Thursday, February 13, 2014

Ten of the most romantic books

Stephanie Perkins' novels include Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door, and the forthcoming Isla and the Happily Ever After.

One of her top ten most romantic books, as shared with the Guardian:
The Princess Bride by William Goldman

Goldman penned the screenplay, but the book – which he wrote over a decade earlier – is even better. It's sharp and hilarious and utterly romantic. Take Westley's swoony declaration to Buttercup in the beginning: "Every time you said 'Farm Boy do this' you thought I was answering 'As you wish' but that's only because you were hearing wrong. 'I love you' was what it was, but you never heard, and you never heard."
Read about another book on the list. 

The Princess Bride is among Matthew Berry's six favorite books and Jamie Thomson's top seven funny books.

--Marshal Zeringue