Hey everyone! So Valentine's day is coming, do you have a date? Single? Taken? It's complicated? If you are like me who is still single (so happy about it) and very much a hopeless romantic nerd, then let me share you my top 21 pick (no worries to those who are in relationships or with date/s - maybe you can share this with your significant other): a mix of books, TV series, and movies - in a random order.
1 & 2. A WALK TO REMEMBER (Book & movie) by Nicholas Spark
I first saw this movie when I was in college. I remember one of my college friends who is a bookworm and loves the works of Nicholas Spark practically dragged me into the mall cinema just to watch this film. Not exactly sure if this is Mandy Moore's second movie, but I was captivated by her role as Jamie Sullivan. After watching the movie, I read and literally cried. Beautiful story of young love. Highly recommend to those young lovers out there.
3. REMEMBER ME? by Sophie Kinsella
This is not my first Sophie Kinsella read (I haven't read her Confession of a Shopaholic series), and was immediately fell in love with this. It is about a young woman who had a car accident and cannot remember anything from her past. As she struggles to know her past, she started to become the person that she hid from those close to her. I like this book a lot because I can feel how confused the main character is. Highly recommend to those who aren't brave enough to admit that this is the REAL them!
4. WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING (Korean drama series)
There are only a few Korean drama series that I truly enjoy and one of them is this series. Released last year, this drama tells a story of a young woman who dreamt bad things that will occur in the near future. She tried her best to prevent those catastrophes until she dreamt about her death. I won't reveal much about this series because... *swoon all over the place*
The love story is cute and my hopeless romantic heart is all over the place. I highly recommend to those who are looking for new (foreign) romantic-comedy series and does not mind subtitles.
5. YOU GOT MAIL
Gooooosh... Why do I love this film?
- the setting takes place in New York (ugh! It is either in NYC or Manhattan. I really need to watch this again)
- the age of no video call or Tinder or even Facebook
- both characters are bookworms!
I don't know why but I find old New York so captivated for hopeless romantic people like me. Maybe I understand those who are saying that NY is a magical place. Neither way, I love this cutesy movie. It is light and fun to watch. I can't completely describe how I feel about this movie. All I know it that my hopeless romantic heart is doing a happy dance.
6. LOVE AT SECOND SIGHT by Cathy Hopkins
Are you a fan of reincarnation/past life? Then I recommend this book! Set in the 21st century, a girl kept having this dream about herself, a century ago. Finally, she got a chance to set a meeting with a therapist and found out that she is reincarnated and seek the man of her life. I like how the main character struggled with this discovery - in her denial of such thing as reincarnation and her question about fate (in love).
7. LOVE & GELATO by Jenna Evans Welch
Do you like to travel? Ever fell in love while visiting a foreign country? This book gave me that swoon feeling: imagine going on a solo vacation trip abroad and bumped into a local stranger, then sparks fly. If you have a wanderlust heart, then I suggest that you read this. The story is light as not only it highlights the foreign scenery but also matters of the heart (as the main character struggles with the "what ifs").
Part one is done! It was so hard to narrow my favorites down to 21. Those people who are still single and have no date this coming Valentine's day, do not fret! We can still enjoy V-day by hanging out with our families, and friends. Or this can be the "ME" time that you are dying to have.
Please stay tuned for part two on my next blog!
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