10 Books Everyone Should Read – How many have you read?

Recommending books is a tricky thing if you ask me. Don’t make faces, listen to me first. Yes, we all are readers, and we all love books very much but there are a lot of genres and writing styles. Not all readers are alike. And it’s easy to recommend books when you know the person. Anyway, I did a lot of research for this, but I didn’t like any of the lists. And I can’t recommend a book I haven’t read. So, this is my list of top romantic books I have ever read (I have read a lot of books). Just so you know, I don’t like books with just a love story, love triangle or poor girl falling for a billionaire types. I like romance with deeper issues supporting the plot. I am assuming you have read The Fault in Our Stars. These are some less popular books and need to be read.


1) The Sun is also a Star by Nicola Yoon

It’s a story of Jamaican-American, illegally living in the US, soon to be deported girl, Natasha, and Korean-American, dreamer, poet, forced to be a doctor, a cute boy with a ponytail, Daniel. Natasha is getting deported tonight with her shattered dreams of studying science in the US due to her father’s DUI. The story is narrated by Natasha, Daniel, and the Universe. No matter how heartbroken you are, this book will make you believe in love and passion. It just warms up your heart.

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2)I will give you the Sun by Jandy Nelson


Jude and Noah are two inseparable 13-year-old twins, but over the years they become strangers and barely speak to each other. This book takes you on an emotional ride with so many insights about love and relationship that it feels magical. I didn’t want to put it down and forced this book on anyone who’d listen to me.


3)Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secret of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz


Ari and Dante have nothing in common except that they both are alone at the swimming pool, and are Mexicans. I am finding it difficult to describe this books in words for it sparked new emotions in me. Two lonely boys were discovering the world together, what it means to be boys, to be Mexican. Hope this quote helps my inability to convince you for picking up this book right now: “I got to thinking that poems were like people. Some people you got right off the bat. Some people you just didn’t get–and never would get.”


4)The Love That Split the World by Emily Henry


“You have three months to save him,” that’s all Natalie knows. She doesn’t know who to save and how. The story has time traveling, parallel worlds, native American history, high school drama and lots of love. It’s mystery, a little bit of thriller and most of all love. I was so enchanted by the end that I begged people to read the book and tell me if the end is what I think it was. Don’t worry you have me for that kind of support.


5)The Forty Rules of Love by Eli Shafak

If you know love, you know Rumi. Two stories run parallel in this narrative, Shams and Rumi’s, and Ellas and Aziz’s. Ella is a forty-year-old house-wife, and Aziz is a traveler, a writer and an advocate of love. Ella starts her job as a reader for a literary agent. Her first read is Aziz’s book, Sweet Blasphemy. Their romance begins with the letters they write to each other. It’s a beautiful journey.


6)Zenn Diagram by Wendy Brant

Eva walker has one friend. She is a loner out of necessity. For everyone around her is an emotional minefield. Whenever she touches someone or any of their things she can see their fears, their dreams, their insecurities. She has Mathematics and her little siblings. She tutors fellow students by touching their calculators. But what happens when she touches Zenn’s jacket, and she sees nothing? Is Zenn the only person she can feel in the entire world?

Wow! This book taught me the immense pleasure you get just by holding a hand.



7)The Last Summer by Ann Brashares

I picked up this book from a bookstore without even reading its title, and I got lucky. Most of the times love is complicated. You fall in love with your best friend’s sister, someone you weren’t supposed to fall for. How long can you deny yourself of your feelings? Can you give up on your love for your sibling?

Ah! This lyrical had me hanging to every word of it. Every feeling written so beautifully.


8)Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia

It’s a series of four books each with 400 pages and I read them in four days. Lena is a caster who falls in love with a human, Ethan Carter Wate. There’s a secret library, creatures, afterlife and Boo Radley. Lena and Ethan have a difficult love, but then he is ready to go to the other world or live with half a soul if that’s what he must do to keep Lena. Just writing about it is making me miss this book. I think I will read it again for the fifth time.


9)After You by Jojo Moyes

I am assuming you have read Me before you. For Louisa Clark love was Will Traynor, but Will left her. Now she is living the way Will wanted her to. But, can she continue doing as Will asked without having him around? Can she move on and fall in love without feeling like she is betraying Will and herself?


10)Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez


The story set in a fictional town presumably in Columbia starts with Florentino Ariza professing, for a second time, his “eternal fidelity and everlasting love” to Fermina Daza at the wake of Fermina Daza’s husband Dr. Juvenal Urbino. It’s exactly fifty-one years, nine months, and four days to the day he first confessed his love for Fermina and he’s been waiting ever since for an opportunity to woo her again. The 72-year-old widow, Fermina is startled and angry at his confession on the unfortunate moment and asks him to Get out. How long can you wait for the love of your life?



How many have you read?