Why You Should Read Romance Novels More Often: 3 Best Contemporary Romance Novels

The romance genre is one of the most popular genres when it comes to fiction. But sadly, tell someone you enjoy reading books like Twilight or even Pride and Prejudice, you will get people who look down upon you. Some people think of romance novels as fluffy and shallow, some people even think they are too formulaic and are meant for silly housewives who know nothing about the world.

If you’re one of those people, let me tell you that you are absolutely wrong. Here’s why romance novels deserve a lot more love from the readers.

They Are Easy To Read

If you’re someone who cannot commit to reading a 7 book series with each novel being 100,000 words long or more, a quick and breezy romance novel might be something you’d enjoy. These novels don’t have too intricate plots so you won’t struggle to keep up with everything that’s going on.

They can help people escape from reality for a short while without keeping the readers on their toes all the time. A lot of people who suffer from poor mental health are recommended to read romance novels because of how comforting they are. A happy ending with two of your favorite characters uniting is something that can make anyone happy after all.

They Help You Find Ideas for Your Next Date

Romance authors are creative and their characters go on some of the cutest dates. If you want to make your significant other special and you don’t know what to do, just grab a cute romance novel and get some ideas. Also, romance novels have some of the best banter. You’ll also learn how to flirt while you read these novels too!

They Help You if You’re Single or Going Through a Heartbreak

Are you single and waiting for someone to sweep you right off your feet? Are you disappointed in every guy you meet and slowly starting to lose faith that you’ll ever find the one? Have you recently had your heart broken and lost faith in love completely?

Romance novels have saved me from heart breaks many times and I am sure they can help you too. They’ll remind you that even if things are not great for you at the moment, there are plenty of fish in the sea. They’ll remind you that the world is a big place and not everyone will treat you like your ex did.

When you’ll see characters falling in love and finally finding happiness, it will restore your faith and help you patiently wait.

They Have Happy Endings

Most romance novels have a happily-ever-after. Yes, the characters go through a lot to finally realize their love for each other but we know that there is a 99% chance that they’ll find their happy ending.

If you’re an anxious bean and can’t handle suspense for too long, you’ll love romance novels. Because you know that despite all the trials and tribulations, the main characters are going to end up together and everything will be fine eventually. Nothing to worry about.

They Teach You About Relationships

Let’s admit it. Life is difficult. Relationships are difficult. It sucks that no one ever has figured out love and there’s no manual that explains how to successfully navigate relationships. If you’re like me and struggling with your relationships lessons, you’ll learn a lot from romance novels.

When you see characters making silly mistakes, you’ll learn what you should not do. You’ll learn from Elizabeth from Pride and Prejudice that you shouldn’t judge people too soon. You’ll learn from Augustus Waters from The Fault in Our Stars that true love is bigger than life and death. Not just relationships, you also learn about friendships, empathy, and just life in general. They’ll teach you how to live your life well.

There’s Something for Everyone

Romance is a big genre with many, many subgenres. Want to read love stories set in the past? Historical fiction is there for you. Want to read something steamy? Erotic romance is there for you. Want to read vampires and witches falling in love? Paranormal romance is there for you. You’re spoilt for choices and there is something for everyone, no matter who you are.


Now that you’re convinced that you should read romance novels more often, here are some recommendations for you to begin your journey of falling in love.

  • North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell: Set in Victorian England, this novel is a must for everyone who enjoys love stories set in historical times. (There is also a BBC show based on the novel and the actor who plays the main hero is swoon-worthy. But read the book first!)

  • Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston: This novel is a favorite among romance readers and it’s easy to see why. This book kept me smiling for eight hours straight simply because of how cute it was.

  • Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins: Young Adult authors write some of the best romance novels and this book is a great example. If you want to reminisce about your teenage years or want to experience some Parisian love, you have to read this one. This book is so good that even John Green recommended it!


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