Tuesday, February 15, 2011

My Top Tens: Love Stories

After much stressing (I need like a top 50 list or something) here's what I've come up with for my top ten favorite love stories. This particular list kills three meme-ish type events today. Top Ten Tuesday over at The Broke and The Bookish, a Love Month post sponsored by Fluttering Butterflies, and my own quest to list top ten book lists now and then when the mood moves me.

1. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
2. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
3. Katherine by Anya Seton (love story of Katherine Swynford and John of Gaunt)
4. The Far Pavilions by M.M. Kaye
5. The Enchanted Cup by Dorothy Roberts (the first Tristan and Isolde story I read and was much taken with)
6. Sing Me To Sleep by Angela Morrison
7. The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford
8. Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
9. A Walk to Remember by Nicholas Sparks
10. Beauty by Robin McKinley

What would you include in YOUR top ten?


  1. One day I will read Katherine. I've had a copy for years now.

    I'd add Melanie and Ashley from GWTW. And maybe The Thorn Birds, but I haven't read it in 15 years, so I'm not sure.

  2. I also had P&P and Jane Eyre. I loved reading about Anne and Gilbert!

  3. Katherine sounds interesting - I am not familiar with that story. I've heard so many good things about The Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, I might have to pick that one up soon. Great list!

  4. I've heard of so many of these books, but I've never read any of them. How sad is that? At least, I have something to look forward to! :)

  5. here's mine http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/02/top-ten-tuesday-top-10-book-to-movie.html

  6. I haven't read any of the books on your list! But I've seen A Walk to Remember and that is such a beautiful love story!

  7. These is My Words by Nancy Turner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Well just to through my log on the fire - I still root for Buttercup and Westley whenever I watch and read The Princess Bride by William Goldman. Of course I laugh and am heartily entertained too!! If you throw in Oliver Barrett IV and Jennifer Cavillieri in Love Story by Erich Segal you touch on my FIRST experience with a love story as a preteen. Les Miserables is my all-time favorite book and I think it totally qualifies as a love story on every level - parental love, passion, zeal,forgiveness, yep...you got it all!

    Those are just a few off the top of my head. I can see why this is so hard!!

  9. AWW! So many great love stories there! I keep meaning to read Katherine .. and I really, really want to read Sing Me To Sleep but haven't managedto track down a copy as yet :(

  10. I haven't heard of some of these--I'll have to keep an eye out for them!

  11. Great list. Several I have not read, and several I have. Jane Eyre and P&P are my favorites. Beauty is a great one too.



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