Love is in the Air! Romance novels
February 12, 2010
With apologies to those orderly folk who are expecting A for Anna to be followed by B for Bookmark or something … I’m no Sue Grafton!
Instead, today, in honour of Valentine’s Day, let’s talk Romance!
Did you know: Romance novels and love stories hold the largest share of the consumer market and it is estimated that the genre generated more than $1.36 billion dollars in sales in 2009. Apparently sales of romance books increased significantly as economies went into recession – sweet escapism from one’s troubles perhaps?
My favourite Romance titles are the following:
Once I get past the image of Carol Burnett wearing a curtain rod … Made my Book Club haul this tome on their various Spring Break travels last year!
The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough
Adored the book and have vivid memories of the mini-series starring Richard Chamberlain. Considering re-reading it now but afraid it won’t be as good the second time around.
Have read this many times and sob harder every time. Will likely cry harder as Erich Segal has recently passed away.
An old classic that is probably one of my favourite reads in general – despite the fact that we picked it apart paragraph by paragraph for what felt like months in high school. Maybe it’s because of that!
Hmmm – they’ve all been around for a while. I’m sure there are new love-ly classics … Nicholas Sparks anyone? Funny too that this list could also be titled My favourite Tearjerkers!
Your turn – post your favourite titles that make you weak in the knees with a pitter-patter heart. Or as in my case, make you blotchy and runny-nosed …