7 Books That Would Make Amazing Netflix Rom-Coms

it’s honestly rude how i’m being quarantined without a love interest whom i hate but secretly love. i mean, what even is the point to all of this????

why are we still here? just to suffer???

anyway i’m dealing with most of my problems the way i usually do,,,,, fixing them binge-watching netflix and reading books.

i’ve literally read 7 books this month im on fire

so i thought why not combine these two and recommend books to y’all that would make your heart full with rainbows and skittles and make your cheeks hurt by smiling so much. you know. like the absolute losers that we all are.

You Deserve Each Other by Sarah Hogle

I DON’T REMEMBER THE LAST TIME I WAS GRINNING SO MUCH WHILE READING A BOOK, Y’ALL

allow me sell you on this book:

  • perfect couple who are going to be married in 3 months
  • but they’ve fallen out of love w/ each other and are bored
  • whoever pulls out of the wedding first has to pay for all the deposits tho
  • so they intentionally start trying to make the other person’s life hell so the other make the decision first 😌
  • and then they start liking each other again

this was such an unusual plot. and i loved it so much. it made me feel so happy and in love with everything.

it would be the PERFECT netflix romcom because this book is CHAOTIC. so much chaos and laughter and hope. ALSO, IT’S SO GODDAMN FUNNY. i was laughing out loud every 5 minutes and that’s,,,, unusual for me ok.

ALSO THIS QUOTE ⬇

I don’t like you again, yet. But I’m going to. And you’re going to like me again too.”

fuck me, i’m such a sucker for second chance romances

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

i am once again asking for amnesia so i can read this gem for the first time.

ok but you canNOT convince me that this book wouldn’t make the perfect movie.

the slowburn in the beginning, the london aesthetic, the feeling of hope and euphoria in the “history, huh?” scene and the fucking chaos of the ending.

i’m just saying it’s about time we get a queer royal romcom :’)

i miss this book

10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston

this is already a 10/10 christmas flick

this book bleeds christmas, y’all. i want to watch it on netflix with hot chocolate in december.

it’s got crazy big family + old friends + blind dates + cute romance = me being trash for it

i can totally imagine noah centipede starring in this lmao

From Lukov With Love by Mariana Zapata

ok imagine netflix’s spinning out but as a rom-com instead of the anxiety churning blender that it was.

from lukov with love is about two ice skating champs who obviously hate each other teaming up as pair skaters. it’s got every trope i love and adore and thirst for. 10/10 would recommend.

as much as i love this book for the hurt comfort, warm and fuzzy vibes, it can also be such a beautiful scenic movie, y’all.

What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli & Adam Silvera

i remember having so much fun when reading this book. what if it’s us is literally written like a rom-com. it gives you this,,, rush of happiness and it’s such a gift to out generation with all of those pop culture references.

i wish i had this book as a movie to watch during quarantine. emotionally,,,, i’d appreciate that 😗

UPDATE: I just found out the screen rights for this book has already been acquired,,,,,,,

Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren

hazel is this quirky teacher and josh is a put together doctor. their paths have kept intertwining since college. if josh is the calm weather, hazel is a storm. the dynamic is to die for.

both of them keep trying to set the other with blind dates but keep ending up together at the end of the day.

TELL ME THIS DOESN’T SOUND LIKE AN OLD-SCHOOL HILARIOUS ROM-COM YOU WOULD ABSOLUTELY LOVE

The Hating Game by Sally Thorne

i have lost count of how many times i’ve ranted about this book here. y’all know i love sally thorne.

this is a classic hate to love office romance. it’s funny and sexy and entertaining as hek.

AND????? it’s ALREADY IN THE WORKS TO BECOME A MOVIE. Y’ALL.

robbie amell is cast as josh and I WANT THOUGHTS ON THIS.

at first i couldn’t stop seeing him as the player boi teenager from The DUFF but,,,, i kind of see it now??? what do y’all think?

also lucy hale is cast as lucy (lmao lmao) which is absolutely perfect.

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these books are 10/10 comfort reads for me b/c i’ve been craving a good romcom these days especially after reading you deserve each other so RECOMMEND BOOKS WITH SIMILAR VIBES TO ME. PLS.

which of these books would you most want to be a movie? lemme know, bois.


19 thoughts on “7 Books That Would Make Amazing Netflix Rom-Coms”

  1. Such a creative post idea! I’ve not yet jumped on the RWRB bandwagon, however I must check it out now. It’s been recommended to me so much over these past few days! Contemporary romances are my favourite, and right now I’m re-reading Fangirl.
    Hope you’re having a lovely day so far x

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      1. You’re very welcome! Yes, Fangirl is so, so good. I’ve not read a single page of it today, but thank you for the reminder to pick it up. First time around I didn’t really appreciate it because I was racing to finish it (The Reading Rush aha) but this time I can fully appreciate its beauty. Hope you’re well! x

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  2. oh my god the relatablity. i can’t believe that i’m stuck for an unforeseeable quarantine ALONE!!! what kind of fresh hell is this??

    7 books THIS MONTH??? MA’AM!!!! YOUR WRAP UP IS GOING TO BE EXQUISITE

    fjkladsjflka WHAT THE HELL ‘YOU DESERVE EACH OTHER’ SOUNDS SO BLOODY CUTE, NIMIKA I KNOW THERE’S HYPE BUT I DIDN’T KNOW THE PLOT AND NOW I WANT IT SO BADLYYYY oh my god im SOLD PICKING IT UP RIGHT NOW BYE

    10 blind dates would be THE BEST HOLIDAY FLICK, i could literally picture the movie happening in my brain when i was reading it. OKAY SO DONT HATE ME, but when i tried to read the hating game a long time ago, i had to dnf bc i was dumb and i didn’t understand romance books properly (i was like “WhY aRe TheY hOokiNg uP I tHouGhT tHeY hATeD eAcH OthEr???” like an aboslute loser) SO I WANT OT REREAD BEFORE THE MOVIE COMES OUT but im also scared hehe

    okay nimika this post just revived my happiness omg thank you so much but listen, you NEED to read ‘the bromance bookclub’ right this instant bc it’s so funny and charming and reminds me of your description of ‘you deserve each other’ and it’s basically the best romance of 2020 for me (and that’s saying a lot bc i’ve been reading a lot of romance lately)

    also more romcom-esque books you need to read: well met, only when it’s us, evvie drake starts over

    ok thanks for blessing me with this post im thriving now that you’re back

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    1. hi hello you’re speaking to the ceo of replying to comments late

      BUT. I GET TO NOW KNOW THAT YOU READ AND LOVED YOU DESERVE EACH OTHER. AND I WOULD LIKE TO TAKE A SMALL PERCENTAGE OF CREDIT THERE IF YOU’LL ALLOW ME.

      SKSKS NO BUT SAME. i genuinely did not vibe with ‘the hating game’ until very much after the elevator scene!! i was like, “nope no no no this is not slowburn what the heck” but IT GETS SO MUCH BETTER, MAYDAY. there’s some very soft hurt comfort content (y’know the classic taking care of the other while sick thing that we’re both crazy for) and the ending is just,,,, the most purest drama. pls read it again.

      I’VE BEEN HEARING ABOUT BROMANCE BOOK CLUB SO MUCH WHY HAVENT I READ IT YET (im rectifying it immediately and getting a copy riGHT NOW)

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  3. Ok well, I want movie deals for ALL THESE BOOKS (except The Hating Game bc it already has one WHUT I AM HYPED) & I WANT THEM NOW!!! This post gave me life & my Goodreads TBR gained weight faster than I have during COVID isolation – so thanks, I guess? 😂

    💛 Ngoc

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  4. AH what a fantastic idea for a post! I WILL watch all of these if they’re adapted, that’s for sure. I really am curious about this first book, you deserve each other, it sounds like such a fun read ahhhhhh, I need to add it to my TBR. And yes I’m here to scream about a red, white and royal blue adaptation that’s what we deserve ahhhhh we need it.

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  5. Jealous that you’ve read 7 books! I can’t focus too much on reading lately because of this virus situation. I’ve also been playing the new Animal Crossing game and it’s taken over my life, so there’s that too. I would love to see Red, White & Royal Blue and What If It’s Us as Netflix Rom-Coms. Crying because I want this to happen!! I need to read the other books you mentioned. I think I even have a couple on my TBR already. Great post! 🙂

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    1. i hope you’re feeling better about the whole virus anxiety! i think I’m dealing with all my problems by stress reading lol

      animal crossing does what it does best by taking over lives and you know what, i am extremely okay with it ❤

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  6. Aaah, I need all of these adapted to Netflix IMMEDIATELY!! I don’t usually read rom-com books, but I’m obsessed with rom-com movies, and if they were adapted it would force me to read them, so it must happen! Omg, I would just die along with the majority of the book community if RW&RB was made into a movie!! Also, I now have to go take out From Lukov with Love from the library *immediately*. I loved this post Nimika!! 💕💕

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    1. omg right???? like, imagine all the non-book community peeps watching all these movies and then maybe reading the books??? the POWER of that

      PLEASE read FLWL, i bet you would absolutely love it! i recently had this huge discussion about the book with a friend of mine and i’m THIS close to rereading it again lol

      thank you sm!!

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