11 Romance Novels You Should Absolutely Read In Your 20s

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Romance Books You Should Read In Your 20s

If you are a die-hard romance novel fan then you've probably read a lot of books on this list.

And if you haven't, you're in luck, here are some of the best romance novels to read in your twenties. From the wildly popular novel, The Notebook to novels you might've pretended to read in high school (ahem, Wuthering Heights) they deserve your attention!

Romance books aren't ageist, anyone can read them but if you're in your twenties, start with this list to get a good rhythm going! So, turn off the television, put your phone down, and pick up a romance novel you should be reading in your twenties.

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1. The Notebook

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The book is a bit different from the movie so it deserves your attention. It's wildly romantic with an ending that may or may not have you crying. You'll fall in love all over again. And if you're in your twenties, maybe it'll inspire you to find a partner who is deserving of your love!

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2. The Summer House

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After reading The Summer House you might finally plan that beach vacation. Callie Weaver and her best friend, Olivia Dixon, have finally done it, they've bought their very own beach house. Of course, it's not as easy as they thought it would be. And for Callie she's more distracted thanks to Luke, the single neighbor next door.

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3. The Story of a New Name

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Elena Ferrante is one of the most talented writers publishing novels today and this book is no exception. The Story of a New Name starts where My Brilliant Friend left off. Follow along as Lila and Elena grow up and navigate the next steps in life. Friendship, love, and loss are major themes making this a romance novel perfect for anyone in their twenties.

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4. Call Me By Your Name

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Another book to film adaptation that is worthy of your time. The love that blossoms between an adolescent boy and American summer guest is complicated, as some romance can be. The scenery propels the love story to great heights creating a love story for the ages.

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5. The Time Traveler's Wife

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Often regarded as one of the most popular romance novels of all time, The Time Traveler's Wife is a gut-wrenching look into what we do for love and how nothing can stop us from being with our soulmates. With a mixture of romance and fantasy you'll be reading this novel for many, many years.

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6. Me Before You and After You

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Lou and Will's love story is powerful, leaving most readers teary-eyed by the last sentence. The resilience for helping those we love and living life to the fullest is a great reminder for women in their twenties.

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7. The Fault In Our Stars

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Okay, yes, another book that will make you cry but for very good reason. Augustus Waters walks into Hazel's life at the perfect moment. As she's battling cancer, he's a great distraction. They fall in love and that's all I can tell you about that. It's a few years old but there's a reason it was such a successful novel, thanks in part to John Green's superb writing.

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8. Snow Falling on Cedars

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Snow Falling on Cedars is a unique love story with elements of history and murder. It's an all encompassing tale of love and community and how the two often clash. For Kabuo Miyamoto his life is on the line when he's charged with murder. Is the community guilty of something too?

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9. Romeo & Juliet

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Probably the greatest example of what happens when your family meddles in your relationship. Ladies in your twenties, be aware!

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10. Chesapeake Blue

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Welcome to Maryland! Seth has returned to his home only to find a city girl who has his full attention. She's independent and mysterious and he wants to get to know her. Again, a great example of why we need to take vacations in beach towns...love might be around the corner!

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11. Wuthering Heights

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Wuthering Heights should serve as an example of what not to do. Revenge and jealously plague the story and while that might be synonymous with love, it is a classic novel most women in their twenties should read. It's also a good reminder that you are not better than anyone (and vice versa) and if you should be free to date whomever you want, regardless of "class". The end.

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