7 Romantic Books Even A Non-Cheesy Girl Will Fall In Love With
Reading broadens your horizon; it makes us wiser, and gives us the ability to imagine a world completely different from our own. Now, if you are not one for cheesy books, and have never really given the romance genre a try thanks to all the mush, we have come up with a list that might make you change your mind. Yes, it is possible to love romance!
These 7 romantic books will make you fall in love with their characters, plot, and the very concept of love, without cringing! So, get ready to buy these books ASAP.
1. ALL ABOUT LOVE BY BELL HOOKS
‘It offers radical new ways to think about love by showing its interconnectedness in our private and public lives. In eleven concise chapters, hooks explains how our everyday notions of what it means to give and receive love often fail us, and how these ideals are established in early childhood.’
This book will change your life. Period.
2. THE ZOYA FACTOR BY ANUJA CHAUHAN
‘When the younger players in India’s cricket team find out that advertising executive Zoya Singh Solanki was born at the very moment India won the World Cup back in 1983, they are intrigued. When having breakfast with her is followed by victories on the field, they are impressed. And when not eating with her results in defeat, they decide she’s a lucky charm. Pursued by international cricket boards on the one hand, wooed by Cola majors on the other, Zoya struggles to stay grounded in the thick of the world cup action. And it doesn’t help that she keeps clashing with the erratically brilliant new skipper who tells her flatly that he doesn’t believe in luck…’
A book full of wit, humour, toe-curlingly sexy romance, and cricket—it will definitely make you fall in love with the characters, almost to the point that they won’t feel unreal. Indulge yourself in this romantic, and only-slightly cheesy novel.
3. ELEANOR & PARK BY RAINBOW ROWELL
‘Set over the course of one school year, this is the story of two star-crossed sixteen-year-olds—smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.’
This book will make you fall in love with the characters, then, all of a sudden, break your heart into a zillion tiny pieces. But it will also mend it again, and make you believe in love and its power.
4. THE ROSIE PROJECT BY GRAEME SIMSION
‘A romance novel full of quirky characters and plenty of humor, Graeme Simsion’s The Rosie Project begins when a brilliant but socially inept geneticist decides to forgo dating in favor of using a scientific approach to finding a life partner.’
It is quite an easy read, and the social awkwardness of Don is easy to relate to. All of us know a Don Tillman, and you will be quite glad that you picked up this book.
5. CALL ME BY YOUR NAME BY ANDRE ACIMAN
‘The story of a sudden and powerful romance that blossoms between an adolescent boy and a summer guest at his parents’ cliff-side mansion on the Italian Riviera. Unprepared for the consequences of their attraction, at first each feigns indifference. But during the restless summer weeks that follow, unrelenting buried currents of obsession and fear, fascination and desire, intensify their passion as they test the charged ground between them.’
A boy. A girl. And Italy! This beautifully written story of passion, obsession, and love will make you dislike yourself for loving it. Prepare to completely fall in love with this coming-of-age novel.
6. ONE DAY BY DAVID NICHOLLS
‘It’s 1988 and Dexter Mayhew and Emma Morley have only just met on the night of their graduation. Tomorrow they must go their separate ways. But after only one day together, they cannot stop thinking about one another.
Over twenty years, snapshots of that relationship are revealed on the same day—July 15th—of each year. Dex and Em face squabbles and fights, hopes and missed opportunities, laughter and tears. And as the true meaning of this one crucial day is revealed, they must come to grips with the nature of love and life itself.’
This book will make you fall in love with the characters and make you believe in love, even if you swore you never would. But beware, as this book might even break your heart into a million pieces.
7. THE TIME TRAVELER’S WIFE BY AUDREY NIFFENEGGER
‘A funny, often poignant tale of boy meets girl with a twist: what if one of them couldn’t stop slipping in and out of time? Highly original and imaginative, this debut novel raises questions about life, love, and the effects of time on relationships.’
You love the guy, you even marry the guy, but he is a time traveller. He always leaves you behind and you never know when he is going to come back. That has got to make you feel sad. I bet, by the end of this story, you will have tears in your eyes.