Top 5 Cute Romances | Top 5 Tuesdays

Hello again! It’s Tuesday, and of course that means it’s time for a Top 5 post. Top 5 Tuesdays and their topics are brought to you by Shanah @ the Bionic Bookworm. Check out her blog, she’s awesome, and this page for the list of topics for May!

I was so excited to see this prompt because I love reading romances! Whether they be young adult or adult, contemporary or historical fiction, I just find them so much fun to read. I hope you all enjoy my choices!

The Kiss Quotient – Helen Hoang

Of course I had to put this book on here! I love this book so much and it is soooo cute! I love that Hoang includes a neurodiverse character and Stella is just so interesting! I love seeing her and Michael fall in love because from the get-go you can tell they’d be perfect for each other, if only they can each get over their own hang-ups! It’s just so well written and the characters fell real and alive. I definitely recommend this one!

Butterfly Swords – Jeannie Lin

I actually read this last year for a book challenge prompt and really ended up liking it. It’s historical fiction romance taking place in the Tang dynasty in China, following two characters – Ryam, who is a westerner in this foreign land, standing out for being blonde/blue-eyed, and Ai Li who is a Princess looking to be free. Their romance is fiery and passionate, but I think they’re also just really cute. Watching them fall in love and fight for each other made this book so fun to read!

Josh & Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating

I read this book by pure chance after seeing it mentioned on a blog last year and when I read it, I squeed so hard! This story is too cute for words! I love quirky Hazel and straight-laced Josh and watching them become the best of friends before realizing they’re perfect for each other. This book just made me sigh in contentment at the end. I love, love, love it and I actively look for Christina Lauren books now. She’s like my adult Sarah Dessen.

Emergency Contact – Mary H.K. Choi

This is a really cute YA romance. It’s different than most that I’ve read. For one, it’s a “new adult.” And for two, the characters are just really awkward, quirky people who you’re rooting for the whole time and they just keep circling each other! Also, it unfolds a lot over text, which is an interesting dynamic and fits this book squarely in the modern age of romance. I think many teens will relate to this.

By the Book – Amanda Sellet

I just read this book, and while it wasn’t my favorite book (I give it 3 stars), the romance was so cute! It’s the best thing about this book. I loved seeing Mary get wooed by Alex without realizing that was what was happening. Their flirting was adorable. This is a YA romance, so is very tame and very sweet, but it’s definitely cute and I would recommend it.

Thoughts & Thanks!

What are some of your favorite romances, cute or otherwise? Perhaps some of them have made it onto this list. Let’s chat about it in the comments! Let me know if you liked (or disliked! any of the books I’ve mentioned here. I’d love to know what you think about them.

Thank you for reading this post. And, as always, happy reading!

6 thoughts on “Top 5 Cute Romances | Top 5 Tuesdays

    1. I love it so much! I was torn between putting it or The Bride Test, but either one works for this list!


    1. Yes, it’s one of my favorite books! And definitely check out By the book. I’ll be putting up a review of it hopefully soon! Very cute.


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