7 Classic Romance Novels You Should Read In This Lifetime

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These Classic Romance Novels Will Have You Saying, "Be Still My Heart"

Need a little love in your life? Try reading these classic romance novels!

You've likely read a few before and if you haven't then WHAT ARE YOU DOING?! Go buy these on Amazon right now! Some might be longer than others but still, these are classic romance novels we're talking about! You'll step back in time or be swept away by the characters. You might even look at your husband or wife a little differently...

If your New Years Resolution was to read more books then you're off to a good start by reading this list. Don't waste anymore time, start reading some classic romance novels this month.


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1. Romeo & Juliet

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Romeo and Juliet might be the most heartbreaking romance story but it surely is a classic. If you haven't read it in a while might we suggest picking it up again?

2. Pride & Prejudice

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The story of Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy has spawned many movies and copycat stories but who wouldn't want to recreate the romance between two iconic characters? This is a classic romance story that spans generations and has sold over 20 million copies.

3. A Room With A View

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E.M Foster created one of the most romantic stories in modern history that deserves a second (or first) read! A Room With A View is a phenomenal example of a classic love story, detailing the relationship of characters George and Lucy. The ending is a happy one and the scenery adds even more romance to a complicated and beautiful tale.

4. The Phantom of the Opera

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Skip the movie and pick up The Phantom of the Opera to revisit a classic love story. The disfigured Phantom falls for singer, Christine and will stop at nothing for her love and attention.

5. Doctor Zhivago

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Grab the Kleenex because this epic novel will have you tearing up. War, politics, and love will remind you why this is one of the most popular classic novels of all time.

6. Wuthering Heights

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Wuthering Heights is an example of the dark side of love and what happens when we take no for an answer. When Catherine Earnshaw rejects poor, Heathcliff he dedicates his life to winning her back including ruining the life of the man she ends up with. The passion will jump right off the page in this classic tale.

7. Anna Karenina

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Often regarded as the greatest love story ever written, Anna Karenina will sweep you to a different world. Anna Karennina falls for army officer, Count Vronsky and an adulterous affair begins in the high society of Moscow. For book lovers, this novel deserves your undivided attention.

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