Top 10 Romantic Novels
We are all romantics by heart, may it be fiction or nonfiction. This is probably the reason why romantic novels are such a great hit to all the people because almost everyone can relate to one or more sides of the story. There are already a lot of stories that stayed with the hearts of millions of readers. Here are the top 10 romantic novels.
This has got to be one of Sparks’ finest works ever. The Notebook is focused on the beautiful love story of Noah and Allie. Like typical stories, Allie is a rich girl while Noah is poor. It felt like the two had a love at first sight and when they set their eyes on each other, nothing was the same for them ever again. Because this novel was so popular, it has been turned into a major motion picture that became number one in many countries. It starred Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling which launched their careers to greater heights.
A Walk to Remember
When it comes to beautiful yet tragic love stories that ever existed through novels, this one will immediately come to mind. Mandy Moore and Shane West were phenomenal when they played the roles of Jamie and Landon respectively. We think that everybody agrees when we say that tears came running down when that Jamie was dying of Leukaemia and when Landon proposed marriage to her to fulfil her number one on her list of things to do before she dies which is to marry at the church where her mother grew up and where her parents were married too.
Who on this world does not know the names Bella, Edward, and Jacob? This novel by Stephanie Meyer is one of the biggest vampire movies ever! This novel is focused on mythical creatures such as vampires and werewolves and babies that are half vampire and half human. This might sound crazy but this story has made it realistic. Another great thing that made this novel a sure hit was the intense love story between a human and a vampire, not to mention the unrequited love of a werewolf for the human. This has taken typical love triangles into a whole level.
The Time Traveller’s Wife
What would you do if your loved one is beside you now and he or she will just be gone in the next second without you even knowing it? The Time Traveller’s Wife is one of the most unique and compelling love stories ever written. Rachel McAdams once again played the title role in its movie adaptation. A lot of people have sung more and more praises for the author and the story that changed the mainstream themes of novels. This is one of the things that is great about novels, you know that there is so much you haven’t read yet and they’ll continue to surprise you.
Romeo and Juliet
One of the best and most epic loves stories known to mankind. William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet were among the very first novels that caught the attention of people in a really good way. It has been translated to hundreds of languages and is taught in thousands of schools or universities all around the world. It is also among the most relevant pieces of literature that ever existed. There were also a lot of movies that were based on this novel and because of its worldwide popularity, different versions of it has already been made that either turned the story more beautiful or even tragic than it already is.
Anna and the French Kiss
This is like your typical teenage love stories but this one will still be able to turn your cheeks to red and make you giggle like a school girl. This novel offers a light romantic story set in the city of lights and the so-called city of love, Paris. The story revolves around Anna who transferred to a French school from America and was not really happy about it first. But then, she found some new friends among her classmates and that’s when she found the soon to be love of her life. It’s a promise when we say that their love story will make you wish that you’re parents should have sent you to a boarding school in Paris!
Fault in Our Stars
A novel that focuses on the hardships of being a cancer patient, it is sure to say that it has touched the hearts of millions who have already read it. Fault in Our Stars is a novel by John Green wherein two cancer patients, Hazel and Gus, fall in love amidst their continued fight for cancer. They develop their feelings because they bond over their mutual experiences and feelings about what they are both going through. All this time, they thought that it was Hazel who’s going to pass away first between them two but readers where shocked when Gus has a recurring event of cancer. This then took him away from his family, his life and his Hazel.
One Day is also a very unique story that focuses on the love of two people that flourished on one day of every year of their lives. The movie adaptation starred Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess that had critics wondering if their pair will work on screen. Nonetheless, the movie turned out to be a very big hit and the people were also very interested about the book.
A movie that is told through the perspectives of the boy and the girl, Flipped is the one movie you should turn to if you feel like relieving your first love. This may seem like your love-hate relationship but there’s more to it than just that. This will also teach life lessons about family, friendship and other values such as honesty and being true to yourself in terms of what you’re feeling deep inside.
This may be the novel based movie that got Vanessa Hudgens out of her High School Musical alter ego. The movie is like a modern day beauty and the beast. The novel was critically acclaimed and has gotten rave reviews.
If you haven’t read any of these best romantic novels yet, then you’re missing a large part of your life. Go ahead grab a copy now.