A good romance can make you feel like you’re walking amongst the clouds or can shatter you in the most vicious way possible. It is true – love holds a very important place in human life and even fictional love story books move us, perhaps more than anything else. So today, we’re bringing to you a definitive list of 15 best romantic novels of all time.

The Fault In Our Stars by John Green

15 Best Romantic Novels of All Time
15 Best Romantic Novels of All Time

This novel needs no introduction – everyone has read it or watched the film adaptation of this love story of two cancer patients. This book is witty, heartbreaking, glorious and a testament to the fact that love transcends boundaries of even sickness and death.

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

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Love Story Books

Why is it that the best love stories are always tragic? In any case, this is the most beloved book of the master of tragic romance. It follows a man in an old age home, narrating the love story of him and his wife, an Alzheimer patient.

Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

15 Best Romantic Novels of All Time
15 Best Romantic Novels of All Time

This is a truly heartbreaking story, and very serious in nature – but it is also one of the best love stories ever written. It follows Louisa Clark, who begins working for the quadriplegic Will Traynor, who is thinking of euthanasia. She tries to sway his mind with love, but fails.

Love Story by Erich Segal

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This is a classic love story that follows the stories of Oliver and Jenny, who hair from vastly different worlds yet bridge the distance through love.

Beach Read by Emily Henry

15 Best Romantic Novels of All Time
15 Best Romantic Novels of All Time

A relatively recent book, this has taken the book community by surprise. This is a warm, cozy book about two authors who write different genres and are facing a writer’s block. They swap books in order to overcome their writer’s block and end up falling in love.

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell

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As the title suggests, this is a love story that blossoms between the new girl in town, Eleanor and a boy who thinks he is invisible to everyone, Park.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

15 Best Romantic Novels of All Time
15 Best Romantic Novels of All Time

Perhaps the first romcom to ever exist, this follows the story of Elizabeth Bennett and her sisters as they seek love in 19th century Britain. Elizabeth finds unexpected love in Fitzwilliam Darcy, a man who seems cold and proud at first (leading to Liz becoming prejudiced about him).

Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

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This book follows the life of the closeted son of the President Alex, whose archenemy is the royal Prince Henry. When a fight between them goes viral due to media attention, the duo attempts damage control by faking a friendship. Eventually, however, they fall in love.

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

15 Best Romantic Novels of All Time
15 Best Romantic Novels of All Time

This romance is set in the workspace, with Joshua and Lucy being very competitive employees at Bexley and Gamin. However, lucy finds herself being increasingly attracted to the one she thought she hated.

Call Me By Your Name by Andre Aciman

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This novel is a heartwarming queer love story that blossoms between Elio, and Italian 17 year old and Oliver, a paying guest who comes to stay with them.

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han

15 Best Romantic Novels of All Time
15 Best Romantic Novels of All Time

This book follows an Asian American girl who writes letters to her crushes to get over them. When her sister accidentally sends out the letters, things go awry. And when a former crush asks her to pose as his girlfriend to make the girl he actually likes jealous, neither knows that a love story is going to follow.

Vision In White by Nora Roberts

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This book follows Mac, a passionate wedding photographer who attempts a fling with the bride’s brother. However, soon things become serious as the duo falls in love.

Love In The Time Of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

15 Best Romantic Novels of All Time
15 Best Romantic Novels of All Time

This classic is the passionate love story of Fermina Daza and Florentino Aziza, who are childhood sweethearts. But Fermina cools off towards him and marries someone else, and their love story finds fruition only after her husband’s death. Emphasizing the themes of eternal love, this love story feels like spring.

It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover

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Love Story Books

This book follows Lily, and the relationship she pursues with Riley. However, this romance is threatened by the re-emergence of Lily’s ex, Riley.

A Walk To Remember by Nicholas Sparks

15 Best Romantic Novels of All Time
15 Best Romantic Novels of All Time

This is another heart-breaking novel by Nicholas Sparks, and follows the relationship between a girl with leukemia and a boy in her school.

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