Swoon: To be overwhelmed by ecstatic joy, a state of ecstasy or rapture. Used online as an action, to show that someone is attracted or interested in someone or something. (Urban Dictionary)
I’ve already listed my favorite romances, couples I think would make it in the real world, and fictional men I’d find attractive (if they were real) – creating another list of books that would make me swoon seemed redundant (as hosted by The Broke and The Bookish). Instead, I created a list of (mostly) classic romances that I didn’t find swoon-worthy. I did this via video. However you can skip right over it – lucky you – if you’re so inclined. I’m listing the books below, the only thing you’ll miss is my commentary (I did manage to keep it under 6 minutes, still, it’s 6 minutes you’ll never get back).
08. The Thorn Birds by Colleen McCullough. Beautiful girl + Catholic priest = Disaster.
07. Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë. True, I do love it, but some of the romance is lost in the attempted polygamy.
06. Gone with The Wind by Margaret Mitchell. Let’s blame it all on Scarlett.
05. Twilight by Stephenie Meyers. Yeah, I know, it’s an easy target.
04. Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë. Just…not romantic.
03. Private Lives by Noel Coward. Love and hate in a vicious cycle.
02. Emma by Jane Austen.
01. Mansfield Park by Jane Austen. Apparently Austen isn’t my favorite romance author.
Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you’re more romantic than I am, it undoubtedly makes the holiday more fun.