Top Literary Love Stories
In honor of Valentine's Day, The Broke and the Bookish decided to go sappy - which I'm ok with. This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic is top ten literary love stories.
1. Lady Chatterley's Lover (Lawrence): I read this a few weeks ago and was blown away: a smart and steamy view into the lives of two lovers who simply can't live without each other.
2. Wuthering Heights (E. Bronte): Obsession and tormented love at its finest.
3. The Time Traveler's Wife (Niffenegger): I'm guessing this is going to be on top of many lists. The unique love between Henry and Clare captures my heart every time.
4. Jane Eyre (C. Bronte): An unconventional heroine finds the mysterious Mr. Rochester and falls in love, only to find out he is already married.
5. A Mid Summer Night's Dream (Shakespeare): Set in the whimsical woods outside of Athens, this is a perfect mix of romantic comedy and fantasy.
6. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (Safran Foer): This isn't a traditional love story, but I think the love Oskar has for his father can surpass any modern-day love story.
7. One Day (Nicholls): Another love story told in a unique way, Nicholl's novel gives us a glimpse of Emma and Dexter's lives and the love they build on the same day every year.
8. Romeo and Juliet (Shakespeare): Probably the most famous classic love story out there.
9. Ethan Frome (Wharton): A heartbreaking love story that ends in tragedy, equally as devastating as Romeo and Juliet.
10. Lolita (Nabokov): A story of seduction and selfish love - between a 12-year-old and a middle-aged man.