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10 Smart Romantic comedy Novels

Romantic comedy (‘rom-com’) novels are too often overlooked by those that consider themselves ‘serious’ readers. I suspect much of the blame for that can be assigned to the publishing term chick-lit… and the many lesser quality titles marketed under that banner over the years. But just because a novel contains romance and comedic moments, that certainly does not preclude it from being edifying reading.

Here are 10 Intelligent Rom-Com Novels worthy of a place on your reading list:

1. Bellwether by Connie Willis

Willis has written this story so ingeniously. Each chapter begins with an often tongue in cheek description of a fad — what exactly it was, how it came about, how long it lasted and why it diminished — Hula hoops, rubix cube, quality circles, hot pants, etc. Read More.
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2. Our Tiny, Useless Hearts by Toni Jordan

I have long been a fan of Aussie author Toni Jordan’s brand of humour and original and intelligent take on ‘relationship fiction’ (Addition and Fall Girl), but this is her best novel yet. Think Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest meets Fawlty Towers meets Love Actually. Read More.
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3. Jonathan Unleashed by Meg Rosoff

If you are a dog lover, and are inclined not to take yourself (or the human species in general) too seriously, then this is the perfect novel for you — a sweet, light-hearted and highly entertaining weekend read. Read More.
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