Romance books sometimes get a bad rap — especially among those who believe that literature needs to be long and boring to be worth reading. Those who love romance novels know that there’s something about the chemistry between two star-crossed lovers that is simply unmatched by any other genre. Depending on the types of books you like, there are romance books that will surely appeal to you and leave a lasting impression. Whether you like dependable classic, swashbuckling adventure, or contemporary books that pull at your heartstrings, here are three books that are worth a read.
If You Like Classics
If you love classic literature with an element of romance, you need to read Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Both a satire of English country life in the 1800s and a witty tale of romance, Pride and Prejudice tells the tale of Elizabeth Bennet and her courtship with the aristocratic Fitzwilliam Darcy. With beautiful and timeless writing, Austen draws the reader in with characters crackling with personality and a storyline that never disappoints. Heavy on dialogue, this classic romance is as funny as it is touching and readers will find that it has stood the test of time incredibly well. Widely regarded as the first romance novel written, aficionados of the genre would be missing out if they didn’t add Austen’s classic to their reading list.