Hi guys, and welcome to our very first Friday Face-Off! We love a lively debate here at BKMRK, so every Friday we’ll be hashing out the biggest most important questions… like which superhero would win in a fight? Greatest ever beach read? Peeta or Gale? MAJOR IMPORTANT ISSUES.
This week we’re on a mission to find the best ever rom-com reads. Here are some favourites from the BKMRK team, but we want to hear from you guys too.
Tash’s pick: ANGUS, THONGS AND FULL-FRONTAL SNOGGING by Louise Rennison
😺 👙💋 ANGUS, THONGS AND FULL-FRONTAL SNOGGING is my favourite teen rom-com because it captures exactly what it is like to be a teen and a girl and have too many things happening at once – plus I love the diary style it’s written in. Also Robbie and Dave the Laugh are such great fiction crushes!
Chloe’s pick: BRIDGET JONES’ DIARY by Helen Fielding
Bridget Jones is the epitome of a brilliant rom-com read. Every woman can relate to Bridget with the trials she faces in her love life, her career and with her friends and family. It’s hilarious, endearing and brutally honest and once read you’ll always have a friend for life to revisit whenever you need a pick-me-up!
Naomi’s pick: WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI by Sandhya Menon
I’m going for a very new YA rom-com: WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI. It only came out this summer but it already feels like a classic of the genre – one of those books that leaves you with a massive smile on your face and wanting to tell everyone about it. There are so many things to love about it… but mostly the characters – two Indian American teenagers torn between cultures, passionate about coding and comic book art, and falling for each other despite having met via an unwanted arranged marriage set-up. Oh, and look out for some iced coffee DRAMA!
Katherine’s pick: PRETTY THINGS by Sarra Manning
This is an oldie but such a goodie. Gorgeous Brie has a crush on Charlie, her gay BFF, but Charlie has fallen for bad-boy heartbreaker Walker, but Walker is obsessed with Daisy… and Daisy just hates everybody, ESPECIALLY Walker. The four of them spend the summer acting in Shakespeare’s The Taming of the Shrew (as Charlie explains to Brie – like 10 Things I Hate About You, only without Heath Ledger), but as they get tangled up in this four-way love mess, it’s more like a modern Midsummer Night’s Dream. There’s friendship, love, confusion, and a whole lotta kissing people you shouldn’t.
THERE YOU HAVE IT.
Let us know if you agree with our picks, or if we’re totally wrong and you’ve got your own favourite rom-com read. Tell us in the comments section, or pitch in on social media with #BKMRKFaceOff.