This week's topic is the top ten books that made me swoon. I'm guessing my list will be a little nontraditional this week because I don't read a ton of traditional "romance". I'm all about swooning in other genres though!
1. Vampire Academy (the whole series!), by Richelle Mead
**And while we're on the subject of Vampire Academy, please do yourself a favor and go see the movie, because it is fantastic and I will be devastated if the remaining books are not made into movies!**
2. Gone With the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell (Rhett! Butler!)
3. Agnes and the Hitman, by Jennifer Crusie
I think Jennifer Crusie is a fantastic writer and very few people do romantic dialogue as well as she does! This particular book is a favorite of mine.
4. The Hunger Games, by Suzanne Collins
Katniss + Peeta 4-ever in my book. I know these books are dark and maybe not a traditional choice for "swoony" but I love watching the relationship between these two develop.
5. The Scorpio Races, by Maggie Stiefvater
Love, love, love Maggie. This book was an immediate 5 star for me, and the relationship between Puck and Sean is totally swoon-worthy.
6. All the Truth That's In Me, by Julie Berry
I reviewed this one recently, and one of the things I mentioned in my review is how strong the romance is in this book!
7. Delirium, by Lauren Oliver
This book, oh my gosh, my heart. This book is the definition of swoon-worthy. I dare you to get through this without crying (and swooning).
8. The Chemical Garden series, by Lauren DeStefano
I'll admit, I was pretty swoony over Linden. He was a victim of some pretty gruesome circumstances but he was a good guy and I secretly wanted him and Rhine to work. BUT. The reason this series makes my list today is the swoon-worthy relationship between Rhine and Cecily. Rhine and Cecily are both such great examples of strong female characters and I really admire how fiercely they come to love one another.
9. Matched, by Ally Condie
Looking back at the review I wrote for this one, I used the term "swoon-worthy" right in my writeup! This book stands out to me because I think it has that elusive well-crafted love triangle.
10. Stolen, by Lucy Christopher
I'm always vaguely weirded out by how much I do, in fact, swoon over this one. I never thought I could come around to a kidnapper as a love interest!
Do you agree with any of these?
What are your most swoon-worthy books?