Thursday, 17 February 2011

Booking Through Thursday 6

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme which asks a bookish question which you have to answer.

This weeks question is:

What’s the most romantic book you’ve ever read?

(Mind you, I don’t mean the hard-core stuff you hide in plain wrappers under your mattress. I mean True Love, Romance, deeply emotional, heart-tugging, and all that stuff.)

And, secondly, did you like it? Is it your usual kind of reading, or did it take you by surprise?

Two books came to mind when I read this question this morning, A Walk To Remember by Nicholas Sparks and The Horse Whisperer by Nicholas Evans. I am quite surprised that I thought of these two considering what happens in the end of these book. In fact I am quite worried about the idea I have of romance now. I won't go into detail because I do not want to spoil the books for people who have not read them but neither has a traditional happy ending. I usually only enjoy books that have a HEA and the fact that I hold these two books up as the most romantic ones I have ever read is kinda strange.

I'm sure there are others that I've read that I considered romantic but these ones must have stuck with me, they both broke my little teenage heart at the time of reading. Maybe the fact that the stories were so epic and heart-wrenching make them romantic for me.

And to answer the second part of the question yes I enjoyed them but as some one who re-reads almost all of the books I read I have not re-read these too. There is only so much heart break I can subject myself too.

That's all for now.


  1. I think I am the only person on planet earth that has never read a Sparks book, he is, however, on my tbr bucket

  2. I never even heard of Sparks until this week's BTT where he seems to turn up in every other person's answer! I saw the film The Horse Whisperer years ago but it obviously made no big impression, I can't even remember the ending now.
    Thanks for commenting on my post.

  3. Haven't read either of those. I've only read one book by Nicholas Sparks - Message in a Bottle - and I thought it was a good read, but a little too predictable for me. But it was certainly very romantic, too.

  4. A Walk To Remember seems to be a popular choice. I never read the book, but I enjoyed the movie. This was actually a difficult question for me. I just couldn't choose one. Check out my answer for this week's Booking Through Thursday.

  5. here's mine

  6. I've not read either book you mentioned.

  7. I've read neither of the books you mention, but I've seen The Horse Whisperer film and I've heard so much praise of A Walk to Remember it's going on my TBR.