TTT is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish.
This week’s theme is a Valentine’s Day freebie! I haven’t done a lot of TTTs recently, but I liked this topic, and I thought it would be fun to share with you guys my “comfort” reads—the books I turn to when I need to be cheered up, and a sweet romance is exactly what I want.
- A Summer of Chasing Mermaids by Sarah Ockler
This book was sweet, moving, and unique. The concept of a voiceless MC was perfectly written. My full review here.
2. The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater
Just thinking about Sean and Puck’s romance makes me swoon a little. They are seriously perfect for each other, and the rest of the book is impeccable too. My full review here.
This is a cute and funny story guaranteed to put a smile on my face. My full review here.
A compelling fantasy-dystopian with a touching—but hilarious—romance. My full review here.
Or really anything by Allie Carter. My full series review here.
This book surprised me with how emotional it made me, and how many times it got me to laugh out loud. Honestly, so much fun to read. My full review here.
7. Peace, Love, and Baby Ducks by Lauren Myracle
This book is an old favorite. It’s impressive contemporary that captures the struggles of frustrating parents and high school drama without going overboard.
8. Angel Burn by LA Weatherly
Technically, this is the first book in an intense paranormal series, but the romance, especially in the first book, is smile-inducing. Their relationship is honest and interesting, and I love seeing the moments as they slowly fall for each other (while saving each other’s lives).
9. The King of Attolia by Megan Whalen Turner
Okay, so this definitely isn’t a romance. And it’s the third book in the series. But there are certain scenes in this book that are so freaking romantic that I die a bit thinking about them.
10. Going Underground by Susan Vaught
Del and Livia falling in love is one of the sweetest (and most bittersweet) stories I’ve ever read. With a heavy dose of social commentary, this book is an all-time favorite. My full review here.
So there are my favorite pick-me-up romances! What about you? Do we share any favorites? What should I read the next time I need to be cheered up?