Top Ten Tuesday: Top Five Tragic Romances

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish and is now hosted by That Artsy Reader Girl. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. Each week a new theme is suggested for bloggers to participate in. Create your own Top Ten list that fits that topic – putting your unique spin on it if you want. Everyone is welcome to join but please link back to The Artsy Reader Girl in your own Top Ten Tuesday post.

This week’s theme is a genre freebie. I originally was going to post this for Valentine’s Day but didn’t have time. Romance is not my favorite genre, but I chose my top five tragic romances, books that I really liked. One of them is not a romance but is based on a real-life tragic romance. I didn’t pick ten books because that’s just too much tragedy. And I don’t have Romeo and Juliet on the list because I never liked it (Sorry Shakespeare).

The Fault In Our Stars

A tragic love story between two teens with terminal cancer.

Loving Modigliani

This novel is full of magical realism and based on the true-life tragic and tortured love story of Artist Amedeo Modigliani and Jeanne Hèbuterne

The Time Traveler’s Wife:

A passionate love affair with an unusual enemy: time travel.

The Notebook:

Some find this tragic. I find it to be a story of the truest love.

Love Story

This is a classic tale of love and loss.

Can you think of any tragic love stories that you would recommend?

20 thoughts on “Top Ten Tuesday: Top Five Tragic Romances”

  1. I probably would have categorized the ones I’ve read of these as love stories and not romances since romance implies/guarantees an HEA. These books were tragic, though. Some that I would include on a list of tragic love stories are Bright Side by Kim Holden and After the Rain by Lisa DeJong. Those are excellent if you like tragic love stories that will make you cry.

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