Get ready for Team Soulcare’s picks of the good, the bad, and the guilty pleasures.
– KEYS SOULCARE
Wait, before you read the entire list, we have one thing to say: A good book can be “good” for many reasons. When it comes to romance, it’s sometimes worth reading hundreds of pages for a lover’s first kiss — or to skip the book altogether and just watch the film. Either way, this list is worth exploring for modern tales of starcrossed dating and classic reads we still can’t put down.
Ready to fall in love all over again? Keep reading to see if your favorite couples made our list.
New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover makes a riveting return in a twisted romantic thriller following Lowen Ashleigh, a struggling writer who accepts the job offer of a lifetime to complete the remaining books by an injured, award-winning author. The problem? Lowen discovers a bone-chilling collection of confessions from the author, which could threaten her marriage with the man Lowen begins to fall for…
Cue the Swifties! This book is as modernly romantic as it gets. Skye and Maya are invited to join a reality dating show to get a second chance with their now famous ex, Jordy. The two venture off to join four more of Jordy’s exes and as hopes to be the one, Maya plots her revenge against him.
Let’s be honest: We all know what this book is about, but here’s the PG synopsis. Literature student Anastasia Steele couldn’t predict that her chance encounter with mysterious and sought-after bachelor Christian Grey would turn into the lavishly lustful adventure she can’t resist. As part one of this sultry series, Fifty Shades of Grey will have you blushing fifty shades of pink. Viewer discretion advised.
There isn’t a romance book list that would be complete with a Nicolas Sparks reference. The Notebook is just the right amount of romance, humor, and sensuality between two young lovers from opposite worlds. Noah and Allie make each other crazy in every way imaginable and their forbidden love is constantly put to the test. If you haven’t already, let yourself indulge in a film adaptation featuring Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams.
Poignant and in-depth, All About Love is an exploration of our individual, romantic, and communal connections and how they have been defined by generations. Author bell hooks takes a deeper look at the why, what, who, and how of love, and challenges our limiting and liberated beliefs.
Lightworker Alex Elle moves us through chapters of meditative reflections and anecdotal notes about her journey with love. From the physical and emotional abandonment of her caregivers to her vulnerable confessions of surrounding marriage and infidelity, Elle invites us to explore what it means to love ourselves. Her honest retellings are reminders of our internal strength and wisdom as we heal through every type of heartbreak.
As teens, Eva and Shane shared an inexplicable connection for a week before a tragic event separated them for 15 years. When the two show up at the same literature event, they are confronted by the same chemistry that left Eva heartbroken. As star-crossed lovers endure the next chapter of their thrilling, messy, and hilarious journey, they are forced to face their traumas and explore vulnerability in ways they never expected and may not be ready for.
What’s on your romance reading list? Let us know your top picks in the comments!