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5 romance novels to sweeten the social distancing blues

Being stuck inside all day can *def* give you serious cabin fever. Need some escape from your everday routine? We feel you, girl. Take a break from Netflix and grab one of these swoon-worthy romance novels to sweeten up your day!

Life imitates art


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You think a few weeks of social distancing is hard? Imagine it being your entire life. In Five Feet Apart, two teens with cystic fibrosis fall for each other. Their relationship grows closer and closer, but there's a catch: their health depends on them staying six feet apart from each other at all times. Despite the risk to their lives, they decide to test the waters of what life could be with less distance between them. 

Coming of age meets mystery

Trade in the drab walls of your bedroom for the warm skies of Delia Owens' *amazing* novel. Where the Crawdads Sing follows the life of Kya, a young girl who grows up isolated and alone in the marshes of North Carolina, and the murder mystery that turns her local town upside down. With romance, thrills and mystery at every turn, you wont be able to let this one go. 

For fans of John Green


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Paper Towns guides us through the life of Quentin "Q" Jacobsen and his journey to reconnect with his long-lost childhood sweetheart. Pick up this *fab* read by our fave The Fault in Our Stars author!

'80s romance

Take a trip to the '80s with Eleanor & Park! The story follows Eleanor Douglas and Park Sheridan, two 16-year-olds high schoolers trying to make it through life while navigating the journey of their first romance. From comics books to classic '80s tunes, this book has it all. 

Forbidden love

What if love was illegal? In Delirium, Lena Haloway lives in a dystopian society where love is considered a disease. Lena's been a rule follower her entire life, but when a mysterious boy named Alex comes into her life, she starts to question whether love is such a bad thing after all. 

What's your favorite romance novel? Comment below!


by Paris J. | 4/13/2020