4. Love In The Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez
Marquez’s lovesick, 76-year-old Florentino Ariza pays respect to the dead husband of the woman who he has “saved” his whole heart for. And while Florentino has tasted a variety of delicacies—622 to be exact!—he will re-declare his love for Fermina Daza. “Fermina,” he said, “I have waited for this opportunity for more than half a century, to repeat to you once again my vow of eternal fidelity and everlasting love.” Florentino’s a big puto, but it’s sexy that he waits half a century to commit himself wholeheartedly to the recently-widowed Fermina Daza.