Monday, February 13, 2012

Musing Mondays: Favorite Romance or Love Story

This week’s musing asks…
What is your favorite romantic book –or book that includes a love story? (an adult romance, young adult, kids’ story, anything)

My favorite love story is probably Possession, A.S. Byatt's novel with two sets of romances, one in the present and one in the past. And actually it's more like three, if you count the love triangle at the heart of the past-tense romance. Other favorite love stories of mine are:
  • Gone with the Wind, by Margaret Mitchell,
  • Jane Eyre, by Charlotte Brontë, and I don't care what anyone says about it being ridiculous, etc.; also
  • A Very Long Engagement by Sebastien Japrisot, set after World War I and about a woman's determination to find out what happened to her lover,
  • The English Patient, by Michael Ondaatje, the book so much better than the movie, and
  • Persuasion, by Jane Austen, a more grown-up look at the marriage plot than most other Austens.
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10 comments:

Sandy Nawrot said...

GWTW and Persuasion are two favs of mine, but I think my favorite love story might have to be The Time Traveler's Wife. I tear up just thinking about it.

Harvee said...

You have persuaded me to read Persuasion, an Austen that I have not yet read!

Andi said...

You hit on several here that I might not have thought of straight off. Namely: The English Patient. I loooooved that book and would love to re-read it.

LibrarySnake said...

Ooh, yes Possession has a great love story :)

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Zibilee said...

I was going to say Possession as well! I guess you beat me to it!

Kathleen said...

I love Gone with the Wind and Jane Eyre also. I read The English Patient for a college course and had to rush through it. I've got to reread that one some day soon.

bermudaonion said...

I didn't think of Gone With the Wind, but it is a romance!

Jeanne said...

I was reading Scott Spenser's Endless Love with my future husband at the time we were falling in love, so I still regard it as romantic, even though it's a tale of obsessive love that gets way out of hand.

caite said...

Jane Eyre ridiculous?? Who said that? I am going to have a word with them.

BTW, Jane Eyre was my answer. :-)

stacybuckeye said...

Love Jane and Persuasion! I need to read Possession.