7 Romantic Books To Read This Winter When You're Snuggled Up By The Fire

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Reading during the winter is almost better than any other time of the year. The colder months make you want to snuggle up, and reading alone sends your mind on an adventure into a different world. By picking out some romantic books to read this winter, you'll find that your blanket and the fire aren't the only things keeping you warm.

Romantic books have a way of pulling at our heartstrings. How many times have you been caught blushing or slightly biting your lip as you stared down at your paperback romantic book? Words are powerful, and if they happen to be tangled up in a romantic scenario, we are done for.

We fall in love with the characters, the storylines, and ultimately we adore the way the words make us feel. Writers are extremely creative, and we are here for the way they make us want to spend hours with our noses in a book, especially during winter. Luckily, winter tends to gives us opportunities for down time. So, if you're looking to cozily orchestrate a book, blanket, hot cocoa, and fireplace date with yourself, you can't go wrong with snatching up a few of these titles. Thank me later.

1"The Light We Lost" by Jill Santopolo

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The Light We Lost, $14, Amazon

A day known for its literal and figurative destruction is the starting point for love story in this novel. The couple meets on Sept. 11, 2001. We all know how saddening and extremely heartbreaking that day was, so it certainly makes you curious as to why the writer chose this day to begin a love story.

2"It Ends with Us" by Colleen Hoover

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It Ends with Us, $11, Amazon

No one ever really forgets the first person they fell in love with. The whole experience, good or bad, is engraved in us always. Even when we've moved on, their very presence can complicate that relationship. Read how one woman juggles that heart-twisting scenario.

3"The Arrangement" by Sarah Dunn

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The Arrangement, $15, Amazon

The perception of a happy marriage is changing. From case to case, couples are choosing their own guidelines as to what their marriage needs to thrive and be peaceful. So, what happens when a couple agrees to an open marriage agreement? You'll have to read in order to find out.

4"The Man I Love" by Suanne Laqueur

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The Man I Love, $17, Amazon

Not only are you following a romance embedded with all of the heart-straining and filling qualities we know love beholds, but this story begins with a tragic school shooting. See how love, coping, and mental illness affect a circle of friends after an act of violence.

5"The Fault in Our Stars" by John Green

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The Fault in Our Stars, $9, Barnes & Noble

Now, if you've already seen this movie, OK, but the book will seriously destroy you. This is a story about two young people falling in love, who are also battling life-threatening health issues. It really puts life and love into perspective, especially when you consider that time isn't always on your side. P.S: You are going to cry... a lot.

6"See Me" by Nicholas Sparks

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See Me, $8, Amazon

If you haven't already discovered the tear-jerking sorcery that Nicholas Sparks inevitably has with his writing, you'll find out soon enough. He always writes these incredible books that place us in these situations that could happen to anyone. In this novel, find out what happens when two people unexpectedly meet, and how their love story unfolds.

7"Eleanor & Park" by Rainbow Rowell

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Eleanor & Park, $10, Amazon

And we are back to the miraculous, but head-spinning experiences surrounded by your first love. Many times, they don't last, but we wouldn't take back the moments we spent in that first love euphoria. Step into the story of a duo facing that first time fear, even though they're smart enough to know it doesn't always last.

It seems as though books have the ability to send our imaginations soaring into a different dimension. This winter, get cozy with some romantic books, and don't forget the tissues.