If you are anything like me, you’ve already watched To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before on Netflix (and more than once too). SO, WHAT NOW!? Come my fellow romcom lovers I have the book list that will have you feeling nice and toasty warm on the inside.
Before I launch into this list, I just wanted let you all know about my credentials. I have watched every romcom there is to see on Netflix (yes, I’m even looking at you Autumn Dream and The Christmas Prince!). Whether on the screen or on the pages, I am constantly searching for that **MoMeNT**! Oh, you know it! That warm fuzzy feeling is what we are after! Here are the books sure to deliver just that for this fall season
What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera
Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a show-stopping romance when you least expect it. Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things. But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them? Maybe nothing. After all, they get separated. Maybe everything. After all, they get reunited.
Ayesha At Last by Uzma Jalaluddin
Ayesha Shamsi has a lot going on. Her dreams of being a poet have been set aside for a teaching job so she can pay off her debts to her wealthy uncle. Though Ayesha is lonely, she doesn’t want an arranged marriage. Then she meets Khalid who is just as smart and handsome as he is conservative and judgmental. When a surprise engagement between Khalid and Hafsa is announced, Ayesha is torn between how she feels about the straightforward Khalid and his family; and the truth she realizes about herself.
This Is Kind of an Epic Love Story by Kheryn Callender
Playing it safe to avoid a broken heart has been his MO ever since his father died and left his mom to unravel—but this strategy is not without fault. His best-friend-turned-girlfriend-turned-best-friend-again, Florence, is set on making sure Nate finds someone else. And in a twist that is rom-com-worthy, someone does come along: Oliver James Hernández, his childhood best friend. Keep an eye out—this one goes on sale on October 30th!
Molly is spending her summer like a jail sentence. Just ninety-nine days ‘til she can leave for college, and be done. Then, in 9 Days and 9 Nights, Molly has to spend nine days and nine nights with the boy she once loved, the boy whose heart she shredded, without Ian knowing. Will she make it through as new, improved Molly, or will everything that happened between her and Gabe come rushing back?
Love, Life and the List by Kasie West
Abby gives herself one month to do ten things, ranging from face a fear (#3) to learn a stranger’s story (#5) to fall in love (#8). She knows that if she can complete the list, she’ll become the kind of artist she’s always dreamed of being. But as the deadline approaches, Abby realizes that getting through the list isn’t as straightforward as it seems…and that maybe—just maybe—she can’t change her art if she isn’t first willing to change herself.
The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli
Seventeen-year-old Molly Peskin-Suso knows all about unrequited love—she’s lived through it twenty-six times. She crushes hard and crushes often, but always in secret. Luckily, Cassie’s new girlfriend comes with a cute hipster-boy sidekick. Will is funny, flirtatious, and just might be perfect crush material. Maybe more than crush material. And if Molly can win him over, she’ll get her first kiss. There’s only one problem: Molly’s coworker, Reid. He’s an awkward Tolkien superfan with a season pass to the Ren Faire, and there’s absolutely no way Molly could fall for him.
Puddin’ by Julie Murphy
Millie Michalchuk has gone to fat camp every year since she was a little girl. Not this year. This year she has new plans to chase her secret dream of being a newscaster—and to kiss the boy she’s crushing on. Callie Reyes is the pretty girl who is next in line for dance team captain and has the popular boyfriend. But when it comes to other girls, she’s more frenemy than friend. Puddin’ is a story about unexpected friendship, romance, and Texas-size girl power
What is your favourite love story? Are any of these books on your TBR pile? Let us know what you think in the comments or on Twitter @SavvyReader!
Here are to the books that keep us reading late into the night (morning).