Do you get these urges of re-reading novels? I definitely am that kind of a person who likes to re-read stories and novels. I can go back and read some the classic romance novels any day, any time of the day, and some mystery and thriller books just for the sheer joy of feeling the emotions. I am listing down today Top 5 Romance Novels Worth Re-reading.

Currently I am reading only romance novels – I don’t know why, but I feel like living through these romantic tales. So it’s rather apt that I write about some of my favorite romance novels that I have read more than once.

Pride & Prejudice

pride and prejudice

Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is perhaps the first title that comes to your mind when you talk about romance novels. Doesn’t it? Elizabeth Bennet, one of English literatures most popular heroines, is still as fresh and bold as anyone from this era. Though first published in 1813 Lizzy and her thoughts on morality, love and marriage are true even today.

And what can I say about Mr. Darcy! The man lacking in social skills is actually such a romantic at heart. In spite of all the ‘pride’ you can’t help but swoon over him. It’s a true victory of love when Lizzy and Mr. Darcy leaves behind their prejudice and pride and surrender to each other.

OMG I love this one so much. This is the fourth time I am reading this novel.

jane austen quote, pride and prejudice quote

Gone with the Wind

gone with the wind

Gone with the Wind is an epic love story by Margaret Mitchell which won a Pulitzer Prize. There has been many novels, and movies on the American Civil War and its aftermath but seldom have we come across a novel that is as beautiful and haunting at the same time. This complex story of love, jealousy, death and war is deep and multi-dimensional. Scarlet is not just bold and free spirited, she simply desires love. But she is very different from the usual love story heroines for she stands by her family during trying times and shows exceptional courage in keeping them safe.

But it is just not a romance fiction but also touches upon issues of slavery, caste system, war and its haunting experiences. No wonder it is so popular in the US even today.

gone with the wind

Romeo & Juliet

romeo and juliet

How can any romance novel listing be over without this cult classic! Written by the master himself, there is no one who is not in love with William Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. Violence, love, passion, rivalry, blood feud you name it and it has it.

The classic case of love at first sight is still as popular among people as love is. I have read this first while being in school and falling in love and crying with the deaths.

romeo and juliet quote

The Notebook

the-notebook-book-coverIt is great to read about young mushy romance any day. But when it is as good as The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks you might want to read it again and again. The love story between Noah and Allie is everything from a summer romance to undying love and eternal love. Separated by class and society Allie is denied any alliance with Noah and is engaged to Lon. The she finds herself searching for Noah when she comes across the picture of his house for sale on the newspaper.

Fate brings them together against all odds. But the actual love story perhaps begins after that. Noah is by her side even when she is suffering from Alzheimer’s disease and doesn’t remember anything – not even him. He reads their story to her every day at the care home. That just makes you go aww.

the notebook quote

Love Story

love-story

Okay, all romance lovers would agree with me, they are in love with Love Story by Erich Segal. It’s like the favourite book of every teen (at least my time). Story of love, story of sacrifices, it is the story of absolute love. Oliver and Jenny are meant to be together but destiny has different plans. When Jenny is suffering from leukemia Oliver decides to go on with life without telling his young wife about her ailment. Living life to their fullest.

love story quote

So these are some of my favourite romance novels that I have read more than once. Do you have some off your favourite novels that you have multiple times? Share with me.

tinabasu

24 Comments on Top 5 Romance Novels Worth Re-reading

  1. Esha
    July 10, 2016 at 11:11 pm (5 months ago)

    Oh, I love these…in fact, Numbers 1,2,3 and 5 are my absolute favourites and these I could read n number of times and never get bored! Love the way you’ve used the quotes! I might pick up No.4 as well just to complete the list 🙂

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    • tinabasu
      July 11, 2016 at 10:52 am (5 months ago)

      I know, that No.1 is a favourite with all the girls I think. I can sit on a lazy day, take a sip of my coffee and go Mr. Darcy!

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  2. Dorothee Lang
    July 10, 2016 at 11:14 pm (5 months ago)

    Great idea with the “quote postcards” – thanks for putting this blog post together. have a lovely blog week~

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    • tinabasu
      July 11, 2016 at 10:54 am (5 months ago)

      Thank you Dorothy. Yes I thought it would be nice to share some quotes from these classics! You too have a great blog week

      Reply
  3. Anita
    July 11, 2016 at 12:09 am (5 months ago)

    Good list, Tina!
    I have 4/5- Just have to read the 1 that I have missed 🙂

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    • tinabasu
      July 11, 2016 at 10:54 am (5 months ago)

      Which one did you miss Anita?

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  4. Ramya
    July 11, 2016 at 12:30 am (5 months ago)

    Wow nice list Tina ☺I haven’t read anything except The love story by Erich segal which was fantastic. Jane austen has been in my wish list from a long time.

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    • tinabasu
      July 11, 2016 at 10:57 am (5 months ago)

      Ramya Jane Austen is like a goddess for me! You must try Pride and Prejudice. You will get free ebooks on the internet.

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  5. Nabanita
    July 11, 2016 at 12:32 am (5 months ago)

    I can’t agree more with you. Love all these books. I would also add Wuthering Heights too when it comes to reading a book on love..

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    • tinabasu
      July 11, 2016 at 10:58 am (5 months ago)

      Oh Yes, Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre are all my favs!

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  6. Brenda Stevens
    July 11, 2016 at 1:58 am (5 months ago)

    LOVE THESE TOO!!! However…have to admit………never read PRIDE and PREJUDICE!! ok let me find it!! 🙂

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    • tinabasu
      July 11, 2016 at 9:08 pm (5 months ago)

      Hey Brenda, Pride and Prejudice is lovely, you will find ebooks on the internet that are free to download since this work is in the public domain now. I can assure you, you will love it.

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  7. Angel Stew & Devil's Brew
    July 11, 2016 at 4:21 am (5 months ago)

    Is it so horrible of me to say that altho I love the books and have read them all, I love the movies so much more? 🙂 And it’s such a great list it’s really difficult for me to choose my favorite.

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    • tinabasu
      July 11, 2016 at 9:13 pm (5 months ago)

      hey I find some of the adaptations nice too. But I love the books!

      Reply
  8. rajlakshmi
    July 11, 2016 at 7:05 am (5 months ago)

    Love story is the only book that made me cry… the ending of Gone with the wind made my teenage heart break into million pieces… and years after when I tried to read another romance novel – message in a bottle… that was it. I stopped reading romance novels. I have this knack of always picking up heart breaking stories. And then spend weeks going under chocolate therapy. I love Jane Eyre too.

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    • tinabasu
      July 11, 2016 at 9:14 pm (5 months ago)

      OMG… I will send you a list of feel good romance books then, you need to read them!

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    • tinabasu
      July 11, 2016 at 9:17 pm (5 months ago)

      Thanks Sunaina

      Reply
  9. Ramya P
    July 11, 2016 at 5:56 pm (5 months ago)

    I was not a fan of love stories, until I read Love, Rosie. And then hell went loose and I read most of the romantic novels. I loved all the books yu have mentioned and most of Nicholas Sparks books.

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    • tinabasu
      July 11, 2016 at 9:19 pm (5 months ago)

      Great Ramya, such hell breaks loose on everyone! We all are mad for romance, aren’t we?

      Reply
  10. Ramya Abhinand
    July 12, 2016 at 12:37 pm (5 months ago)

    Absolutely true… these are my favourites too… If I had to pick the best .. for me it would be Gone with the wind..was just thinking of picking it up today.maybe I should

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    • tinabasu
      July 14, 2016 at 12:38 pm (5 months ago)

      Ohh yes, Gone with the Wind is a super choice

      Reply
  11. Fabida Abdulla
    July 13, 2016 at 6:16 pm (5 months ago)

    I would add Jane Eyre and Wuthering Heights to the list, although Gone with the Wind is one of my absolute favorites!

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    • tinabasu
      July 14, 2016 at 12:39 pm (5 months ago)

      Absolutely Fabida, both are great romance novels

      Reply

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