Top Ten Romances I’ll Read To Cheer Me Up

TTT is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.

This week’s theme is a Valentine’s Day freebie! I haven’t done a lot of TTTs recently, but I liked this topic, and I thought it would be fun to share with you guys my “comfort” reads—the books I turn to when I need to be cheered up, and a sweet romance is exactly what I want.

  1. A Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler

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This book was sweet, moving, and unique. The concept of a voiceless MC was perfectly written. My full review here.

2. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

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Just thinking about Sean and Puck’s romance makes me swoon a little. They are seriously perfect for each other, and the rest of the book is impeccable too. My full review here.

3. The Fill-In Boyfriend by Kasie Westcover the fill in boyfriend

This is a cute and funny story guaranteed to put a smile on my face. My full review here.

4. Across a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreundcover across a star swept sea

A compelling fantasy-dystopian with a touching—but hilarious—romance. My full review here.

5. I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have To Kill You by Allie Carter
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Or really anything by Allie Carter. My full series review here.

6. Ten Things We Did (And Probably Shouldn’t Have) by Sarah Mlynowski
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This book surprised me with how emotional it made me, and how many times it got me to laugh out loud. Honestly, so much fun to read. My full review here.

7. Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks by Lauren Myracle

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This book is an old favorite. It’s impressive contemporary that captures the struggles of frustrating parents and high school drama without going overboard.

8. Angel Burn by LA Weatherly

Technically, this is the first book in an intense paranormal series, but the romance, especially in the first book, is smile-inducing. Their relationship is honest and interesting, and I love seeing the moments as they slowly fall for each other (while saving each other’s lives).

9. The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner

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Okay, so this definitely isn’t a romance. And it’s the third book in the series. But there are certain scenes in this book that are so freaking romantic that I die a bit thinking about them.

10. Going Underground by Susan Vaught

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Del and Livia falling in love is one of the sweetest (and most bittersweet) stories I’ve ever read. With a heavy dose of social commentary, this book is an all-time favorite. My full review here.


So there are my favorite pick-me-up romances! What about you? Do we share any favorites? What should I read the next time I need to be cheered up?

10 thoughts on “Top Ten Romances I’ll Read To Cheer Me Up

  1. Great list and I like your take on this week’s TTT 🙂 I really need to get around to reading The Scorpio Races – it’s sound so good. I always enjoy having a quick flick through one of my old favourites to refresh my mind on how things happened.

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    1. Thanks!
      I love rereading books–most of the books on that list I’ve reread at least once 🙂 It’s so great to get to relive my favorite moments.
      Scorpio Races is AMAZING! You should totally read it 🙂 (but I understand the endless-TBR problem)

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  2. Great list. I always read a romance to cheer myself up too. I think my favourite of all time is probably Victoria and the Rogue by Meg Cabot. I first read it when I was 12 and it still works on me now!

    I definitely need to read some more Lauren Myracle. I read the IM books she did forever ago and haven’t picked up any others since. I think I might be reaching for her next time I need a comfort romance 🙂

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  3. I’ve only read The Fill-In Boyfriend from your list but I ADORED that book! So freaking cute without being cheesy + the cover is super romantic, as well!
    The Summer of Chasing Mermaids, The Scorpio Races, I’d Tell You I Love You, But Then I’d Have To Kill You are on my tbr. 😀
    Wonderful list!

    My TTT

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