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Rom-com Recommendations // to be used instead of binge eating chocolate

Hello fellow readers *enthusiastic wave* 

Does anyone else plan to read their way through Valentine’s Day* and insert themselves into fictional worlds?? Cause, same. I might also sprinkle in some peanut butter cups in there for good measure. What can I say, books and peanut butter cups are good for the soul (Aprilism no 2). 

Do you know what else is good for the soul? Rom-coms. So, in honor of the impending Valentine’s Day, I present to you a list of rom-coms to be used instead of binge eating chocolate (or to at least bring a smile to your face). 

*yes, I know it is next week, but you can never start reading rom-coms too early!

Hi! I’m back and talking about my love for this book again! A hilarious rivals-to-lovers romance filled with sassy comebacks in the form of memes. With characters you can’t help but fall in love with and all sorts of grilled cheese fun, Tweet Cute is a must-read!

See my full review here!

I have been trying to form coherent thoughts to write a review on this book for the last two weeks, but I physically cannot articulate how wonderful this book is. The characters are so lovable and the book revolves around a cosplay contest!! It is an absolute gem.

Tell me, with a straight face, that you wouldn’t want to go on a scavenger hunt to win a cash prize. Because that sounds like pure and unbridled fun. Toss in an academic rivals-to-lovers romance, what more could you possible ask for??

See my full review here!

Calling all theater nerds! Check out this theater centric sapphic rom-com! I’m currently reading it and it is so much fun! Filled with big theater kid energy and lot’s of superstition, The Love Curse of Melody McInytre will make you want to burst into song yourself. 

When I tell you that I was snort/laugh/cackle hybrid-ing while reading this book, I am not kidding. A music-centric love story, filled with hilarious dialogue and lots of unrequited angst, More Than Maybe is an underrated favorite of mine. 

To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before is the overlord of fake dating. I have read this book five times and counting and it never gets old. It is a comfort read of mine featuring loving sisters, fake dating, and lot’s of baked goods. 

I don’t know about you, but books about food are my cup of tea. Lila is all about that baking, and I’m here for it. Toss in building new friendships and a temporary move to another country, A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow is sure to lighten your day!

I haven’t finished this one yet, so I don’t have a sales pitch yet, but as of now I can say I’m enjoying it. When Henri’s dog walking scheme begins to unravel, it might take a boatload of charm to get out of it. If only it were that easy… 

Disney sits on a throne of lies, at least that’s what Ollie thinks (at this point, I’m not one to disagree). With a relatable main character, and lots of complicated relationships, and top tier writing, Only Mostly Devastated is totally captivating! Bonus points: it’s a spin on Grease!! 

Liz Lighty is a fantastic main character, and you should read this book for no other reason that her existence. A prom-centric contest filled with the rekindling of old friendships and peak character development, You Should See Me In A Crown is one of my favorites from 2020, and can be one of yours for 2021 if you give it a shot!!

See my full review here!

This book made me feel so many feelings. Top notch writing and an amazing sister dynamic, The Henna Wars is delightful from start to finish.

Is it just me, or does anyone else read the little teaser things in their best infomercial voice?? I started doing it, and it just makes any reason why you should read a book 10 times more convincing. And it makes me laugh, so. I think my brain is melting right now, so with that I’m going to call my rom-com recs a wrap!

Have you read any of these? What did you think? What are some of your favorite rom-coms?


32 thoughts on “Rom-com Recommendations // to be used instead of binge eating chocolate

    1. Yea if fake-dating isn’t your thing, then I could see how To All the Boy’s I’ve Loved Before wouldn’t be either. Yesss the sisterly bond is so precious (except the one time Kitty sent the letters, but that worked out in the end, so it’s fine lol). I’m currently rereading because I’m in a fluffy mood haha. Happy reading!!

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  1. I absolutely loved reading this! Valentines Day seems like the perfect day to read, and drink hot chocolate possibly, I think I’ll be joining you. (It’s not like I have anywhere else to be. lol) 🙂
    I am currently reading Tweet Cute, and I am pleasantly surprised by the fact that it actually lives up to the hype. 🙂

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  2. I don’t read a lot of rom-coms, but this list is amazing! I did read The Henna Wars and I really need to read A Cuban Girl’s Guide to Tea and Tomorrow & You Should See Me In A Crown!! Lovely post April!!

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  3. ahh april!! i love this list so much!! i adored emma lord’s other novel – you have a match!! also i love how many rivals to lovers stories you’ve included in here – because don’t we all love those? i’m definitely going to be trying some of these out soon!! 💖💖

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  4. I’m terribly inexperienced in the rom-com genre haha so I’m grateful for all these recommendations!! To All the Boys I loved before is probably the only one I have heard of, and I’m so heartened to hear that you loved it to such a great extent of rereading it so many times! Tweet Cute and More Than Maybe are going onto my tbr as well! Lovely post, April! 💖💖

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  5. I LOVED THIS LIST!! 💕This is exactly what I needed for Valentine’s Day! Thank you so so much for all of the recommendations there are so many books I don’t know here 😍

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