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Shut Up and Take My Money: Fancasting My Favorite Rom-Com Reads

Like many people, I love a good romantic comedy. I’m always in the mood for a meet-cute, a tale-of-friends-to-lovers, a happily-ever-after (or at least for now). Luckily, as a reader of romance, I usually have a stack of rom-coms sitting on my bedside table.

The only downside to my rom-com reading habit is that I would also like to watch many of these stories, and unfortunately, Hollywood no longer seems particularly interested in making these kinds of movies. Recently, though, fellow Book Squad member Kimberly sent me the trailer for Love, Simon, an adaptation of Becky Albertalli’s YA romantic comedy Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda. I cried watching the trailer, and I cried listening to the audiobook (it’s a comedy, I swear!), and then I almost cried again when I realized the movie won’t be released until March.

With nearly 6 weeks of time to kill before I can cry while actually watching Love, Simon (different trailer, equally worth watching), I decided to round up a few other rom-com reads I think would make amazing big-screen love stories.

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