Hello bookworms!! Welcome to Top 5 Tuesday!! This week’s topic is top 5 books about a wedding.
I can categorically say that this week is much easier than last week. At least, it is for me. That could be because I’m about to hit you with five of my fave romance books. (JOKING!! Please don’t leave!!)
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top 5 books about a wedding
Serpent & Dove — Shelby Mahurin
Why, hello there!! Shall we discuss our favourite forced marriage / forbidden romance books? Yes, let’s!!
I mean, honestly, Serpent & Dove was always going to be on my list this week. Even if it’s not my all-time favourite. Although this post has reminded me that I really need to finish read Blood & Honey, so I can finish the trilogy. But I miss the old Lou and Reid.
In case you aren’t aware (and I promise it’s not a spoiler as I’m pretty sure it’s in the blurb), Serpent & Dove is a YA fantasy novel that features the arranged marriage trope. The wedding may not be the main part of the novel, but it definitely is a highlight. Just like the banter!!
The Trouble With Hating You — Sajni Patel
Ok, so I only half joking in my intro. I do want to scream about contemporary romance books. But I’m trying super hard to not make ALL of my list these books. I think one or two slipping through the cracks is fine though. Totally FINE.
The Trouble With Hating You is a gorgeous enemies to lovers romance about an arranged marriage. And the lengths that some people will go to NOT have one.
This book is about far more than just an arranged marriage though. It’s about independence, feminism, family, having the courage to choose your own path, and living outside your community’s ideals. Even when that makes you an outcast. It has a heavy theme of past trauma, and I honestly could not have loved it more. (Also, there are several weddings in this book!!)
The Duke and I — Julia Quinn
Ahhhh, because if we’re going to do a regency-era romance, then we should definitely do it right. (JK. If I was doing it right, we’d be having P&P here.)
I actually haven’t read any of the Bridgerton books by Julia Quinn, but I have binge-watched both seasons. *cough* More than once.
Anyway, the Bridgerton books, starting with The Duke and I, are basically wedding regency-era-based wedding p*rn. Each book focuses on one of the Bridgerton children, and their quest to marry. Or lack of quest to marry that ends up in a wedding regardless. I’m not sure if I actually want to read them, as I have heard awkward stories about the plots that give me second-hand embarrassment. But, I read FBAA so anything is possible.
Lords and Ladies — Terry Pratchett
Yeah, I’m adding a Discworld book in this list. And you can’t stop me. Because, it features a wedding!! (Insert evil cackle here.)
Yup, Lords and Ladies has a wedding!! Technically it talks about multiple weddings, but only one of them comes to pass. Magrat’s wedding to King Verence of Lancre. Which turns one of our witches into the Queen. *sigh* What all little witchlings dream of.
To be fair, this book also features evil elves, coven wars, the multiverse, the Librarian, kidnappings, out of body experiences, Casanunda (the Discworld version of Casanova) and death. Like, DEATH. And we learn that he enjoys chocolate chip biscuits. All in all, this one is a banger, and you can never go wrong with a Discworld novel!!
You Deserve Each Other — Sarah Hogle
All of the above books are amazing, but really, You Deserve Each Other is one of my all-time favourites. Especially if we’re talking about weddings. Because our two main characters, Naomi and Nicholas are getting married. By choice. And they hate each other.
They used to be in love, but somewhere along the way the relationship fizzled out and they stopped trying. The only problem now is that their ridiculously elaborate wedding is in 3 months, and whoever pulls out of the engagement has to pay for it all.
This book honestly gave me life. The banter is second to none, and the pranks these two pull on each other in the lead up to the wedding are insane. This story is light and fluffy, while still having an element of seriousness. And I cannot recommend it enough!!
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