Wednesday, January 18, 2017

11 Romantic, Chick-Lit Books for Mommytime

One of my absolute favorite things to do is cuddle up with a good book. My favorite genres include: historical fiction, dystopian, and romance. Valentine's Day is just around the corner so I figured what is more fitting than a post about romantic books to share the love.

Before baby, I used to read ALL THE TIME. Post-baby my reading time consists of about 30 minutes each night before bed. During this time I like to snuggle up with a book that helps me decompress after a busy day.  

All moms need a little mommytime! Whether you can squeeze it in first thing in the morning, during naptime, or just before bed, give yourself a little time to relax. Romantic, Chick-lit is the perfect way to unwind and get lost in the lives' of others.

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Top 11 Romantic, Chick-Lit Favorites:

  1. The Wedding, by Nicholas Sparks-- This is probably my all-time favorite book, and by far my favorite Nicholas Sparks book. The Wedding will have you crying happy tears with it sneaky, twists of happiness.
  2. The Best of Me, by Nicholas Sparks-- As one of my favorite authors, I couldn't help but put two of his books on the list. This book will tear out your heart, stomp on it a bit, and leave you absolutely baffled with the outcome. Grab the tissues ladies and cue the waterworks!
  3. Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas, by James Patterson-- This author is well-known for his mystery novels, but this romantic book is absolutely captivating. The story intertwines the lives of two women and will leave you in tears with it's sweet sentiment.
  4. The Villa, by Nora Roberts-- This is another one of my favorites and by far my favorite Nora Roberts book. This story includes business, mystery, and of course a hot romance.
  5. The Fault in Our Stars, by John Green-- In case you haven't seen the movie I'll stay clear of spoilers, but this book will tear at your heart strings as you read about an unexpected love with time as the enemy.
  6. Something Borrowed and Something Blue, by Emily Giffin-- This is a set of two books about Darcy and Rachel. Even if you've already seen the movie starring Kate Hudson and Ginnifer Goodwin, this duo are still a must-read. Come on, which book isn't better than the movie?! So snuggle up for a little wedding lust.
  7. Baby Proof, by Emily Giffin-- If you're like me and can't get enough of Emily Giffin, try out this other novel about a couple who agree to have a child-less marriage...until one of them changes their mind. I haven't read an Emily Giffin book I didn't love. Also check out her most current books: First Comes Love and The One and Only.
  8. The Friday Night Knitting Club, by Kate Jacobs-- When I picked this one up, I read really mixed reviews, but I adored this book. Equal parts female-friendship and romance, make this one a compelling story. 
  9. The American Heiress, by Daisy Goodwin-- I am a huge fan of Downton Abbey. If you too are going through withdrawals, this is a must-read novel. I just love the attention to detail in this period drama!
  10. The Undomestic Goddess, by Sohpie Kinsella-- You may recognize this author from her hit Shopoholic series. This book is an easy and fun read. The main character trades in her busy, fast-paced life for a simpler reality. The Undomestic Goddess will have your LOL-ing as you quickly turn the pages. I recently read Kinsella's latest, Finding Audrey, which takes on a much more serious tone. In Finding Audrey, a girl struggles through a psychological recovery with a small dose of comedy and romance along the way.
  11. Almost Perfect, Just Perfect, and Too Perfect by Judy Ortolon-- This trilogy is the perfect poolside read. When I read, I like stories that I can get lost in and don't require too much brain power. This trilogy fits the bill and will have you feeling the love. Don't forget to add these 3 romantic books to your vegging out list.

If you loved this list, check out some of our others before you go:

5 Historical Fiction Books You Won't Be Able to Put Down

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  1. I really liked the Something Borrowed series and The Undomestic Goddess. Great easy-reading. Definitely going to have to look into borrowing a couple of these other reads from the library too. Thanks for the list!