Literary Resolutions: Romance

 

As a genre, romance has a whole lot to offer, from light, fun, butterfly-inducing stories to complex contemplations on human relationships.  But unfortunately, the romance is often dismissed as lesser than other genres.

This year, give yourself permission to read whatever you want — and if what you want is romance, then we've got you covered.  Explore some of our recommended romance reads below!

Classics Rom Coms  |  Contemporary  |  Historical  |  Young Adult  |  Clean

 


 

Classics:

The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte Persuasion by Jane Austen Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen The Princess Bride by William Goldman Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte

 


 

Romantic Comedies:

American Royalty by Tracey Livesay Astrid Parker Doesn't Fail by Ashley Herring Blake Book Lovers by Emily Henry Drunk on Love by Jasmine Guillory I'm So (Not) Over You by Kosoko Jackson The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood Ms. Demeanor by Elinor Lipman The Wedding Crasher by Mia Sosa The Wisteria Society of Lady Scoundrels by India Holton

 


 

Contemporary Romances:

Alone with You in the Ether by Olivie Blake Before I Let Go by Kennedy Ryan Iona Iverson's Rules for Commuting by Clare Pooley Possession by A. S. Byatt Secrets and Lies by Selena Montgomery Verity by Colleen Hoover Without a Trace by Danielle Steel You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi

 


 

Historical Romances:

A Caribbean Heiress in Paris by Adriana Herrera The Duke and I by Julia Quinn Even Though I Knew the End by C. K. Polk If I Could Tell You by Elizabeth Wilhide A Lady for a Duke by Alexis Hall The Perfect Crimes of Marian Hayes by Cat Sebastian That Summer in Berlin by Lecia Cornwall Tipping the Velvet by Sarah Waters 

 


 

Young Adult:

Highly Suspicious and Unfairly Cute by Talia Hibbert I'll Be the One by Lyla Lee In the Wild Light by Jeff Zentner Instructions for Dancing by Nicola Yoon She Gets the Girl by Rachael Lippincott & Alyson Derrick This Is Why They Hate Us by Aaron H. Aceves

 


 

Clean & Wholesome:

The Best Is Yet to Come by Debbie Macomber Chasing Rome by John Gray Happily Ever Amish by Shelley Shepard Gray The Key to My Heart by Lia Louis Summer at the Cape by Raeanne Thayne

 

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