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What’s Your Favorite Love Story?

So Valentine’s Day is on Saturday.

Naturally, I’m overly eager to talk all about romance novels. You know me: I love a good romance novel.

In order to beef up my extensive TBR list of romance novels, I’m using today’s Monday Question (on Tuesday) to ask you guys a simple query: What’s your favorite love story?

But that brings us to another question—what is a love story really? Like, would you say Gatsby is a love story? Or Gone with the Wind? Don’t we often classify love stories as love stories when they’re not really love stories?

I can’t say I have a favorite “love story” per se. If I have to pick, I recall liking The French Lieutenant’s Woman a few years ago when I read it. Atonement is pretty good as well, and you could classify that as a love story.

But what’s your favorite love story or romance novel?

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  1. Pride and Prejudice.

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    February 10, 2015
  2. I was going to say the same. Pride and Prejudice. I didn’t even have to think about it.

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    February 10, 2015
  3. Brandon #

    So I’m kind of cheating, but the movie Moonrise Kingdom resonated significantly more than I thought it would. There was a purity to the story that was really appealing.

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    February 10, 2015
  4. Out of Africa

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    February 10, 2015
  5. charitha subramanyam #

    Walk to remember :’)

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    February 10, 2015
  6. I just thought of 3 stories but then I realized that at least one half of the couple dies at the end and happiness is never achieved. I should read happier books.

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    February 10, 2015
    • I think unhappy love story endings are the best. Kafka on the Shore happens to be my favorite “love story” if one could even call it a love story.

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      February 12, 2015
  7. Jane Eyre – they found happiness in the end, even though it took them a while to seize it.

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    February 10, 2015
  8. Toy Story 2 – The breakup of Jessie from her owner was quite emotional

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    February 10, 2015
  9. Pride and Prejudice

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    February 10, 2015
  10. I am an avid fan of romance novels. I actually prefer ‘Emma’ to ‘Pride & Prejudice’ because I see more character growth in Emma than in Elizabeth. Plus, I just enjoy the friends-to-lovers angle portrayed in ‘Emma’. Mr Knightley is a significant person in Emma’s life so we get to see/read about him more often than Mr Darcy (he only makes certain cameos in the book).

    If you are talking about movies, I enjoy well-written romantic flicks e.g. ‘Something Gotta Give’, ‘What Women Wants’ and ‘The Apartment’. 🙂

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    February 10, 2015
  11. A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. I loved Marvin.

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    February 10, 2015
  12. The Little Prince

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    February 10, 2015
  13. Laura #

    Me before You. Never cried more then I did when reading this book (and I am crier when it comes to books).

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    February 10, 2015
  14. Jane Eyre and Persuasion

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    February 10, 2015
  15. I’ve seen Jane Eyre a few times, and that’s my favorite, but I’ll offer Villette (also Charlotte Bronte). Honestly, I also really enjoyed the romance between Tris and Four in the Divergent trilogy even though Divergent is not a love story.

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    February 10, 2015
  16. The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

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    February 10, 2015
  17. This is so hard! There are so many great love stories! One of my all-time favorites is Anne and Gilbert’s from the Anne of Green Gables series. I love that they’re friends who fall in love.

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    February 10, 2015
  18. Definitely Anne and Gilbert for me too, but also Tristan and Yvaine from Stardust.

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    February 10, 2015
  19. I love The Bridges of Madison County.

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    February 10, 2015
  20. Howl’s Moving Castle! Sisterly love, romantic love, and friendship love. What more do I need?

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    February 10, 2015
    • Kaylala #

      I love Howl’s Moving Castle!! Couldn’t agree more!!

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      February 11, 2015
  21. Love in the time of Cholera

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    February 10, 2015
  22. sakthi, I love Tristan and Yvaine 🙂

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    February 10, 2015
  23. It’s got to be ‘Dr Zhivago’, sad or not. I still cry over the ending…

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    February 10, 2015
  24. Pride and Prejudice followed by Gone with the Wind and then Wives and Daughters

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    February 10, 2015
  25. Captain Corelli’s Mandolin

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    February 10, 2015
  26. Pride & Prejudice, Little Women

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    February 10, 2015
  27. Harlequin Romance novels 🙂

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    February 10, 2015
  28. Bridges of Madison County.

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    February 11, 2015
  29. Persuasion, definitely!

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    February 11, 2015
  30. A Farewell to Arms.

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    February 11, 2015
  31. The most biting yet also most captivating love story I ever saw on the white screen was Leaving Las Vegas. I crushed for Elisabeth Shue instantly. The balance between pure despair at life’s mercilessness and the loving hope that overcomes everything is brilliant.

    Book wise, I really enjoyed High Fidelity by Nick Hornby. It doesn’t get much more real life than that.

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    February 13, 2015
  32. swright9 #

    You’re right, Atonement is hard to beat as a love story. I’m still wracking my head for others

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    February 15, 2015
  33. CoraBelle #

    I love Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series. Jamie and Claire’s story just takes me away!

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    February 22, 2015
  34. Harry Potter is my favorite love and adventure story. Harry finds love with his best friends younger sister Ginny. So yes there is love in this series.

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    February 25, 2015
  35. kun #

    The Lover’s Dictionary, it’s not breathtaking or too romantic way beyond our world, but it’s so raw and honest and Levithan’s words are just a form of beauty.

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    March 19, 2015

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