Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s topic is: Top Ten Books That Will Make You Swoon.
1. Nameless by Lili St. Crow – “Book. Candle. Nico.” Need I say more? If the answer is “yes,” then you need to get yourself to a bookstore ASAP.
2. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell – I wasn’t sold on this book at first, but the more I read the more I fell in love with Rowell’s novel. It has some of the sweetest, heart-meltingest (yes, I’m making that a word) scenes I’ve ever read, and they left me feeling warm and glowy long after I finished the book.
3. Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor – I was swept away by this story about an angel and a demon who did the unthinkable and fell in love. It’s everything a good love story should be, enchanting, heartbreaking, and beautiful.
4. The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater – I love that an almost-but-not-quite-kiss scene written by Maggie Stiefvater can get my heart racing faster than a full-out love scene written by another author.
5. Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare – All of the books in The Infernal Devices series make me weak in the knees, but the holy water scene in Clockwork Angel leaves me particularly breathless.
6. Romeo Redeemed by Stacey Jay – Who can resist the charms of one of the world’s most famous lovers, especially when he’s a dreamy bad boy trying to go good? In this sequel to Juliet Immortal, Romeo Montague is back and ready to steal your heart.
7. Venom by Fiona Paul – Full of midnight rendezvous and forbidden love in Renaissance Italy, Venom supplies all sorts of exciting thrills.
8. Twilight series by Stephenie Meyer – I’m sure I’ll catch a lot of flack for this, but I’d be remiss to exclude Twilight from my swoon list. The movies may be terrible, but the books have me mooning after Edward and Jacob every time I read them.
9. A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray – The fact that it gives me romance-inspired shivers is just one of the many great things about Bray’s Gemma Doyle series.
10. Divergent by Veronica Roth – Although the second and third books in Roth’s Divergent trilogy left me underwhelmed, the chemistry between Tris and Four in the first book was sizzlin’.