List of best romantic books of all time represents the novels which have made in to the best romantic movies of all time.

10. Adjustment Team

best romantic books

Adjustment Team (1954) is a short story by Philip K. Dick best known for the romantic science fiction thriller film The Adjustment Bureau (2011) by George Nolfi,

best romantic books

The story follows David Norris, a United States congressman who discovers that what appear to be chance events in his life are controlled by a mysterious group. After an event not planned by the mysterious group, David falls in love with a dancer and he fights against their manipulation despite their promise of a great future for him.

  • Originally published: 1954
  • Author: Philip K. Dick
  • Film Adaptation: The Adjustment Bureau (2011)

9. The Blue Lagoon Trilogy

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best romantic books

The Blue Lagoon is a romance novel written by Henry De Vere Stacpoole and was the inspiration for the 1908 film Blue Lagoon, and the 1991 film Return to the Blue Lagoon.

  • Originally published: 1908
  • Author: Henry De Vere Stacpoole
  • Film Adaptations: Blue Lagoon: The Awakening (2012),
  • The Blue Lagoon (1949), The Blue Lagoon (1980)

8. Twilight (novel series)

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best romantic books

The Twilight is a series of four vampire-themed romance novels, two companion novels, and one novella, written by American author Stephenie Meyer. Best known for The Twilight film series.

  • Author: Stephenie Meyer
  • Number of books: Twilight (2005) New Moon (2006)
  • Eclipse (2007) Breaking Dawn (2008) Midnight Sun (2020)
  • Film Adaptations:  Twilight Saga: Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse,
  • Breaking Dawn – Part 1, Breaking Dawn – Part 2

7. Girl with a Pearl Earring

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Girl with a Pearl Earring (1999) is a historical novel by Tracy Chevalier. The story takes place in 17th-century Delft, Holland. The novel was inspired by local painter Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring. Chevalier presents a fictional account of Vermeer, the model, and the painting.

best romantic books

While working as a maid in painter Johannes Vermeer’s house, Griet gets closer to him. Later, she becomes the face of Johannes’ most prolific works of art wherein she poses with pearl earrings

  • Originally published: 1999
  • Author: Tracy Chevalier
  • Film Adaptation: Girl with a Pearl Earring 2003

6. Warm Bodies

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The novel about “zombie romance” by Isaac Marion Warm Bodies

best romantic books

The story follows Julie, a young woman, and “R”, a zombie, and how their eventual romance develops throughout. The is the love story being told from a zombie’s perspective

  • Originally published: October 14, 2010
  • Author: Isaac Marion
  • Film Adaptation: Warm Bodies 2012

5. The Time Traveler’s Wife

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best romantic books

The Time Traveler’s Wife is the debut novel by the American author Audrey Niffenegger, published in 2003. Best known for the The Time Traveler’s Wife 2009 film.

  • Originally published: 2003
  • Author: Audrey Niffenegger
  • Film Adaptation: The Time Traveler’s Wife 2009

4. The Silver Linings Playbook

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best romantic books

The Silver Linings Playbook is a 2008 debut novel by Matthew Quick. best known for the 2012 film Silver Linings Playbook. It is one of the best romantic books and the best romantic movie adaptation of all time.

  • Originally published: September 2, 2008
  • Author: Matthew Quick
  • Film Adaptation: Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

3. One Day

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best romantic books

One Day is a novel by David Nicholls, published in 2009. Each chapter covers the lives of two protagonists on 15 July, St Swithin’s Day, for 20 years. The novel attracted generally positive reviews and was named 2010 Galaxy Book of the Year

  • Originally published: June 11, 2009
  • Author: David Nicholls
  • Film Adaptations: One Day (2011)

2. Great Expectations

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best romantic books

Great Expectations is the thirteenth novel by Charles Dickens and his penultimate completed novel, which depicts the education of an orphan nicknamed Pip.

  • Originally published: August 1861
  • Author: Charles Dickens
  • Film Adaptations: Great Expectations (2012), Great Expectations (1998)

1. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

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best romantic books

“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” is the best romantik books of all time, a short story written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. First published in Collier’s Magazine on May 27, 1922 with the cover and illustrations by James Montgomery Flagg.

  • Originally published: May 27, 1922
  • Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Film Adaptation: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

 

The list of best romantic books of all time represents the novels which have made in to the best romantic movies of all time.

10. Adjustment Team

best romantic books

Adjustment Team (1954) is a short story by Philip K. Dick best known for the romantic science fiction thriller film The Adjustment Bureau (2011) by George Nolfi,

The story follows David Norris, a United States congressman who discovers that what appear to be chance events in his life are controlled by a mysterious group. After an event not planned by the mysterious group, David falls in love with a dancer and he fights against their manipulation despite their promise of a great future for him.

  • Originally published: 1954
  • Author: Philip K. Dick
  • Film Adaptation: The Adjustment Bureau (2011)

9. The Blue Lagoon Trilogy

best romantic books

The Blue Lagoon is a romance novel written by Henry De Vere Stacpoole and was the inspiration for the 1908 film Blue Lagoon, and the 1991 film Return to the Blue Lagoon.

  • Originally published: 1908
  • Author: Henry De Vere Stacpoole
  • Film Adaptations: Blue Lagoon: The Awakening (2012),
  • The Blue Lagoon (1949), The Blue Lagoon (1980)

8. Twilight (novel series)

best romantic books

The Twilight is a series of four vampire-themed romance novels, two companion novels, and one novella, written by American author Stephenie Meyer. Best known for The Twilight film series.

  • Author: Stephenie Meyer
  • Number of books: Twilight (2005) New Moon (2006)
  • Eclipse (2007) Breaking Dawn (2008) Midnight Sun (2020)
  • Film Adaptations:  Twilight Saga: Twilight, New Moon, Eclipse,
  • Breaking Dawn – Part 1, Breaking Dawn – Part 2

7. Girl with a Pearl Earring

best romantic books

Girl with a Pearl Earring (1999) is a historical novel by Tracy Chevalier. The story takes place in 17th-century Delft, Holland. The novel was inspired by local painter Johannes Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring. Chevalier presents a fictional account of Vermeer, the model, and the painting.

While working as a maid in painter Johannes Vermeer’s house, Griet gets closer to him. Later, she becomes the face of Johannes’ most prolific works of art wherein she poses with pearl earrings

  • Originally published: 1999
  • Author: Tracy Chevalier
  • Film Adaptation: Girl with a Pearl Earring 2003

6. Warm Bodies

best romantic books

The novel about “zombie romance” by Isaac Marion Warm Bodies

The story follows Julie, a young woman, and “R”, a zombie, and how their eventual romance develops throughout. The is the love story being told from a zombie’s perspective

  • Originally published: October 14, 2010
  • Author: Isaac Marion
  • Film Adaptation: Warm Bodies 2012

5. The Time Traveler’s Wife

best romantic books

The Time Traveler’s Wife is the debut novel by the American author Audrey Niffenegger, published in 2003. Best known for the The Time Traveler’s Wife 2009 film.

  • Originally published: 2003
  • Author: Audrey Niffenegger
  • Film Adaptation: The Time Traveler’s Wife 2009

4. The Silver Linings Playbook

best romantic books

The Silver Linings Playbook is a 2008 debut novel by Matthew Quick. best known for the 2012 film Silver Linings Playbook. It is one of the best romantic books and the best romantic movie adaptation of all time.

  • Originally published: September 2, 2008
  • Author: Matthew Quick
  • Film Adaptation: Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

3. One Day

best romantic books

One Day is a novel by David Nicholls, published in 2009. Each chapter covers the lives of two protagonists on 15 July, St Swithin’s Day, for 20 years. The novel attracted generally positive reviews and was named 2010 Galaxy Book of the Year

  • Originally published: June 11, 2009
  • Author: David Nicholls
  • Film Adaptations: One Day (2011)

2. Great Expectations

best romantic books

Great Expectations is the thirteenth novel by Charles Dickens and his penultimate completed novel, which depicts the education of an orphan nicknamed Pip.

  • Originally published: August 1861
  • Author: Charles Dickens
  • Film Adaptations: Great Expectations (2012), Great Expectations (1998)

1. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

best romantic books

“The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” is the best romantic book of all time, a short story written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. First published in Collier’s Magazine on May 27, 1922, with the cover and illustrations by James Montgomery Flagg.

  • Originally published: May 27, 1922
  • Author: F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Film Adaptation: The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)