Bestselling Books With Love

Looking for a love story to read this month? Let's see what's currently on the NYT bestsellers list:


Shadowfever by Karen Marie Moning: #1 bestseller in hardcover fiction
Confession time: I'm an occasional closet romance reader, and this series is what started it. I happened to get Darkfever when it was still available on Podiobooks, and L.O.V.E. loved it. Although the series is mainly about MacKayla's struggles with the Fae world, it is also a love story. MacKayla + Barrons!

Call me Irresistable by Susan Elizabeth Phillips: #6 bestseller in hardcover fiction
The final book in the Wynette, Texas series, this one is getting pretty good reviews raving about the romance. Hubba, hubba!

Water For Elephants by Sara Gruen: #2 bestseller in paperback trade fiction
I think this book is getting popular again because of the upcoming movie starring none other than Robert Pattinson (whah?!) and Reese Witherspoon. I haven't actually had time to finish listening to the audio book (which, by the way, is very well done), but someday I'll take a road trip long enough to do it.

Major Pettigrew's Last Stand by Helen Simonson: #13 bestseller in paperback trade fiction
The description for this book makes it sound like a such sweet love story. It's basically about a widow and widower who's friendship grows into something more. Sweet and lovely.

Happily Ever After by Nora Roberts: #22 bestseller in paperback trade fiction
If you're looking for a love story, you can't go wrong with Nora Roberts.

The Backup Plan by Sherryl Woods: #28 bestseller in paperback mass-market fiction
This is about a woman who returns home to marry her "back up plan" guy, and instead falls for his brother.

Young Adult

I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore: #5 bestseller in children's chapter books
This book seems pretty interesting. It's about an alien boy who comes to Earth to hide, and falls in love with a human girl. I want to read it, although I'm more looking forward to watching the movie coming out this month, starring Alex Pettyfer. Have you seen his interview with Ellen? *swoon* 

Matched by Allie Condie: #9 bestseller in children's chapter books
Forbidden love in a dystopian world. I can't wait to read this! Hopefully I can get to it before she comes to Utah with the Breathless Reads tour!

Fallen by Lauren Kate: #3 bestseller in paperback fiction
"Drawn to him like a moth to a flame...." That's straight from the description.

Hush Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick: #10 bestseller in paperback fiction
Falling in love with the bad boy. That's the way I seem to be hearing this love story described.

The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins: #1 bestseller in children's series
No duh! This series rocks! The love story is subtle in the first book, but you'll like it. :)
>"Remember, we're madly in love, so it's all right to kiss me anytime you feel like it." Suzanne Collins (THG)
The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer: #7 bestseller in children's series
Who hasn't heard of Edward and Bella? No one? Precisely the reason this series is still holding strong.

The Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead: #8 bestseller in children's series
Love and vampires. I haven't read this one, either, but it's somewhere in my TBR list. I'm kind of sick of vampires right now, though.

I was surprised to see some of these books still on the bestsellers lists, but not disappointed. These books deserve it! Plus, I'm glad that The Hunger Games series is still so popular. It's such a good series. Anyways, there is a pretty good selection of love stories. I, personally, want to read Matched, Fallen, and I am Number Four...maybe even Shadowfever, even though I swore off the series after the last two books. But now I'm curious.

Do any of these tempt you? What love stories are you reading this month?


  1. Great list :D

    It reminds me I need to finish Water for Elephants. I started it once but it made me cry so much I put it down.

  2. Thanks, Juju! I haven't gotten to a part that's made me cry yet (I'm waaaay at the beginning), but it sure has brought the circus to life for me. Hope we both get to finish it soon! :)

  3. Water for Elephants was originally a NaNoWriMo novel.
    I've just read Fallen and I can honestly say... meh. Not impressed at all. Gorgeous cover, the story was just... sucky. I won't say more, I'll let you make up your own mind. Currently reading the sequel, Torment, but it's yet to convince me it's anything other than a huge waste of time.
    However, I am a MASSIVE fan of Vampire Academy. I'm not even into vampire books, but I believe it is the best written YA novel to be released recently. It's seductive, and I'm not even talking about the relationships. So good. Read now.

  4. Major Pettigrew's Last Stand is a delight from start to finish. Quite a few of the others aren't available in Europe, where I am - and I have been astonished at the extent of vampire-mania as I've been finding new blogs (and yours!) through the Book Blogs ning site.

  5. aussieinengland: I didn't know that about Water for Elephants! NaNoWriMo is the best, and if I could actually get myself to participate for the whole month, it would be even better. :D I'm glad to hear you like Vampire Academy so much! I'm curious to see what the hype is all about, but I have a looooong list of books I have to read, first. I'll think about Fallen, though...not sure I want to read it as much, now. I'm glad you warned me, because I wasn't too sure about it. :)

    Deborah: Glad to hear that about Mejor Pettigrew's Last Stand! It sounded like such a sweet story to read. And yes, the vampire mania has gotten quite out of control. I'm pretty sick of it all right now! Thanks for stopping by!


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