10 bittersweet romantic fiction everyone should read.

If you are an avid reader and love fiction novels but groan typical rom-com happy endings?

Some books stay with you and you think about it for days after reading it. It may make you feel teary and heartbroken, but its reality of the world we live in.

Here goes the list 10 bittersweet romantic fiction everyone should read. Happy reading!

1. Where river ends

A powerfully emotional and beautifully written story of heartbreaking loss and undying love.

Ten years into their marriage, when Abbie faces a life-threatening illness, Doss battles it with her every step of the way. And when she makes a list of ten things she hopes to accomplish before she loses the fight for good, Doss is there, too, supporting her and making everything possible. Together they steal away in the middle of the night to embark upon a 130-mile trip down the St. Mary’s River—a voyage Doss promised Abbie in the early days of their courtship.

Where the River Ends by Charles Martin chronicles their love-filled, tragedy-tinged journey and a bond that transcends all.

2. P. S. I love you

This book is the classic million-copy bestselling love story from Cecelia Ahern. This story will break your heart but also give you hope.

A novel about holding on, letting go, and learning to love again.

Holly couldn’t live without her husband Gerry, until the day she had to. They were the kind of young couple who could finish each other’s sentences. When Gerry succumbs to a terminal illness and dies, 30-year-old Holly is set adrift, unable to pick up the pieces. But with the help of a series of letters her husband left her before he died and a little nudging from an eccentric assortment of family and friends, she learns to laugh, overcome her fears, and discover a world she never knew existed.

3. The fault in our stars


Insightful, bold, irreverent, and raw, The Fault in Our Stars is award-winning author John Green’s most ambitious and heartbreaking work yet, brilliantly exploring the funny, thrilling, and tragic business of being alive and in love.

Despite the tumor-shrinking medical miracle that has bought her a few years, Hazel has never been anything but terminal, her final chapter inscribed upon diagnosis. But when a gorgeous plot twist named Augustus Waters suddenly appears at Cancer Kid Support Group, Hazel’s story is about to be completely rewritten.

This book is famous for a reason. Its a must read!

4. Eleanor and Park

This young adult novel by Rainbow Rowell is set over the course of one school year in 1986, this is the story of two star-crossed misfits-smart enough to know that first love almost never lasts, but brave and desperate enough to try.

Eleanor is the new girl in town, and with her chaotic family life, her mismatched clothes and unruly red hair, she couldn’t stick out more if she tried.

Park is the boy at the back of the bus. Black T-shirts, headphones, head in a book – he thinks he’s made himself invisible. But not to Eleanor… never to Eleanor.

Slowly, steadily, through late-night conversations and an ever-growing stack of mix tapes, Eleanor and Park fall for each other. They fall in love the way you do the first time, when you’re young, and you feel as if you have nothing and everything to lose.

5. The time traveler’s wife

Audrey Niffenegger’s innovative debut, this novel is the story of Clare, a beautiful art student, and Henry, an adventuresome librarian, who have known each other since Clare was six and Henry was thirty-six, and were married when Clare was twenty-three and Henry thirty-one. Impossible but true, because Henry is one of the first people diagnosed with Chrono-Displacement Disorder: periodically his genetic clock resets and he finds himself misplaced in time, pulled to moments of emotional gravity in his life, past and future.

A funny, often poignant tale of boy meets girl with a sad twist: what if one of them couldn’t stop slipping in and out of time? Highly original and imaginative, this novel raises questions about life, love, and the effects of time on relationships.

6. Me before you

Jojo moyes’s Me Before You brings to life two people who couldn’t have less in common—a heartbreakingly romantic novel that asks, What do you do when making the person you love happy also means breaking your own heart?

Louisa Clark is an ordinary girl living an exceedingly ordinary life—steady boyfriend, close family—who has barely been farther afield than their tiny village. She takes a badly needed job working for ex–Master of the Universe Will Traynor, who is wheelchair bound after an accident. Will has always lived a huge life—big deals, extreme sports, worldwide travel—and now he’s pretty sure he cannot live the way he is. Will is acerbic, moody, bossy—but Lou refuses to treat him with kid gloves, and soon his happiness means more to her than she expected. When she learns that Will has shocking plans of his own, she sets out to show him that life is still worth living.

7. I too had a love story

Do love stories ever die?. . . How would you react when a beautiful person comes into your life, and then goes away from you . . . forever?

I Too Had a Love Story pulls off an honest and poignant tale of love as Ravinder Singh sews a heart wrenching love story with his simple yet appealing words.
Not all love stories are meant to have a perfect ending. I Too Had a Love Story is one such saga. It is the tender and heartfelt tale of Ravin and Khushi—two people who found each other on a matrimonial site and fell in love . . . until life put their love to the ultimate test.
Romantic, emotional and sincere, this heartbreaking true life story has already touched a million hearts. This bestselling novel is a must-read for anyone who believes in the magic of love.

8. A dilli-mumbai love story

A Dilli Mumbai story by Abhimanyu Jha must have tag line ‘love won over terror’. The story covers in this book is based on 26/11 Mumbai attack. The readability of this book is very good and language used is simple and easy to understand.

Aniruddh, a Ducati riding, economics loving dude studying in St. Stephen’s. And Apu – a girl from Goa who loves the lawala food and super large ear rings. Opposites in a lot of ways, they fell for each other the Instant they met.

But then on a pleasant November night, when India was going to sleep, Aniruddh’s love for his saanwli memsaab met a terrifying enemy…

Will it survive the horror they bring?

9. A hundred little flames.

Preeti Shenoy’s foray into new fictional terrain is an absolute worth reading. When 26-year-old Ayan is sent to live with his grumpy old grandfather Gopal Shanker, in a tiny village, in Kerala, he is understandably devastated. What can a sleepy, idyllic village without even Internet connectivity offer a young man? To make matters worse, Jairaj, Ayan’s domineering father has his own plans and is determined to have his way. Soon, Ayan has to come to terms with the hard realities of life and the blindness of greed as he and Gopal Shanker learn that life can sometimes unravel in unanticipated ways.

A young man, whose life lies ahead of him. An old man, whose life is all in the past. And a few months that change everything. A Hundred Little Flames is a charming account of a relationship across generations and also a meditative look at the issues of old people.

10. Wuthering heights

A classic english literature by Emily Brontë is a revenge story with two characters with bad temperaments…

In 1801, Lockwood, a wealthy young man from the south of England, who is seeking peace and recuperation, rents Thrushcross Grange in Yorkshire. He visits his landlord, Heathcliff, who lives in a remote moorland farmhouse, Wuthering Heights.

Wuthering Heights, at its black heart, is a story all about abuse, and cycles of abuse, and how abuse can impact so many hearts and so many generations repeatedly. Abuse and cruelty truly breed violence, and Heathcliff and everyone he has been forced to interact with just showcase that theme over and over.

Hope you read each one in the list. Every book reminds you the hard reality of love and how powerful love of all kinds is. These books are extremely relative and easy to connect with author’s simple approach to connect with young readers.

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