Top 10 Romance Books to Read on Holiday

Sometimes only a dalliance with a good romance book will do when you’re on holiday. Whether you’re looking for something easy to read on the beach or want to get in the mood for a romantic city break, we’ve got some great suggestions that are sure to tug at your heartstrings.

As part of our ongoing Travel Republic Beach Book Club, if you have any suggestions for what you like to read on holiday, let us know in the comments!


Outlander, Diana Gabaldon

A WWII combat nurse, Claire Randall, is transported back in time to 1743, where she has to navigate a war torn Scotland, and where she meets James Fraser, a young Scots warrior.


50 Shades of Grey, E.L. James

If the sun isn’t enough to get you hot under the collar, perhaps the now-infamous 50 Shades of Grey will. We don’t need to say much more…


The Rosie Project, Graeme Simison

This feel-good novel is narrated by Don Tillman, a socially challenged genetics professor who sets himself the challenge of falling in love – and ends up meeting the beguiling Rosie Jarman.

The Notebook, Nicholas Sparks

Noah Calhoun returns from WWII with thoughts of a summer spent with Allie, a summer he thought was destined never to be repeated…until Allie returns to town.


Jane Eyre, Charlotte Bronte

If you fancy sticking to the classics, Jane Eyre is unputdownable, thanks to the unusual protagonist of Jane and the mysterious Mr. Rochester. Perfect if you love a bittersweet ending.


The Time Traveler’s Wife, Audrey Niffenegger

Another one for time travelling enthusiasts, The Time Traveler’s Wife is about an unconventional couple, Clare and Henry. Henry suffers from Chrono-Displacement Disorder, meaning he gets pulled backwards and forwards in time, making his relationship with Clare all the more urgent and charming.


Bridget Jones’s Diary, Helen Fielding

Bridget Jones needs no introduction, so we’ll just say this: it’s a great read if you want something to make you laugh and goes well with a glass of white wine.


The Paying Guests, Sarah Waters

Set in the 1920s, The Paying Guests follows the story of Frances and her lodger, Lilian, who embark on a secret affair that will have dire consequences.


The Apartment, Danielle Steel

Four women’s lives intersect in the apartment they share, giving the reader a glimpse into their lives and all that gets thrown their way.


The Fault in Our Stars, John Green

The Fault in Our Stars follows the story of terminally ill Hazel, who ends up meeting the unforgettable Augustus Waters. It’s a sweet, funny and emotional book that will have you reading well into the night.