Top Ten Tuesday #57 | Reasons Why I Love Adult Romance

Hello everyone! Today is another Top Ten Tuesday! I am loving today’s prompt because well let’s be real, I read a lot of YA books and review them on the blog… but I also love Adult books as well, especially romance! So I figured today we can make a list of why I love adult romance books so much.

This was an idea created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together.

The rules basically go a little like this:

  1. Jana creates a new topic every Tuesday to make your list, and you create your own Top Ten (or three, or five, or twenty, however many you choose!)
  2. Link back your posts to That Artsy Reader Girl so when others read your post, they’ll know where to go to get more info about future upcoming topics.
  3. There is a linky widget on Jana’s Top Ten Tuesday post so other’s can see your post as well as you being able to check out everyone else’s! So definitely leave your links!
  4. Don’t be afraid to add your own twist to it!

This week’s topic: Reasons Why I Love Adult Romance

(1) The Humor

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In most of the adult romance books I read, there is a lot of adultish humor. Books like The Unhoneymooners, Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating, and While It Lasts really showcase that humor. I remember reading The Unhoneymooners last year and was just dying laughing over some of the things that were going on and being said.

(2) Adult References

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I’m 21 years old, almost 22 and I have to say… I don’t always recognize the YA references in books nowadays, which honestly can make me feel old af. I do however get a lot of the references in adult romance books. I don’t get the TLC references, but the Destiny’s Child references I totally do.

(3) The…. romance *wink*

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I love me some good smut. I mean who doesn’t? In these books you don’t have to think hard, and yes the relationships tend to not be realistic or anything, but who doesn’t love some good ass smut, right?

(4) The MOVIES!!!

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If there is one thing I love more than adult romance, it is the adult romance books that get turned into MOVIESSSS!!! 50 Shades of Grey, The Notebook, After, basically all Nicholas Sparks movies. UGH! YES! I swear they are so good! Fifty Shades of Grey gives me life every time I watch them, I just love them so much. I need The Unhoneymooners to be made into a movie ASAP!

(5) The Covers 😍

I don’t know why but adult romance book covers just be so damn pretty!!! Some examples are The Unhoneymooners, The Kiss Quotient, and One Day In December. Just to name a few.

(6) The Relationships

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Obviously the main part of an Adult Romance is the relationships. I have so many relationships that I just think about before I go to bed at night and hope that they are happy and have families and living happily ever after. I know people, I know they aren’t real… but one can dream.

What do you guys like about adult romance books? What do you not like about them? Let me know in the comments!

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February 2020 TBR

Here it is! The month of love. So what does this mean for a reader like me? Time to read a bunch of romance novels.

I haven’t been in all that much of a reading mood, but last February I was on fire with the whole reading thing, and I hope that this month will kick me back into gear too.

I’ve been super excited to read some romance books this month. Last February I decided to read the Harry Potter series in February, and that kind of took any chance I had of reading romance books, and although I loved reading Harry Potter for the first time, I definitely felt like I was missing out. NOT THIS MONTH! This month will be different.

I quickly realized last month that I had put some romance novels on my January TBR, and since I barely read anything last month, I decided to push all those books to February and even add some more. So let’s get right into the February TBR plan!


Love and Other Words – Christina Lauren

Love and Other Words

Something Borrowed (Darcy & Rachel #1) – Emily Giffin

Something Borrowed (Darcy & Rachel, #1)

After (After #1) – Anna Todd

After (After, #1)

Red, White & Royal Blue – Casey McQuiston

Red, White & Royal Blue

The Selection (The Selection #1) – Kiera Cass

The Selection (The Selection, #1)

Heartless – Marissa Meyer

Heartless

Making A Play (The Field Party #5) – Abbi Glines

Making a Play (The Field Party, #5)

Love & Luck – Jenna Evans Welch

Love & Luck (Love & Gelato, #2)

Twice In A Blue Moon – Christina Lauren

Twice in a Blue Moon

Roomies – Christina Lauren

Roomies

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Book Review | Snug: A Collection of Comics about Dating Your Best Friend by Catana Chetwynd

Hey everyone! How is everyone’s week going? I am getting ready to leave for Disney soon! I am so soooo excited to go and trust me, I am in need of a little vacation. Have you guys ever been to Disney?

I am so grateful I received an Arc of this book, I read her first book last year and am so happy I could get to read this a little earlier before it came out. I didn’t love it as much as her first one, but man it was still so cute, adorable, and hilarious. Let’s get into the review!


Snug: A Collection of Comics about Dating Your Best Friend

Title: Snug: A Collection of Comics about Dating Your Best Friend

Author: Catana Chetwynd

Pages: 136

Format: eArc, ebook

Audience: Adult

Genre: GN, Comics, Humor

Publication Date: February 4, 2020

Why bother getting out of bed when you could stay bundled up with that special someone and a book of cozy, cute comics. From the author of the bestselling Little Moments of Love comes Snug, a collection of comics that perfectly captures the honest, playful, and relatable snapshots of romantic life.

Chetwynd’s second book has the same charming and inviting style as her first and includes 50 percent new, never-before-shared comics. Snug is a celebration of the quirks and peculiarities of every one of us—and the magic that happens when we find our matching puzzle piece.

  • Humor – Just as I did her first book, I thought this book was very funny. I love a good light book that makes me laugh, and this did that for me. I decided to read this on a really stressful day at work, and man did this change my mood for the entire day. I was definitely super grateful for that.
  • Realistic Real Life Solutions – All these comics are based on a realistic relationship. I found myself agreeing with everything she was talking about, all of the situations and honestly, I either have been in that situation before, or could see myself in that situation in the near future.
  • Quick and Light – The writing style is nice and quick and light, which made reading so much more enjoyable.
  • Some seemed too familiar/repetitive compared to her first book – I think the only complaint I have was that there were a few comics that were extremely repetitive, in this book alone and in her first book. I still enjoyed just about every one, but once you go through the same thing over and over again, it can tend to be a little much.

⭐⭐⭐⭐/5

I would 100% recommend these books to anyone looking for a quick little read that will make you feel like cuddling up, and laughing a lot.


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My Top 3 Favorite Couples In Books

Hi everyone! Today’s a really fun post because we will be talking about some of the best couples that I’ve read in books. I’ve read some pretty good books with some pretty good couples, so coming up with 3 was pretty tough, but these are my top 3 favorite couples in books I’ve read.


(3) Jacks & TellaThe Caraval Series by Stephanie Garber

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I loved this duo. *Spoiler they don’t actually end up together*, but I really liked it! I loved Jacks so much, even though he was the villain! They seemed like a really good fit, and I would’ve loved to of seen them end up together.

(2) Sam & Grace The Mercy Falls Series by Maggie Stiefvater

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I have always had a soft spot in my heart for this couple. I loved this book back when I read it in high school, and I thought it was a cute couple that honestly I’ll remember for a very long time. Definitely made my top 3, easily.

(1) Cage York & Eva Brooks While It Lasts by Abbi Glines

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YES! This is my favorite bookish couple of all time! I mean were we really expecting anything different with this? It’s a book by my favorite romance author of all time, and it’s like the only book I’ll ever re-read. I might actually re-read it this month to be honest with you. I love this couple so much, Cage is that perfect bad boy gone good and just yes! This book was going to be made into a movie, I don’t really know what happened with that but I hope it does come back into talks!


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Books To Bring on Vacation

Hello all of my bookish readers! It is a little over halfway into the month and I know we are all feeling those summer-y vibes this time of year, and what do people do during these months? They go on vacation! My typical vacation consists of running around Disney World for a few days, but a lot of people’s vacations are lounging around, sitting by a beach, maybe camping at a lake, just being on vacation!

I wanted to put out a little post of what books you guys should bring with you on vacation this summer. Most of these books give me that summer feeling, so let’s just get right into the post!


(1) The Unhoneymooners – Christina Lauren

Of course this amazing book because duh… most of the book takes place in Hawaii! This is a really cute read if your just lounging by the pool or on the beach so I would definitely recommend you pick this one up and add it to your vacation TBR.

(2) Almost Impossible – Nicole Williams

I picked this one that I don’t think a lot of people know about for two reasons: 1) it takes place at a public pool with lifeguards and snack stands and 2) it’s a very light-hearted easy read. I got through it pretty quickly, there’s nothing too heavy to make it a drag read on vacation, but it won’t bore you either.

(3) The Last Black Unicorn – Tiffany Haddish

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It’s not a whimsical romance, but it is quite hilarious. Definitely will put a smile on your face with some of the stuff she talks about. If your a Tiffany Haddish fan, definitely pick this up. If not, still pick it up because you will laugh… a lot, I guarantee.

(4) While It Lasts – Abbi Glines

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Yes, this book says it’s #3 in a series, but I promise you, you can totally read it on it’s own, it is sooooo amazing. I’ve read this book from her about 3 times already and it is just… ugh. So good! Again, great romance, takes place in the heat, and it’s not so serious. Try Abbi Glines as an author in general, but definitely pick this one up.


What are some books you guys plan on bringing with you on vacation this year?


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