The holiday season is fast approaching, and what better a way to set the mood than to snuggle up in a blanket with a romance novel? And 2021 has given us plenty of cutesy romantic novels to stir the heart. Here are 10 best romantic books of 2021.
10 Best Romantic Books of 2021:
- People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry
- Our Violent Ends by Chloe Gong
- You Have A Match by Emma Lord
- The Matzah Ball by Jean Meltzer
- Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne
- Any Way The Wind Blows by Rainbow Rowell
- Blame It On The Mistletoe by Beth Garrod
- The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren
- One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston
- The Sky Blues by Robbie Couch
People We Meet on Vacation by Emily Henry
From the author of the wildly famous ‘Beach Read’ has come yet another heartfelt romance. Alex and Poppy are two best friends who are nothing alike. He is a homebody, she is a wanderer. And, he lives in a small town, she has gone to New York. He is sober, she is wild, Yet, their friendship is as beautiful as it is unlikely. Every year, they meet on a one week vacation every summer. But two years ago, something awful happened and they haven’t spoke since. She’s in a bad place, and knows that repairing this friendship is the only way to joy. She asks him for a vacation, and he agrees. Now she has one week to set things right.
Our Violent Ends by Chloe Gong
The second part of Gong’s duology, which is an Asian retelling of Romeo and Juliet, begins where the first left off. With enmity, forbidden romance and a whole lot of fantasy, this one’s a must read.
You Have A Match by Emma Lord
In this awkward romance novel, Abby signs up for a DNA service to set her two friends up, but ends up falling for one of them. On top of that, she discovers she has an older sister, who is now an Instagram star.
The Matzah Ball by Jean Meltzer
This holiday romance follows our protagonist, Rachel, who is Jewish and has a chronic illness. She is secretly a sucker for Christmas and writes holiday romances. But when her publisher, in an attempt at diversity, asks her to write a Hanukkah romance, she decides to go to the Matzah Ball to seek inspiration. Only, she finds love along with inspiration there.
Second First Impressions by Sally Thorne
This new romance from the mistress of romance and writer of ‘The Hating Game’ talks about a duo who meets under surprising circumstances at a retirement villa. Ruthie who has given the villa her all, has forgotten there’s a life beyond it. And Teddy, whose father owns the villa will let him stay there only if he pays for it. And so, a beautiful romance begins.
Any Way The Wind Blows by Rainbow Rowell
This is the third book in the Simon Snows series, and follows Simon, Baz, Penelope and Agatha as they continue to decipher the meaning of their lives. This book has bits of fantasy coupled with a whole lot of swoonworthy romance.
Blame It On The Mistletoe by Beth Garrod
This is another holiday romance that follows a social media star, a Christmas lover with the past of a mistletoe disaster, and an unknown twin brother as they find love.
The Soulmate Equation by Christina Lauren
This book follows a single mom who doesn’t believe in love and is a statistics queen – Jess. Then, a new app comes into the picture – GeneticAlly, which can predict soulmates based on DNA. Jess is all for science, but when her soulmate prediction is the owner of GeneticAlly, she is stumped. The duo is thrown together under unlikely circumstances, and a romance ensues.
One Last Stop by Casey McQuiston
From the bestselling author of ‘Red, White and Royal Blue’ comes another queer romance full of charm and beauty. With elements of sci-fi and time travel, this book is magical in the true sense of the word. It follows August and her subway crush Jane as they race against time.
The Sky Blues by Robbie Couch
This is a soft queer romance that tugs at the heartstrings. Our gay protagonist Sky has chosen to be invisible all his life. Then one day, he decides to go all out and make the most of his senior year by proposing to his crush at a beach bum party. He has thirty days to figure it all out, but a homophobic hacker threatens to spoil all his plans. What ensues is heartbreak mitigated by the support and love of those surrounding Sky. A quintessential gay romance full of heartwarming, wholesome vibes, this one should definitely be on your radar!