Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Will Make You Swoon

This week's Top Ten Tuesday on The Broke and the Bookish is "Top Ten Books That Will Make You Swoon." I'm not much of a swooner when it comes to books.

1. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

Two words: Augustus Waters. 'Nuff said.

2. City of Bones books by Cassandra Clare

So this one is going to surprise you a bit, I'm guessing. Because I'm not talking about Clary and Jace - they're just annoying most of the time. I'm talking about Simon. The loyal, slightly geeky, but funny and really kind best friend. Helps that he's played by one of my fave Irish crushes, Robert Sheehan. Yeah, he's a bit of alright.

3. Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell

Park. Yeah, it takes a little while to warm up to him. But he's just such a great character, and while the end isn't a swoony (I won't spoil it), the journey was a great one.

4. Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell

Cather and Levi. Those two are just so good together.

5. Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Not always that believable, but swoony nonetheless.

6. Outpost by Ann Aguirre

I'm nearly finished this book and there have definitely been some seriously swoony moments.

I can't really think of any others. I don't really do swooning a lot. There are a few that didn't quite do it for me, but that probably do it for most readers:

1. This Is What Happy Looks Like by Jennifer E. Smith

It was a bit predictable and therefore "meh" for me, but I know some other bloggers who absolutely loved it, and it is definitely a swoony type of story.

2. Divergent by Veronica Roth

Personally I didn't like Tris, but her relationship with Four has probably led to a soon or 5,000.

3. Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Mr. Darcy is one of the original causers of the swoon.

4. Bridget Jones' Diary by Helen Fielding

Yet another Mr. Darcy. Think it's the name????

5. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

I feel like this'll be on a lot of lists, and I kinda get the whole Peeta thing. Well, a little bit, anyway.

That's all I got. What am I missing? Which books will even I swoon over? Tell in the comments!


  1. I was going to put The Fault In Our Stars on my list but wanted to try and have a look at ones people wouldn't generally pick (well some haha) I do agree with Augustus though, of course :P.
    I also love love love Simon, maybe more than the other guys.
    Again, I was going to have Fangirl but picked some other ones, Levi though has to be one of my favourite males in a long long time.
    This Is What Happy Looks Like is my one my favorite books, send me to mush haha. & I agree with Divergent

    Have yet to read Bridget Jones and Pride and Prejudice but I can understand why its on your list (same with Hunger Games :P)

    all in all a great list :)

  2. Great list!! I loved Fangirl and Divergent. I can definitely see why you would include Peeta on the list.

    I still have Eleanor and Park, The Truth About Forever, Shatter Me, and This Is What Happy Looks Like on my TBR list. It looks like I have a lot of swoon worthy reading ahead of me.

    Here is my TTT: http://www.jacquesbooknook.blogspot.com/2014/02/top-ten-tuesday-books-that-will-make_11.html

  3. I am so excited to read City of Bones this month and really cannot wait to read Shatter Me sometime too. Have you read The Infernal Devices??

    Here is my Top Ten Tuesday list if you want to check it out!

    Chanzie @ Mean Who You Are.


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