to overcome.

2. If I Stay by Gayle Forman – A romantic tearjerker featuring Mia and Adam. Can’t wait to see what happens with them next in Where She Went.

3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins – Peeta and Katniss, the star-crossed lovers from District 12, symbols of the rebellion in The Hunger Games.

4. The Iron King by Julie Kagawa – Forbidden love between the Summer and Winter faerie courts as Ash & Meghan try to overcome a war and their families objection in their fight to be a couple.

5. Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson – A road trip between strangers blossoms into romance with awesome playlists.

6. Delirium by Lauren Oliver – Alex & Lena have a heart wrenching forbidden romance in a dystopian setting

7. Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater – A werewolf/human love story. Sam & Grace are drawn to each other despite their differences.

8. Nevermore by Kelly Creagh – Love that takes place within the world of Edgar Allen Poe stories, featuring Isobel & Varen as the cheerleader and the goth.

9. Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead – Love against all odds as school, guardian roles, and third parties threaten to keep Dimitri & Rose apart.

10. Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder – Valek saves Yelena from execution and appoints her food taster and they slowly fall for each other.

Runner-ups: Unearthly by Cynthia Hand and Nightshade by Andrea Cremer

I seem to be fond of love stories with a paranormal element. And many of these are tortuous love stories- I guess I’m a glutton for punishment.  I do also appreciate classic love stories, and adult contemporary. However, I stuck to YA books for this list.

What are your favorite love stories? Feel free to share your links below.


11 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top 10 Favorite love stories

  1. I absolutely loved Peeta and Katniss in the Hunger Games. I just finished Mockingjay. I’ll have to check out some of the other romances on your list 🙂

  2. You got through The Hunger Games series pretty quickly! Glad you enjoyed it. I love Peeta & Katniss too 🙂

  3. Very nice list. I’m also thinking of the love story in the Lord of the Rings trilogy between Aragorn and Aarwen and then of course Faramir and Eowyn.

    1. Ooh good one! There’s so many good love stories to read.

  4. Lady Q says:

    I so fell in love with Tucker in Unearthly! Katniss & Peeta and Meghan & Ash made my Honorable Mentions list. (Although, I was Team Gale, but I knew I was on the losing team and the series ended the way it should have.) I’m a fan of Sam & Grace, too. Cried my eyes out at the end of Linger. Here’s my List. I’m new to the meme and I just threw my list together this morning, so I didn’t have time to elaborate, but I will next time 🙂

  5. Ashley says:

    Ooh, I love this, because I’ve read almost all of those. I actually just recently read ‘If I Stay’ (sooo good, and I adore Adam) and ‘Vampire Academy’ (the person who has the 2nd book at my library needs to return it, stat!!)

    1. Glad you are reading the Vampire Academy series Ashley- you are in for a treat!

  6. fuelyourlife says:

    ooo…katniss and peeta are my favorite…i adore peeta..yes i have a crush on a fictional character…love your list!! cant wait to read more..

    1. Peeta is definitely a crush-worthy fictional character 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  7. Sarah says:

    I think the love story in Delirium is even more beautiful and tragic because of the world in which they live. Nice list!

  8. I really need to read Anna! I’ve heard it’s amazing =)

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