Top Ten Tuesday: It’s all above LOVE… My ten favorite love stories from this past year of reading.

Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is Love Freebie, which means we all put our own spin on the topic of LOVE.

I thought I’d keep it simple, and highlight my ten favorite love stories that I read in the past year:

1. Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory: A love story where the main characters are in their 50s and HOT? Yes, yes, a thousand times yes!

2. Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston: Sticking with the royal theme — just such an adorable story.

3. The Flatshare by Beth O’Leary: A super cute set-up with great follow-through.

4. The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid. Just breathtaking.

5. The Unkindest Tide by Seanan McGuire. Okay, technically not a love story… but this urban fantasy series includes one of my favorite fictional couples, Toby and Tybalt, so it counts!

6. The Dinner List by Rebecca Searle: This is another that’s not an obvious choice, but there is a love story at the heart of this unusual novel, and its power grows over the course of the book.

7. Marilla of Green Gables by Sarah McCoy: Yes, true, this also isn’t a love story exactly… but this outstanding prequel to Anne of Green Gables features a truly poignant, sad tale of unfulfilled love that absolutely broke my heart.

8. Twice in a Blue Moon by Christina Henry: I know many fans of this author duo didn’t adore this book, but I did! I thought it was sweet and charming and just right for me.

9. The Summer series by Jenny Han: Not quite as wonderful as the Lara Jean books, but still sweet and touching.

10. Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center: Powerful and moving.

There you have it! But enough about me… What were the best love stories you read during the past year?

If you wrote a TTT post this week, please share your link and let me know your topic!

And PS – Happy (early) Valentine’s Day!

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27 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: It’s all above LOVE… My ten favorite love stories from this past year of reading.

  1. Great list! I loved The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo and I really need to get to Red, White & Royal Blue – I just wish the ebook was a bit cheaper! I’ve been really enjoying discovering the romance genre over the past couple of years, and I think Grace Draven’s Entreat Me is still one of my favourites.

    • Great way to put it! I managed to avoid spoilers, so the central love story in Evelyn Hugo really took me by surprise, and I think that’s the way to read it. 🙂

  2. Wow Lisa You’re absolutely awesome with these books..! well i write short poems Goodbye Poems & but somehow,I get some time for reading books & you given me some great books so definitely i read.. The Dinner List i think this one i read first 🙂 thank you very much for sharing.. bless & love..

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