Top Ten Tuesday: Top Ten Books That Will Make You Swoon


Top Ten Tuesday is a meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, featuring a different top 10 theme each week. This week’s topic is Top Ten Books That Will Make You Swoon. I’m not a very swoon-y person, but I’ll do my best! Here are books that I find utterly romantic or swoon-worthy — and in most cases, the swoon-worthy couple at the heart of it all.

1) Outlander by Diana Gabaldon
♥ Jamie & Claire ♥
photo via Starz (

2) The Parasol Protectorate by Gail Carriger
♥ Alexia & Conall ♥

Soulless (Parasol Protectorate, #1)

3) Jane True series by Nicole Peeler
♥ Jane & *insert name of either of two love interests here* ♥

Tempest's Legacy (Jane True, #3)

4) Mariana by Susanna Kearsley
♥ too complicated to name names… ♥


5) The River of No Return by Bee Ridgway
♥ Nick & Julia ♥

The River of No Return

6) Eagle in the Sky by Wilbur Smith
♥ Debra & David ♥

Eagle in the Sky by Wilbur Smith

7) Fables by Bill Willingham
♥ Snow White & Bigby Wolf ♥

Fables, Vol. 8: Wolves (Fables, #8)

8) Gone With the Wind by Margaret Mitchell
♥ Scarlett & Rhett ♥


9) Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden
♥ Sayuri & the Chairman ♥

Memoirs of a Geisha

10) The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
♥ Henry & Clare ♥

The Time Traveler's Wife

I decided to stick with love stories about adults this week, so no YA titles are included. (I do, however, have some supernatural beings… and I just never do manage to write a top 10 list that doesn’t include time travelers.)

What books do you consider swoon-worthy? Share your links in the comments!

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