Reading is one of the best habits a man can have and while most men are into reading non fiction, sci-fi, mystery or thriller novels, very few pick up a romance novel in order to read. Love stories are usually hard for men to consume, whether we talk about romance movies, web series or books. And while movies and web series can be over in a few hours, romance novels take much more time and make you think about them for a longer period of time.
While you might be thinking that reading romance novels is not exactly your type of thing to do or too feminine for you, there are a few romance novels that are too good to be left out when you already have a habit to read. Even though you are not a fan of romance, you will be blown away with such stories and these books will open your mind and make you think about what exactly happened in these novels for days.
If you have no idea about such romance novels and want to pick up a few to read, we have a few options for you. Have a look below:
Written by Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre is a pure classic and is still read by avid readers till date. The story is about Jane, a young girl who is an orphan and has felt as an outcast her whole life. When she arrives at the Thornfield Hall, where she has been hired by Edward Rochester to care for his ward Adelè, her courage is tested again. However, the Thornfield Hall is filled with twisted secrets which could undermine her relationship with her employer. This classic has a sensational romantic style with a moral, depth as well as an interesting plot.
Emma, written by Jane Austen, is a story about a 20 year old young woman Emma Woodhouse who is clever, rich, beautiful as well utterly deluded and has decided to never marry in her life. However, she is a natural when it comes to matchmaking for others. Things take a twist when she decides to find a match for her friend Harriet, for whom she finds the village vicar Mr. Elton, while Harriet has feelings for a well to do farmer, Robert Martin. Emma is known to be Jane Austen’s masterpiece and is still available online as well as at all book shops as a well to do classic.
Written by E.M. Forster, Maurice is a novel about homosexuality when not only it was a taboo but also illegal. Maurice was published 57 years later after it was written and after the author’s death. However, it is known to be a powerful, moving as well as a beautifully written love story. It is a tale of homosexual relationship in the 20th century in England and is known to be an emotionally moving classic novel.
Sense and Sensibility
Another classic by Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility is a classic that tells a tale about the Dashwood family, especially the two sisters, Elinor and Marianne. Who are filled with common sense and are emotional, respectively. When their father dies, their half brother is supposed to take care of them, however, his greedy wife Fanny doesn’t let him do so. When the family, along with the two sisters moves to Devonshire, then comes a wave of love and betrayal towards their way. The story is dense, filled with hilarious characters and is adorably written.
Romeo and Juliet
Known to be the greatest love story of all time, Romeo and Juliet was written by none other than William Shakespear, and is known to be one of the most tragic tales. The author has created a violent world in this love story in which two young people fall in love, Romeo and Juliet. However, it is not so simple for them as their two families are involved in a blood feud. The love story has a death filled setting in an extraordinary world and is a quintessential love story with a tragic ending.
Gone With The Wind
Gone with the Wind, written by Margaret Mitchelli is a tale about a spoiled Southern young woman Scarlett O’Hara, who only had to care about her love life, until poverty hit her family. She takes on the challenge to do anything and everything to save her family’s fortunes. She soon finds a series of unexpected adventures in life and although she has new priorities in life, she is unable to leave behind her previous affairs in life.
A Walk to Remember
Written by Nicholas Sparks, A Walk to Remember is all about young love and how strong it can be even though it cannot last forever. The love story is about Landon, a popular guy in high school and Jamie who is a preacher’s daughter, who although, have nothing in common, but end up falling in love. The story takes a big twist when Landon gets to know a fatal secret about Jamie and yet decides to be by her side no matter what.
Another love story written by Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook showcases how love can be with you in good as well as bad. The story is about Noah and Allie who fall in love when they are quite young. However, Allie’s family meddles in between and their love falls apart when they are just in their teens. Years later they meet again, when Allie is engaged and about to get married.
The Time Traveler’s Wife
The Time Traveler’s Wife, written by Audrey Niffenegger is a boy meets girl tale with an unexpected twist. The story is about Henry and Clare who once suddenly meet each other at the local library. However, the truth is that this is not the first time that they have met each other. They have met each other before as well as Clare has known him her whole life. It turns out that Henry is a time traveler and Clare is his future wife. This love story is about the challenges the two face to keep up their relationship, despite Henry’s time traveling.
Despite reading psychology, science fiction, thriller, mystery as well as other genres, there will always be something missing in your home library if you do not pick up a few romance novels to read. Such beautiful written stories of young love will start making you believe that true love has no age, no boundations, and no limitations. It is truly unconditional and takes no judgement.
Romance, when we talk about in general, is almost everywhere, such as a newly married couple, an old, elderly couple, a middle aged married couple, a newly dating couple and so one. Romance has no age. You can make the biggest, most romantic gestures in romance or just say ‘I love you’ to your special someone to be romantic. However, in order to be romantic, you certainly need to respect and be kind to your partner. You cannot love someone and abuse them in a certain way. That is not love for sure.
However, if you want to learn about romance, the first thing you need to do is pick up a romance novel. Yes men, we are talking to you! It might sound a little feminine to read romance novels in the beginning, however, it is certainly not. A lot of men are already reading romance novels with pride, so why can’t you try them out? There are so many classic romance novels available right now which you definitely do not want to miss.
Apart from that, the above listed out romance novels are some of the greatest tales of all time and you will enjoy them a lot once you get your hands on them. As you turn the page one by one, there will be tears of joy as well as sadness in your eyes and once the novel is finished, you won’t be able to stop thinking about the adventure you went through. Reading is a never ending process and adding romance to your genres list will be a wonderful idea, especially with the above given list of novels.
These romance novels haven’t been named as a classic for nothing. They are a delight to read with an amazing plot and unexpected twists that you would have never imagined. The authors of these novels have beautifully written their tales and transcribed their story for their readers to make them believe that they are in the adventure while reading the novel. So before it is too late, grab all of these books and start reading them in any order that you prefer!