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:

 Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell

 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.

 Love Story by Erich Segal

Have read this many times and sob harder every time. Will likely cry harder as Erich Segal has recently passed away.

Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte

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 …

One Response to “Love is in the Air! Romance novels”

  1. Michele Says:

    Although not a classic, I can’t neglect mentioning one of my favourites, “The Bridges of Madison County”. It’s a definite “tearjerker”!

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