A perfect Top Ten Tuesday weekly meme seeing as Valentine’s Day is this Thursday, this week we are giving our Top Ten Romances. Want to participate? Head over to The Broke and The Bookish to link up your own post.
· Cynster Series by Stephanie Laurens
I know it is cheating to list a series, but if I had to pick just one, Devil’s Bride is probably my favorite. I discovered her books one afternoon in Borders bookstore while we were living in Champaign, IL. I have not looked back since. She is one of the authors that I will pick up most anything with her name on it.
· Three Sisters Island series by Nora Roberts
Face the Fire was my first Nora Roberts book. I picked up on my winter break during my sophomore year in college. I have loved her books since.
· Fool’s Gold series by Susan Mallery
Has anyone else read this series? I am really enjoying it. I had to smile at Annabelle since she is a fellow librarian.
Young Adult romances
· The Season by Sarah Maclean
One of the first regency era romance novels I have read for young adults, this is the first book I read of Sarah Maclean’s. I knew that I found a favorite author the day I picked up her book. I oh so wish Ms. Maclean could continue the other characters in The Season as well, but as of now, no plans have been announced.
· The Duff by Kody Keplinger
Her first book, Kody Keplinger has quickly become one of mine (and the teens I work with) favorite contemporary fiction authors. I also enjoy her other books--Shut Out and A Midsummer's Nightmare quite a lot.
· Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins
I read this book not too long ago and it has easily been one of the best I have read this year and more. The second book, Sweet Peril, is one of my most highly anticipated books of this year.
· Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally
Again, one of my sure bets authors, Catching Jordan is not just a sports story—it is so much more than that. I love how the Hundred Oaks books have related characters, but we get to meet and cheer for more characters as each book progresses. Her two books due out this year—Things I Can’t Forget and Racing Savannah are on my sure buy list.
· Divergent by Veronica Roth
Not a romance story per say but, I am just drawn to Tris and Four’s story. I am anticipating the third book so much. I jumped for joy when I read the third book’s release date was finally announced. J
· The Selection by Kiera Cass
I am so curious to see where Ms. Cass takes America, Maxon and Aspen’s story during The Elite.
· Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
An instant classic and one of my favorites, how could I not include it on this list? It could be because I have a love affair going on with Paris (don’t worry—my husband is well aware of this). I enjoyed Lola and the Boy Next Door and I am looking forward to reading Isla and the Happily Ever After due out later this year.
The titles are not listed in any particular order--just as my fingers typed it all out. :-) I am looking forward to reading the link ups as I am sure to see many I am familiar with already but I am hoping to discover some new titles. Plus, I know so many of the young adult titles I listed above have additional books coming out in the series—it is going to be a great book year!