There’s nothing better than a good love story. Here are 10 hysterical romantic comedies that will have you in stitches—even if you don’t normally read “romances.” Any of these books would fulfill the “Romantic Comedy” category in the DCL Reading Challenge.
Can You Keep a Secret? by Sophie Kinsella
Emma Corrigan is a young woman with a huge heart, an irrepressible spirit, and a few little secrets that she wouldn’t share with anyone. Until she spills them all to a handsome stranger on a plane. At least, she thought he was a stranger. Available in book, eBook and eAudio formats.
Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie
Minerva Dobbs knows that happily-ever-after is a fairy tale, especially when a gorgeous, successful man asks her to dinner just to win a bet. At the end of their evening, they cut their losses and agree never to see each other again. But Fate has other plans. Available in book and audio CD formats.
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
Do you want adventure at high seas? Romance that isn’t too mushy? Characters that make you laugh out loud? This adventure is for you. Follow Buttercup and Wesley as they are guided by true love through all the perils (and large rodents) life throws at them. Available in book, eBook, audio CD and eAudio formats.
Bridget Jones’s Diary (Book 1 of the Bridget Jones series) by Helen Fielding
Bridget Jones’s Diary is the devastatingly self-aware, laugh-out-loud daily chronicle of Bridget’s permanent, doomed quest for self-improvement. Through it all, Bridget will have you helpless with laughter, and—like millions of readers the world round—you’ll find yourself shouting, “Bridget Jones is me!” Available in book and audio CD formats.
One for the Money (Book 1 of the Stephanie Plum series) by Janet Evanovich
Welcome to Trenton, New Jersey, home to wiseguys, average Joes, and Stephanie Plum, who sports a big attitude and even bigger money problems. When she lands a gig at her sleazy cousin Vinnie’s bail bond business, be prepared for some screwball comedy and hijinks. Available in book, large print, eBook, audio CD, eAudio and playaway formats.
The Rosie Project (Book 1 of Don Tillman) by Graeme Simsion
The art of love is never a science, except for Don, a brilliant yet socially inept professor of genetics. And so he designs the Wife Project to find his perfect partner: a sixteen-page, scientifically valid survey to filter out the drinkers, the smokers, and the late arrivers. Available in book, large print, eBook, audio CD and eAudio formats.
One Plus One by Jojo Moyes
One single mom. One chaotic family. One quirky stranger. One irresistible love story. A group of strangers and a large, slobbery mutt make a very unusual road trip, taking the long way to get there and finding out along the way what matters most. Available in book, large print, eBook, audio CD and playaway formats.
The Princess Diaries* (Book 1 of The Princess Diaries) by Meg Cabot
Mia Thermopolis is pretty sure there’s nothing worse than being a five-foor-nine, flat-chested freshman, who also happens to be flunking Algebra. Then, surprise! First, Mom announces that she’s dating Mia’s Algebra teacher. Then Dad has to go and reveal that he is the crown prince of Genovia. Available in book, eBook, audio CD and eAudio formats.
An Abundance of Katherines* by John Green
All of Colin’s ex-girlfriends have something in common, beyond dumping him. All are named Katherine. No number of miles, feral hogs or dead archdukes will sway Colin from his mission—to prove himself and to win the girl. This hilarious trip, however, will be more life-changing than he could imagine. Available in book, playaway, and eBook formats.
Ella Enchanted* by Gail Carson Levine
At birth, Ella is inadvertently cursed with the “gift” of obedience. When she must set out on a quest for freedom and self-discovery, it will be her intelligence and saucy nature that enable her to undo the curse and find a prince to love. Available in book, audio CD, eBook and eAudio formats.