2017 is peeking in from behind the curtain, ready to take the centre stage, and there’s no reason to not be excited! So while you are making your resolutions list, your shopping list and the-places-to-visit-in-2017 list, here’s another awesome one for you. We have put together a (brilliant) list of romantic books every woman should read in 2017. So here’s your books-to-read list!
1. Two By Two by Nicholas Sparks
Sometimes the seemingly perfect things turn out to be not-so-perfect after all. That’s exactly what Russ realizes when he discovers that his perfect family is falling apart and he does not have a job anymore. A single parent, Russ embarks upon a journey that will change his perspective towards life.Price: Rs 271. Buy it here.
2. Royally Screwed by Emma Chase
The royal and regal Nicholas Arthur Frederick Edward Pembrook, Crowned Prince of Wessco, is used to having his way with everything and everyone. A ladies man, Nicholas is both devilishly handsome and predictably arrogant. And then one fine day he meets his match - Olivia Hammond, the sassy waitress who threw a pie at him instead of bowing down as per custom. Intrigued by the whole situation, Nicholas pursues her. And what unfolds is a much deeper story.Price: Rs 964. Buy it here.
3. Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas
Misha and Ryen are mistaken to be a girl and a boy respectively, by their teachers who set them up as pen pals (Misha is actually a boy and Ryen is a girl). They realize this soon enough and for the next seven years, they share a bond like no other. They had a rule - no social media, no phone numbers, no pictures. But then, Misha stumbles across (online) a girl named Ryen who loves her iPhone and Gallo’s Pizza. What happened next was something none of them could have imagined! Read the book to find out! Price: Rs 963. Buy it here.
4. We Are Still Tornadoes by Michael Kun & Susan Mullen
Scott and Cath have lived across from each other, and have been best friends all their lives. As they grow up they realize the magnitude of change coming their way. As Cath begins college, and Scott stays put, trying to get his band off the ground, they realize just how difficult it was going to be. Both of them have only ever wanted to turn to each other for help and comfort... So the question is, should they be more than friends?
On one seemingly perfect sunny day, over the merriment of a barbeque, six lives change forever. Three couples, two best friends and one bystander, who had never imagined living the day they did, struggle to come to terms with it. Read the book to know what the thing is that ultimately leaves behind a broken friendship, a marriage in the rocks and someone...dead.Price: Rs 390. Buy it here.
6. Say You Want Me by Corinne Michaels
Angie wants nothing to do with Wyatt, and she does try her best to resist his southern drawl and his oh-so-irresistible smile. She plans to go back to her hometown and forget him altogether. But that seems to be easier said than done, as fate has other plans for them.Price: Rs 860. Buy it here.
7. Timekeeper by Tara Sim
This one’s nothing like a mainstream read. It is about an alternate Victorian world which is controlled by clock towers. A damaged clock can fracture time and if one clock breaks down, it could stop time completely. Danny Hart knows this because his father has been trapped in a stopped town for three years. He is also a prodigy who can repair the clocks and also the very fabric of time. So when he is sent to Enfield, the town forever plagued with damaged clocks, he discovers deeper secrets which are much bigger than what he bargained for.Price: Rs 1,129. Buy it here.
8. Dead Girls Society by Michelle Krys
Hope is sick, really sick. But she is even more sick of people treating her like a fragile little girl who needs to be protected. She has an extremely boring life, until one day an invitation arrives from a mysterious group that calls itself ‘The Society’. All she has to do is complete a few dares and that could be her ticket out of her mundane life. But she soon finds out that playing the game is a necessity...not a choice.
Bianca’s life changes when she loses her best friend in a tragic accident, after which she finds her friend’s unfinished bucket list. She decides to stay in New York for 6 months to finish what her friend could not. While she is checking off the first item, ‘Buy coffee for a stranger’, she meets Ian. She can feel a mystical attraction to him. As she checks off other items off the list, she gradually discovers herself, one piece at a time. And then, she finds herself falling for Ian. What will she choose? Real messy love or her picture-perfect life?Price: Rs 124. Buy the Kindle edition here.
10. Our Chemical Hearts by Krystal Sutherland
Henry Page is a hopeless romantic who has never been in love. Then one day, Grace Town walks into his first-period class and everything changes forever. She is nothing like the dream girl he imagined, but when they are chosen to edit the school paper together, he finds himself falling for her. What happens next is a beautiful story replete with wit, love and heartbreak.Price: Rs 239. Buy it here.
11. Your Heart Is A Muscle The Size Of A Fist by Sunil Yapa
This book is set in the rainy cold month of November in the year 1999, during the Seattle World Trade Organization Protests. As Victor sets out to sell marijuana to the hundreds of protesters he does not know that his life was going to change forever. And neither did six other people - the police chief Bishop, Victor’s estranged father whom he has not seen for the past three years, two protesters, two police officers and the financial ministers of Sri Lanka. Read the book to find out what really happened...
Rose has dreamt of marrying Harley ever since she was a little girl. But life got in the way and she found herself standing by his side as he got left at the alter. She is hoping to finally escape the friend zone, because she is in love with him. But he, well, he is complicated and things won’t be as easy, given that Harley and Rose have always been best friends.Price: Rs 1,190. Buy it here.
13. A Place In The Sun by R.S. Grey
Georgie flees the country to escape her mother’s matchmaking rituals. In Vernazza, Italy, she plans to lie low and enjoy food and wine… That was until she woke up in Gianluca’s bed. With him, she experiences the most intoxicating passion ever…but he seemingly has no interest in being a part of her story. After a few steamy nights, the intrigued Georgie finds out that sometimes the best way to find trouble is to run away from it.Price: Rs 1,067. Buy it here.
14. The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict
What secrets may have lurked in the shadows of Albert Einstein’s fame and genius? His first wife, Mileva “Mitza” Marić was a physicist in her own right and a devoted mother of three. She had fallen for Albert Einstein while studying physics at an elite school in Zurich in 1896. He had promised to treat her as equal in love and in science. But things change when she begins to fear that with Albert’s growing fame, she may be overshadowed and forgotten...
Would you expect to find your soulmate…behind bars? Lily Carmichael seems to have done just that and now she cannot figure out how to deal with this. Why did fate choose Andrew McCormack as her soulmate? He is in juvenile detention. Surely, such a guy cannot really be her soulmate… Or can he?Price: Rs 1,001. Buy it here.
16. The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron
Nadia lives in the safe and structured life in Canaan. But every twelve years the city descends into a bloody chaos of ‘The Forgetting’, where everyone loses their memory of everything - parents, love, life and self…unless they are written. So, in Canaan, your book is your identity, your truth. Nadia knows who has not written the truth because she is the only one who has never forgotten. Read how Nadia uses her memories to solve the mysteries of Canaan, and discovers more than she thought she would.Price: Rs 1,084. Buy it here.
17. The Memory Of Things by Gae Polisner
This is the story of two teenagers who find friendship, warmth and comfort amidst the tatters of the tragedy of 9/11. On the morning of September 11, Kylie sees the first of the twin towers come down through the window of her school. While fleeing back home, she finds a small girl, alone and covered in ash. In a heartbeat, she decides to take her home. What follows is the story of how she unravels the mysteries around the girl in an effort to send her back home to her family.
Price: Rs 1,033. Buy it here.So which one are you buying first?!