six romance books to read if you’re in a reading slump (and also if you’re not)!

hi. first of all…

what the f*ck is college. and why am i drowning.

second of all, well, hi (again)! i finally found some time and energy to write a post! can you believe it? who even am i?

today i’ve come for a post that was probably done a hundred times but that i never actually did, so i guess it’s time to talk about BOOKS TO READ IF YOU’RE IN A READING SLUMP!

(or just books to read, in general.)

GEEKERELLA, by ashley poston ♡

30724132a young adult romance, for people who are looking for:

  • a contemporary fairy-tale retelling
  • the hate-to-love trope
  • some very cute stuff

if you like disney’s movie starstruck and another cinderella’s story, you will definitely like this cute contemporary retelling of cinderella, which i remember describing in my review as a “chick-lit romance between a geek girl and a movie star of color, that will make you squeal from fluffiness”.

yes, it is that cute.

this is the kind of romance that is just so predictable but you still can’t stop reading. and your heart does a thing every time sometime cute happens because it’s just that ADORABLE.

TO ALL THE BOYS I’VE LOVED BEFORE trilogy, by jenny han ♡

a young adult romance, for people who are looking for:

  • a lot of cuteness
  • the fake-dating trope
  • high school romance

i know this one is pretty popular, but it’s just the perfect trilogy to binge-read if you want to get out of a reading slump. it’s just so simple and easy to get into, plus there’s a movie for the first book and you can go watch that after you’re done with the series (and since it’s almost winter, it’s the perfect time to read a heart-warming romance!).

LOVE FROM A TO Z, by s. k. ali ♡

71tksbxsxnla young adult romance, for people who are looking for:

  • romance books that also deal with important issues
  • books about teens growing up
  • soft romance
  • TRIGGER WARNING: islamophobia

adam and zayneb (get it? A to Z?) meet in the airport and things go from there. this book is not only a romance, but an eye-opening fiction about islamophobia, friendship, love, growing up, and many other issues.

this is a book i managed to read even though college is taking half of my time because it just was THAT good. i don’t think i will ever stop talking about it. not only was it so cute my eyes were heart-shaped while reading it, i also believe that the muslim representation and the way islam was talked about was just *chef’s kiss*. my only regret is taking so long to pick it up.

RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE, by casey mcquiston ♡

41150487a new adult romance, for people who are looking for:

  • royalty romance (i was sold even before reading the book when i heard about this one)
  • books that are so funny your stomach will hurt
  • the cute stuff
  • the hate-to-friendship-to-love trope

you’ll just have to deal with the fact that i’ll never stop recommending this one until i’m sure everyone in this world has read it, okay?

RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE is just THAT book to pick up if you want to get out of a reading slump. and i’m speaking this from personal experience; this book is just so addicting! and funny! and cute! and the characters are adorable! i wanted to hug them every time! i literally binge-read it in 24 hours! the day before my finals!

(okay i admit it wasn’t the best decision, but i do not regret it one bit.)

THE UNHONEYMOONERS, by christina lauren ♡

42201431an adult romance, for people who are looking for:

  • the hate-to-love trope
  • the funny stuff
  • the cute stuff
  • adult romance with no explicit sex scenes (fade to black)

this is also one i binge-read in a day, but how could i not? i mean, two people who supposedly hate each other go on the honeymoon instead of the bride and groom? and they fall in love? sign me up?

anyway, THE UNHONEYMOONERS is also a good book to try if you’re in a reading slump, trust me. it just has everything you could wish for in a romance, and it doesn’t get boring at all. plus, if you really like drama in books, this one is for you (it has…a lot of drama, especially towards the end). it certainly did not disappoint.

(i mean, the hate-to-love trope never does, because it’s just THE trope you know?)

THE LUCKIEST LADY IN LONDON, by sherry thomas ♡

17290655an adult romance, for people who are looking for:

  • a historical romance
  • books with VERY good writing
  • something simple and easy to get into

in this adult historical romance, a woman is confused when the Ideal Gentleman proposes to her at the end of the london season, but accepts because he’s the only one to do so.

while this one was not one of my favorites this year, i had a lot of fun reading it! and i would definitely recommend it if you’re in a mood for historical fiction, because it’s simple to follow and amusing! also, definitely pick it up if you want to kill time (during the next holidays for example).

of course, there are so many other books you can pick up if you want to get out of a reading slump, but i need to stop here because this could go on forever.

what is a book that helped you get out of a reading slump? have you read any of the books mentioned above? what were your opinions?

8 Replies to “six romance books to read if you’re in a reading slump (and also if you’re not)!”

  1. This is a really great list!! I couldn’t agree more with the TATBILB series as a way to get out of a reading sleep. It never stops being utterly adorable and cute and ugh I just love it way too much.😌💓I just added Geekerella to my TBR! I don’t know how it wasn’t on there before because I have definitely heard of it before, but it sounds so good and I’m a little slumpy right now so maybe I’ll try to pick it up soon. Lovely post, and I hope college gets less busy soon, hopefully with the semester ending soonish!

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    1. thank you!! and i hope you enjoy GEEKERELLA (tell us your opinion if you give it a try hehe).
      i think college will still be busy for another month, i have finals AFTER the holidays (which is just so so horrible i wanna cry). 😭😭

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  2. ok i’m surprised that i’ve actually read some of these already? I absolutely loved TATBILB and Geekerella!! I’m so excited to read Love from A to Z as well. And this book series didn’t help me get out of a reading slump, but i think it’d be great for people who are in a reading slump: the folk of the air trilogy. the books are just so trashy and short. they are the perfect reading slump reads!

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  3. I really adored Love From A to Z – it’s easily one of my favorites of 2019, and I can’t wait for S.K. Ali’s future works. (Saints and Misfits was fantastic as well.) Geekerella was such a fun book – like you said, super-predictable, but still exceptionally entertaining from start to finish. I liked The Luckiest Lady in London but I expected a tad bit more from it, to be honest. I think I’ve read so many exceptional historical romances at this point that it’s hard to impress me, haha. I’ve been disappointed in Christina Lauren before, and yet, I kind of want to give a chance to The Unhoneymooners – everyone’s been raving about it!

    I think The Kiss Quotient and The Bride Test are two romances that could easily get someone out of a reading slump. 🙂

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    1. aahh yesss i HAVE to read THE KISS QUOTIENT and THE BRIDE TEST!! those two have been sitting on my wishlist for a while now!
      also, yes please give THE UNHONEYMOONERS a chance, it’s so good!!
      and i agree with you on THE LUCKIEST LADY IN LONDON. even though i recommend it to get out of a reading slump because of how simple it is, i did expect more as well.

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