Hi! Hope you’re having a great day! And I know, you might have read the title and thought, “Umm…which planet have you been on? Fall is the next season, honey.” The reason behind it is I just finished an amazing book, A Beautiful Disaster by Jamie Mcguire. And I loved it! It’s a love story and it is oh so beautifully written! Now, I read a lot of genres but I LOVE to read a good love story in winter! It feels so…right.So, I decided to make a recommended reading on romance novels for you’ll to put on your winter TBR! Let’s start!
A Beautiful Disaster by Jamie Mcguire.
Abby Abernathy is the perfect image of a good girl. She doesn’t drink or swear has perfect grades and the same boyfriend for all the four years of high school. Looking at her nobody would guess her dark past. Wanting to distance herself from her toxic parents, she moves across the country with her best friend, America, to Eastern University. She thinks it’s the start of a new beginning and it is. But not exactly in the way she thought.
Travis Maddox, lean cut and covered in tats, the college charmer who wins money fighting in a floating fight ring, is exactly the kind of boy Abby steers clear of. Used to having girls, especially freshmen, crowd around him, he can’t help but notice Abby’s resistance to his appeal. He manages to convince her to be his friend. But, wanting to get closer to her, he places a bet – if he loses, he has to stir clear of all girls for a month. If Abby loses, she must live in Travis’s apartment for a month.
Abby is the one who sees the REAL Travis, without his faults and flaws, as someone who would make ends meet to make someone he loved happy. And Travis sees the Abby who is hidden…even from her own self.
Beautifully Broken. Perfectly Imperfect. All Together A Beautiful Disaster.
Recommended Age: 14+
Twilight by Stephanie Meyers.
If you haven’t read it, you should! Because you might either love it or hate it! It introduces Bella Swan, a seventeen-year-old, who moves from Phoenix to the small town of Forks, Washington, and finds her life in danger when she falls in love with a vampire, Edward Cullen. It is followed by New Moon, Eclipse and Breaking Dawn.
Recommended Age: 14+
Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The Fault in Our Stars, published in January 2012, is the sixth novel by author John Green. The title is inspired by Act 1, Scene 2 of Shakespeare’s play Julius Caesar, in which the nobleman Cassius says to Brutus: “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, / But in ourselves, that we are underlings.” The story is narrated by Hazel Grace Lancaster, a 16-year-old girl with thyroid cancer that has affected her lungs. Hazel is forced by her parents to attend a support group where she subsequently meets and falls in love with 17-year-old Augustus Waters, an ex-basketball player and amputee
I read this book a while ago and couldn’t recall all the details, so I used the summary off of Wikipedia to give y’all a brief description of the book.
I loved the book! I read the title of the book when I was 10 years old but I had to wait three years to read it. It was worth the three-year-long wait! It is a beautiful book with a sad ending that has me in tears even after two years! I would recommend reading it with a good ‘ole box of tissues…
Recommended Age: 13+
Trylle by Amanda Hockings
“What if your entire world was built on a lie?”
Wendy knew she was not normal. Her mother had never been fond of her. On her sixth birthday, her mother tried to kill her and accused Wendy of not being her daughter. Little did she know her mother had been right. Since then, she has lived with her older brother, Matt and their aunt, Maggie. They are the only people who love her and care about her.
But there is one secret she cannot tell anyone. Not even Matt and Maggie. How could she? They wouldn’t believe her! She can influence other people’s decision just by staring into their eyes. But she doesn’t like to use unless it’s absolutely necessary. It makes her feel dirty and manipulative.
There is one mystery that’s almost eating her up. Finn Holmes. A dark and handsome newcomer at school who stares at her every single minute. And has no legitimate answer as to why he does so.
One night, after a disastrous dance at her school, Finn Holmes turns up at her bedroom window confirms all the suspicions she had been harboring. All the horrible things her mother had told her were true. He tells her that she is a changeling who was switched at birth with a human child – and he has come to take her home.
He knows who she truly is, the answer to her strange power and holds the door open to a place she never imagined could exist. Förening, the home of the Trylle.
Now Wendy is about to journey to a magical world which holds both beauty and fear. She must leave her old life behind if she wants to save those she loves and discover who she is meant to be.
The best things in life happen unexpectedly! I bought this book without having any idea what it was about and I have been urging others to read it since!
Recommended Age: 14+
The Selection by Keira Cass
I was recommended this book by a school friend. It was a rainy day (a pretty stormy one at that!) and I wanted to read something new and exciting. I decided to put aside my TBR and read this book instead. And I ended up reading all the five books in the series. (So we all know how that went…!)
So, this book is based in the future where the world is even more messed up than now! In the country of Illea, the Prince chooses his wife by selecting 35 women from all over the country and chooses one of them to be his wife for a few months. It’s like a longer version of Cinderella with more details and where Cinderella has a secret lover and does not actually want to marry the Prince! Yes, people! You read that right! America Singer, our main character is in love with a boy named Aspen and only entered her name in the Selection because Aspen told her to. She considers the Prince to be a allow, self-absorbed, snobbish person, but in reality, he turns out to be a sweet, caring and a rather handsome person. And America feels herself falling in love with him. She is at battle with herself with these thoughts when Aspen turns up at the palace as a guard. Yeah, it’s complicated.
Based in the future, which has problems similar to ones faced by us in today’s world and also problems faced in the past in some countries. For instance, there is a system of castes. From One to Eight. The Ones, Twos, and Threes are the most privileged, Four are the middle class, Five, Six and Seven are the poor sections with Eight being the banished and poorest of the poor. I was really drawn to this book as it was pretty relatable to our world. It had no concept of magic or anything supernatural. I love to read that kind of books but it was a nice change to read something like this!
Recommended Age: 13+
To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han
Lara Jean wrote a letter to every boy she loved in her life and kept it in a vintage hatbox that her mother gave her. One day she finds out that all those letters (five) got posted and are now with all the boys she wrote about! Wow, imagine that! Now, she must figure out what to do!
She ends with a “fake” relationship with one of the boys, Peter. I am not going to say anything about that as I am sure I will give spoilers that might ruin the books for you if you haven’t read them!
My favorite character has to be Lara Jean. She is so… me. Loves reading, baking, have one parent, is Asian, loves crafts, loves to keep trinkets and souvenirs, has an awesome big sister!
The best thing about this book was the way I felt instantly at home with it. After reading a few pages, I felt like I have seen Lara Jean’s house and I have seen these people in real life. That is one thing that I absolutely adore in books!
Recommended Age: 14+
For people below 18:
I would strongly advise following the Recommended Age for all the books. If you have any doubts, you should consult an adult before reading. Thank you!
Thank you for reading! Hope you have a great day!
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