Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Will Make You Swoon

After long considerations, I'm going to jump on waggon and start doing Top Ten Tuesdays again. I love seeing other people's posts and it's so fun to discuss all the books and authors that make our top tens on different lists. Today we're discussing books that make us swoon and it was so hard to choose from. Here are some of mine:

Under the Never Sky series by Veronica Rossi. Whether it’s the romantic moments between Roar and Liv or Perry and Aria, there are swoony friendship moments, bromance moments, family moments—everything Rossi writes about is heartfelt, emotional and very character-driven. My favorite relationship is, of course, Perry and Aria’s romance, but Roar and Aria’s friendship and Perry and Roar’s bromance are close on its heels.

Easy by Tammara Webber. Can we all take a moment and appreciate the amazingness that is Lucas? Ha, when I think back to it, one scene makes Lucas sound like a creep (where he says that he used to watch Jacqueline before when he spotted her on campus and stuff), but without that one dialogue moment, everything else about him is perfection. He has brains, he’s brave, thoughtful, has great artistic skills and knows his material arts. He makes the best swoon moments in Easy.

Scarlet by Marissa Meyer. Heh. Wolf and Scarlet. ‘Nuff said.

Anything by Krista and Becca Ritchie. I just love everything they write and their concepts, jokes, character building—everything is amazeballs. Their books have some of the best swoon moments ever! Nick can agree with that wholeheartedly. I'm even gtting swoons from people who don't have their own book, so, what does this tell you? :D

On Dublin Street series by Samantha Young. Braden Carmichael—my favorite man of Scottish origin. He is absolutely swoon-worthy and Samantha sure knows how to write her scenes with the right dose of wicked humor and all things smexy. Aman approves, I'm sure :)

The Distance Between Us by Kasie West. If you’re looking for a sweet romance and self-searching, pick this up! There are lots of swoon moments by Caymen and Xander.

ANYTHING by Colleen Hoover. I think we have established that Colleen Hoover is one of my favorite authors. Ever. My favorite first non-kiss is written (in Hopeless and Losing Hope) by her and it’s amazing how a non-kiss can make you feel ALL THE FEELS. Then there’s Will Cooper and his slams. My favorite lines by him being:

“If I were a carpenter, I would build you a window to my soul. But I would leave that window shut and locked, so that every time you tried to look through it all you would see is your own reflection. You would see that my soul is a reflection of you.”

The Edge of Never by J.A. Redmerski. Absolutely everything in this book is mad of swoon. Well, the beginning excluded. Andrew and Camryn bring swoon to a new level.

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas. If I wasn’t team Chaol, I would be team Dorian. That’s how good SJM is with swoon, ladies and gents. She doesn’t only give you the romance swoon, but just as Veronica Rossi, she gives you friendship swoon and bromance swoon. Even the villain swoon lol. The puppy scene, the books scenes, the ball scene, the falling asleep scene, the training scenes, the hug scene at the very end with a small thank you—everything in this book is made of swoon.

Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins. 
Last but not least, Cricket Bell, my lovelies. Most of you love Étienne St. Clair, but my heart and respect belongs to this young inventor with a heart of gold. He is made of perfection and gave me so many swoon moments that I almost couldn’t handle it. The stars people!!! THE. STARS.

Which books have made you swoon? Do we have any in common? :) Let me know!

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted @ The Broke and the Bookish.


  1. Although I like reading these posts, I'm much too lazy to write my own. Plus, I would never be able to pick just 10, I suck at that.
    I'm starting Under the Never Sky right now and I'm excited to see what the fuss is about!
    Loved Easy.
    In starting the Cinder audio soon.
    I know, I still need to read the Ritchie girl's books, I will!
    Agree on the yuminess that is Braden.
    I adore Xander and Caymen!!!
    Colleen Hoover is a genius.
    I still have to read this #fail
    I like Dorian but I'm 100% Team Chaol on this one.
    I love Stephanie Perkin's books, excited for Isla.

  2. This is a great list Siiri! I have to agree with you Chaol and Dorian were totally swoon worthy! I found myself switching sides numerous times and it's a love triangle that you couldn't really hate either, as both characters are super sweet! I adore Cricket, Perkins definitely knows how to create swoon worthy characters! I still have to get to my copy of Scarlet and The Distance Between Us, so can't wait to swoon some more! :D

  3. AWESOME list. I agree on all choices. And, I just have to say that I love that you included Scarlet on here. I loved the sweet romance between Wolf and Scarlet. They're so adorable.

    TTT @ Krista's Dust Jacket

  4. Great list! Colleen Hoover is brilliant! I really like her books. I also loved The Distance Between Us.

  5. Oh yes Siiri, you've got some great ones listed up there! Braden definitely has a spot at the top of my list of swoon-worthy male leads, I just adored him and Joss together. And don't even get me started on Lucas. I could write a whole dissertation on him, listing all the reasons why I love him so much. I've read Easy a bunch of times and he just gets better each time. Fantastic choices my friend!

  6. I thought I'd come to the wrong site, because it looks different here. I like your update! SO many great swoony guys in this list. LOVE Under the Never Sky, Easy and Scarlet (Wolf = delicious). YES to Colleen Hoover's books and to Cricket. I love that sweet boy. I need to read the Throne of Glass series, assuming the triangle doesn't revive. Happy to see you doing these posts!

  7. Great picks! I love Perry and Roar, Lucas was pretty great, and BRADEN. YES. Thanks for sharing, Siiri!

  8. OMG Easy made me swoon so hard. And so did Scarlet, I really wish I had liked Wolf as much as I did in that one in Cress *sigh*

  9. Nice picks :) I've only Throne of Glass, Easy, The Distance Between Us and Lola and the Boy Next Door. All of which have great romance in them.

    The other picks seem quite intriguing, and some of them I've been meaning to read for agesss and haven't gotten around to doing so. Haha, hopefully I'll be able to find time to give them a chance.

  10. I had my list ready but I had to change my schedule for some posts but I'll be posting this one in few weeks. But my point is that we both have Throne of Glass, Anna and Easy on our lists!!! You have no idea how happy I'm to see that. I have heard of others and enjoyed Point of Retreat but my fave in that series was actually Slammed. Great list, Siiri :)

  11. eap I have not read any of them. Okay I read Addicted To You but I have the hardest time getting into the story and I think I am 20% in so I don't know. But I see a lot of other's on the list that I still want to read so badly, including The Edge of Never and On Dublin Street